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ECE Professor Lucy Shi of UIC
Researchers Put a New Spin on Cooling Electronic Hotspots
The longevity of electronic devices is tested in many ways as they endure the rigors of daily usage. Even when they are treated with the utmost care, they still have a major challenge to overcome – the removal of heat. To alleviate this problem, ECE Assistant Professor Junxia “Lucy” Shi and her team of researchers in the Advanced Semiconductor Materials and Devices Laboratory at UIC are focusing on using a novel method for cooling hotspots in electronics and capturing the wasted heat to use to power the devices. The new technique additionally has the potential to expand the longevity of electronic components. The results of their research were recently published in the prestigious journals Scientific Reports and Physical Review Materials.…
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ECE Alex_Italian Program
ECE International Program Sets the Stage for Student Success
Located in the heart of Chicago, UIC offers students a unique educational experience and work opportunities in a world-class city. For Alex Iacobucci, UIC’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) set the stage for his professional career as an engineer and provides him with the opportunity to do some acting outside the office. Iacobucci, came to ECE through the UIC College of Engineering, which has a partnership with one of the top engineering schools in Italy – Polytechnic University of Turin – and provides the students with a dual master’s degree. At the completion of the program, students get a degree from the Italian university and UIC. They take one semester in Italy and one semester at UIC, where…
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Professor Wolgang Boerner
Celebrating the Life of Professor Emeritus Wolfgang-Martin Boerner
In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Wolfgang-Martin Boerner July 26, 1937- May 25, 2018It is with the greatest sadness and regret that we announce that our dear friend and highly admired colleague Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Professor Emeritus Wolfgang-Martin Boerner passed away on May 25, 2018 at the age of 80.He had an illustrious career and was undoubtedly a most eminent researcher and giant in the general area of electromagnetics and especially in remote sensing and polarimetric imaging radar. Boerner had a distinguished record of accomplishments and recognition, and was a Life Fellow of IEEE, Optical Society of America, International Society for Optical and Photogrammetric Engineering, Society for Exploration Geophysics, SPIE, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Institute of…
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ECE Senior Design Expo at UIC in Chicago
ECE Students Show Talent and Ingenuity at Design Expo
ECE students showed their talents and ingenuity during the 29th Annual UIC Engineering Senior Design Expo on Friday, April 27, at the UIC Forum. ECE students were among more than 528 seniors from the College of Engineering (COE) presenting within 27 project categories. Eleven ECE teams were named Best in Category – some teams tied for first - in the eight categories in which they participated. The Best in Category In the Electronics Engineering category, Paul Benjamin Johnson and Joshua H. Tang nabbed the top spot with their Velo Nexus.The project leverages the power of a smartphone to add additional sensors easily and on demand allow for variability for an individual user’s needs and wants related to a bicycle ride.  Controlling…
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ECE Alum Suyu Zhang of Chicago tech startup Chowbus
Alumnus on the Road to Success with Tech Startup
Ordering food online can get expensive quickly when you add the delivery fee and tip to the total. Unless the order is placed through the online app Chowbus, a Chicago-based tech startup that charges a modest $1 for deliveries.Co-founded by UIC alumnus Suyu Zhang, who serves as the company’s chief technology officer, Chowbus curates and delivers top-notch ethnic food with a rotating menu. The company started selling food online in 2015. Zhang has a background in mobile apps and he and the co-founder started working on their app, which was launched in March of 2016. Now, they are generating approximately $600,000 a month. The idea for a low delivery fee came from personal experiences ordering food while Zhang was working…
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ECE_IGOr's class competition
[Video] Mechatronics Students Competed with their Autonomous Vehicles
ECE Professor Igor Paprotny's Mechatronic Systems Design Laboratory class competed with their autonomous vehicles at the end of the semester. The video has an introduction fro Professor Paprotny, and the competition starts at the 19 minute mark for those who want to jump to ahead to see the cars in action. This is only one round of the race, but shows all of the teams competing.The picture above shows the wining teams, which were team DOV (three students at right) and team Goldstar (left), who tied for first place with 17.4 second and 17.64 second lap times.Learn more about the ECE courses offered at Undergraduate Course Offerings.
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EWH ECE student Jessica with BioE Aseel
ECE Students Addressing Global Health Needs
Students from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and their peers from the College of Engineering are taking on challenges to improve health care in the developing world. As members of UIC’s chapter of Engineering World Health (EWH), the students are using their engineering knowledge and skills to help people in Vietnam and beyond.When they are not in the classroom, the students are working together to build unique devices at UIC. This past year, the students constructed a prosthetic arm for a 10-year-old girl in Vietnam, who lost her arm in a playground accident. They also developed a hearing test device that can be easily replicated and used in a variety of locations around the world.“I’m working on…
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Wally and Laxpati ECE New Book
Professors Bring a Lifetime of Experience and a Fresh Approach to New Textbook
Two ECE professors have used their vast knowledge and long-time experience to provide a unique approach to an introductory course textbook on signal processing. Associate Professor Emeritus Sharad Laxpati and Lecturer Vladimir “Wally” Goncharoff recently released “Practical Signal Processing and Its Applications,” which is volume 17 in the Advanced Series in Electrical and Computer Engineering book series. “The target audience for our textbook are university students who are taking their first course on signal processing,” said Goncharoff. “Because many useful tables, examples of practical applications and computer code are included, this textbook is also useful as a reference book for engineering students in other departments and for practicing engineers.” The purpose of the series is to publish work of high quality…
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