September 6, 2019

ECE Prof. David Ebert selected as director for CERIAS in Discovery Park

David Ebert, the Silicon Valley Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue, has been appointed director of Discovery Park's Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security, effective Aug. 1. Ebert has served as interim director since November 2018.
August 20, 2019

List of Outstanding Engineering Teachers from spring 2019 includes 24 from ECE

The Purdue College of Engineering is recognizing outstanding teaching from the Spring 2019 semester. These exemplary faculty, lecturers and other staff received teaching evaluation scores of 4.7 or higher in classes with enrollments of 10 or more, and 50% or higher response rates, based on student evaluations from courses taught in Engineering in spring 2019.
August 15, 2019

Researchers propose new topological phase of atomic matter hosting ‘photonic skyrmions’

The field of topology or the study of how surfaces behave in different dimensions has profoundly influenced the current understanding of matter. The prime example is the topological insulator, which conducts electricity only on the surface while being completely insulating inside the bulk. Topological insulators behave like a metal, i.e., silver on the surface, but inside, it would behave like glass. These properties are defined using the conductivity or flow of electrons depicting whether there is a highway or a road-block for their motion. One major driver of future applications for topological insulators is in the field of spin-electronic devices since these electrons spin in unison, all aligned with each other while flowing on the surface.
August 8, 2019

Purdue receives funding to investigate how electronic excitations interfere

ECE Prof. Manfra, who is also the Bill and Dee O’Brian Chair Professor of Physics and Astronomy and a professor of materials engineering, is involved in a newly announced $37 million effort by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Basic Energy Science to study and advance the emerging field of quantum information science.
August 2, 2019

Prof. Zubin Jacob selected for prestigious DARPA Director's Fellowship

Prof. Zubin Jacob has been awarded a prestigious Director’s Fellowship from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). In 2017, Jacob won the DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA). Now, Jacob has been selected for the highly competitive Director’s Fellowship. The award extends his YFA research for a third year.
August 1, 2019

ECE Prof. Shreyas Sundaram joins CRISP as Associate Director

Purdue ECE faculty member, Shreyas Sundaram, has joined the Center for Resilient Infrastructures, Systems, and Processes (CRISP) as Associate Director. He succeeds Milind Kulkarni as Associate Director. Kulkarni has become the co-director of another center at Purdue called PurPL, based in ECE and Computer Science.
July 22, 2019

Infrared chemical imaging technology promises new precision cancer diagnosis

New infrared chemical imaging work involving research by BME Prof. Ji-Xin Cheng and ECE Prof. Ali Shakouri, the Mary Jo and Robert L. Kirk Director of the Birck Nanotechnology Center, aims to change the paradigm, allowing better microscopic studies of tissue to detect what is there and cut down on unnecessary surgeries.
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