ECE Department Headlines

October 2016

Irwin Holmes, c. 1958 Broken Barriers: EE Alumnus’ Varsity Sweater in Walk of Fame - Irwin Holmes donated his tennis varsity letter sweater to the new NC State Athletics Walk of Fame and History in the renovated … [full story]

Tanvir Khan, Electrical & Computer Engineering ECE Student is Finalist in 3 Minute Thesis Competition - Later this month, 10 finalists in the Graduate School's second annual 3 Minute Thesis competition will demonstrate who is most … [full story]

Digram showing the elements of the device Canine Communication - Computer science and electrical engineering researchers have made an effort to improve service dogs' signals to companions. Researchers … [full story]

Dr. Michael Escuti and "polarization gratings," made of a thin layer of liquid crystal material on a glass plate. Escuti named 2016 NC State Innovator of the Year - NC State held its 27th Celebration of Innovation and Entrepreneurship to recognize the outstanding achievements of its faculty inventors … [full story]

Dr. Paul Franzon in his RV-8 cockpit From the Outback to the Wolfpack - Dr. Paul Franzon learned to fly as a student in his university glider club, chasing kangaroos up and down the ridges of the … [full story]

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) … [full story]

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 … [full story]

September 2016

Student work on the prototype of an EcoPRT car EcoPRT will bridge the gap between NC State’s two campuses - Two faculty members from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering are creating a new transportation system that would … [full story]

Ewan Pritchard demonstrating fast chargering technology on a Nissan Leaf Pritchard re-appointed to NC GreenPower Board - We are proud to announce that this week, Dr. Ewan Pritchard, Associate Director of FREEDM Systems Center and the Advanced … [full story]

The new inverter, made using silicon carbide components. Photo courtesy of Iqbal Husain. 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 … [full story]

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