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New Solar Cell Breaks Records for Efficiency and Voltage

A team with Professor Ted Sargent introduced a new cell with extremely high efficiency and record-setting voltage that bypasses the need for silicon, which is energetically costly to produce and purify.
Nov 16, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News

Search Committee Formed to Find New Dean of the McCormick School of Engineering

The individual chosen will succeed Julio M. Ottino, who will step down as dean at the end of the academic year.
Nov 16, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News

McCormick Faculty Named Among Global ‘Highly Cited Researchers’ for 2022

The list identifies researchers who showed significant influence by publishing highly cited papers.
Nov 15, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News

Improving MRAM by Lessening Reliance on Electric Currents

Professor Pedram Khalili and his team developed a new material structure that could allow memory devices to get smaller and more energy-efficient.
Nov 14, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News

IEEE Honors Prem Kumar as a Life Fellow Member

The IEEE Life Fellow member designation recognizes significant contributions to one’s field of study and is proof of a strong sustained commitment to the profession.
Nov 11, 2022

IEEE Magnetics Society and IEEE Nanotechnology Council Chicago Chapters Meeting

Professor Pedram Khalili is a member of the joint meeting organizing committee and Professors Koray Aydin and Ted Sargent are among the speakers.
Nov 10, 2022

Professor Berry Speaks at Nokia Algorithm World 2022

Randall Berry was a panelist in the “Sustainable 6G System” session last month during the Nokia Algorithm World 2022 industry event.
Nov 9, 2022

Reconnecting the Microarchitecture Community

Simone Campanoni and Nikos Hardavellas co-chaired the five-day MICRO 2022 conference hosted in Chicago on October 1-5, 2022.
Nov 9, 2022

Harnessing Environmental Science Sensor Data with a 5G Network

ECE undergraduate students Ziad Elbadry Shaker and Zoe Snead conducted research at Argonne National Laboratory with the support of the NAISE summer program.
Oct 24, 2022

DNA Gives Colloidal Crystals Shape-shifting and Memory Abilities

The new study describes the shape memory that occurs after changes to a colloidal crystal’s structure and that is not accessible in other types of crystals.
Oct 17, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News

IEEE Honors Thrasos Pappas as a Life Fellow Member

The IEEE Life Fellow member designation recognizes significant contributions to one’s field of study and is proof of a strong sustained commitment to the profession.
Oct 5, 2022

ECE Undergraduate Summer Grant Recipients Progress on Research Projects

Undergraduate students Stephen Cheng, Jennifer Chiang, and Michael Richards devoted the summer to research projects in collaboration with ECE faculty.
Oct 3, 2022

Northwestern Partners with Indigenous Scientists to Conserve Great Lakes Wetlands

The researchers will focus on manoomin (the Ojibwe word for wild rice), a critical — yet declining — part of the Great Lakes ecosystem and a sacred food that connects Native communities to the land.
Aug 29, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News

Cross-layer Computing Summer School Offers Students Technical Knowledge and Practical Know-How

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering hosted a career development workshop for underrepresented students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in computer engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science.
Aug 23, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News

Advancing the Theoretical Foundations of Data Science

The transdisciplinary and multi-institution Institute for Data, Econometrics, Algorithms, and Learning received a five-year, $10 million NSF TRIPODS Phase II award to continue advancing the theoretical foundations of data science.
Jul 29, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News
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