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EECS Ph.D. Student Received Best Student Paper Award at IEEE NEMS 2013

Tina He

Tina He, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS), mentored by Prof. Philip Feng, has won the Best Student Paper competition at the 8th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered & Molecular Systems (IEEE NEMS 2013), for presenting her paper entitled “Dual-Gate Silicon Carbide Nanoelectromechanical Switches”. 

EECS Faculty Research Achievements Recognized at IEEE SENSORS 2012 Conference

Wen Ko

At the IEEE SENSORS 2012 Conference recently held in Taipei, Taiwan, it was announced that Prof. Wen H. Ko has been chosen to receive the IEEE Sensors Council’s 2012 Technical Achievement Award

This distinguished honor has been given to Prof. Ko “for five decades of contributions to the international sensors community, featuring research achievements in microelectronics, implantable biomedical sensors, telemetry, biomedical instruments, microelectromechanical systems, and micropackaging technology”.  The award includes an honorarium. 

Prof. Ko currently leads a team consisting of Co-PIs, postdoctoral scholar, graduate and undergraduate students, focusing on advancing micropackaging and implantable microsystems research. 

In addition to Prof. Ko’s Technical Achievement Award, other Case EECS researchers have also received recognitions at the IEEE SENSORS 2012 Conference.  Prof. Chris Zorman was an Invited Speaker; he delivered an Invited Lecture on SiC MEMS Sensor Technologies.  Prof. Philip Feng was an Invited Tutorial Speaker, and he gave a Tutorial Lecture on Emerging Nanoelectromechanical Sensors (NEMS), for which he would also receive an honorarium. 

EECS Faculty and Collaborators Win $1.2 Million NSF Scalable NanoManufacturing (SNM) Grant for Developing Tools to Mass Produce Nanodevices on Flexible Substrates

Case Western Reserve University researchers have won a $1.2 million grant to develop technology for mass-producing flexible electronic devices at a whole new level of small.

As they’re devising new tools and techniques to make wires narrower than a particle of smoke, they’re also creating ways to build them in flexible materials and package the electronics in waterproofing layers of durable plastics.

The team of engineers, who specialize in different fields, ultimately aims to build flexible electronics that bend with the realities of life: Health-monitoring sensors that can be worn on or under the skin and foldable electronic devices as thin as a sheet of plastic wrap. And, further down the road, implantable nerve-stimulating electrodes that enable patients to regain control from paralysis or master a prosthetic limb.

Xiang Zhang won Honorable Mention in the 2012 ACM SIGKDD Dissertation Award competition

Xiang ZhangXiang Zhang, Assistant Professor in Computer Science, won Honorable Mention in the 2012 ACM SIGKDD Dissertation Award competition for his Ph.D. dissertation, Efficient Algorithms for Detecting Genetic Interactions in Genome-Wide Association Study.  Xiang received his recognition at the 18th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD),  in Beijing last week.  SIGKDD is the premier organization related to data mining and data science and analytics. The chair of the committee wrote "your work impressed the selection committee and the standing as finalist, among a number of very strong candidates, represents a great accomplishment. Receiving this recognition will serve as a strong endorsement of your contributions to the KDD community." 

Prof. Xiang started at Case in August 2011 and also has just received an NSF award as PI entitled Mining Local Correlations in Extremely High-Dimensional Data: Models, Algorithms, and Applications http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1218036

W8EDU places first in the 2012 ARRL Sweepstakes (CW mode) Great Lakes Division!

W8EDUCongratulations to W8EDU, the amateur station of Case Western Reserve University, which took 1st place in the Great Lakes Division (High Power and Multi-operator) for the Amateur Radio Relay League's (ARRL) Sweepstakes contest (CW operating mode - using morse code exclusively for transmitting and receiving information). Jim Galm, W8WTS, EECS alum, past president of the club, and the license trustee, was the primary operator for the contest.

The goal in the annual ARRL Sweepstakes contest is to exchange contact information with as many U.S. and Canadian stations as possible in six operating amateur radio bands.

The W8EDU station sits on the roof of Glennan Building and is hosted by the EECS department.  It was first licensed in 1948 and is a USG organization. For more information about the club contact Kristina Collins (KD8OXT): kvc2@case.edu.