ECE's External Advisory Committee recognized Professor Gary Hallock with the annual High Gain Award. The High Gain Award was established to recognize exceptional contributions to the mission of the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. Gary is an inspiring teacher and a stalwart champion for the Department. says Chairman Tony Ambler. In the past year alone, he developed an undergraduate course and revamped our graduate recruitment efforts. He always steps up.
Dr. Hallock is the faculty adviser for the University of Texas Solar Vehicles Team. The multi-disciplinary mostly undergraduate team will participate in a race this summer from Dallas to Calgary, Canada in the solar car that they built and designed themselves. His research is in plasma science. He is researching plasma thrusters which will be used by next-generation communications satellites and the diagnostics to be used in studies of plasma confinement and turbulence.