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Mantis Shrimp Inspires New Breed of Light Sensors

Posted on March 3, 2021 | Filed Under: Research

Mantis Shrimp inspire a new breed of light sensors that are small enough to fit on a smartphone, but capable of hyperspectral and polarimetric imaging.

NC State ECE Alumnus Leads Development of the First Rapid At-Home Test-Kit for COVID-19

Posted on February 4, 2021 | Filed Under: Alumni

Frankie Myers (BS EE & CPE 2006), director of engineering at Lucira Health led the design and development of the first at-home rapid COVID-19 test-kit — check out his insights into their innovative process!

Heath and Kish Named Innovator and Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winners

Posted on February 3, 2021 | Filed Under: Awards

Congratulations to ECE’s Robert Heath who won the Innovator of the Year Award and Fred Kish won the Entrepreneur of the Year Award, as part of NC State’s 30th annual Celebration of Innovation.

Textile Sensor Patch, Made with Conductive Yarns, Could Detect Pressure Points for Amputees

Posted on February 1, 2021 | Filed Under: Research

NC State researchers from Textiles, BME, and ECE sewed a soft, flexible sensor system to help map pressure points on an amputee’s prosthesis.

Guvenc and Kudenov named University Faculty Scholars

Posted on January 29, 2021 | Filed Under: Faculty

Congratulations to Ismail Guvenc and Michael Kudenov on being named University Faculty Scholars this year, recognizing their outstanding achievements in research and teaching.

NC State Ranks in Top 10 for Online Master’s Engineering Programs

Posted on January 26, 2021 | Filed Under: Programs

NC State’s Online Master’s program and online Electrical Engineering programs rank in the top 10 among public institutions in the 2021 US News & World Report Rankings.

Remembering Arne Nilsson

Posted on December 14, 2020 | Filed Under: Faculty

We fondly remember Arne Nilsson, professor emeritus of ECE and pivotal computer networking researcher who sadly passed away on December 8, 2020.

Guvenc and Lu Elevated to IEEE Fellows

Posted on December 1, 2020 | Filed Under: Faculty

Two NC State ECE professors–Ismail Guvenc and Ning Lu–were honored with elevation to IEEE Fellow in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the field of electrical and computer engineering.

For Neural Research, Wireless Chip Shines Light on the Brain

Posted on November 19, 2020 | Filed Under: Research

Researchers including NC State ECE’s Yaoyao Jia have developed a wireless chip that can stimulate the brain with light and electricity.

Cranos Williams named Platform Director for Data-Driven Plant Sciences

Posted on November 19, 2020 | Filed Under: Faculty

Cranos Williams, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named the director of the Data-Driven Plant Sciences platform for the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative

NC State names innovator and entrepreneur of the year winners

Robert Heath received the Innovator of the Year Award for his seminal work in signal processing and wireless communications. Fred Kish received the John S. Risley Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the success of multiple optical-communication technologies he’s helped commercialize. Kish‘s work has led to the launch of numerous telecommunications products, which have generated over $10 billion in total revenue.

Posted on February 5, 2021

NC State grad Christina Koch could be first woman to walk on the moon

North Carolina State University graduate and astronaut Christina Koch could be one of the first women on the moon. Koch is one of 18 astronauts named by NASA to train for its Artemis moon-landing program. The space agency is aiming for a landing by 2024.

Posted on December 10, 2020

Christina Koch: Women ‘can do absolutely anything they want’

Before she spent 328 days aboard – and sometimes outside – the International Space Station, Christina Koch spent five years at North Carolina State University.1 And as she prepares to deliver a commencement address to 9,100 NC State graduates in a virtual ceremony Friday evening, Koch (pronounced ‘Cook’) says NC State was about much more than the substantial physics and electrical engineering classes she took there.

Posted on December 4, 2020

NASA Interns Extending Internetworking Off-World

Ryan Daugherty, a computer engineering student at North Carolina State University, catalogued the required installation process for a DTN ground node. This program repository and related documentation will simplify implementing new DTN ground nodes, making it more straightforward for new users to adopt DTN.

Posted on December 2, 2020

New wireless, implantable chip from NC State could help fight Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

“Our goal was to create a research tool that can be used to help us better understand the behavior of different regions of the brain, particularly in response to various forms of neural stimulation,” says Yaoyao Jia, corresponding author of a paper on the work and an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at North Carolina State University. “This tool will help us answer fundamental questions that could then pave the way for advances in addressing neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease.”

Posted on November 19, 2020

Cyborg cockroaches designed to complete tasks inside your HOME can carry objects across the room, transform into a display and draw objects on paper

In November 2014, researchers at North Carolina State University fitted cockroaches with electrical backpacks complete with tiny microphones capable of detecting faint sounds. The idea is that cyborg cockroaches, or ‘biobots’, could enter crumpled buildings hit by earthquakes, for example, and help emergency workers find survivors. ‘In a collapsed building, sound is the best way to find survivors,’ said Alper Bozkurt, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at North Carolina State University.

Posted on November 5, 2020

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