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State of the ECE Department. Andreas C. Cangellaris, Head May 4, 2012. University of Illinois President Michael Hogan Resigns. President Hogan’s term ends on July 1, 2012 Robert Easter, appointed as the next UI President Easter serves currently as President-Designate

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State of the ece department

State of the ECE Department

Andreas C. Cangellaris, Head

May 4, 2012

University of illinois president michael hogan resigns
University of Illinois President Michael Hogan Resigns

  • President Hogan’s term ends on July 1, 2012

  • Robert Easter, appointed as the next UI President

    • Easter serves currently as President-Designate

    • His term as President starts on July 1, 2012

Excellence in academic scholarship
Excellence in Academic Scholarship

  • Top-notch ECE Curricula – Latest US News Ranking

    • Undergraduate EE is 5th; Graduate EE is 3rd;

    • Undergraduate CE is 5th; Graduate CE is 5th

  • Distinguished faculty, internationally recognized for innovative contributions and professional leadership

    • Over 50% of ECE faculty are IEEE fellows

    • 7 American Physical Society (APS) fellows

    • 7 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) fellows

    • 10 American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellows

    • 9 faculty, 9 emeritus faculty members of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)

Enrollments are up
Enrollments Are Up

  • AY 2011-12

    • 408 accepts

    • Over 80 transfer students

    • ~1737 undergraduates

  • AY 2012-13

    • ~500 accepts

    • Split equally between EE and CE

1737 undergraduate students
1737 Undergraduate Students

33% International

~48% Out of State

Groundbreaking for new ece building
Groundbreaking for New ECE building

  • On October 7, a ceremony was held to break ground for the new ECE building

  • Among the dignitaries were Illinois Governor Quinn, U of I President Michael Hogan, Chancellor Phyllis Wise, and College of Engineering Dean Ilesanmi Adesida

  • The facility is targeted for completion in summer 2014

Coordinated science laboratory celebrates 60 years of science
Coordinated Science Laboratory celebrates 60 years of science

  • The 60th anniversary celebration culminated with special events on October 27 and 28 and a Symposium on “Building Interdisciplinary Excellence with Societal Impact”

    • More than 200 alums, former faculty, and friends joined us for the celebration

  • CSL is home to several centers and institutes that work on:

    • Information trust & cybersecurity

    • Parallel computing

    • Wireless networks

    • Advanced digital sciences

    • Engineering ethics

    • Communications infrastructure & policy

Ece faculty
ECE faculty science

New faculty members
New Faculty Members science

Catrina Bryce

Semiconductor Lasers and Photonic Integrated Circuits

John Dallesasse

Materials for Opto-electronic d Devices and Photonic Integrated Circuits

Max Raginsky


Robert Pilawa

Power and Energy Systems

Coleman elected to national academy of engineering
Coleman elected to National Academy of Engineering science

  • ECE Professor James Coleman was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

    • He was recognized for his work in semiconductor lasers and photonic materials.

    • His research led to the development of metalorganic chemical vapor deposition, a growth method widely used to make semiconductor devices.

Liu receives presidential early career award
Liu receives Presidential scienceEarly Career Award

  • Logan Liu was named a recipient of a Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

    • PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their careers.

    • Liu specializes in using nano-engineering methods to understand and control molecular and cellular systems.

Holonyak inducted into engineering and science hall of fame
Holonyak inducted into Engineering and Science Hall of scienceFame

  • Nick Holonyak Jr. was one of three inductees into the Engineering and Science Hall of Fame on November 3.

    • He was recognized for the invention of the visible LED.

    • The Engineering and Science Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring national and international achievements in science and engineering.

Makela receives van valkenburg early career teaching award
Makela receives scienceVan Valkenburg Early Career Teaching Award

  • ECE Associate Professor Jonathan Makela was the 2011 recipient of the IEEE Education Society's Mac Van Valkenburg Early Career Teaching Award.

    • The Award recognizes young faculty who have made outstanding contributions to teaching unusually early in their professional careers.

Alejandro dominguez garcia recipient of the 2012 ieee pes outstanding young engineer award
Alejandro Dominguez-Garcia recipient of the 2012 IEEE PES Outstanding Young Engineer Award

  • This award recognizes outstanding contributions in the leadership of technical activities

Highlights of ece students excellence
Highlights of ECE Students’ Excellence Outstanding Young Engineer Award

Power and energy conference at illinois
Power and Energy Outstanding Young Engineer AwardConference at Illinois

  • Third annual Power and Energy Conference at Illinois was held in February

    • Planned and executed by ECE students

    • Participants came from around the world

Ece pulse
ECE Pulse Outstanding Young Engineer Award

  • Student-run technical conference brought in a number of major companies to give tech talks

  • Keynote speaker was Michael Callahan, the first recipient of the Lemelson-Illinois student prize

  • Held in February, this was the first of what is planned to be annual event

Outstanding graduate students
Outstanding Graduate Students Outstanding Young Engineer Award

  • C. Chen, X. Jiang: Best Student Paper Award at the recent 2011 North American Power Symposium

  • Feng Xiong: Gold medal for the TSMC Outstanding Student Research Award and the Best in Session Award at SRC TECHCON 2011

  • Joseph Sloan, RamiAbdallah: Best in Session Awards at the SRC TECHCON 2011

  • Katherine Kim: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

  • Pradeep Shenoy: Recipient of the 2010 Illinois International Graduate Achievement Award

  • JayanandAsok Kumar: Silver medal at the Design Automation Conference

  • Nathan Jack, VrashankShukla: Best student paper award at the latest EOS/ESD Symposium

  • David Estrada: Best paper award at the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers; best poster award at the Great Minds in STEM conference

Watkins develops product that could improve aids treatment
Watkins develops Outstanding Young Engineer Awardproduct that could improve AIDS treatment

  • ECE grad student Nicholas Watkins received the Baxter Young Investigator Award

    • He is developing a portable CD4 counter, which can be used to treat HIV patients in underdeveloped countries

    • The device counts the number of Helper T cells in the blood, providing a snapshot of a patient's immune system

Organized by the: Outstanding Young Engineer Award

January 8 - 13

  • 5-day technology entrepreneurship workshop and visits with startups and leading technology companies

    • 25 students attended

  • Notable outcomes:

    • Five students had interviews with Portfolio companies

    • One student going to work at SpaceX

    • TEC to help Azumio build user groups on campus for data collection and testing

    • Strengthening Founders Fund engagement with Illinois

With generous support by the:

Ece illinois

ECE Illinois: Outstanding Young Engineer Award

Lighting up the future