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The Grace Hopper Conference goes virtual this year
Oct. 29, 2020
The Grace Hopper Conference, the largest gathering of women in tech, took place from September 29 to October 3 with over 30,000 people from 115 countries in attendance. It was held virtually this year and among its attendees were nine Princeton undergraduates who were able to attend after receiving financial support from Princeton's electrical engineering department.
Quantum laser pioneer and acclaimed teacher, Claire Gmachl, elected Optical Society Fellow
Oct. 27, 2020
Photonics expert Claire Gmachl has been elected a fellow of the Optical Society, the highest honor afforded researchers in the field that studies light and its myriad technologies.
Strange quasi-particles reveal new magnetic behavior, verify nearly century-old prediction
Oct. 19, 2020
Princeton researchers have confirmed a theory first put forward in 1929 by the Nobel laureate Felix Bloch, who theorized that certain kinds of materials, when drawn down to a very low electron density, would spontaneously magnetize.
In pandemic's wake, EE supports unprecedented number of research internships
Oct. 12, 2020
For undergraduates in the engineering school, summer often means a chance to apply their learning in new ways, whether conducting field research, working in industry or volunteering abroad. Last summer, with the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting many of these plans, some students’ research projects took them in unexpected directions. In response to increased need, the Department of Electrical Engineering boosted their support for faculty-advised summer research projects. Students explored topics including strategies for making public spaces safer, techniques for make smart phones safer, and approaches for improving the building blocks of quantum computing, among others.
Alumnus Alexander Asante boxes up reliable power, hopes to bring it home to Ghana
Sept. 28, 2020

Access to reliable power is a critical concern for hundreds of millions of people worldwide, from those living in remote communities without public utilities to entire regions susceptible to severe weather and natural disasters.

Researchers win best student paper for work making 5G devices more efficient
Sept. 14, 2020
A Princeton research team was co-awarded best student paper at the 2020 IEEE International Microwave Symposium, the flagship conference for wireless technologies for the fifth generation (5G) and beyond.
Power electronics team pushes toward more efficient and compact fusion energy
Sept. 9, 2020
Researchers from electrical engineering will contribute to a $29 million initiative by the U.S. Department of Energy to prepare a commercially viable fusion-energy system that will connect the eventual core technology to the market.
Electrical engineering faculty to lead on new $115 million quantum science center
Aug. 26, 2020
Princeton University will have a major leadership role in one of the five new multi-institution centers for the advancement of quantum science research announced by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Researchers take Best Paper Award for key step in design verification
Aug. 26, 2020

Princeton researchers have received a 2020 Best Paper Award from the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), recognizing their work in design verification. The paper proposed a formal model that provides a uniform way to analyze hardware designs in modern…

Wireless systems expert Ghasempour named Marconi Society young scholar
Aug. 19, 2020
Wireless systems expert Yasaman Ghasempour has been named one of three 2020 Paul Baran Young Scholars by the Marconi Society. The award recognizes outstanding research in information and communication technologies that serve to build a more inclusive digital world.
Entrepreneurship in a pandemic: eLab program shows the power of pivots
Aug. 17, 2020
The electrical engineering student who founded the sustainable, ethically produced fashion company Kotami was planning to spend the summer together in Princeton on branding, content creation, and setting up the fashion line's store while manufacturing would be simultaneously going on in Brazil. The coronavirus pandemic changed all that.
Controlling heat opens door for next-generation lighting and displays in perovskite LEDs
Aug. 17, 2020

Light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, are nearly ubiquitous in modern life, providing the brightness in phone displays, televisions, and lights. A new form of LEDs, made of a class of materials called halide perovskites, promises higher color quality and ease of manufacture, but has been known to fail when subjected to the kind of electrical current…