Yerzhan Mustafa Awarded the 2024 IEEE Council on Superconductivity Graduate Study Fellowship

June 21, 2024

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The IEEE Council on Superconductivity and its Awards Committee awards this fellowship annually to a full-time graduate student pursuing a PhD (or equivalent) degree in the area of applied superconductivity, at an accredited college or university of recognized standing worldwide. The intention of the award is to encourage students to enter and contribute to the field of applied superconductivity. 

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Streamlined microcomb design provides control with the flip of a switch

May 24, 2024

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ONE-STOP SHOP: Electrical and computer engineering PhD student Zhengdong Gao adjusts a new “all in one” microcomb laser device created in the lab of professor Qiang Lin. (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)

Rochester researchers led by Qiang Lin, a professor of electrical and computer engineering and at the Institute of Optics, created a chip-scale microcomb laser with an innovative design that allows users to control the optical frequency comb simply by switching on a power source.

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Mujdat Cetin and Mark Bocko – Seed Funding for New Transdisciplinary Centers and Institutes

April 24, 2024

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Mujdat Cetin and Mark Bocko

A key pillar of the Boundless Possibility strategic plan is that the University aims to launch five new transdisciplinary centers or institutes aimed at supporting scholarship in areas that will bring the University even more distinction and reputation. The University launched a planning funding competition in which teams of scholars from multiple units across the institution proposed ideas for new centers and institutes.

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Thomas Howard – UR Robotics Club Faculty Advisor

April 23, 2024

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Professor Thomas Howard, alongside MELBOT V3 in our Proof of Life for NASA

UR Lunabotics is a brand-new competitive team with the goal of competing and succeeding in the NASA Lunabotics competition. Lunabotics is an international, university-based competition being run and sponsored by NASA. Teams typically develop one large robot (1.0m x 0.75m x 0.75m). This robot will compete by performing various autonomous and controlled tasks to gather points on a simulated lunar surface. Our goal is to compete this year in-person at NASA Kennedy Space Center using a fully autonomous robot. Lunabotics is open to all members regardless of skill level.

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Congratulations Christiano Tapparello who recently secured funding for new sponsored research projects.

April 18, 2024

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Cristiano Tapparello, an associate professor of research in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received $113,879 from the National Institutes of Health for a project led by his collaborators at Stanford University titled, “A facial expression-based personalization engine (FPE) for monitoring and modulating real-time effective engagement in cognitive training in older adults at risk for AD-ADRD.”

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Congratulations to ECE PhD student, Frank Cwitkowitz, a Graduate Research Symposium Winner!

April 1, 2024

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The following students were recognized for their research presentations at the Graduate Research Symposium. From left: Samantha Steiner (humanities); Tyler Mason (engineering and math), Frank Cwitkowitz (engineering and math); Manasvi Patwa (People’s Choice); Hafsa Irfan (natural science); Princeton Chee (social science); and Chloe Zhang (engineering and math).

The Hajim School’s graduate students did a terrific job showcasing their scientific findings last week at the third annual Graduate Research Symposium. The event, hosted by the office of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs, featured a poster session with $300 awards for the best presentations in four disciplines.

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