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New method breaks the reciprocity of light propagation

1/16/2020

A novel method to prevent light from reflecting back in optical devices could allow advancements in several scientific fields, including optical communications, laser systems and electronics, according to a team of Penn State electrical engineers led by Xingjie Ni, assistant professor of electrical engineering.

Award fund established to honor late electrical engineering alumnus, professor

1/13/2020

The A. J. Ferraro Graduate Research Award in the Department of Electrical Engineering will become an endowed award, thanks to a gift from Carol M. Ferraro in honor of her late husband, Anthony J. Ferraro, an alumnus and professor emeritus at Penn State.

Blocking blackouts

1/10/2020

Electrical engineer Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, an expert on power grids, heads a Penn State team that won a $999,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to explore ways to prevent and deal with the "cascading failures" that lead to massive blackouts.

Seven engineering faculty members receive ROCKET Seed Grant to fund new research

1/7/2020

Seven Penn State College of Engineering faculty members were awarded the College of Engineering’s 2020 Research Opportunities for mid-Career Knowledge EnhancemenT (ROCKET) Seed Grant to fund exploration of new or existing research areas.

Engineering students present final projects at Capstone Design Project Showcase

12/18/2019

After a semester of hard work, senior engineering students presented their capstone design projects at the fall 2019 College of Engineering Capstone Design Project Showcase on Dec. 12 at the Bryce Jordan Center.

Five engineering students earn top prizes at national STEM convention

12/18/2019

Five Penn State College of Engineering students received prizes for both their engineering and problem-solving skills at the 2019 Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) National Convention.

Engineering students building autonomous submarine for international competition

12/9/2019

A team of 21 undergraduate students at Penn State and six students at The Belgium Campus, a university in Pretoria, South Africa, are deep into a yearlong project that will culminate in an international competition in San Diego, California, in August 2020.

HackPSU top prize goes to interdisciplinary team for collaboration software

12/9/2019

Students from across the state traveled to University Park on Nov. 2 for HackPSU, a 24-hour hackathon in which students compete for prizes by developing ideas that use software to solve real-life problems.

Planned expansion to keep College of Engineering on leading edge

12/3/2019

Design work is progressing for the first stage of a proposed, decade-long, multi-phase plan that will transform the Penn State College of Engineering and its footprint on the University Park campus.

Applied Optoelectronics and Photonics Lab takes top Tech Tournament honors

11/26/2019

To most people, improving antireflection coatings (ARCs) usually doesn't hit the "to-do list." Good thing the world has folks like Chris Giebink, associate professor of electrical engineering in the Penn State College of Engineering.

Electrical engineering major named College of Engineering's fall student marshal

11/26/2019

Alissa Smith, a Penn State senior majoring in electrical engineering and physics, has been named the College of Engineering's student marshal for the fall 2019 commencement ceremony, which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 21.

Professor leads national workshop, authors cybersecurity report for White House

11/25/2019

Patrick McDaniel, the William L. Weiss Chair in Information and Communications Technology in the Penn State College of Engineering, was selected by the National Science and Technology Council in coordination with the Executive Office of the President of the United States to lead a technical workshop on June 4-6 with experts from across the nation on cybersecurity.

Computer science and engineering professor receives $3.5M NSF grant

11/19/2019

In order to share, integrate and analyze research, scientists from many disciplines rely on Galaxy, a scientific workflow-management system. Despite its popularity, the system currently is not compatible with technology that would increase its speed and expand its functionality. Now, Mahmut Kandemir, professor of computer science and engineering in the Penn State College of Engineering, is working to integrate that technology and improve the capabilities of Galaxy.

New photonic liquid crystals could lead to next-generation displays

11/8/2019

A new technique to change the structure of liquid crystals could lead to the development of fast-responding liquid crystals suitable for next generation displays.

College of Engineering programs rank in U.S. News 'Best Global Universities'

10/23/2019

Several of Penn State's programs in the College of Engineering have made a strong showing, nationally and worldwide, in the recently released U.S. News & World Reports "Best Global Universities" for 2020.

Engineers Without Borders partners with Namutamba community in Uganda

9/30/2019

Undergraduate students from the Penn State chapter of Engineers Without Borders have launched a collaboration with the Namutamba community in Uganda to improve the community’s access to potable water.

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