ECE ILLINOIS Facebook ECE ILLINOIS on Twitter ECE ILLINOIS Alumni and Friends on LinkedIn ECE ILLINOIS Instagram

Contact Info

Audrey LeGrande
Assistant Director of Alumni
and Student Relations
1072 ECE Building
306 N. Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 300-1783


We've created this space to help you stay connected with ECE ILLINOIS. We're sure you'll find it to be a great resource for information, news, and networking.

If you don't see what you need here, or if we can be of assistance in any way, don't hesitate to call us! And, as always, don't be a stranger. Use our online Stay Connected form to let us know what you're up to! Coming to campus? Send us an email.

Donate to the Building Campaign today.

Looking to fill/find a job?

Alumni, are you looking to promote a job opening, or trying to find a job for yourself? Visit:

Interested in developing a recruitment or research partnership with ECE? Visit our Corporate Partners page.

Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumni Award (2013)

For contributions to parallel computing, fast solvers, and accurate solutions of the world’s largest real-life problems in computational electromagnetics.

Levent Gurel

Levent Gürel

MSEE ’88, PhD ’91
Professor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Bilkent University
Ankara, Turkey

Levent Gürel is the founder and director of the Computational Electromagnetics Research Center at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. His research areas include computational electromagnetics, parallel computing, and fast algorithms for scattering and radiation. Levent has received multidisciplinary acclaim for his leadership in solving the largest integral-equation problem in computational electromagnetics, breaking the world record by solving a 550 million by 550 million dense matrix equation.

After earning his MS and PhD in electrical and computer engineering at Illinois, Levent was a researcher at IBM Research Division, Yorktown Heights, NY. In 1994 he became a professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Bilkent University, where he founded the Computational Electromagnetics Research Center. He has taken two sabbatical leaves to visit Illinois, where he has had various teaching responsibilities.

Levent’s research and teaching pedigree is extensive. He has taught more than 70 courses and serves as associate editor for four prominent journals in the area of electromagnetics, including Progress in Electromagnetics Research. His many books, journal papers, and other publications have been widely cited. Levent is a fellow of IEEE, The Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society, and The Electromagnetics Academy, and he was named an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for 2011-2013.