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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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Kiruba Haran Wins a 2015 Leading Edge Aeronautics Research for NASA (LEARN) Award

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Professor Kiruba Haran was one of four researchers, selected nationwide, to be awarded a 2015 Leading Edge Aeronautics Research for NASA (LEARN) award for his proposal “Concept for Order-of-Magnitude Increase in Electrical Machine Power Density.” The U of I team is partnering with Ohio State University and the Air Force Research Laboratory. At Illinois, Professor […]

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Workshop on Microgrid Systems and Power Electronics for Low Energy Buildings

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A workshop on Microgrid Systems and Power Electronics for Low Energy Buildings, held on March 29-30, 2015 in the new ECE building, addressed renewable energy systems and their integration into electricity grids and buildings. It was sponsored by the Mid-America Microgrid Education and Training Consortium (MARMET), the Power Sources Manufacturers Association, the IEEE Power Electronics […]

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Undergraduate Grainger Center Research and Leadership Program

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Program supports students with a CEME Undergraduate Research and Leadership Award of $10,000 per academic year. Awardees work an average of ten hours per week on research projects in CEME laboratories during the academic year, successfully complete CEME-related courses, and actively participate in a leadership role in a range of CEME programs. Download program description […]

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