We are. Electrical and Computer Engineers use bold thinking and tenacious ingenuity to make a secure, resilient, and adaptable power grid to power everything from your smartwatch to the space station to a martian colony.
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A new approach from NC State ECE researchers creates multi-junction solar cells with off-the-shelf components and intermetallic bonding.
Researchers in the FREEDM Systems Center received a $3.1 million research award from the U.S. Department of Energy to advance solar energy’s role in strengthening the resilience of the U.S. electricity grid.
Research within Engineering is advancing electric vehicle technology.
A new electric vehicle fast charger is at least 10 times smaller than existing systems and wastes 60 percent less power during the charging process, without sacrificing the charging time.
Three NC State ECE faculty members are 2019 recipients of fund awards from Chancellor’s Innovation Fund as they develop microneedle patches and fast chargers for electric vehicles.
New system can simultaneously deliver watts of power and transmit data at rates high enough to stream video over the same wireless connection.