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National Engineers Week Spotlight: Inspiring Women in STEM

February 25, 2021

UC Davis ECE is devoted to providing an inclusive STEM education. We recognize that women are an underrepresented group in STEM, and our goal is to provide women engineers strong support networks in order for them to feel like they are part of an inclusive community. Research shows that offering students the opportunity to conduct meaningful engineering activities with role models, can engage their interest and enthusiasm.

In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Wayne Current

February 16, 2021

Wayne Current, professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering, passed away on February 8th, one day after his 72nd birthday. Current received his bachelor's, master's, and then in 1974, his Ph.D.

Professor William Putnam Receives NSF CAREER Award

February 16, 2021

Prof. Putnam is developing high-speed optical detectors that could revolutionize infrared spectroscopy

William Putnam, an assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). This CAREER award will support his proposal entitled, “Chip-Scale, Field-Resolved Detection of Mid-Infrared Light”.

Diane Bryant: ECE Alumna Names Engineering Student Design Center

February 10, 2021

Originally posted by Ashley Han in University.

ECE alumna and information technology executive, Diane Bryant's historic $6.5 million gift to name the new Engineering Student Design Center at the University of California, Davis, aims to inspire women and other underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. It is the largest-ever single donation to the College of Engineering by an individual.

Professor Marina Radulaski Receives NSF CAREER Award

January 06, 2021

Prof. Radulaski is developing quantum nanophotonic devices to enable the next generation of quantum hardware

Marina Radulaski, assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER award for the project entitled Scalable Quantum Photonics based on Color Center Integration with Angle-etched Silicon Carbide Devices.

Professor John Owens Named IEEE 2020 Fellow

December 17, 2020

Dr. John Owens, Child Family Professor of Engineering and Entrepreneurship, has been named an IEEE Fellow in recognition of his contributions to heterogeneous parallel computing. The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed 0.1% of the total voting membership.

Connie Duong Receives an Institute of International Education Graduate International Research Experiences Program Scholarship

December 14, 2020

Please join us in celebrating ECE Ph.D. student, Connie Duong, as the recipient of an Institute of International Education (IIE) Graduate International Research Experiences Program scholarship. Through a wide variety of educational programs sponsored by the U.S. government, corporations, foundations and foreign governments, the IIE annually works with thousands of U.S.

Ph.D. Student Nguyen Nguyen Awarded the APMC 2020 Prize for Best Regular Paper

December 14, 2020

ECE Ph.D. student, Nguyen L.K. Nguyen, advised by Professor Anh-Vu Pham, was awarded the Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference 2020 (APMC 2020), Prize for the best regular paper under the Microwaves category. The paper titled, "A High Output Power 1 - 150 GHz Distributed Power Amplifier in InP HBT Technology,” co-authored by Nguyen L.K. Nguyen, Dr. Duy P. Nguyen, Dr. Alexander Stameroff, and Professor Anh-Vu Pham.