Power Area News

Multilevel Motor Drive For Aviation Takes First Place In IEEE Student Demo Competition

Christopher Barth
11/8/2018 3:50:38 PM

The combined work of a committed group of ECE ILLINOIS students was recognized at the Tenth Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2018) held in Portland, from September 23 – 27.  Read More

Xu Announced As Member Of Siebel Scholars Class Of 2019

9/13/2018 2:50:22 PM

ECE ILLINOIS PhD student Hanchen Xu was one of the 96 distinguished students in the Siebel Scholars Class of 2019. Read More

ECE Illinois Graduate Students Win Best Presentation Awards At 2018 IEEE APEC

5/31/2018 2:38:25 PM

ECE ILLINOIS graduate students Andrew R Stillwell, Nathan Andrew Pallo, Zitao Liao, and Thomas Peter Foulkes, advised by ECE ILLINOIS Adjunct Associate Professor Robert Pilawa-Podgurski, won best presentation awards at the 2018 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC).  Read More

Graduate student wins IEEE power electronics fellowship

2/20/2018 2:20:22 PM

ECE ILLINOIS graduate student Enver Candan was named as the winner of the IEEE 2017 Joseph J. Suozzie INTELEC® Fellowship in Power Electronics for his project “A Series-Stacked Power Delivery for 48V Data Center Power Architecture.” Read More

National Academy of Inventors announces Krein as 2017 NAI Fellow

Julia Sullivan, ECE ILLINOIS
12/21/2017 3:40:40 PM

Research Professor Philip T Krein has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). This year’s class includes 155 renowned academic inventors, bringing the total number of NAI Fellows to 912. Read More

Electric aircraft startup doubles down on Chicago

Chicago Business Journal
Jim Dallke, Chicago Inno

A Seattle-based electric airplane startup unveiled more details about its launch Thursday, and announced plans to continue growing its Chicagoland presence. Read More

Four grad students win IEEE APEC Best Presentation Awards

ECE News
Victoria Halewicz, ECE ILLINOIS
7/24/2017 12:13:04 PM

Enver Candan, Christopher Brandon Barth, Andrew R Stillwell, and Thomas Peter Foulkes, all ECE ILLINOIS graduate students advised by Assistant Professor Robert Pilawa-Podgurski, won best presentation awards at the 2017 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC).  Read More

News-Gazette highlights non-traditional students

ECE News
Victoria Halewicz, ECE ILLINOIS
6/19/2017 2:54:44 PM

Karl Reinhard (PhD ’16) is not what you might call a traditional post-doc student. The 56-year-old retired Army colonel and father was featured in “Higher on the learning curve,” an article in the News-Gazette focusing on the unique stories of older, non-traditional students. Read More

Barth honored as IEEE Outstanding Student

ECE News
Khushboo Jain, ECE ILLINOIS
5/3/2017 3:20:09 PM

ECE ILLINOIS graduate student Christopher Brandon Barth (BSEE ‘12, MSEE ‘14) has been awarded the IEEE Region 4 Outstanding Student 2016 award. Christopher is currently working toward a PhD in the Power and Energy Systems group. Read More

Haran’s startup aims to reinvent domestic air travel

ECE News
Rebecca Nash, ECE ILLINOIS
4/18/2017 8:27:18 AM

ECE ILLINOIS Associate Professor Kiruba Sivasubramaniam Haran , co-founder of the startup Zunum Aero, is aiming to reinvent congested air travel on the nation’s most traveled regional routes. Read More