In Search of Weyl Semimetals

UD Engineers make materials that could enable better computer chips

Students in electronics lab

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.

ECE by the Numbers

25+ faculty
400+ undergrads
250+ grad students
75 Cyber Degree Students

Department News

RISE and Shine

RISE and Shine

49-year-old program gives UD’s young Black engineers crucial strength and support.

Dark Matter Detection

Dark Matter Detection

UD’s Singh and collaborators propose repurposing tabletop sensors to search for dark matter.

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Spectrum Scholars

UD’s Spectrum Scholars program promotes a welcoming environment for undergraduate students with autism at UD that enhances their ability to thrive in academic environments and campus life. In collaboration with JPMorgan Chase & Co. and administered by the University’s Center for Disabilities Studies, undergraduate students with autism receive comprehensive coaching and career development opportunities during their undergraduate experience as they work toward a successful career.

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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