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Employee Recognition Awards
The College of Engineering is honored to acknowledge recipients of various UIC Awards and Years of Service. Campuswide Employee Recognition Awards Program was held Nov. 1. Congratulations to all 2012 honorees.View a list of COE honorees
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ECE Professor Sudip K. Mazumder granted two new patents
ECE PROFESSOR SUDIP K. MAZUMDER IS GRANTED TWO NEW PATENTS IN THE AREA OF OPTICALLY-SWITCHED POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES AND POWER ELECTRONICS SYSTEMSThe patented optical switching technology has the potential to be a game changer in power electronics and switching power systems. The photonic technology yields novel power-semiconductor devices, immunity to electromagnetic interference, complete electrical isolation between power and control stages, simplicity of control structure and actuation, dynamic controllability of power semiconductor device yielding systems control at device level and easy control of plurality of power semiconductor devices. The applications of the patented technology encompass high-voltage and high-power distribution and transmission systems, smart grid, pulsed-power systems, fly-by-light electronics and electrical actuators, ultra-high-frequency electronics, very-high-voltage inverters for direct grid interface in megawatt-level…
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UIC’s Department of Computer Science has received over $7.5 million in federal grant funds in the area of electronic security
Over the last 12 months UIC's Department of Computer Science has received over $7.5 million in federal grant funds in the area of electronic security, including a $3.2 million NSF IGERT grant.Congratulations to UIC Computer Science professors Venkat Venkatakrishnan (PI) and Robert Sloan (co-PI) who have just been awarded $1,968,119 for the Scholarships for Service Program; titled "SFS Scholarships in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance," from the National Science Foundation. Students receive tuition and a $20,000 annual stipend and after graduation must work in cybersecurity for a number of years equal to the number of years that they received the scholarship. This is open to both BS and MS students. 5-year duration, September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2017.More on IGERT:…
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MIE Professor Dr. Rodica Baranescu EstablishesAward for Technical & Leadership Excellence in Commercial Vehicle Engineering
Rodica Baranescu Award for Technical & Leadership Excellence in Commercial Vehicle EngineeringMIE Professor, Dr. Rodica Baranescu establishes an award to celebrate the successes of women in the engineering profession and to recognize their leadership and technical contributions in the Commercial Vehicle Engineering sector. The award serves to broaden the awareness of the reach and impact of women working in the mobility engineering profession.Established in 2011, the award was enabled by a gift from Dr. Rodica Baranescu, an SAE Fellow, past president of SAE international, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. The award consists of a framed certificate and a trophy.
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Joshua DelaCruz receives the PESO scholarship at UIC
Joshua DelaCruz, UIC freshman, with Janet Kashuba, Dir. of Advancement for the College, and Tito Castro of the Philippine Engineers and Scientists Organization (PESO). Joshua received the PESO scholarship at UIC, granted to deserving minority students since 2009.
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2012 Scholar Awards
Professors Michael Cho (BioE) & Dino Megaridis (MIE) Named University Scholars. University Scholars are among the very best in their fields and they embody the academic excellence that is the hallmark of the University of Illinois. Each awardee will receive a total of $30,000 over three years to be used to advance their scholarly work.
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Engineering Week 2012 February 20-24, 2012
The UIC College of Engineering, along with the student-run Engineering Council, proudly coordinated annual activities to celebrate National Engineers Week. They were assisted by many members of the other engineering student societies at UIC.This year, UIC College of Engineering hosted 3 corporate speaker presentations on campus, related to the hot engineering topic of the Engineer's roll in natural disaster prevention and mediation. We welcomed a severe management expert from Exelon to discuss the aftermath of the Fukushima Nuclear Plant Disaster.    Two speakers from the US Army Corps of Engineers to discuss their experience on the recovery mission for the Joplin Missouri Tornado Disaster.   And finally, we had a representative from IDOT to discuss Bridge failures - "Bridge Hits and Dangers."The highlight of…
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College of Engineering honored two junior faculty members, Jakob Eriksson and Eduard Karpov with the COE Research Award
2011-2012 COE Faculty Research AwardsAt its February 2012 faculty meeting, the College of Engineering honored two junior faculty members with a COE Research Award. These awards are based on excellence in research accomplishment, as measured by scholarly activities, PhD guidance, grants, and other research-focused activities. The awardees are Jakob Eriksson from the Department of Computer Science, and Eduard Karpov from the Department of Civil and Materials Engineering. 
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