We are pleased to announce that Qing Gu has received the 2023-24 R. Ray Bennett Faculty Fellow Award. This prestigious award recognizes high-achieving young faculty in the ECE Department and supports their pursuit of cutting-edge research.

Dr. Gu’s research is focused on creating nanophotonic components for photonic integrated circuits (PICs), with a special emphasis on quantum-inspired light sources. At NC State, she is part of an interdisciplinary program advancing on-chip device technology by leveraging unique material properties. Her work encompasses Nanolasers and NanoLEDs, Topologically Protected Microlasers, Perovskite Microlasers on Si, and Luminescent Hyperbolic Metamaterials, and she has also begun pioneering work in the field of quantum devices.

Gu is the author of "Semiconductor Nanolasers" and has published 47 peer-reviewed papers. Since 2016, she has been awarded over $3.4 million in funding. She has received numerous awards including the 2020 NSF CAREER Award.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Gu for this outstanding recognition.
πŸŽ‰ Big congrats to Michael Daniele, our amazing associate professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, for winning the 2024 William F. Lane Outstanding Teaching Award! πŸ†

Since joining NC State in 2015, Dr. Daniele has transformed education with his innovative teaching methods, blending research and real-world applications. His dedication to student mentorship has resulted in over 30 co-authored publications, showcasing his commitment to developing future leaders.

Dr. Daniele's work on wearable biochemical sensors is crucial to the NSF ASSIST Center, and his popular Wearable Biosensors and Microsystems course is a student favorite. Plus, his leadership in the SensUs competition gives students incredible global research experiences.

Congrats, Dr. Daniele, for this well-deserved recognition! πŸŽ“πŸŒŸ #ThinkECE
🚨 Calling all current students! 🚨 We want to hear what y'all are up to this summer. Share your internship, research project, or study abroad experiences by filling out the Google Form linked in our bio. πŸ“šπŸŒπŸ› οΈ

Submit your form by July 26th for a chance to be featured on our website and social media. Thanks for sharing your story and being part of our ECE community! πŸš€ #ThinkECE #SummerExperiences
"Poet and Philosopher Anil Narain Matai wrote that 'Why Not Me' is a powerful reminder that life challenges, while inevitable, do not define us. They are opportunities for personal growth, resilience and transformation."

Our student speaker Mohamad Mohamad-Ali (@rebornmo_) shared a final thought in his commencement speech. 🐺❀️
πŸŽ‰ Big news for NC State ECE! πŸŽ‰

According to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings:

πŸ–₯️ Computer Engineering is now ranked:
- No. 12 among public universities
- No. 24 overall (public + private)

⚑ Electrical Engineering is ranked:
- No. 20 among public universities

πŸ”— NC State ECE stands out with top-notch faculty, cutting-edge research, and strong industry connections, preparing our students for future challenges.

πŸ“Š The U.S. News rankings of graduate programs are released annually in spring with updated rankings of both colleges and departments. Each fall, the rankings for Best Colleges and undergraduate programs are released. The rankings are one benchmark of success in academia.

#NCState #ECE #EngineeringExcellence #USNews #TopRanked #GoPack
Danny Krafft, an NC State ECE Ph.D. candidate, is using his engineering expertise to tackle a social issue close to his heart. Together with social entrepreneur Jordan Bowman, Krafft has co-designed "The Connection Bench," a unique piece of public furniture aimed at fostering community connections and combating social isolation. 

Their innovative project has earned them a spot among the top 10 finalists in the national Creating Connections Design Competition hosted by BetterBlock.

"The Connection Bench is more than just a seating option β€” it is a symbol of togetherness and community spirit," said Krafft, highlighting the importance of fostering meaningful conversations. Bowman added, "Our bench is not just a place to sit; it's a place to connect, share stories, and build relationships."

Help Danny and Jordan win the People's Choice Award by voting for The Connection Bench between June 13 and 21. Follow their journey and support their project on Instagram (@ConnectionBench). #ThinkECE
Calling all NC State ECE alums in Washington, D.C. ‼️ 🐺

You are invited to join the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for a Back to the Pack Alumni Happy Hour on Tuesday, June 18th from 5-7 p.m. EST at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar (approximately a 10 minute walk from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center). 

Reconnect with fellow ECE alumni and faculty over free drinks and apps! Register with the link in our bio.

#ThinkECE #BackToThePack
🌟 We are over the moon to see not one, not two... but FIVE outstanding ECE alums from NC State shining on the Business North Carolina 'Power 100' list!

Huge congrats to Tim Humphrey, Ryan Pratt, Scot Wingo, Amit Sharma, and Kamala Subramaniam for driving innovation, championing diversity, and making a big impact in tech and beyond. πŸš€πŸ’Ό #ThinkECE
πŸŽ‰ Congratulations to Seyyedali Hosseinalipour (Ali Alipour), an NC State ECE Ph.D. graduate and former teaching assistant, for winning the prestigious 2024 William Bennett Prize! πŸ†

Ali, along with co-authors Sheikh Shams Azam, Christopher G. Brinton, NicolΓ² Michelusi, Vaneet Aggarwal, David J. Love and Huaiyu Dai, was recognized for their groundbreaking paper, "Multi-Stage Hybrid Federated Learning Over Large-Scale D2D-Enabled Fog Networks," published in the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.

Dive into their award-winning research here: πŸ”—