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Sep 23, 2015

Engineering Researcher Alper Bozkurt named to Popular Science’s ‘Brilliant 10’

Alper Bozkurt, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at NC State University, has been named one of Popular Science’s “Brilliant 10” for his work establishing the foundations of the “internet of bionic things” in areas ranging from human-animal communication to insect biobots to human health monitoring devices. 

Sep 4, 2015

Nobel Laureate astrophysicist John Mather to speak at NC State

Dr. John Mather, Nobel Prize winner and senior astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, will present “From the Big Bang to Now, Observing the Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope," on September 18. 

Sep 1, 2015

New technique lowers cost of energy-efficient embedded computer systems

Electrical and computer engineers at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for creating less-expensive, low-power embedded systems – the computing devices found in everything from thermostats to automobiles. 

Aug 19, 2015

Algorithm interprets breathing difficulties to aid in medical care

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed an efficient algorithm that can interpret the wheezing of patients with breathing difficulties to give medical providers information about what’s happening in the lungs. 

Jul 30, 2015

Researchers boost wireless power transfer with magnetic field enhancement

Research from NC State University and Carnegie Mellon University shows that passing wireless power transfer through a magnetic resonance field enhancer (MRFE) – which can be as simple as a copper loop – can boost the transfer efficiency by at least 100 percent as compared to transferring through air alone. 

Jun 24, 2015

Distributed technique for power ‘scheduling’ advances smart grid concept

Researchers from NC State University have developed a new technique for “scheduling” energy in electric grids that moves away from centralized management by tapping into the distributed computing power of energy devices. The approach advances the smart grid concept. 

George Whitmire and his son Connor.

Jun 19, 2015

Engineering graduate proves it’s never too late to climb higher

At 52 and with a new baby in tow, George Whitmire was a sight to behold at this year’s spring commencement ceremony at PNC Arena. With his son Connor at his side, Whitmire received his electrical engineering degree and a chance at new opportunities for his future. 

Apr 30, 2015

Baliga wins global energy prize

Electrical engineer Jay Baliga, lauded by Scientific American as one of the heroes of the semiconductor revolution, has scored another scientific honor. The professor says he was awakened at 4:30 in the morning on April 23 with news from Moscow that he is a 2015 winner of the Global Energy Prize, an annual award presented at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in June. 

Apr 16, 2015

Bedair wins Holladay Medal

Dr. Salah M. Bedair, professor of electrical and computer engineering, is one of five professors who received the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence, the highest faculty honor bestowed by the trustees and NC State University. 

Apr 15, 2015

How a team of engineers is trying to save dairy farmers time (and money)

Tucked away in the corner of a laboratory in Raleigh, five electrical engineers are engaged in an unlikely pursuit – finding a way to make the U.S. dairy industry more profitable.