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Amay Bandodkar Named on List of Highly Cited Researchers

Posted on November 27, 2023 | Filed Under: Awards and Faculty and News

Congratulations to Amay Bandodkar, Assistant Professor of ECE, for being recognized as a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate. Clarivate Plc, a global leader in connecting people and organizations to intelligence they can trust to transform …

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NC State Research Team Wins ASME Award for Pioneering Work on GaN-Based Power Package

Posted on November 10, 2023 | Filed Under: Awards and Grad Students and News and Research

A team from NC State won the Student Innovative Paper Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in the Microelectromechanical Engineering Division at the 2023 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Expositi …

A Leader Passes: Remembering Chancellor Larry Monteith

Posted on November 6, 2023 | Filed Under: News

Chancellor Monteith oversaw a dramatic expansion in NC State’s research enterprise, bringing the university to the threshold of the 21st century.

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Jonathan Wierer Elected as Fellow Member of Optica

Posted on November 3, 2023 | Filed Under: Awards and Faculty and News

ECE Professor Jonathan Wierer was elected as a Fellow Member of Optica by the Society’s Board of Directors this October. He is being honored specifically “For pioneering contributions to the physics and engineering of high-efficiency, high- …

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Alper Bozkurt and Team Win $4.3M Grant

Posted on October 25, 2023 | Filed Under: News and Research

A multidisciplinary team led by researchers at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) has received a $4.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Integrative Strategies for Understandin …

Unearthing Art in Plain Sight: Liquid Order

Posted on October 19, 2023 | Filed Under: Campus Life

Discover how a hidden gem on Centennial Campus, conceived as a formal public space, transcends into a unique blend of art and science. Uncover the intriguing story of Liquid Order, a dynamic fusion that has become an integral part of the ca …

Brian Floyd Receives Innovator of the Year Award

Posted on October 16, 2023 | Filed Under: Awards

Brian Floyd was recognized with the Innovator of the Year award for his trailblazing work in the areas of radio frequency (RF) and millimeter-wave (mmWave) integrated circuits.

Announcing the 2023 ECE Alumni and Community Awards

Posted on October 13, 2023 | Filed Under: Awards

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NC State University is proud to announce the 2023 inductees to the ECE Alumni Hall of Fame. Additionally, the recipients of two awards launched last year—the Outstanding Early Career …

NC State to Lead Regional Semiconductor Innovation Hub

Posted on October 4, 2023 | Filed Under: News

NC State will use its engineering prowess to help shape domestic production of wide bandgap semiconductors.

New Method Helps AI Navigate 3D Space Using 2D Images

Posted on September 28, 2023 | Filed Under: AI/ML and Research

Photos are two-dimensional (2D), but autonomous vehicles and other technologies have to navigate the three-dimensional (3D) world. Researchers have developed a new method to help artificial intelligence (AI) extract 3D information from 2D i …

Christina Koch is headed to the moon, exactly like she dreamed she would

In 2025, she will be one of four astronauts who will head to the moon as a part of Artemis II. The North Carolina State University graduate stopped by the WUNC studio during a recent visit back to the Tar Heel State.

Posted on May 9, 2024

Injectable Microchip Tracks Animal Health

Around the world, many pets and working animals are microchipped. It’s a simple process: A tiny transponder with an identification number is enclosed in a rice-grain-sized cylinder and injected under the skin, so that if an animal is lost it can be identified. This new devices does more, including tracking and reporting heart rate, breathing, movement, and temperature sensing in a 4-mm-wide package.

Posted on March 12, 2024

NC State innovation on display at CES 2024 in Las Vegas

North Carolina’s innovation is on display internationally, including work coming out of the ASSIST Center featured at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Posted on January 11, 2024

Stress Monitors for Plants Can Spot Dehydration

In a forthcoming paper to be published in IEEE Transactions on AgriFood Electronics(TAFE), James Reynolds, a postdoctoral research scholar at NC State’s iBionicS Lab and first author of the paper, and fellow researchers at North Carolina State University explored how plant tissue’s impeding of electrical current can be monitored to identify plants under stress with relative immediacy—less than an hour, in some cases.

Posted on December 11, 2023

‘We’re hitting new limits.’ NC quantum computing bullish on a coveted breakthrough

Superconductors, the other prominent approach to quantum computing, are the focus of North Carolina State University and its partner corporation, IBM. Nicknamed “chandeliers,” IBM’s machines are gold-plated, multi-level apparatuses with a progression of wires and tubes funneling down to single silicon processor chips. While Duke has ion-trap computers in the Triangle, NC State researchers remotely access the chandeliers, which are housed at the IBM facility in Yorktown Heights, New York. “Each technology kind of has its strength,” said Daniel Stancil, executive director of the IBM Quantum Hub at NC State. “I think there have been some significant developments in the hardware in the past year.”

Posted on December 4, 2023

Energy Harvesting for Wearable Technology Steps Up

Wearable devices, like nearly every other piece of tech, need energy. Fortunately, though, at wearables’ modest power budgets, energy is effectively everywhere. It’s in the sun’s rays and radio waves, the skin’s sweat and body heat, a person’s motion and their footfalls. And today, technology is maturing to the point that meaningful amounts of these energy giveaways can be harvested to liberate wearables from ever needing a battery. Which seems plenty attractive to a range of companies and researchers.

Posted on November 1, 2023