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Prof. Yurii Vlasov elected to National Academy of Engineering

He is recognized for his contributions to the development and commercialization of silicon photonics for optical data communications.

Nick Holonyak Jr., pioneer of LED lighting, awarded Queen Elizabeth Prize

Holonyak shares the prize with his former students and Illinois ECE alumni M. George Craford (MSEE ’63, PhD ’67) and Russel Dupuis (BSEE ’70, MSEE ’71, PhD ’72).

Illinois ECE Graduate Program Ignites New Features for Advanced Learning

An evolving curriculum and five-year funding guarantee are changing the landscape for graduate students.

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All University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign visits have been suspended indefinitely in response to proactive policies instituted by our university to protect the health and welfare of all participants and attendees amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Illinois offers a world-class education that allows students to master the fundamentals that will make them outstanding engineers. Learn more about what sets us apart, and how you might fit in our program.

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Upcoming Events

March
8

ECE 590I POWER & ENERGY SYSTEMS SEMINAR

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/82656078318?pwd=YzcwWWJnZUpGeVVqTXhIS1ZaL3I1Zz09;

3:00 PM

March
8

ECE 590I POWER & ENERGY SYSTEMS SEMINAR

https://ece.illinois.edu/virtual-grainger-auditorium

3:00 PM

March
9

ViaSat Tech Talk on Space Communication - Demystifying the technology behind satellites and global connectivity

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/82623630435?pwd=RjR5aWR6UXUzbTlXTEdRYWpjdWRwdz09

5:30 PM

April
8

Title of Talk to be Announced Soon

Zoom link will posted at a later date

4:00 PM

April
15

Soft Electronic and Microfluidic Systems for the Skin

Zoom link will posted at a later date

4:00 PM

April
22
March
10

ECE Explorations (200): Viasat "Getting In and Going Up – Career progression from internship through full-time"

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/85898977495?pwd=Y1phYnFwdkcxK1RKVmNXZUxaemxTdz09

5:00 PM

March
17

ECE Explorations (200): The Vibrant Chicago Tech Scene

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/87288025169?pwd=RGUrcHBMYjlpcGxCS0VDZFZHTFAvZz09

5:00 PM

March
27

How seawater desalination can help fight climate change

https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwofuyprzMpGNZiM-awFXFa4Tv9TP_RI5H_

11:00 AM

April
3

Covid-19 testing at UIUC - In the lab and at point-of-care

https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvdO2hrjosG92JbwKqHexY2fnUc-HAvHQU

11:00 AM

April
24

What does Earth look like from 1,000,000 miles away?

https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlfuyupzwuG9YyqjEZcF9ezcf36WSKOTzW

11:00 AM

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