Parents Association honors 28 engineering faculty, staff
At the annual Parents Recognition Awards Reception on March 6, 28 faculty and staff from the College of Engineering received a Certificate of Recognition for Contribution to Students from the UNL Parents Association.
Four electrical engineering students awarded IEEE PES scholarships
Four Nebraska Electrical Engineering students - seniors Jackson Cutsor, Jacob Eckstrom and Alexander Meier, and junior Megan Stokey - have been chosen as IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholars for 2017-18. Eckstrom and Meier earned the PES scholarship for the third straight year. Cutsor also received the PES scholarship in 2016-17. The Nebraska honorees, who will receive up to $3,000 for the current academic year, were among the 230 chosen from American and Canadian universities from 548 applicants.
Wiseman chosen Nebraska male student-athlete of the year
Drew Wiseman (left), an electrical and computer engineering major and first-team All-America sprinter/hurdler, was chosen Nebraska's 2016-17 Male Student-Athlete of the Year. Wiseman received his award at the annual athletics awards banquet on Sunday, April 9 at the Lied Center along with triple jumper Tierra Williams (right), who was honored as the Female Student-Athlete of the Year. Wiseman, an Academic All-American, earned the penultimate NCAA Elite 89 Award for having the top grade-point average among athletes competing at the 2017 NCAA Indoor Championships.
Five ECE students named PES Scholars
Five UNL Electrical Engineering students have been chosen as IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholars for 2016-17 -- seniors Bradley Naughton and Drew Wiseman and juniors Jackson Cutsor, Jacob Eckstrom and Alexander Meier. Wiseman, Eckstrom and Meier were also PES Scholars in 2015-16. The five honorees will receive up to $2,000 for the current academic year and were among the 230 chosen from American and Canadian universities from 529 applicants.
Nebraska Engineering faculty, post-doc earn NSRI research awards
At the National Strategic Research Institute's Researcher Recognition event on Nov. 2 in La Vista, two Nebraska Engineering faculty -- Dennis Alexander, professor of electrical and computer engineering; and Wallace Buchholz, research professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering -- were awarded NSRI Distinguished Scientist awards. Craig Zuhlke, a post-doctoral resarch assistant in electrical and computer engineering, received the NSRI Exceptional Post-Doctoral Research award.
Lu receives 2016 Outstanding Postdoc Mentor award
Yongfeng Lu, Lott Distinguished University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received the 2016 Outstanding Postdoc Mentor Award on Nov. 2 at the Fall 2016 Research Fair Postdoc Awards Luncheon at the Nebraska Union.
ECE grad student Ying receives ICALEO Student Paper Award
Ying Liu, a Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering from Laser Assisted Nano Engineering Lab (LANE), received a second-place student paper award for "Laser Direct Writing of Multifunctional Micro/Nano Devices Using Carbon Nanotube-Polymer Composites" at the 2016 International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO) on Oct. 20 in San Diego.
Tuan, Nguyen win T.C. Graham Prize
Christopher Tuan, professor of civil engineering, and Lim Nguyen, professor of electrical and computer engineering, have been named winners of the Association for Iron and Steel Technology's 2016 T.C. Graham Prize. The international award is designed to encourage development of new and innovative uses for steel. Tuan and Nguyen will use the $20,000 prize to develop a steel-based system that melts snow and ice on concrete surfaces.
Lu to receive ICALEO's Schawlow Award
Yongfeng Lu, Lott Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been selected as the 2016 Arthur L. Schawlow Award recipient. The award will recognize Lu’s record of laser industry innovation and his significant contributions to basic and applied research in the fields of laser science and electrical engineering. Lu established the UNL Laser Assisted Nano Engineering group in 2002 and has led several research projects for the university. He will be presented with the award on Oct. 20 during the International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics (ICALEO) luncheon in San Diego, California.
ECE students earn Nelson Summer Internship
Aaron Ediger and Vojislav Medic, undergraduate students in electrical and computer engineering, have been selected as two of the four recipients of the Darrel J. Nelson Summer Undergraduate Internship in Energy Sciences Research for the summer of 2016. Professor Natale Ianno sponosred the applications of Ediger and Medic for the internship, which is in its third year.