Electrical and Computer Engineering
Welcome to the ECE Department at Kansas State University, a Top 50 Public Research Department in Electrical and Computer Engineering by US News & World Report 2014.
Electrical engineers and computer engineers are involved in the design of electrical and computer-oriented systems. These systems range in size from miniature microprocessors through megawatt energy conversion systems to global audio and video communication networks. The electrical or computer engineer is active in every phase of the transmission, conversion, and processing of energy and information for civilian and defense industries and in our homes.
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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Kansas State University warmly welcomes two new faculty members, Dr. Hongyu Wu and Dr. Jungkwun Kim, who will greatly enhance our research in the areas of power systems and microdevices. Both joined in Fall 2016.
Assistant professor Hongyu Wu was a research engineer in the Power Systems Engineering Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, Colorado, before joining K-State. He collaborated closely with universities, national laboratories, governmental agencies, and private companies in the power and energy sector, to optimize strategies for effectively interconnecting renewable resources and emerging energy efficiency technologies in the electric power system. His research interests at K-State will focus on modeling and optimization of power systems, renewable energy integration, demand side management, electric vehicles to grids, distribution system planning and operations, electricity market analysis and risk management, and home energy management systems.
Assistant professor Jungkwun Kim was a post-doctoral fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2011 – 2013 and research faculty at the University of Pennsylvania before joining K-State. He designed microdevices as well as developed the fabrication process for microsensors and probes, energy storage devices, and magnetic passive components for RF/power chips. His research at K-State will offer many exciting opportunities for student involvement and faculty collaborations. One of his research interests is about a cost-effective fabrication process. By minimizing the use of cleanroom equipment, the time and the cost of fabrication processes can be significantly reduced. UV-LED lithography, as an example, is a versatile nano/microfabrication method as a fundamental nano/microfabrication tool while it is simple and accessible to students.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Kansas State University invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at all levels (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) beginning August 2017. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in electrical and computer engineering, a strong publication record, a commitment to research and teaching excellence, and the potential to develop a vigorous extramurally-funded research program and participate in collaborative and interdisciplinary research. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, smart grid, power electronics, sensors, and microelectronics.
This video profiles the project "Research to Quantify the Health and Development of Children with Disabilities Around the Clock" by Steven Warren, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Kansas State, and colleagues Behrooz Mirafzal, Punit Prakash, David Thompson and Bala Natarajan, also in electrical and computer engineering. This work is featured on Science360 as part of the National Science Foundation.
Professor Caterina Scoglio, Research Associate Faryad Darabi Sahneh with PhD student Narges Montazeri use their research to trace infectious diseases like Ebola through contact tracing. This work is featured on Science360 as part of the National Science Foundation.
Robotics prepares for their 2016 competition.