Power electronics expert Minjie Chen receives outstanding young engineer award from IEEE society
June 30, 2023

Minjie Chen, a leader in making power electronic systems more compact and energy efficient, has received the Richard M. Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award from the IEEE Power Electronics Society. The international award is given each year to a power electronics engineer under 35 years of age.

Using lasers to detect methane leaks earns graduate student a scholarship from international optics society
June 20, 2023

Graduate student Michael Soskind, who studies advanced laser technologies for environmental sensing, has been awarded a 2023 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship by the international optics and photonics society known as SPIE.

On Class Day, faculty celebrate a cohort that will lead a rapidly changing world
May 30, 2023

"Life is full of the unexpected," said James Sturm, chair and Stephen R. Forrest Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He said he was most proud of the graduates in those moments they had to build on their coursework to solve unanticipated problems. "You had to figure it out on your own and learn from each other." 

Graduate commencement honors researchers's impacts on everything from high-speed wireless communication to trustworthy machine learning
May 30, 2023

Princeton ECE held its graduate commencement ceremony on Monday, May 29, celebrating the 25 doctoral students and 14 master’s students who earned graduate degrees over the past year. The ceremony featured an invited speaker, Leah Jamieson, a 1977 Ph.D. alumna, and the presentation of the department’s annual graduate student awards.

A roving eye on air quality: This senior thesis combines remote sensing and computer vision to study pollution
May 30, 2023

By improving mobile measurements of air quality and geolocating them to sites like highways, buildings, parking lots and green spaces, Jovan Aigbekaen’s research for his Princeton University senior thesis unveils critical information that could help cities become cleaner and more livable. He put the technology through its proof-of-concept stage in suburban central New Jersey.

Machine learning expert Chi Jin wins SEAS junior faculty award
May 15, 2023

Chi Jin, an expert in the theoretical underpinnings and approaches to training machine learning models, has won a junior faculty award from Princeton's School of Engineering and Applied Science, one of the school's annual honors for junior faculty. Each recipient of a 2023 junior faculty award will receive $50,000 to support their work.

Negative emissions technology wins Outstanding Presentation at Princeton Research Day
May 15, 2023

Konuru partnered with Kelvin Green, a junior in civil and environmental engineering, to create a system that removes pollution from the atmosphere in a way that could be cheaply scaled for broad use. Current methods for direct air capture are expensive, and the main use for captured CO2 is in speeding up fossil fuel extraction, according to the…

Princeton selected to lead an NSF-funded regional consortium to advance photonics research and workforce development
May 11, 2023

The National Science Foundation has selected a Princeton ECE-led consortium to receive one of the first-ever NSF Engines Development Awards, which provide up to two years of funding toward the planning of regional initiatives to create economic, societal and technological opportunities.

Schmidt funding awarded to investigations into atomically thin sensors
May 5, 2023

Antoine Kahn and Saien Xie are leading a project that aims to build the world's first atomically thin and lightweight imager capable of measuring the intensity of light at distinct wavelengths, for applications such as medical imaging, precision agriculture, environmental monitoring and self-driving vehicles. Their project was one of three funded by the 2023 Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund.

Open-source platform breaks a bottleneck for high-tech chip design
April 27, 2023

While Congress has invested billions of dollars to support the U.S. semiconductor industry, a little-known bottleneck deep in the chip-design process still threatens to stymie innovation. Today’s high-tech chips have become increasingly hard — and prohibitively expensive — for startups and academics to design and test. A new open source platform from Princeton ECE researchers helps break this bottleneck by making this process faster and more accessible.

High-frequency, low-power wireless device design wins Best Paper Award at top conference
April 27, 2023

A Terahertz wireless device that uses no additional power to send large amounts of data over ambient signals has won a Best Paper Award at the USENIX Symposium on Network System Design and Implementation (NSDI). It was one of 96 papers selected among nearly 600 submissions. Grad student Atsutse Kludze and his adviser Yasaman Ghasempour presented the paper on April 17.

Hisashi Kobayashi, signal processing pioneer who led an expansion of engineering programs, dies at 84
April 19, 2023

Kobayashi, the Sherman Fairchild University Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Emeritus, joined the Princeton faculty as engineering dean in 1986 after a distinguished career with IBM at research centers in the United States and Japan. An expert in signal processing and system performance modeling, Kobayashi combined a…