Conway Fellow Aishwarya Mundada (ECE) co-authored a paper with ECE PhD candidate Yuenyong Nilsiam and Joshua Pearce (MSE/ECE) entitled “A review of technical requirements for plug-and-play solar photovoltaic microinverter systems in the United States” in the journal Solar Energy.
Zhuo Feng (ECE/ICC) is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $450,000 research and development grant from the National Science Foundation. The project is “SHF: Small: Scalable Spectral Sparsification of Graph Laplacians and Integrated Circuits.”
This is a three-year project.
Timothy Havens (ECE/ICC), is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $99,779 research and development grant from the U.S. Department of Defense-Army Research Office.
Joseph Burns (MTRI) and Timothy Schulz (ECE) are co-PIs on the project “Multisensor Analysis and Algorithm Development for Detection and Classification of Buried and Obscured Targets.”
This is the first year of a potential three-year project totaling $1,066,799.
Chris Middlebrook (ECE) was an invited keynote speaker for “Light Night,” sponsored by the SPIE Student Chapter at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels) on May 10, 2016. The event contained “LIGHTtalks” and was partially funded by the European LIGHT2015 project. For more information see Light Night 2016.
John Jaszczak (Physics) and Paul Bergstrom (ECE), published a paper “Physical Mechanisms Leading to the Coulomb Blockade and Coulomb Staircase Structures in Strongly Coupled Multi-Island Single-Electron Devices” with their former PhD student Madhusudan Savaikar in the May 24, 2016, issue of ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology.
Annual Service Recognition Event
On Tuesday, June 14, faculty and staff members, along with their guests, gathered at the Rozsa Center lobby for the annual Staff Council Service Recognition Luncheon. Awards were presented for five-year increments of service to more than 150 staff members. A dinner for those reaching 25 years or more was held on May 11. The following ECE staff member was recognized:
Michele Kamppinen, Staff Assistant, Electrical and Computer Engineering
PhD student Abhilash Kantamneni (CS) coauthored a paper with Richelle Winkler (SS), Lucia Gauchia (ECE/ME) and Joshua Pearce (ECE/MSE) titled: Emerging economic viability of grid defection in a northern climate using solar hybrid systems in Energy Policy.
Wayne Weaver (ECE) is the principal investigator on a project that has received a $119,997 research grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Naval Research. Rush Robinett (ME-EM) and Nina Mahmoudian (ME-EM) are Co-PI’s on the project entitled “Autonomous Microgrids: Theory, Control, Flexibility and Scalability.”
This is the first year of a potential four-year project that could total $869,980.
On April 7, Michigan Tech’s new Lean facilitators were recognized. These new facilitators completed a six-month training program with classroom learning and work-related projects.
Among the graduates was Lisa Hitch- Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.