In Memoriam: Guang Gao

Computer engineering pioneer remembered as dedicated scholar

Dark Matter Detection

Team proposes repurposing tabletop sensors to search for dark matter.

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Group makes materials to enable faster computer chips.

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Now Hiring: Tenure Track Faculty

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track position. The Department has active undergraduate and graduate programs and a diverse portfolio of research in the areas of computer engineering; nanoelectronics, electromagnetics and photonics; and signal processing, communications and controls. We are looking for an exceptional candidate in all ECE areas, with particular interest in research expertise in energy systems, power electronics, cyber science, machine learning and information sciences or biomedical technology.

Student Spotlight: Ellen Gupta

Doctoral candidate Ellen Gupta is the newest recipient of the Bendett Fellowship Award, established by alumnus Mark Bendett. Guptais a doctoral candidate in electrical engineering, focusing on electromagnetics and optics. She is exploring hybrid multi-material additive manufacturing by designing, modeling, simulating, and constructing functional radiofrequency (RF) devices such as RF gradient index lenses and RF filters to enhance communication systems.

Faculty Spotlight: Vishal Saxena

Dr. Vishal Saxena recently received a DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA) for his proposed project on optoelectronic integrated circuits. The project, titled “Silicon Photonics enabled Reconfigurable Optical Analog Processor (SiROAP),” will explore reconfigurable architectures for photonic and electronic integrated circuits, or chips. DARPA YFA is a highly competitive award for early career faculty and serves to develop research capability in the areas of interest to US Department of Defense.

Staff Spotlight: Heather Dunlap

Heather Dunlap, our new Undergraduate Academic Advisor, originally joined the ECE Department as an Administrative Assistant.

Heather holds a BS in Liberal Studies from Wilmington University and previously held several positions at Delaware Planned Parenthood. She also oversees her family’s property management company. She is married to Ryan and has two future #hengineers, Avery and Rex. They just moved to a small farm with her puppies Lua & Peanut, Prince Moo Cow, Rufus, Reggie & Renee the fainting goats, and too many chickens to name.

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400+ undergrads
250+ grad students
75 Cyber Degree Students

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Light Speed Advances

UD Prof. Tingyi Gu’s engineering specialty earns DARPA Young Faculty Award.

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2020 Department Magazine

2020 ECE Magazine

Our department’s annual magazine highlights the latest research breakthroughs, accomplishments, and news about our academic programs. Read Issue

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