New Design Improves Performance of Flexible Wearable Electronics

New Design Improves Performance of Flexible Wearable Electronics

In a proof-of-concept study, engineers at NC State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering have designed a flexible thermoelectric energy harvester that has the potential to rival the effectiveness of existing power wearable electronic devices using body heat as the only source of energy.

Hands-On Model Helps Students Understand Genetic Engineering

Hands-On Model Helps Students Understand Genetic Engineering

A team of faculty and undergraduate researchers, including researchers from Electrical and Computer Engineering, have created a physical, interactive model to teach students about genetics and biological processes at the cellular level. “By creating an analogue...
Tracking the Movement of Cyborg Cockroaches

Tracking the Movement of Cyborg Cockroaches

New research from North Carolina State University’s Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering offers insights into how far and how fast cyborg cockroaches – or biobots – move when exploring new spaces. The work moves researchers closer to...

Dr. Baliga Named Fellow by National Academy of Inventors

Three faculty members at North Carolina State University are being named fellows by theNational Academy of Inventors (NAI). The new NAI fellows are B. Jayant Baliga, Distinguished University Professor of Electrical Engineering; Ruben Carbonell, Frank Hawkins Kenan...
Tech Would Use Drones and Insect Biobots to Map Disaster Areas

Tech Would Use Drones and Insect Biobots to Map Disaster Areas

Researchers at North Carolina State University’s Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering have developed a combination of software and hardware that will allow them to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and insect cyborgs, or biobots, to map large,...
ECE Student is Finalist in 3 Minute Thesis Competition

ECE Student is Finalist in 3 Minute Thesis Competition

10 finalists in the Graduate School’s second annual 3 Minute Thesis competition will demonstrate who is most capable of describing their Ph.D. research in just three minutes and with only one slide. Ph.D. candidates who have completed their confirmation milestone, was narrowed to 10 finalists, including one from Electrical and Computer Engineering – Tanvir Arafat Khan.

Canine Communication

Canine Communication

Computer science and electrical engineering researchers have made an effort to improve service dogs’ signals to companions.

FREEDM Systems Center moves closer to a vision realized

FREEDM Systems Center moves closer to a vision realized

In year eight, the Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM) Systems Center led by NC State’s Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering moved closer to the vision that led to the center’s establishment. That vision is a...
ASSIST makes progress with testbed, other technologies

ASSIST makes progress with testbed, other technologies

Year four saw breakthroughs and new directions in research for the Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST). The National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center led by NC...
Pritchard re-appointed to NC GreenPower Board

Pritchard re-appointed to NC GreenPower Board

We are proud to announce that this week, Dr. Ewan Pritchard, Associate Director of FREEDMSystems Center and the Advanced Transportation Energy Center (ATEC) has formally been appointed to serve on the NC GreenPower Board for another three years. Dr. Pritchard was ...
New Tech Promises to Boost Electric Vehicle Efficiency, Range

New Tech Promises to Boost Electric Vehicle Efficiency, Range

Researchers in NC State’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering’s FREEDM Systems Center have developed a new type of inverter device with greater efficiency in a smaller, lighter package – which should improve the fuel-efficiency and...
NC State forms NSF-Funded Center for Advanced Electronics Through Machine Learning With UIUC and Georgia Tech

NC State forms NSF-Funded Center for Advanced Electronics Through Machine Learning With UIUC and Georgia Tech

North Carolina State University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Georgia Tech are forming a center that aims to speed up design and verification of microelectronic circuits and systems, reducing development costs and time-to-market for manufacturers of microelectronic products, especially integrated circuits. The center is funded for five years through the National Science Foundation’s Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) program, and by the industrial members of the center.

New Wearable Aims to Prevent Asthma Attacks

New Wearable Aims to Prevent Asthma Attacks

Researchers at NC State have developed an integrated, wearable system that monitors a user’s environment, heart rate and other physical attributes with the goal of predicting and preventing asthma attacks. The researchers plan to begin testing the system on a larger subject population this summer.

Veliadis Named PowerAmerica CTO

Victor Veliadis, a senior advisory engineer for Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, has been named the chief technology officer for PowerAmerica, the public-private power electronics institute hosted on Centennial Campus.

New Techniques Make RFID Tags 25 Percent Smaller

New Techniques Make RFID Tags 25 Percent Smaller

Engineering researchers led by Dr. Paul Franzon, have developed a suite of techniques that allow them to create passive radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags that are 25 percent smaller and less expensive.

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