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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 …

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 the goal of Vince Kurtz’s research. A graduate student in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Kurtz recently received a three-year Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship …

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 Microscopy Program for the Notre Dame Integrated Imaging Facility, passed away on May 29, 2020, after battling ALS for over a year. Sergei earned a Ph.D. in physics from A. F. Ioffe …

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 graduates of the Class of 2020. I especially applaud you for your fortitude in making it through this last semester. No one will ever forget the Class of 2020. Stay healthy, and …

Roy Stillwell

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 in the 20th McCloskey New Venture Competition, held online on Friday, April 24. The team won the $50,000 McCloskey grand prize for teams led by Notre Dame students and alumni, the …

Mannam receives 2020 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award

Varun Mannam, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering, has received the 2020 Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award. Presented annually by Notre Dame Learning, the Graduate School, and the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning, the award recognizes exceptional …

In Memoriam: Anthony N. Michel, dean emeritus of the College of Engineering

Anthony N. Michel, the Matthew H. McCloskey Dean Emeritus of the College of Engineering and the Frank M. Freimann Professor Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame, died Saturday, Feb. 1. He was 84. Michel was a leading expert in the qualitative analysis of dynamical systems with emphasis on …

Patricia Culligan appointed dean of Notre Dame’s College of Engineering

Patricia J. Culligan, currently the chair and Carleton Professor of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at Columbia University, has been appointed the Matthew H. McCloskey Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame by University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, …