Resilient Community Microgrids New Research Project Dr. Badrul Chowdhury, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, won a Research Grant entitled “Resilient Community Microgrids with Dynamic Reconfiguration to Serve Critical Loads in the Aftermath of Severe Events” from the Department of Energy (DoE). This $3.6 million award from the DoE’s Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) will help Dr. […]

New Research Project Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte have been awarded two research grants amounting to over $1M funding to develop wireless charging technology for potential train applications. This research is led by Dr. Tiefu Zhao from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC), Dr. Shen-En Chen […]

Dr. Kathryn Smith Electrical and Computer Engineering Dr. Kathryn Smith of ECE is leading a project sponsored by Ansys to develop materials for online delivery of two classes covering the fundamental principles of electromagnetics.  The intent of this work is to transform the delivery of complex electromagnetic concepts from the traditional presentation of written equations […]

Developing Power Engineering Curriculum using Situative Pedagogy and Data Analytics Electrical and Computer Engineering Drs. Valentina Cecchi (Associate Professor, ECE), Sukumar Kamalasadan (Professor, ECE), and Courtney Smith-Orr (Teaching Assistant Professor, ECE) received funding from the NSF under the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) program.  They are collaborating with researchers at the University of Texas El Paso […]

Timely Computing and Learning Over Communication Networks Dr. Ahmed Arafa Dr. Ahmed Arafa, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was awarded a new grant from the National Science Foundation to study age of information in machine learning. The grant has a total funding of $499,929.00 for three years (UNC Charlotte portion: $249,929.00) including a […]

Improvement of screen-printable metallization paste for low-cost silicon solar cells utilizing silver coated copper powders Dr. Aba Ebong Dr. Abasifreke Ebong, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received funding through a collaboration award to Dr. Richard Stephenson at Silicon Valley Materials Technology (co-PI) and Dr. Dana Hankey at ACI (Co-PI) from the Department of […]

Intelligent Power Electronics Electrical and Computer Engineering ECE faculty are developing specialized intelligent DC-AC and DC-DC power converters using embedded microcontrollers and edge computing. Dr. Babak Parkhideh, Associate Professor of ECE and Faculty Associate of the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) at UNC Charlotte, recently launched a project that focuses on developing and validating […]

Dr. Hamed Tabkhivayghan Research Highlight Hamed Tabkhi and his team have extensively engaged and partnered with Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) to create the first community-based real-time Artificial Intelligence (AI) testbed at the CPCC campus. The effort is supported by a $1.9M research grant from the National Science Foundation, Smart and Connected Community Program (award# 1831795). […]

Intelligent Communications and Computing Designs Dr. Jiang (Linda) Xie Dr. Jiang (Linda) Xie, Professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering received unrestricted research fund from Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) R&D – InfoTech Labs. She has been collaborating with TMNA since 2017 on researching intelligent communications and computing designs to support connected vehicles […]