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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Spyros Pavlidis

Jun 6, 2022

Pavlidis receives the 2021-22 R. Ray Bennett Faculty Fellow Award

The mother of Mr. R. Ray Bennett, Mrs. Alice B. Bennett, endowed a faculty fellowship for the NC State Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as a memorial to her son. The R. Ray Bennett Faculty Fellow Award provides support for high-achieving young faculty in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NC State in pursuing their academic and cutting-edge research initiatives. This recognition is presented annually by the ECE Department to a single individual with a $40,000 cash award. 

Aerial view of Wolfline bus stopped next to Engineering Building 2 on Centennial Campus.

May 26, 2022

Ajit Kanale receives Outstanding PhD Student of the Year award

Congratulations to Ajit Kanale from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for receiving the 2021-22 Outstanding PhD Student of the Year Award from the College of Engineering. In addition to his recognition, Kanale will receive $1,000, a plaque, a gift from graduate programs and will be added to the recurring plaque of acknowledgement for past recipients in the Dean’s office. 

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May 20, 2022

New authentication system uses unclonable, microscopic features to detect counterfeits with smartphone

As counterfeit merchandise and documents become more difficult to detect, methods for checking authentication need to become more sophisticated. A new authentication system that gets down to the microscopic level to detect counterfeits is a promising solution — especially since it can all be done using a smartphone. 

The NC State Belltower at dusk and night.

May 20, 2022

Faculty highlights

The latest awards and honors earned by faculty of the College. 

Closeup photo of a white, round, multicolored biosensor attached to person's wet skin.

May 20, 2022

Here a sensor, there a sensor…

Sensor technologies can be used to detect a wide range of inputs, from temperature and light to air pressure and ultrasonic waves. Across engineering disciplines, they are used by faculty members to collect data needed for groundbreaking work in energy, health care, manufacturing, infrastructure and more. Engineering researchers, it seems, are putting sensors everywhere. 

A closeup photo of a can of Casalu resting on top of a several other cans; the can has varying shades of green and yellow text and graphics on a background of white.

May 20, 2022

Engineering entrepreneurship

Building a business takes discipline, a willingness to explore all options and an ability to think outside the box — all skills that College of Engineering (COE) alumni learned at NC State. 

From left, Lonnie Poole, Jr.; John Brantley, III; Linda Butler, Dean Louis Martin-Vega, Joseph Pleasant, Jr.; and Carl Stutts, Jr.

May 20, 2022

College honors seven DEA award winners

The College honored seven winners of its Distinguished Engineering Alumnus (DEA) award during a ceremony on campus on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, as part of Red and White Week. 

Aerial view of the College of Engineering and the Oval.

May 20, 2022

COE community bands together to support students and research

Alumni, faculty members, staff, students and friends of the College of Engineering came together to show their support and help the College of Engineering (COE) write its next chapter on Day of Giving on March 23, raising $1,504,048 from 1,443 gifts. 

From left, Bill Dean, Fred Kish and Dan Stancil.

May 20, 2022

Dean family endows second professorship to help strengthen engineering’s future

To recruit the best faculty members, the College of Engineering needs the best resources. While the College already has world-class research facilities, exceptional faculty members and a smart, well-rounded student body, its competitors have the same. Endowed professorships are key recruitment tools that help set the College apart in its efforts to attract and retain…