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January 17, 2017

ECE Alum Astronaut Gene Cernan passes away

He earned a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue in 1956 and an honorary doctorate in Engineering in 1970. He was one of 14 astronauts chosen by NASA in October 1963.
January 10, 2017

Professor Zubin Jacob receives NSF CAREER Award

He received the NSF CAREER award for his proposal entitled, "Controlling Single Photon Interactions with K-Surface Engineered Nanomaterials". The total amount of support awarded is $461,877 over the next 5 years.
December 14, 2016

Purdue professor Weiner elected fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Professor Weiner's research focuses on ultrafast optics, notably the processing of extremely high-speed lightwave signals and ultra-broadband radio-frequency signals. He is especially well known for his pioneering work on programmable generation of arbitrary ultrashort pulse waveforms, which has found application both in fiber optic networks and in ultrafast optical science laboratories around the world.
December 12, 2016

Electrical Engineering students test their innovations

Purdue is one of the leading engineering schools in the country, and the university gave electrical engineering students a chance to test out their semester’s work. The fourth SPARK Challenge was held Friday inside the Purdue Armory.
November 28, 2016

Three ECE Professors elevated to IEEE Fellows

Xiaojun Lin, Dimitrios Peroulis, and Hong Tan have been elevated, effected January 2017. The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one- percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.
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