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Danielle Merfeld

Danielle Merfeld (ND ’94) elected to National Academy of Engineering

Danielle W. Merfeld (ND ’94) vice president and chief technology officer, GE Renewable Energy, General Electric Co., has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Election to the Academy is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Merfeld was …

Tom O’Sullivan and Ola Abdalsalam using their handheld device

A powerful, pocket-sized optical imager, no longer science fiction

Before Wilhelm Röntgen, a mechanical engineer, discovered a new type of electromagnetic radiation in 1895, physicians could only dream of being able to see inside the body. Within a year of Röntgen’s discovery, X-rays were being used to identify tumors. Within 10 years, hospitals were using …

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Electrical engineering team spotlighted for work developing a new kind of semiconductor memory

The work of a Notre Dame electrical engineering research team — including graduate students Wriddhi Chakraborty, Jorge Gómez Mir, and Huacheng Ye — was featured in vivid color in IEEE Spectrum, the flagship magazine and website of the IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization …

David Burghoff

David Burghoff receives 2021 NSF Early Career Development Award

David Burghoff, assistant professor of electrical engineering, has received a 2021 National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development (CAREER) award. The award is one of the NSF’s highest honors given in support of young faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in …

Untangling the potential of frequency-modulated combs

A frequency comb is a laser with a twist that emits many uniformly spaced optical wavelengths. The regularity of the spacing between lines — the comb’s teeth — serves as a ruler for measuring light frequencies. David Burghoff, assistant professor of electrical engineering, developed a …

Gary Bernstein and Hsueh-Chia Chang

Engineers Bernstein and Chang elected Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

Gary H. Bernstein, the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Electrical Engineering, and Hsueh-Chia Chang, the Bayer …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …