On Thursday, October 18, 2018 Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) inducted seven new members. Eta Kappa Nu is the electrical and computer engineering honor society of the IEEE. Lehigh’s Eta Kappa Nu chapter, the Chi chapter, was reactivated three years ago and is continuing to grow. A dedicated and passionate group of ECE students were inducted at this ceremony.
The Eta Kappa Nu officers include: Rebecca Lentz (President), Mitul Surti (Vice President), Thomas Marth (Secretary), Daniel Prongay (Pledge Chair), Roland Nowak (Treasurer), Kelly Vaughn (Social Chair), Cindy Zhao (Community Service Chair). Professor Doug Frey is the HKN Faculty Adviser.
Congratulations to the new members!
(Inductees from left to right: Kyle Wojciechowski, Nayantara Chaisson, Nolan Sornson, Sydney Wisniewski, Seth Slavin,
Alexander Schiffman, Zhuoji Ji)
Every Fall the student officers of IEEE and Eta Kappa Nu organize the annual ECE Fall Fest to kick off the start of the semester. It’s a great time for students, faculty and staff to enjoy some good food and mingle with one another. Thanks to everyone who came out!
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On May 3rd, the ECE Senior class presented their Capstone Projects at Building C on Mountain Top Campus! The two semester ECE/CREG 257/258 Senior Design course provides a formal exposure to the complete transition from an idea to an invention. The senior design course this year was taught by Prof. Richard Decker and Prof. Wenxin Liu.
The outstanding poster award was given to “Solar Cell Power Converter” by Megan Olivola and Emilio Arellano:
The peer choice award was give to “Autonomous Delivery Robot” by Chuyi Tang and Richard Barry:
Check out the other projects on the next page—
In April 2018, the ECE department at Lehigh University celebrated a huge milestone- the 125th Anniversary of the department! Alumni, students, guest and faculty members all showed their support in our one day celebration. Many thanks to our key note speakers who took time out of their day to talk to our department about the “Future Directions of ECE”, “Electrical Engineering: Future in Industry & Areas”, and “How can we Improve ECE at Lehigh”. Our Keynote Speakers included: David Bader (Professor & Chair of the School of Computational Science and Engineering, College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology), Michael Reffle (Infinera Corporation) and Philip Wong (Professor at Standford University). Our Panel Speakers included: Aref Chowdhury (CTO of Optics at Nokia), Jeff Karper (Manager, Power Systems Engineering at Lockheed Martin-Rotary & Mission Systems), Sean Anderson (Principal Engineering with MACOM Technology Solutions), Thomas Charisoulis and Eileen Mazzochette.
On April 27, 2018 the ECE department held their first graduate research symposium. The symposium was intended to give ECE graduate students the opportunity to present their research to the Lehigh Community, exchange ideas, and to practice for upcoming conferences. The symposium also gave the undergrad students an opportunity to learn about the research programs in the ECE department and encourage their pursuit of graduate studies. The ECE faculty voted on the best research content and presentation. The winners are:
1st Place- Yuan Jin “High Power Single Mode Teraherz Cascade Lasers“
And there was a tie for second place:
Md Fayad Hasan “Modeling Epilepsy and Neuronal Circuits”
Wei Sun “Valence Subband Engineering of AllnN/GaN Digital Alloy for Polarization-Insensitive Applications in Mid-and Deep-UV Regime”
Thanks to everyone who participated! Keep an eye out for the next one!
On Friday, November 3rd 2017, Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) inducted nine new members. Eta Kappa Nu is the electrical and computer engineering honor society of the IEEE. Lehigh’s Eta Kappa Nu chapter, the Chi chapter, was reactivated two years ago and is continuing to grow. A dedicated and passionate group of ECE students were inducted at this ceremony.
The Eta Kappa Nu officers include: Ross Zimmerman (President), Matt Wen (Vice President), Hayley Poll (Secretary) and Jacob Kim (Pledge Committee Chair). Professor Doug Frey is the HKN Faculty Adviser.
Congratulations to the new members!
(Inductees from front row left to right: Thomas Marth, Kelly Vaughn, Xiaotang Ye, Cindy Xiao. Inductees from back row left to right: Roland Nowak, Daniel Prongay, Mitual Surti and David Tapia. Not pictured- Rebecca Lentz).
See more pictures from the ceremony on the next page–