ECE ILLINOIS - In the Media http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/inthemedia.asp Media appearances for ECE ILLINOIS Tue, 8 Apr 2014 00:00:00 CDT 5 EP Purification win will get product ready for market (The News-Gazette) http://www.news-gazette.com/news/business/2014-04-08/ep-purification-win-will-get-product-ready-market.html CHAMPAIGN - A Champaign company that won $100,000 in a clean-energy competition last week says it plans to use the money to get its product ready for market. Don Dodson, The News-Gazette Tue, 8 Apr 2014 00:00:00 CDT SERS tubing makes intravenous drug delivery safer (Chemistry World) http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2014/04/sers-tubing-intravenous-drug-delivery-safer Recent research, led by ECE Professor Brian Cunningham at the University of Illinois, has produced biomedical tubing that uses surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) to monitor the contents and concentrations of drugs within a patient’s IV line. Jessica Cocker, Chemistry World Mon, 7 Apr 2014 00:00:00 CDT EP Purification Inc., wins $100,000 in Clean Energy Challenge 2014 (Crain's Chicago Business) http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140403/NEWS11/140409866/startups-and-students-win-500000-in-clean-energy-challenge?r=3448I5800923H9W EP Purification Inc., based in Champaign, won $100,000 from Wells Fargo & Co. as the best early-stage company that presented its business model to a panel of judges and others in the challenge, sponsored by the Clean Energy Trust. Judith Nemes, Crain's Chicago Business Thu, 3 Apr 2014 00:00:00 CDT Technique Captures Striking Video of Neurons in Mid-Connection (NBC News) http://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/technique-captures-striking-video-neurons-mid-connection-n66396 Neuroscientists in Illinois have invented a new way to visualize groups of neurons as they grow and make connections with one another. The resulting imagery is as insightful as it is beautiful. Devin Coldewey (NBC News) Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:00:00 CDT Company's microplasma technology generating interest (The News-Gazette) http://www.news-gazette.com/news/business/2014-03-23/companys-microplasma-technology-generating-interest.html CHAMPAIGN — Two University of Illinois faculty members have developed a better ozone generator. No, they're not planning to plug the hole in the ozone layer. Instead, they hope to use the ozone for cleaning laundry, purifying water and preserving food. Don Dodson, The News-Gazette Sun, 23 Mar 2014 00:00:00 CDT University professor programs artificial chef (The Daily Illini) http://www.dailyillini.com/news/campus/article_ff289862-a4cb-11e3-8324-0017a43b2370.html A new computer program created by University professor Lav Varshney could mean the end of the cookbook as we know it. Varshney, a professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, along with his colleagues at the technology company IBM, have programmed a system that can create up to a million entirely new food recipes in under three seconds completely on its own, ranking them in order of what it predicts to taste the best — no chef, no cookbook. By Josh Winters (The Daily Illini) Thu, 6 Mar 2014 00:00:00 CDT ECE ILLINOIS students design a sensor that may save firefighters' lives (Fire Engineering) http://www.fireengineering.com/articles/2014/03/ece-illinois-students-design-a-sensor-that-may-save-firefighters-lives.html Three senior design students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois have prototyped a device that could protect firefighters from an invisible danger: searing temperatures. Wed, 5 Mar 2014 00:00:00 CDT A home for discovery - University of Illinois: A new way to design for high performance (DDC Journal) http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a0d6fc2e?page=98#/a0d6fc2e/98 Last year, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign broke ground on the $95 million Electrical and Computer Engineering Building, and ... the project is a leading example of high-performance and sustainable building design. DDC Journal Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:00:00 CDT Artificial intelligence; tasty real-world results (The News-Gazette) http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2014-02-23/artificial-intelligence-tasty-real-world-results.html (ECE Assistant Professor) Lav Varshney is one of those people who eat food on a daily basis. One of Varshney's recent research projects was to test if a human trait - creativity - can be encoded on a computer. It can, and it makes darn good food. Paul Wood, The News-Gazette Sun, 23 Feb 2014 00:00:00 CDT Turning a positive into a negative (The Columbia Chronicle) http://www.columbiachronicle.com/health_and_tech/article_cc5c91d4-95fa-11e3-807c-0017a43b2370.html Seven years ago, the only thing Rashid Bashir, leading developer and head of the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his researchers needed to revolutionize HIV and AIDS testing was one drop of blood. Vanessa Morton (The Columbia Chronicle) Mon, 17 Feb 2014 00:00:00 CDT UI professor named to national engineering academy (The News-Gazette) http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2014-02-08/ui-professor-named-national-engineering-academy.html URBANA - A University of Illinois graduate and engineering professor was recently elected into the National Academy of Engineering. J. Gary Eden, the Gilmore Family Professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UI, is among 67 new members and 11 foreign associates announced by the academy this week. The News-Gazette Sat, 8 Feb 2014 00:00:00 CDT A Saturday Engineering series for Everyone (Smile Politely) http://www.smilepolitely.com/culture/a_saturday_engineering_series_for_everyone/ He starts with a lamp. When he turns it on, a bright square light permeates the room. It's an invention made through his company Eden Park Illumination. The bright square light is powered by plasma. And that's the topic of his lecture. The auditorium is packed. They've come to see a man skilled at his craft. Gary Eden is his name, and he's a professor at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, in the field of engineering. He studies optics, lasers, and plasma, and the last of which is the focus of his lecture - what microplasma is and how it can help improve lives. Christopher Tepedino (Smile Politely) Fri, 7 Feb 2014 00:00:00 CDT Improving nanowire transistor linearity with regrowth (Semiconductor Today) http://www.semiconductor-today.com/news_items/2014/FEB/UIUC_050214.shtml University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has realized junctionless (JL) gallium arsenide (GaAs) nanowire field-effect transistors (NWFETs) "for the first time" by implantation-free source/drain metal-organic chemical vapour deposition (MOCVD) regrowth combined with gate-all-around (GAA) metal sputtering [Yi Song et al, IEEE Electron Device Letters, published online 9 January 2014]. Mike Cooke (Semiconductor Today) Wed, 5 Feb 2014 00:00:00 CDT UI grad returns to campus to encourage 'hackerspaces' (The News-Gazette) http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2014-01-31/ui-grad-returns-campus-encourage-hackerspaces.html URBANA - If you've ever found yourself in a restaurant or clinic waiting room with a TV or three turned on, volume up, political pundits shouting at each other or game show contestants screaming, and wished it would all go away, you just may have found a friend in Mitch Altman (BSEE '80, MSEE '84). Christine Des Garennes, The News-Gazette Fri, 31 Jan 2014 00:00:00 CDT Students invent sensor which could save firefighters' lives (WCIA) http://www.illinoishomepage.net/story/students-invent-sensor-which-could-save-firefighte/d/story/U4u2ik5gsE6CpvGaFOx5DQ UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- New technology developed by UI students could help save firefighters in the future. Three engineering students -- Andri Teneqexhi, Lauren White and Hyun Yi -- developed a device to warn first responders when temperatures get too high. Students started working on it as a research project last semester. Anna Carrera, WCIA Mon, 27 Jan 2014 00:00:00 CDT ECE Illinois launches Saturday Engineering for Everyone (Smile Politely) http://smilepolitely.com/splog/ece_illinois_launches_saturday_engineering_for_everyone/ A new open and free lecture series called Saturday Engineering for Everyone, is aimed at non-engineers of all backgrounds who are interested in learning about engineering. The inaugural series will be held on six Saturdays during the Spring 2014 semester, with the initial talk by Professor J. Gary Eden scheduled for February 1. Lectures are from10:15-11:30 a.m. in 151 Everitt Lab, 1406 W. Green Street, Urbana, with refreshments served starting at 10 a.m. Patrick Singer (Smile Politely) Mon, 27 Jan 2014 00:00:00 CDT 3D Imaging Of Cells Without Dyes Creates Incredibly Detailed Images (Huffington Post UK) http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/01/23/3d-imaging-cells-without-dyes-images_n_4650245.html A new 3D imaging technique is enabling scientists to view cells like never before without using dyes or even disturbing them. The method uses conventional microscopes and white light to create high-resolution, three-dimensional images of cells and their internal structures. Huffington Post UK Thu, 23 Jan 2014 00:00:00 CDT 3-D Imaging Provides Window into Living Cells, No Dye Required (ScientificComputing.com) http://www.scientificcomputing.com/news/2014/01/3-d-imaging-provides-window-living-cells-no-dye-required CHAMPAIGN, IL - Living cells are ready for their close-ups, thanks to a new imaging technique that needs no dyes or other chemicals, yet renders high-resolution, three-dimensional, quantitative imagery of cells and their internal structures, all with conventional microscopes and white light. Liz Ahlberg, U of I News Bureau Wed, 22 Jan 2014 00:00:00 CDT Innovation Celebration award nominees revealed, include Boppart (The News-Gazette) http://www.news-gazette.com/news/business/2014-01-16/innovation-celebration-award-nominees-revealed.html ECE Professor Stephen Boppart is among 24 people and groups nominated for this year's Innovation Award, which recognize innovation and entrepreneurship in Champaign County. The public ceremony is scheduled from from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 27 at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 1205 W. Clark St., U. Don Dodson Thu, 16 Jan 2014 00:00:00 CDT Net zero at unprecedented scale in Illinois campus (earthtechling.com) http://www.earthtechling.com/2014/01/net-zero-at-unprecedented-scale-on-illinois-campus/ A net zero, 230,000-square-foot building is "unprecedented" and "unheard of," but ECE Illinois is building one on campus. The story quotes ECE Professor Phil Krein, who said the building "reflects the university’s sincere commitment to sustainable design while capturing the spirit of a department that’s always pushing the limits of technological innovation." Pete Danko Mon, 13 Jan 2014 00:00:00 CDT