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New Research Awards

October 23, 2014

Congratulations to the Lee College of Engineering professors who received new research and additional funding awards for July, August and September 2014. A list of the new awards follows:

New Course on HVDC Transmission

October 23, 2014

Offered as ECGR 4090/5090 /ENER 6000 SPECIAL TOPICS: HVDC TRANSMISSION AND TECHNOLOGY, this course focuses on applications of the HVDC technologies in transmission of electric energy. Benefits, design aspects and dynamic performance of the HVDC systems will be discussed. Modern converter topologies, cable technologies, control and interconnection with AC grids will be studied.

Pre- or Co-requisites: Knowledge of power networks analysis, calculus and differential equations, elementary matrix analysis, basic principles of power electronics and control.

Dr. Hilger Recognized by Water Environment Federation

October 23, 2014

Former Lee College of Engineer professor Dr. Helene Hilger was recognized by the Water Environment Federation with its Fair Distinguished Engineering Educator Medal at its 87th annual WEF Technical Exhibition and Conference in September 2014 in New Orleans.

Discovery Channel Features UNC Charlotte Motorsports

October 21, 2014

UNC Charlotte Motorsports Engineering students Jerry Dahlberg and Eric Fleischhauer, along with alum Sam Hellman, join faculty member Dr. Tkacik on the Discovery Channel to discuss water tunnel testing involving NASCAR’s Car of Tomorrow. Using the 5th largest water channel in the United States, located in the Motorsports Research Building at UNC Charlotte, they discuss the safety impact of NASCAR switching from a wing back to a spoiler.

UNC Charlotte and SineWatts Team Wins Second SunShot Incubator Award

October 17, 2014

CHARLOTTE. NC - October 17, 2014:  SineWatts Inc., a cleantech startup company based in Charlotte, NC, in collaboration with UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) as its primary research partner, has been selected for a second Incubator Award from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to develop its Inverter Molecule™ product.  

New Faculty for 2014-2015

October 9, 2014

The William States Lee College of Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte proudly welcomes 11 new faculty members in 2014. As educators and researchers, these new hires bring credentials from some of the finest universities in the country and a wealth of professional experience from industry. With UNC Charlotte and Lee College of Engineering enrollments increasing steadily during the past 10 years, these new faculty members will be vital in educating the next-generation of engineers and technologists.

Engineering Faculty Members Named to Coal Ash Solution Committees

October 2, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Oct. 2, 2014 – UNC Charlotte Lee College of Engineering faculty members are among a prestigious group of experts seeking safe and practical solutions for disposing of coal ash.

The University has convened a blue-ribbon panel of nationally recognized experts to serve on an independent board that will review Duke Energy’s strategy and procedures for closing its ash impoundments in North Carolina and throughout the nation.

Herminso Villaraga-Gómez Wins the 2014 Carl Zeiss Scholarship

July 15, 2014

Herminso Villaraga-Gómez has been named the winner of the 2014 Carl Zeiss Student Scholarship. Mr. Villaraga-Gómez is an Optical Science and Engineering doctoral student, advised by Dr. Stuart Smith, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science.

ECE Shows Support for Community at Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies

April 30, 2014

Picture #8 of this album Two children of ECE student Ryan McCall hold a specially made sign, signed by the ECE Department, for their brother participating in the 2014 Special Olympics opening ceremonies on April 22nd.

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