The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) announced today that Yale Patt, professor and Ernest Cockrell, Jr. Chair in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, is one of four professors from the Cockrell School of Engineering to be elected to the prestigious academy this year.
A team of researchers led by Prof. Andrea Alù has built the first-ever circulator for sound. The team’s experiments successfully prove that the fundamental symmetry with which acoustic waves travel through air between two points in space (“if you can hear, you can also be heard”) can be broken by a compact and simple device.
Prof. Andrea Alù has been named the recipient of the IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Optics, from the International Commission of Optics. The awards recognizes Andrea's “ground breaking work in metamaterials and plasmonics, and for the introduction of the concept of scattering-cancellation-based metamaterial cloaking.”
Prof. Andrea Alù has been named the recipient of the the 2014 Outstanding Young Engineer award from the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society.
Researchers in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin (UT ECE) have demonstrated the ability to perform nanoscale chemical analysis of molecular films with unprecedented sensitivity by detecting molecular photoexpansion.
Janice Williams, Senior Academic Advisor for UT ECE undergraduates, has been recognized by the University of Texas at Austin Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) with a 2013 SSD Appreciation Award for positively contributing to the academic endeavors of our UT Austin students by "going above and beyond the call of duty to create an inclusive environment for all students at the university."
Mattan Erez, an associate professor in the Cockrell School's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is one of three faculty members from The University of Texas at Austin to be selected to receive Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.
The research of two professors in the Wireless and Networking Communications Group (WNCG) has been recognized as some of the most interesting scientific discoveries coming out of Texas in 2013.
UT ECE professor Dr. Al Bovik has been named the recipient of the IEEE Signal Processing Society 2013 Society Award for "fundamental contributions to digital image processing theory, technology, leadership and education."