Congratulations to Our External Award Winners of 2021 (Fiscal Year)

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2022 Eaton Award in Design Excellence awarded to alumna Dr. Harshita Singh

Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Dr. Harshita Singh is the winner of the 2022 Eaton Award in Design Excellence.

Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Dr. Harshita Singh is the winner of the 2022 Eaton Award in Design Excellence. This unique award program recognizes outstanding work in the field of design by recent ECE alumni.

Singh is being recognized for work she did while a PhD student in Purdue ECE, part of which focuses on the design and construction of a new device, a “common-mode shorting network” (CMSN).

“I am delighted to have my work recognized through this award,” says Singh. “It encourages me to continue working in finding solutions to common-mode problems.”  

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Purdue ECE dedicates Chiminski Collaborative Research Hub

Purdue University’s Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering today (Sept. 29) celebrated the completion of new, cutting-edge research space.

Purdue University’s Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering today (Sept. 29) celebrated the completion of new, cutting-edge research space. The Chiminski Family Collaborative Research Hub is located on the second floor of the Materials and Electrical Engineering Building (MSEE). It was made possible by a generous gift from alumnus John R. Chiminski and his wife Laura A. Chiminski.

Dimitrios Peroulis, the Michael and Katherine Birck Head of ECE said the School is grateful to John and Laura Chiminski for investing in Purdue ECE’s people and facilities.

“John Chiminski has served as chairman of our School’s advisory board for over a decade. I have had numerous opportunities to observe his selfless passion and support for our students during this time. Now, John’s and Laura’s vision and generosity have created yet one more unique opportunity for our School,” said Peroulis. “We are confident that this multi-purpose and flexible research space will be a key enabler for our students, their research and learning activities, and entrepreneurial spirit.”

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