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Electrical engineering major selected as College of Engineering student marshal


Is'haq Al Hajri, an electrical engineering major with an energy business and finance minor, has been named the Penn State College of Engineering's student marshal for the 2020 summer commencement.

Highly sensitive dopamine detector uses 2D materials


A supersensitive dopamine detector can help in the early diagnosis of several disorders that result in too much or too little dopamine, according to a group led by Penn State and including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and universities in China and Japan.

Faculty teams awarded seed grants to fund biodevice development


Faculty teams from across multiple disciplines recently received Penn State Biodevices Seed Grants and Grace Woodward Collaborative Research in Engineering and Medicine Grants to support work on the development of biodevices.

Seeing the light: Researchers combine technologies for better light control


A new technology that can allow for better light control without requiring large, difficult-to-integrate materials and structures has been developed by Penn State researchers.

Two Penn State teams reach finals in international business idea competition


Teams led by Penn State students again this year made a strong showing in an online international competition hosted by Ben-Gurion University of Negev, Israel, and in partnership with The Center for Penn State Student Entrepreneurship (CPSSE).

Enriching technical capabilities by improving professional skills


When Anthony Aloisi, a system engineer at Siemens Mobility, was exploring graduate engineering opportunities, he knew he wanted to find a program that would complement his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Penn State.

Over $10 million awarded to Penn State for energy center


Penn State will receive more than $10 million from the U.S. Department of Energy as an Energy Frontier Research Center Award.

New insights into van der Waals materials found


Layered van der Waals materials are of high interest for electronic and photonic applications, according to researchers at Penn State and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, in California, who provide new insights into the interactions of layered materials with laser and electron beams.

Engineering professor named to DARPA ISAT study group


Gang Tan, professor of computer science and engineering in the Penn State School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been selected as a member of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Information Science and Technology study group.

Engineering professor receives Geoffrey Marshall Mentoring Award


Vijaykrishnan Narayanan, A. Robert Noll Chair of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Penn State, has been awarded the 2019-20 Geoffrey Marshall Mentoring Award by the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools.

Understanding of relaxor ferroelectric properties could lead to many advances


A new fundamental understanding of polymeric relaxor ferroelectric behavior could lead to advances in flexible electronics, actuators and transducers, energy storage, piezoelectric sensors and electrocaloric cooling, according to a team of researchers at Penn State and North Carolina State.

Professor earns NSF grant to configure wireless networks with machine learning


Jing Yang, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Penn State, and Cong Shen, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Virginia (UVA), have earned a $550,000, three-year grant to pursue machine learning for wireless networking systems.

Interdisciplinary team wins Department of Energy Optimization Challenge


A team of Penn State researchers is part of the first round of winners for the Department of Energy's Grid Optimization Competition.

Materials science student Bolotsky earns Graduate School alumni scholarship


Adam Bolotsky, a doctoral student in materials science and engineering, was awarded the Penn State Alumni Association Scholarship for Penn State Alumni in the Graduate School from the Graduate School.

Two faculty members honored with Evan Pugh Professorships


Two Penn State professors have been named Evan Pugh Professors, an elite and prestigious distinction conferred by the University on only 73 faculty members since the establishment of the designation in 1960.

Electrical engineering professor named Electromagnetics Academy fellow


Douglas Werner, John L. and Genevieve H. McCain Chair of Electrical Engineering in the Penn State School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been named a fellow of the Electromagnetics Academy of the PhotonIcs and Electromagnetics Research Symposium.

Engineering student to research Salmonella with Erickson Discovery Grant


Cassandra Nunez, a Penn State electrical engineering rising junior, recently received a 2020 Erickson Discovery Grant to study the motion of Salmonella under antibiotic and heat stress.

Computer science and engineering professor named to CACM Editorial Board


Trent Jaeger, professor of computer science and engineering in the Penn State School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been named to the Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery Editorial Board for Contributions.

2020 Summer Founders Program draws record number of teams and increases amount


A record number of student startups from across Penn State campuses are getting ready for the 2020 Summer Founders program.

Institute awards 32 computational and data sciences seed grants


Understanding polarized political opinions, predicting Arctic Sea ice levels, and accelerating quantum computing with machine learning -- these are just a few focuses of the dozens of new Penn State research projects that have been funded by Institute for Computational and Data Sciences seed grants.

Plasma medicine research highlights antibacterial effects and potential uses


As interest in the application of plasma medicine -- the use of low-temperature plasma (LTP) created by an electrical discharge to address medical problems -- continues to grow, so does the need for research advancements proving its capabilities and potential impacts on the health care industry.

Researchers explore quantum computing to discover possible COVID-19 treatments


Quantum machine learning, an emerging field that combines machine learning and quantum physics, is the focus of research to discover possible treatments for COVID-19, according to Penn State researchers led by Swaroop Ghosh.

Bradley named computational data sciences student marshal


Kyle Bradley, a double major in computational data sciences in the College of Engineering and mathematics, has been selected as the computational data sciences student marshal for Penn State's spring commencement, which will be held virtually on May 9.

Petrone named computer engineering student marshal


Steven Petrone, a computer engineering major and cybersecurity computational foundations minor, has been named the computer engineering student marshal for Penn State's spring commencement, which will be held virtually on May 9.

Tice named computer science student marshal


Alyssa Jo Tice has been named the computer science student marshal for Penn State's spring commencement, where she will graduate summa cum laude. The commencement ceremony will be held virtually on May 9.

Venkatesulu named electrical engineering student marshal


Erica Venkatesulu has been named the Department of Electrical Engineering's student marshal for Penn State’s spring commencement, which will be held virtually on May 9.

Engineering capstone design showcase to be held virtually


Each semester, Penn State senior engineering students present their capstone design projects at the College of Engineering Learning Factory Capstone Design Showcase. This semester, to coordinate with the shift to all online courses, the showcase will take place entirely online from Friday, May 1, to Friday, May 8.

Engineers develop method to improve efficiency and heat tolerance of devices


When it comes to increasing electric storage efficiency and electric breakdown strength -- the ability of an electrical system to operate at higher voltage and temperatures with great efficiency -- increasing one traditionally has led to a decrease in the other.

Penn State engineer receives DARPA grant to strengthen cybersecurity


A multi-institute group of researchers that includes Gang Tan, James F. Will Career Development Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Penn State, has received an $8 million grant that allots $1 million for Penn State's part of the research to increase computer security by developing more secure parsers.

Three electrical engineering and computer science faculty earn NSF CAREER Awards


Three faculty members from the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) in the Penn State College of Engineering have been awarded Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Penn State engineer developing device that may be able to test for COVID-19


A point-of-care testing device to help diagnose the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is under development by Weihua Guan, assistant professor of electrical engineering in Penn State's College of Engineering.

Electrical engineering assistant professor selected as SPARC fellow


Aida Ebrahimi, assistant professor of electrical engineering in the Penn State College of Engineering's School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, was recently awarded a Stimulating Partnerships among Researchers and Clinicians (SPARC) Clinical-Research Exchange Fellowship.

New scholarship to support students studying engineering and education


Ronald A. Williams, Penn State electrical engineering alumnus, and Patricia Maurer Williams, Penn State education alumna, have agreed to fund the Dr. Ronald A., Patricia Maurer, and Thomas F. Williams Scholarship in memory of Ronald Williams' late brother, Thomas F. Williams, a 1970 Penn State mechanical engineering alumnus.

NASA selects Penn State student team to build technology for lunar missions


Penn State students from the Student Space Programs Laboratory comprise one of eight university teams recently selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to develop new technology to study the surface of the moon.

Schreyer Honors Scholar applies neural networks to better predict severe storms


Kyle Bradley's introduction to research at Penn State came during the summer after his sophomore year, when he took a job at the Applied Research Lab.

Disrupting the sleep market was all in a day's work for alumnus JT Marino


After graduating in 2012, College of Engineering alumnus John-Thomas "JT" Marino co-founded Tuft & Needle, a direct-to-consumer online mattress retailer.

Penn State tops NSF rankings for breadth of research expertise


The breadth of Penn State's research expertise surpasses that of any university in the country, according to the latest National Science Foundation rankings of Higher Education Research and Development research expenditures by key fields and subfields, released in November 2019.

Introducing girls to engineering


Building on the success of previous years, the Penn State School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) will host two week-long summer camps geared toward girls in middle and high school.

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