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Professor Alexandra Boltasseva
July 23, 2015
The paper was authored by Professors Alexandra Boltasseva and Vladimir Shalaev, visiting scholar Marcello Ferrera, and graduate students Nathaniel Kinsey, Clayton DeVault, and Jongbum Kim. The title is "Epsilon-near-zero Al-doped ZnO for ultrafast switching at telecom wavelengths". Optica is a new, high-impact journal dedicated to publishing only the most impactful work in optics.
Professor Alexandra Boltasseva
July 16, 2015
Professor Alexandra Boltasseva was invited to speak, while Professor Peter Bermel was selected to participate. The very selective program accepts only an average of 35 out of 259 academic candidates every year. Professor Boltasseva was invited among only 15 total speakers at the event.
Professor M. Ashraful Alam
July 21, 2015
The talk titled "The Physics of Flexible Electronics and the End of Ohm's Law', explained how percolation, phase transition, and fractals are helping shape the emergence of a new class of flexible, foldable, and light-weight electronics.
Professor M. Ashraful Alam
July 23, 2015
The award recognizes his pioneering and sustained contributions to "Reliability Physics of Scaled CMOS and More-than-Moore Technologies".
Professor Meng Cui
July 14, 2015
Meng Cui, a researcher at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute who will join Purdue in August, is the corresponding author of a research paper appearing this week (July 13) in the journal Nature Methods.
Mike Birck
July 10, 2015
Mike Birck (BSEE ’60, DEA ’91, HDR ’95) passed away early morning of Monday July 6. Dr. Birck was an outstanding alumnus of ECE, and a great friend of ECE and Purdue. The Birck Nanotechnology Center, the ECE Headship, and two ECE named professorships proudly bear the Birck name.

Mike Birck will be missed.
Professor Kaushik Roy
July 14, 2015
The Aristotle Award was created by the Semiconductor Research Corporation Board of Directors in March 1995 to recognize supported faculty whose deep commitment to the educational experience of SRC students has had a profound and continuing impact on their professional performance and consequently a significant impact for members over a long period of time.
PhD Candidate Aida Ebrahimi
July 14, 2015
This program brings together top 60 EECS graduate and postdoctoral women from USA and Europe who are interested in academia, for two days of scientific interactions and informal sessions. She is advised by Professor Muhammad A. Alam