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Spencer Lake Jacobs-Skolik
BS Electrical Engineering, 2022

As a freshman in the explore program, Spencer Lake Jacobs-Skolik, E’22, electrical engineering, knew that he wanted to be...

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Elizabeth Wig
BS and MS Electrical Engineering, 2020

Picture caption: Elizabeth Wig, E’20, electrical engineering, and ME’20, electrical and computer engineering, had a co-op experience at the...

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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).

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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.

Recent News

Dimitrios Koutsonikolas, Stefano Basagni, Kaushik Chowdhury, Josep Jornet, and Tommaso Melodia

Experimenting with 5G and 6G Research Spectrum

ECE Associate Professor Dimitrios Koutsonikolas, Professor Stefano Basagni, Professor Kaushik Chowdhury, Associate Professor Josep Jornet, and William Lincoln Smith Professor Tommaso Melodia were awarded a $3M NSF grant to create “An Open, Programmable Platform to Conquer the 5G and 6G Wireless Spectrum.”

Monitoring the Neurological Functions of Preterm Infants

University Distinguished Professor Dagmar Sternad, biology/ECE, in collaboration with David Paydarfar at the University of Texas at Austin Medical School, was awarded a $1M NSF grant for “Movement as a Vital Sign in Preterm Infants.”

A Dialogue of Civilizations Led to Friendship and Joint Research

After a Dialogue of Civilizations course with ECE Associate Professor Charles DiMarzio, a group of students teamed up to research a better method of visualizing collagen monomer orientations. This idea traveled from the Andes to the Green Mountains. Three years later, it’s finally published. Main photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University In 1921, Benton MacKaye climbed […]

Endowed Fund in Memory of ECE Emeritus Professor Philip Serafim for Recognizing Undergraduate Student Excellence

In honor of the late ECE Professor Emeritus Philip Serafim’s legacy, his beloved wife, Leta Serafim, along with his colleagues and friends, have established the Professor Philip Serafim Fund for Recognizing Undergraduate Student Excellence in his memory.