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SpectrumX – Universities join forces to pursue NSF center opportunity

Four teams awarded planning grants through the National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) new Spectrum Innovation Initiative (SII) are merging to create a comprehensive, interdisciplinary plan for a 5-year, $25M National Center for Wireless Spectrum Research (SII-Center). The envisioned center …

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Launch sequence initiated: Introducing ND IrishSat

Electrical engineering and aerospace engineering students have formed a new club called ND IrishSat. Their ultimate goal is to launch a cube-shaped nanosatellite as part of NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI) to conduct research investigations in space. Through the CSLI, developers from …

Electrical Engineering Ph.D. student Irfan Khan working in Professor Anthony Hoffman's Photonics Lab

“Bending” light to engineer improved optical devices and circuits

Rainbows are formed when light bends — or refracts — as it enters and exits a water droplet. The amount that the light bends depends on the color of the light, resulting in white light being separated into a beautiful spectrum of colors. The index of refraction, one of the tools that optical …

Chakraborty takes VLSI Best Student Paper Award for Technology

Wriddhi Chakraborty received the Best Student Paper Award for Technology at the 2020 VLSI Symposia on Technology and Circuits for his paper titled “BEOL Compatible Dual-Gate Ultra Thin-Body W-Doped Indium-Oxide Transistor with I_on=370 uA/um, SS=73 mV/dec and I_on/I_off>4E9.” A …

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Engineers developing high-speed light detectors for closer look at the sun

For all that scientists have learned about the sun, plenty of unanswered questions remain about the brightest star in the sky. Advancements in solar astronomy have informed a basic understanding of the light spectrum and help predict geomagnetic storms capable of causing blackouts to electronic …

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Apply to the new Materials Science and Engineering doctoral program

The University of Notre Dame has announced a new interdisciplinary doctoral program in Materials Science and …

Drake, an open-source model-based design and verification robotics simulator, helps verify Kurtz‘s models

Nimble and steady on their feet: next-generation legged robots

Could legged robots be used to find survivors after an earthquake or to fight forest fires? Answering that question is …

Candles in the Grotto at the University of Notre Dame

In memoriam: Sergei Rouvimov

Sergei Rouvimov, associate research professor of electrical engineering and director of the Transmission Electron …

Congratulations EE 2020 Graduates

A Special Message to the Electrical Engineering Class of 2020

On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Department of Electrical Engineering, I would like to congratulate the …

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Team led by EE Ph.D. candidate wins 2020 McCloskey New Venture Competition

NearWave, an entrepreneurial team led by Roy Stillwell, a Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering, took four prizes …