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Spring 2001

 

 

In This Issue

Student Projects, Activities, and Courses

New Cleanroom Opens; Microchip Fab to be Required - In January, Virginia Tech began operating its new 1800 square-foot cleanroom and plans to make microchip fabrication experience a requirement for all EE and CPE undergraduates...

New Option Offered in Power Electronics - The ECE department has established a new option in power electronics for EE undergraduates...

Capstone Project Blends DSP, VHDL - Student hardware design engineers from an FPGA design course and systems engineers from a DSP course, have been joining forces to design and implement digital filters for denoising electrocardiogram (ECG) signals...

Student PERTS MagLev Technology Moving Toward Commercialization - After developing a unique electric propulsion system using a switched-reluctance actuator in 1998, then successfully testing levitation, propulsion, and guidance systems for a switched-reluctance maglev design...

New GPS Course 2nd of Kind in USA - Virginia Tech became the second university in the country to offer a laboratory course in global positioning system (GPS) theory and design with the introduction of ECE 4164 last year...

Airey Earns Marshall Scholarship - Sarah Airey (CPE, '01) has been honored with several distinguished awards, including a Marshall Scholarship...

 

Research News

New Method Gives Correct Simulation Results of Maxwell's Equations at All Frequencies - Consistently stable and accurate computer simulations of Maxwell's equations at all frequencies are now possible with a new method developed by Robert Adams (PH.D., '98), a research assistant professor...

Tech Gets #2.55 Million Networking Contract to Make Internet Accessible, Train Researchers - The National Science Foundation has awarded Virginia Tech a $2.55 million contract for an education and research program aimed at making the Internet more accessible and developing Ph.D.s who have the needed multidisciplinary background to meet the challenges in advanced networking...

MPRG Works on $15 Million Military Communications Effort - The department's Mobile & Portable Radio Research Group (MPRG) is collaborating with Raytheon Company on a $15 million project to develop advanced technologies for the Airborne Communications Node (ACN) for military communications...

New Indoor Antenna Testing Range - The department's new anechoic chamber is being use to test new antennas in a fully automated indoor facility...

CPES Shifts Seminar to Spring, Coinciding With NSF Site Visit - In 2001, the Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES) Annual Seminar, NSF site visit, and industry annual review have been combined into a single event, to be held each spring...

 

Department News

From the Department Head

Ferrari Named Vice Provost- Leonard Ferrari, department head from 1995-2000, has been appointed vice provost for special initiatives...

Trew to Head ECE - Robert Trew has been selected to serve as ECE department head starting July 1...

 

Alumni News

Alum Mines Data for Dollars in Global Operation - An affinity for the Silicon Valley venture culture has drawn Dongping Daniel Zhu (Ph.D., '93) into projective geometry and multidimensional analysis, and industries as diverse as pharmaceuticals and electronics...

 

Faculty News

New Faculty Members

The Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Virginia Tech


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