ECE ILLINOIS News News about what happens in ECE ILLINOIS Thu 23 Oct 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 Alumnus Mark Hersam wins MacArthur Foundation’s ‘Genius Grant’ Alumnus Mark Hersam (BSEE '96, PhD '00) has been named a fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation: an honor sometimes referred to as the "genius grant." Ashish Valentine, ECE ILLINOIS Thu 23 Oct 2014 00:00 CST Wasserman does 'whatever it takes' to get students to learn Assistant Professor Daniel Wasserman has never met a STEM education challenge he hasn't liked. Elizabeth Innes, I-STEM Education Initiative Wed 22 Oct 2014 00:00 CST Eden awarded nearly $1 million grant to continue microplasma research Eden was awarded a $917,744 grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (ASOFR) to fund his purchase of laser and gas analytical equipment. Daniel Dexter, ECE ILLINOIS Tue 21 Oct 2014 00:00 CST Songbin Gong wins DARPA Young Faculty Award Assistant Professor Songbin Gong won a DARPA Young Faculty Award for a proposal to make electronics much more efficient by replacing the transistor with a completely new integrated circuit technology. Ashish Valentine, ECE ILLINOIS Fri 17 Oct 2014 00:00 CST Chicago Innovation Exchange announces partnership with Engineering at Illinois Relationship pairs UChicago’s Booth School of Business students with Illinois engineering students, gives students and faculty access to expanded resources. Thu 16 Oct 2014 00:00 CST llinois wins $1.5 million NSF 'Data Infrastructure Building Blocks' grant to accelerate materials-to-device processes It can take 20 years between the creation of a new material in the laboratory and the fabrication of next-generation devices that employ the material. Kim Gudeman, CSL Tue 14 Oct 2014 00:00 CST Gov. Quinn, President Easter, and university officials dedicate ECE Building State and university officials, including Gov. Pat Quinn and University of Illinois President Robert Easter, dedicated the building in a ceremony Friday, Oct. 10. Meg Dickinson, ECE ILLINOIS Mon 13 Oct 2014 00:00 CST Presenting the 2014 ECE Alumni Awardees Every year the ECE Alumni Board of Directors can choose just a few of the department’s many highly-accomplished alumni to recognize with the Distinguished Alumni Award, the Young Alumni Award, and the Marcia Peterman Award. Daniel Dexter, ECE ILLINOIS Mon 13 Oct 2014 00:00 CST Engineering at Illinois to induct ECE alums Nosek, Weber into Hall of Fame Six new members will be added to the College of Engineering's hall of fame Oct. 16 in a ceremony at Grainger Auditorium in the new ECE Building, including ECE alumni Luke Nosek and Larry Weber. Mike Koon, Engineering Communications Office Thu 9 Oct 2014 00:00 CST Hutchinson and Engineering at Illinois collaborators awarded $1.5 million to build robot bats ECE professor Seth Hutchinson and his collaborators from around Engineering at Illinois were awarded a $1.5 million NSF grant to develop a robot with the characteristics of a bat that would be able to supervise construction sites. Daniel Dexter, ECE ILLINOIS Wed 8 Oct 2014 00:00 CST Audrey LeGrande hired as ECE's assistant director of alumni and student relations Audrey LeGrande has been hired as ECE ILLINOIS' new assistant director of alumni and student relations, a role in which she will work with student groups on campus and communicate with alumni to help them engage with the department. Ashish Valentine, ECE ILLINOIS Tue 7 Oct 2014 00:00 CST ECE ILLINOIS opens Electrical and Computer Engineering Building After opening the new building with the start of classes in August, ECE ILLINOIS, along with state and University of Illinois officials, will dedicate the Electrical and Computer Engineering Building at a 1 p.m. ceremony Friday, Oct. 10. Meg Dickinson, ECE ILLINOIS Mon 6 Oct 2014 00:00 CST AE3's 'Past, Present & Future' event features PLATO inventor Professor Emeritus Donald L. Bitzer, the co-inventor of PLATO, will be the featured speaker at a special event, "Engineering Education @Illinois: Past, Present & Future" at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, in 1005 Beckman Institute. Rick Kubetz, Engineering Communications Office Fri 3 Oct 2014 00:00 CST Gift in memory of Joseph Wm. Semmer names ECE study room Alumnus Joseph W. Semmer's memory will be preserved forever as his name is given to a group study room in the new ECE building. Meg Dickinson, ECE ILLINOIS Thu 25 Sep 2014 00:00 CST Yutian Lei wins prize for paper at IEEE COMPEL workshop Graduate student Yutian Lei, working with Assistant Professor Robert Pilawa-Podgurski and former graduate student Ryan May, won first place for his paper on switched-capacitor power converters at the IEEE COMPEL conference at the University of Cantabria, Spain. Ashish Valentine, ECE ILLINOIS Mon 22 Sep 2014 00:00 CST Kumar awarded Best Student Paper at the International Conference on Pattern Recognition ECE PhD candidate Avinash Kumar was awarded the IAPR Piero Zamperoni Best Student Paper Award at the International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) conference in Stockholm, Sweden. Daniel Dexter, ECE ILLINOIS Fri 19 Sep 2014 00:00 CST Xiuling Li awarded patent for novel semiconductor nanowire growth method Associate Professor Xiuling Li was awarded a patent for a new way of growing nanowires made of materials that she believes will replace silicon in the nanotechnology of the future. Ashish Valentine, ECE ILLINOIS Thu 18 Sep 2014 00:00 CST Boppart reviews optical imaging technologies for point-of-care Published in Science Translational Medicine, ECE Professor Stephen Boppart, reviews the benefits of low-cost, portable optical imaging technologies and what steps need to be taken to get these technologies to doctors in both developed and developing countries. Fri 12 Sep 2014 00:00 CST New ECE class gives students an in-depth look at the engineering process Starting this semester, ECE ILLINOIS will offer students an opportunity to study the engineering design process and possibly get a head start on their Senior Design projects with a new class called ECE 398, Special Topics in ECE. Daniel Dexter, ECE ILLINOIS Fri 5 Sep 2014 00:00 CST Banked blood grows stiffer with age, study finds The longer blood is stored, the less it can carry oxygen into the tiny microcapillaries of the body, says a new study from ECE Associate Professor Gabriel Popescu. Liz Ahlberg, U of I News Bureau Fri 5 Sep 2014 00:00 CST