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Illini Formula Electric Update

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The unveiling of the 2017 Illini Formula Electric (IFE) car was held in March at the Engineering Open House (EOH). Lan Li, vice president of IFE, reported that the team was able to drive and test their car with a great audience. Although they test their car each year at EOH, this year, she noted, […]

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Three CEME PhD Grads Author Microgrids and other Local Area Power and Energy Systems

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CEME PhD grads Alexis Kwasinski (’07) – Associate Professor and R. K. Mellon Faculty Fellow, University of Pittsburgh; Wayne Weaver (’07) – Dave House Associate Professor, Michigan Tech; and Robert S. Balog (’06) – Associate Professor and Director of the Renewable Energy and Advanced Power Electronics Research Laboratory, Texas A&M all earned the PhD degree […]

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Two CEME Professors Among Seven ECE Faculty Named Faculty Scholars/Fellows

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Associate Professor Alejandro Domínguez-García was named William L. Everitt Scholar of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Assistant Professor Robert Pilawa-Podgurski was named Helm Fellow of Electrical and Computer Engineering. According to Provost Communication #6, “Scholar and Fellow appointments are given to faculty to signify a distinction beyond that implied by a normal professorship in the […]

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Undergrad Researchers Win Best Innovation Award in 2016 IEEE International Future Energy Challenge

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The 2016 U of I International Future Energy Challenge (IFEC) team of undergraduate researchers, including Grainger CEME Undergrad Research and Leadership awardee Carl Haken, participated in the year-long competition and won the Best Innovation Award at the final event held in July in Taipei, Taiwan. The team’s goal was to build an ac-dc power converter […]

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ECE “Living Lab” wins R&D Magazine 2016 Laboratory of the Year Award

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The new Electrical and Computer Engineering Building (ECEB) was prepared by architects SmithGroupJJR working with their partner contractors and University of Illinois community members. ECEB was chosen 2016 Lab of the Year by R&D Magazine and the Lab Design conference. The Lab of the Year Award is an international competition representing all laboratory types including […]

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Grainger CEME/IEEE Workshop: Technology Roadmap for Large Electrical Machines

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This workshop was held on April 5-6, 2016 in the new Electrical and Computer Engineering Building at the University of Illinois. It brought together leading researchers, thought leaders, application experts, and key stakeholders across the industry, academia and government to generate a consensus-based roadmap for transformational technologies for large (at the megawatt scale and higher) […]

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Pete Sauer Won the 2015 Tau Beta Pi Daniel C. Drucker Eminent Faculty Award

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Professor Pete Sauer won the 2015 Tau Beta Pi Daniel C. Drucker Eminent Faculty Award, which recognizes faculty in the College of Engineering who have received national or international acclaim for dedication to academic excellence through teaching and research and have made exemplary contributions to the understanding of their fields. Pete’s research over the decades […]

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Domínguez-García Wins Both a 2014 Campus Distinguished Promotion Award and a 2014-15 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research

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Associate Professor Alejandro Domínguez-García was surprised to win a 2014 Campus Distinguished Promotion Award from the Provost that recognizes recently promoted faculty who have shown special promise in their fields. The Provost’s office selected four promoted professors from throughout the campus to receive the award after considering the quality and impact of their scholarship, teaching, […]

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Robert Pilawa Wins Air Force Young Investigator Award to Build Inflight Supercomputers

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The Air Force awarded Professor Robert Pilawa $360,000 over three years as part of its Young Investigator Program, which is geared toward promising researchers who have received their PhD within the last five years. The new computing systems designed for storage and processing information are intended to be lightweight and compact enough to function on […]

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