Dr. Jake Adams will join the ECE department as an Assistant Professor beginning in January of 2013. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbania-Champaign in May, 2011. His teaching and research will focus on antennas and applied electromagnetics.
Dr. Mike Kudenov will join the ECE Department as an Assistant Professor beginning in August. He received his Ph.D. in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona in 2009 and is presently an Assistant Research Professor there. His research and teaching interests include biomedical imaging, remote sensing, and active learning.
Dr. Ning Lu will join the ECE Department as an Associate Professor beginning in January. She comes to us from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA where she is a senior research engineer with the Energy and Environment Directorate. She worked in industry prior to earning her Ph.D. in Electrical Power Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has over 18 years of experience in electric power engineering. Her research and teaching interests include renewable integration, energy storage management and modeling, integrated information management systems for the smart grid, and climate charge impacts on power grids.
Dr. David Lubkeman has joined the ECE Department as a Research Professor in the FREEDM Center. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and comes to us with over 28 years of experience in electrical power systems engineering. His experience includes 16 years of faculty experience at NC State and Clemson, 3 years of consulting experience with KEMA, and 9 years of R&D project management experience with ABB. Dr. Lubkeman has had a number of occasions to collaborate with faculty in the FREEDM Center over the past several years, and we are excited to have him as one of us.
Dr. David Ricketts will be joining the ECE Department as an Associate Professor. He received his Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Science from Harvard and comes to us most recently from Carnegie Mellon. His teaching and research interests include applied electromagnetics, microwave and millimeter wave circuits, and nano-electronic devices and circuits.
We are excited about the wealth of knowledge and experience that each of these faculty members will bring to our department. We believe they will compliment our existing strengths nicely, and add valuable new insights to the department.