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BigDEALPanel: Career After Studying Energy Analytics

   January 20, 2021

BigDEALPanel:  Career After Studying Energy Analytics

In an online symposium, graduates from Systems Engineering and Engineering Management (SEEM), shared their experiences as member of the department’s BigDEAL group. Study in the lab was demanding they said, but has led to exciting and rewarding careers in the fields of energy forecasting and statistical analysis....

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U.S. DOE Awards EPIC $3.6 Million Energy Grant

   January 15, 2021

U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) has awarded UNC Charlotte's Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) a $3.6 million grant to improve the resilience and reliability of the regional electrical grid. Dr. Badrul Chowdhury...

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4th QUARTER RESEARCH AWARDS TOTAL $4.35 MILLION

   January 5, 2021

Researchers in The William States Lee College of Engineering won 31  grants totaling almost $4.35 million in the fourth quarter of 2020. A listing of new grants is here.

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First Responders Tour EPIC

   December 16, 2020

Sometimes unique research brings with it unique hazards. Which is why it is important to have strong partnerships with local emergency responders. Tuesday morning, representatives from Charlotte Fire Department, UNC Charlotte Police and Public Safety, and UNC Charlotte Facilities Management toured the Albert and Freeman Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC).

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Senior Design Projects on Display at Virtual Fall Expo

   December 14, 2020

Senior will be presenting their innovative and creative design solutions to engineering challenges at the fall 2020 Senior Design Expo, which will be held virtually on Dec. 17th. One of the teams participating will be the FPGA Secure Design Flow team, which has developed a new encryption method for programmers...

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Dr. Conrad’s Year as President of IEEE-USA

   December 8, 2020

As the 2020 president of IEEE-USA, Dr. Jim Conrad’s year started pretty much as he anticipated, with lots of travel and meetings. When everything changed in March, he and the entire IEEE organization immediately shifted gears to make their traditional services, events and conferences available in non-traditional ways, and to expand their professional development programs in support of members...

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Electrical Engineering Ph.D. Student’s Research Recognized

   December 7, 2020

The research of Akintonde Abbas, an Electrical Engineering Ph.D. student at UNC Charlotte, has won first place in the UNC Charlotte Center for Graduate Life 3-Minute Thesis competition, and first place in a Duke University energy research poster competition.

A student of Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Badrul Chowdhury, Abbas’s presentation on how home air conditioning...

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Civil Engineering Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony

   November 23, 2020

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department held a Hooding Ceremony Sunday, November 22nd, to confer the honor of Ph.D. in Civil Engineering to four of its doctoral students.  

The ceremony was held in the Hauser Alumni Pavilion on the UNC Charlotte campus. The four students and their faculty mentors were:

  • Student Corey Rice and...

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Engineering Freshmen Designing Mobility Cart for 'Man's Best Friend'

   November 20, 2020

Boots is a 10-week old Pembroke Welsh Corgi whose front legs were not properly developed at birth. Laura Russell, the dog’s owner, contacted The William States Lee College of Engineering to find out if students wanted to tackle the challenge of assisting Boots.

The Lee College’s Freshman Learning Community (FLC) agreed to design and build a mobility cart for the puppy not only to help...

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Engineering Professors' Expertise Helping with COVID-19 Safety in Operating Rooms

   November 18, 2020

Because of their expertise in flow measurement, researchers from The William States Lee College of Engineering are working with doctors from the Wake Forest School of Medicine to help determine the extent to which the COVID-19 virus is spread during certain surgical procedures. The researchers have developed a system to generate particles similar in size to the Corona virus,...

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