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Contents of the CURIE Academy project kits

Professor Christopher Batten prepares for a new kind of CURIE Academy

CURIE Academy is a one-week summer program for high school students who excel in math and science and are curious about careers in engineering. CURIE Academy scholars are young women of all backgrounds from all over the country who will be high school juniors or seniors. This year’s project, designed by ECE Professor Christopher Batten, is focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) and titled Computing at the Edge. The work is organized around several themes including early disaster warning, the smart home, a wearable health monitor and digital agriculture. Project kits including a variety of... Read more

Zeki Hayran

Zeki Hayran awarded SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship

Zeki Hayran has been awarded a 2021 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, for his potential contribution to the field of optics and photonics. Hayran is a Ph.D. student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering under the supervision of Assistant Professor Francesco Monticone. His research interests include spacetime metamaterials, non-Hermitian photonics, and topological photonics. “My work aims to overcome performance limitations in photonics,” Hayran explained, “through exploring the temporal dimension in time... Read more

2021 Cornell ECE Video Time Capsule

Congratulations to the Cornell ECE Class of '21!

This video time capsule captures just a small slice of life in ECE during a particularly challenging year, including some of the projects you worked on, teams you collaborated with, and friends who shared this experience. Thank you for all your hard... Read more

Announcing the 2021 ECE Undergraduate Awards

The William S. Einwechter Award The William S. Einwechter Award is presented annually to one or more members of the ECE senior class who have demonstrated distinguished records of service to ECE and its students, to the College and to the University. This year’s Einwechter Award winner is Parker Miller. Miller’s work in ECE focused on analog and RF circuit design. Most recently, he completed a tunable wireless receiver for his M.Eng. project with Professor Al Molnar. Miller served on the executive board of the Maker Club and helped build up the new mechanical lab space in Phillips 201. “In the... Read more

Kunal Shastri

Kunal Shastri receives ECE Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Kunal Shastri, Ph.D. student in the Monticone Lab, is the winner of the 2021 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Shastri joined Assistant Professor Francesco Monticone’s research group in August 2017 as a Ph.D. student and graduate research assistant. He worked as a TA for several undergraduate courses in the intervening years including ECE 2100 (Fall 2018), ECE 4320 (Spring 2021) and most recently for ECE 3030, “Electromagnetic Fields and Waves,” in the Fall 2019 and Fall 2020 semesters, when Monticone was the instructor of the course... Read more

Prepare the grid now for electric vehicles

Eilyan Bitar, ECE associate professor and David Croll Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow, has published an op-ed in the Albany Times Union arguing that "the transition to an all-electric car future won't be possible without careful planning and coordination with the power grid and the companies that manage its operation." In response to Volvo and GM's recent announcements to completely phase out all gasoline-powered cars by 2030 and 2035 respectively, he describes some of the most pressing challenges and opportunities that the increased adoption of electric vehicles will present to the power grid... Read more