ECE Commencement Ceremony

On May 2, 2024 at 11:00 am at Reynolds Coliseum, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering welcomes family and friends of our Spring 2024 graduates. We will be celebrating the dedication and commitment of our graduating doctoral, master, and bachelor degree students as they carry forward a tradition of excellence, accomplishment, and life-long learning.


Photos taken by ECE during the ceremony are available on our Flickr Photos taken by Photo Specialities of each graduate will be available a couple of weeks after the ceremony, and samples are provided directly to the individual by Photo Specialties.


From Western Blvd., turn onto Pullen Road, go through the stoplight and turn onto Dunn Ave. The parking decking will be on your left between Jensen Drive and Jeter Drive.

Commencement Notes

May 2, 2024

11:00 am

Reynolds Coliseum

Ranbir Singh

Student Speaker:
Mohamed Mohamed-Ali

Doors Open:
10:30 a.m.

Please enter Reynolds from the Dunn Avenue Entrance.


The ECE Department livestreams the Graduation Ceremony on this page at 11:00 am EST on May 2, 2024.

Ranbir Singh

Executive Vice President, Navitas Semiconductor

Dr. Ranbir Singh has developed critical understanding and published on a wide range of SiC power devices including PiN, MPS rectifiers, Trench and planar MOSFETs, IGBTs, Thyristors and field controlled thyristors. He has co-authored over 200 publications in various refereed journals and conference proceedings and is an inventor on 35 issued US patents. He is the first author of the book titled “Cryogenic operation of silicon power devices”. He has served on the Technical committee of the IEEE ISPSD from 2002-04 & 2014-16, as well as IEEE IEDM from 2002-03. In 2003, and again in 2004 he received the IEE Japan Award for the development of record-setting performance from SiC devices. In 2011, and again in 2019 he won the R&D100 award towards his efforts in commercializing innovative SiC power devices. In 2012, EE Times named him as among "Forty Innovators building the foundations of next generation electronics industry.”

He received his Ph.D. and MS Degrees from North Carolina State University in 1992 and 1997 respectively; and A B.Tech degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1990. In 2004 he founded GeneSiC Semiconductor Inc., which successfully commercialized many families of SiC power devices with industry’s leading performance, ruggedness and reliability. The company was successfully acquired/merged with Navitas Semiconductor (NASDAQ:NVTS) in Aug 2022. During 2003-4, he worked on reliability of SiC power devices at NIST, Gaithersburg, MD; and from 1995-2003 he worked at Cree Inc. in Durham, NC.

Mohamed Mohamed-Ali

Class of 2024

Mohamed Mohamed-Ali, a graduating senior in Computer Engineering, embodies the essence of academic dedication and intellectual curiosity. Mohamed, a first-generation Egyptian college student has demonstrated a passion for learning and a commitment to excellence. While at NC State, Mohamed obtained essential knowledge and skills inside and outside the classroom. He worked as a programming intern for NC State’s EMMC department and as an operations assistant in the ECE Makerspace. Mohamed gained valuable industry experience as a Design Engineer through an internship at Garmin. This combined knowledge and industry experience enabled him to secure a full-time role upon graduation as an Application Engineer at Renesas Electronics. Alongside his full-time job, he plans to pursue a Master's in Electrical Engineering with a focus on Analog IC Design part-time at NC State. Mohamed's story exemplifies perseverance and a relentless pursuit of knowledge. As he embarks on the next phase of his professional and academic journey, his dedication to learning continues to inspire those around him.

Special Accommodations

Guests requiring accommodation for a disability or any assistive devices or services to participate in this activity, please contact:

Ren Shore
Phone: (919) 515-9590

There will be seating available for guests requiring accommodation for a disability or any assistive devices or services to participate in this activity. No special tickets or notice is needed for this seating.

In addition, strollers are not permitted in Reynolds Coliseum. If you bring one with you, you will be asked to leave this in a designated area within the building but away from the Arena. It is recommended that you do not bring strollers with you if at all possible.

We suggest that you LEAVE ALL BAGS and STROLLERS in the car or at home. This includes purses or backpack. Know that if you must bring a bag, you must go through a bag check at the door before entering the building.

Order of the Engineer

Many engineering and computer science societies’ codes of ethics include statements of the professional responsibilities of their working members. The purpose of this ceremony is to remind and encourage NC State College of Engineering students to be cognizant of these responsibilities as they embark on the professional phase of their lives. In addition, we wish to celebrate the conclusion of their time on campus and wish them well in future endeavors as they represent themselves, their families, the college and NC State itself.

Students in one of the ABET-EAC engineering degree programs will be inducted into the Order of the Engineer (OOE) and will receive a ring. Please see for details on this designation.

The Recognition of Graduates Event on May 1, 2024 4:00 pm requires RSVP online.

Next Graduation Ceremony

Information about the next Graduation Ceremony is not currently available.

Past Graduation Ceremonies

Fall 2023

The Fall Class of 2023 Commencement Ceremony held on December 16, 2023 in Reynolds Coliseum at 7:00 pm.
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Spring 2023

The Spring Class of 2023 Commencement Ceremony held on May 4, 2023 in Reynolds Coliseum at 9:00 am.
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Fall 2022

The Fall Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremony held on December 16, 2022 in Reynolds Coliseum at 6:15 pm.
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Spring 2022

The Spring Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremony held on May 5, 2022 in Reynolds Coliseum at 11:00 am.
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Fall 2021

The Fall Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony held on December 10, 2021 in Reynolds Coliseum at 1:00 pm.
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Spring 2021

The Spring Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony held on May 14, 2021 in at 10:00 am.
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Fall 2020

The Fall Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremony held on December 4, 2020 in at 10:30 am.
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Spring 2020

The Spring Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremony held on May 7, 2020 in at 1:00 pm.
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Fall 2019

The Fall Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremony held on December 20, 2019 in Reynolds Coliseum at 4:00 pm.
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Spring 2019

The Spring Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremony held on May 10, 2019 in Reynolds Coliseum at 9:00 am.
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Fall 2018

The Fall Class of 2018 Commencement Ceremony held on December 19, 2018 in Reynolds Coliseum at 1:30 pm.
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Spring 2018

The Spring Class of 2018 Commencement Ceremony held on May 10, 2018 in Reynolds Coliseum at 2:00 pm.
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Fall 2017

The Fall Class of 2017 Commencement Ceremony held on December 15, 2017 in Reynolds Coliseum at 1:30 pm.
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Spring 2016

The Spring Class of 2016 Commencement Ceremony held on May 5, 2016 in McKimmon Center at 7:30 pm.
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Fall 2016

The Fall Class of 2016 Commencement Ceremony held on December 15, 2016 in Reynolds Coliseum at 10:00 am.
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Spring 2015

The Spring Class of 2015 Commencement Ceremony held on May 8, 2015 in McKimmon Center at 10:00 am.
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Do you have questions about the ECE graduation event? Answers to many common queries are below — if your question still isn’t answered, please email

Do guests need tickets?

At this time, tickets are not required for guests and all will be accommodated.

Do we go to the ECE Graduation as well as University Commencement?

The choice is up to you, but you are encouraged to attend both–the ECE Graduation is specific to your program of study, includes a guest and student speaker, and every graduate’s name is called as you walk across the stage. The University Commencement in PNC Arena is a larger event to accommodate all graduating students–details can be found here. Only doctoral candidates will walk across the stage. All other students will be asked to stand and be recognized with the other graduates of their respective colleges by their deans.

How long does the Graduation usually last?

Our May graduation ceremony usually lasts around an hour and a half. It should not be more than 2 hours. Our December graduation ceremony lasts around an hour. It should not last more than an hour and a half.

Can I bring in a purse/backpack/bag/etc?

Bags are allowed, however, there is nowhere to check bags. All bags will be subject to search at entry. The guest bringing in a bag will be encouraged to keep the bag with them. Graduates are encouraged not to bring anything with them.

Can we bring gifts for our graduates?

You are welcome to bring graduation gifts, however wrapped gifts are not permitted (security will require them to be unwrapped), and helium balloons are not permitted.

Where can I check my stroller/walker/etc?

Stollers are prohibited in Reynolds arena. Guests can leave them in a specific room in Reynolds, however, this is at their own risk. We will not check items for guests and are not liable for any of the items they leave. Guests are encouraged to leave strollers in their vehicles. Walkers are needed for guests to move about Reynolds. If a guest has a walker, they should sit in wheelchair-accessible handicapped seating. Walkers can not be left in the aisles of the arena and therefore they can not sit in the normal arena sitting areas.

Will there be programs in the seats?

Faculty and ceremony participants (student speaker, keynote speaker, etc.) will be provided programs in their seats. Each graduate will NOT be given a program. Programs are available for family, friends, and guests as they arrive (while supplies last). Please grab an additional program for your student if you’d like.

What if the graduating student arrives late?

All graduating students are informed of the time they must arrive at Reynolds Coliseum for check-in. They are also informed that should they arrive after the procession has begun (the listed time for the beginning of Graduation), they will not be permitted on the arena floor. There are no exceptions to this policy.

If the graduating student is also being commissioned out of one of the ROTC programs, can they wear their dress uniform?

Yes, any student graduating from the NC State ROTC programs is permitted to wear their branch’s dress uniform if they so choose.