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New University-Wide Research Institutes
Aligned with Northeastern's vision for interdisciplinary, collaborative discovery, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is leading two new university-wide research institutes, including the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things, and the Institute for Experiential Robotics.
NSF CAREER Award to Develop Next-Generation Power Converters
Assistant Professor Mahshid Amirabadi, electrical and computer engineering, recently received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. An energy system is only as reliable as its weakest link, which is why Amirabadi is seeking to improve the weakest links in renewable energy systems.
NSF CAREER Award for Exchanging Massive Data in Crowded and Noisy Mediums
Assistant Professor Cristian Cassella, electrical and computer engineering, recently received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. As part of the project, Cassella will develop a new class of passive, tunable, and high-performance integrated resonant devices, namely the Piezoelectric Resonant Acoustic Metamaterials (pRAMs).
Jefferson Science Fellow
University Distinguished Professor and William Lincoln Smith Chair Vincent Harris has been named a 2020-2021 Jefferson Science Fellow. Harris will focus on building a team of specialists to monitor, gather, and prioritize information regarding interactions among U.S. and regional players influenced by China enacting its Belt Road Initiative (BRI).
Engineering in Action
World Renowned Co-op Program
Sofia Vanessa Benitez Quevedo, BS, electrical engineering, completed three co-ops near and far including iRobot as a systems engineer, Flex in California working on emerging tech on the internet of things, and Starry, a start up in Boston using cutting-edge technology for the next generation.
Getting a Competitive Edge on Co-op
Noah Lichtenstein, BS, computer engineering and computer science, says the integrated way of learning and experience with co-op will allow him to jump in to a job when he graduates. So far he’s had a co-op at Starry, an internet startup, and Amazon Robotics as a firmware engineer, and feels this experience will give him a decent leg up.
BioE Professor Jeff Ruberti, ECE Assistant Professor Aatmesh Shrivastava, ChE Assistant Professor Benjamin Woolston, and MIE Associate Professor Yi Zheng are recipients of Spark Fund Awards, which help Northeastern researchers bridge the gap between promising lab results and demonstrating a commercially viable prototype.
ECE Associate Professor Canek Fuentes-Hernandez is creating a thin, flexible fitness tracker that doesn’t consume a lot of power.
William Lincoln Smith Professor Tommaso Melodia explains how new 5G network radio frequencies might interfere with older plane altimeters.
ECE Associate Professor Taskin Padir explains how to help determine if N95 and KN95 masks are counterfeit by checking for certain codes and expiration dates.