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ECE Faculty Receive IEEE Vehicular Technology Society 2022 Best Vehicular Electronics Paper Award

Posted on November 22, 2022 | Filed Under: Awards

Nuria González-Prelcic and Robert Heath, won the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society 2022 Best Vehicular Electronics Paper Award! The award recognizes the best paper relating to Vehicular Electronics published in the IEEE Transactions on Vehi …

Richard Hodson Receives Campus Safety Award

Posted on November 5, 2022 | Filed Under: News

Richard Hodson, ECE Senior Web Developer, has been selected to receive a Campus Safety Award from NC State’s Environmental Health and Safety Department and Eastman Chemical Company.

Integrating Robotics, Materials Science to Capture Solar Energy

Posted on November 3, 2022 | Filed Under: News

An NC State professor is leading the development of more effective solar panels cells so that this renewable energy source can replace dwindling fossil fuels. At the same time, this work is establishing more accessible ways to do research i …

Wolfspeed Ahead: An NC State Spinoff Powers the Future

Posted on October 24, 2022 | Filed Under: News and Research

The company that pioneered LED lighting now looks to improve the efficiency and performance of electric vehicles and other high-power applications. Meet the people building the world’s largest silicon carbide manufacturing facility in Chath …

Announcing the 2022 ECE Alumni and Community Awards

Posted on October 21, 2022 | Filed Under: Alumni

At an induction ceremony on October 21, 2022, 5 members of the seventh class of inductees were honored and joined the ranks of the ECE Alumni Hall of Fame, out of over 17,000 alumni, and were joined by two new awards.

Floyd Named Alton and Mildred Lancaster Professor

Posted on October 18, 2022 | Filed Under: News

Brian Floyd has received the honorific professorship title Alton and Mildred Lancaster Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

ECE Researchers Help Develop Public Charging Infrastructure for Wheelchairs

Posted on October 17, 2022 | Filed Under: Research

ECE researchers are helping to develop accessible public charging infrastructure for electric wheelchair users. Two years in the making, and the product is now ready for public use.

Veena Misra Named as MC Dean Distinguished University Professor 

Posted on September 29, 2022 | Filed Under: Faculty

Congratulations to Veena Misra for earning the second honorific professorship title MC Dean Distinguished University Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering!

Bandodkar and Oralkan Receive IEEE Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award

Posted on September 16, 2022 | Filed Under: Awards

Two of our faculty members, Ömer Oralkan and Amay Bandodkar, have been awarded the Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Sensors Council! 

Ericsson and National Science Foundation’s AERPAW collaborate on 5G drone research to support smart agriculture

Posted on September 14, 2022 | Filed Under: News

Ericsson and AERPAW, funded by the National Science Foundation and a consortium of industry partners, have announced a collaboration on advancing the use of 5G for drone operations in support of smart agriculture.

ComEd and NC State receive $200,000 US DOE grant for SiC-based XFC project

Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd, a unit of Chicago-based energy provider Exelon Corp), in partnership with North Carolina State University’s FREEDM Systems Center, has been awarded a $200,000 federal research and development grant from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to help fund a $5m research project focused on improving the efficiency of, and reducing the cost of, extreme fast charging (XFC) for electric vehicles (EVs).

Posted on October 24, 2022

“A game changer”: With CHIPS Act, NC is poised for a new manufacturing boom

The new law includes $13.2 billion for research and the training of people to work in the development, design and manufacturing of semiconductor wafers and the chips that are built on them. The R&D funding could be a boon to North Carolina’s research universities, especially N.C. State. John Muth, a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University, said other states dominate in the design and production of silicon-based chips, but N.C. State is at the forefront of developing a new generation of silicon carbide semiconductors that can endure higher temperatures and higher voltages, qualities that will be increasingly needed in electric automobiles, data processing centers and clean energy production. “In general, we need to do more manufacturing, do it cleaner and employ people with better paying jobs and the CHIPS Act helps out with that,” he said.

Posted on October 13, 2022

In race toward quantum computing, North Carolina takes center stage

Governments, businesses and universities worldwide are spending heavily to prepare for quantum. And in the past few years, the three corners of North Carolina’s Research Triangle—Duke University, North Carolina State University, and UNC—have each made distinct contributions to this emerging field, turning the state into a legitimate quantum hot spot.

Posted on October 6, 2022

Train Activity Recognition Models Using Spectrograms and Computer Vision

Students created a set of activities to walk high school students through the entire computer vision pipeline by Jeremy Park and Sanjana Banerjee, who are Graduate Research Assistants and Ph.D. candidates at North Carolina State University, specializing in AI/Machine Learning.

Posted on September 5, 2022

Our Wearable Future

What Will New Tech Look Like, and how will it work? Prepare for a future where you and your doctor track your health markers 24/7, manage chronic conditions in real time, and predict incoming illness with incredible precision – all from tiny sensors you’ll wear on your skin and in your clothing.

Posted on August 23, 2022

New NC State University lab to advance fight against deadly viruses

The program is part of a new partnership called the “NC-Viral Vector Initiative in Research and Learning.” It includes collaboration with other Triangle universities and industries with an aim to roll out products better, at lower cost and faster.

Posted on July 28, 2022