ECE ILLINOIS News http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/ News about what happens in ECE ILLINOIS Mon 14 Apr 2014 00:00 CST 5 SELECT top 20 keyPost, datePost, strTitle, strAuthor, strDescription FROM blog.dbo.posts WHERE keyBlog = 1 AND blnApproved = 1 AND blnActive = 1 ORDER BY datePost DESC Blane receives student veteran award http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=7896 ECE graduate student Captain Janice Blane was recently awarded the Lieutenant General Thomas M. Rienzi Graduate Award. Jonathan Damery, ECE ILLINOIS Mon 14 Apr 2014 00:00 CST Dan Mast to retire after 26 years at ECE ILLINOIS http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=7881 Dan Mast has worked at ECE ILLINOIS for 26 years, amassing a knowledge of the equipment, the programs, and especially the people who make the department what it is. He will retire April 30. Meg Dickinson, ECE ILLINOIS Wed 9 Apr 2014 00:00 CST ECE PULSE offers new features to students http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=7869 This year's ECE PULSE, an annual technical conference organized by ECE ILLINOIS students, revamped its competition format and added a startup panel. Mark Pajor, ECE ILLINOIS Tue 8 Apr 2014 00:00 CST Study questions safety of popular robotic surgical device http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=7870 The number of adverse events associated with surgical robots has risen steadily over recent years, and Illinois researchers - including several from ECE ILLINOIS - are looking to see if there’s more behind this rise in adverse events and recalls of the da Vinci system. Katie Carr, CSL Mon 7 Apr 2014 00:00 CST Researchers develop biosensor that detects HIV viral load http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=7863 A team of nine researchers at Illinois and Harvard Medical School recently developed a biosensor that can measure the amount of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) present in an infected person's body. Susan McKenna, Department of Bioengineering Fri 4 Apr 2014 00:00 CST Jin updates his electromagnetics classic http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=7838 The third edition of Professor Jianming Jin's popular textbook, <em>The Finite Element Method in Electromagnetics</em>, has recently been released. Jonathan Damery, ECE ILLINOIS Wed 2 Apr 2014 00:00 CST New technique sheds light on human neural networks http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=7828 A new technique developed by researchers in the Quantitative Light Imaging Laboratory at the Beckman Institute provides a method to noninvasively measure human neural networks in order to characterize how they form. Maeve Reilly, Beckman Institute Mon 31 Mar 2014 00:00 CST Remembering beloved faculty member Shun Lien Chuang http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=7818 ECE Professor Emeritus Shun Lien Chuang will be remembered by students, faculty, and other collaborators for his affable and generous personality, in addition to his exceptional research career. Jonathan Damery, ECE ILLINOIS Fri 28 Mar 2014 00:00 CST Researchers improve performance of III-V nanowire solar cells on graphene http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=7802 A group of Illinois researchers, including ECE ILLINOIS faculty members, has achieved new levels of performance for seed-free and substrate-free arrays of nanowires from class of materials called III-V (three-five) directly on graphene. Rick Kubetz, College of Engineeering Mon 24 Mar 2014 00:00 CST ARMORE project works to create safer grid for utility companies http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=7797 A group of Information Trust Institute researchers, including two ECE ILLINOIS faculty members, are working to better protect utility companies from cyber attacks. Katie Carr, CSL Fri 21 Mar 2014 00:00 CST Redesigning household tech http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=7701 Alumnus Nick Ewalt (BS CompE '12) has worked on innovative home technologies at Microsoft and Nest Labs. Jonathan Damery, ECE ILLINOIS Tue 18 Mar 2014 00:00 CST Educational program to advance electric power microgrid engineering curriculum http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=7772 Several ECE faculty members are working on the the MidAmerica Regional Microgrid Education and Training (MARMET) consortium to develop a microgrid training program. Katie Carr, CSL Mon 17 Mar 2014 00:00 CST ECE ILLINOIS hires Steve George as new senior director of advancement http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=7681 ECE ILLINOIS' newest hire, Senior Director of Advancement Steve George, is passionate about relationships in higher education. Meg Dickinson, ECE ILLINOIS Mon 10 Mar 2014 00:00 CST Power engineers convene for fifth-annual PECI http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=7670 Power engineers assembled in Champaign for the fifth student-organized Power and Energy Conference at Illinois. Jonathan Damery, ECE ILLINOIS Fri 7 Mar 2014 00:00 CST Gift launches $50-million-plus partnership to revolutionize health care http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=7636 A partnership of doctors and engineers launched last week will revolutionize clinical simulation, education, and health care. The $50-million-plus Jump Applied Research for Community Health through Engineering and Simulation (Jump ARCHES) will create joint research projects between the Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center (Jump) at OSF HealthCare in Peoria and the University of Illinois' College of Engineering. Mon 3 Mar 2014 00:00 CST Three awards, two conferences, one week http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=7638 Graduate student Yi Chen was awarded three research awards for applications of a novel nanofabrication process known as SPERISE. Jonathan Damery, ECE ILLINOIS Mon 3 Mar 2014 00:00 CST Ready your bots, EOH is coming http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=7629 With Engineering Open House just around the corner — Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15 — six student robotics teams are gearing up for the AMD Jerry Sanders Design Competition. Jonathan Damery, ECE ILLINOIS Fri 28 Feb 2014 00:00 CST Boppart’s developments in medical instruments earn him 2014 Innovation Transfer Award http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=7627 Developing medical instruments that will change the way both primary care doctors and cancer surgeons treat their patients has earned ECE Professor Stephen Boppart the 2014 Innovation Transfer Award. Boppart and other Innovation Award winners were recognized at the February 27 Innovation Celebration, which took place at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. Meg Dickinson, ECE ILLINOIS Fri 28 Feb 2014 00:00 CST Engineering at Illinois central to new, $320-million Digital Lab for Manufacturing http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=7616 Representatives from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign stood alongside President Obama on Tuesday as he announced a new Chicago-based public-private partnership called the Digital Lab for Manufacturing. Wed 26 Feb 2014 00:00 CST Popescu named SPIE Fellow http://www.ece.illinois.edu/mediacenter/article.asp?id=7625 ECE Associate Professor Gabriel Popescu has been named a Fellow of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) for achievements in biophotonics by phase measurements and interferometry. Mark Pajor, ECE ILLINOIS Wed 26 Feb 2014 00:00 CST