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Research

Funded Projects

Ibrahim Abdel-Motaleb, Ph.D.

Reforming Power Semiconductor Education

Organizing a conference session to discuss development and delivery of an integrated power electronics curriculum, from components to systems.

Researcher: Ibrahim Abdel-Motaleb, Ph.D.

Funded by: The National Science Foundation

Design and Testing a Microchip for Testing Liquid Cooling of 3D ICs

Designing a microchip that includes arrays of heaters and temperature sensors to measure chip temperature.

Researcher: Ibrahim Abdel-Motaleb, Ph.D.

Funded by: Tezzaron Semiconductor Corp.

Device Parameter Extraction and Modeling

Supporting activities in Argonne National Laboratory's Process Technology Research Section.

Researcher: Ibrahim Abdel-Motaleb, Ph.D.

Funded by: Argonne National Laboratory

Veysel Demir, Ph.D.

Using Microwave Imaging for Bone Densitometry

Investigating the feasibility of using microwave imaging for bone density scans.

Researcher: Veysel Demir, Ph.D.

Funded by: Polar Technology Development Centre Ind. Trade Inc.

Design of a Handheld RFID Reader

Developing an RFID reader for handheld devices that can also be used for UHF RFID applications.

Researcher: Veysel Demir, Ph.D.

Funded by: QEMTEK Communications and Consulting Ltd.

Michael Haji-Sheikh, Ph.D.

Advanced Paleontological Extraction System Using Data Fusion Informed Overburden Removal

Using advanced data and sensor techniques to remove rock overburden from jacketed paleontological samples, freeing researchers from difficult manual labor.

Researchers: Michael Haji-Sheikh, Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering)
Virginia Naples, Ph.D. (Biological Sciences)

Fermilab Photodiodes

Producing photodiode wafers using established processes for Fermilab.

Researcher: Michael Haji-Sheikh, Ph.D.

Funded by: Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Development of Thick Silicon Photodiodes

Producing photodiode wafers using established processes for Voxtel Inc.

Researcher: Michael Haji-Sheikh, Ph.D.

Funded by: Voxtel Inc.

Venumadhav Korampally, Ph.D.

High-Current Electron Sources for Superconducting Radiofrequency Injectors

Devising an integrated high-current electron source that can be mounted in close proximity to a superconducting radiofrequency resonator, possibly leading to the development of a compact MW-class electron accelerator.

Researchers: Venumadhav Korampally, Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering)
Iman Salehinia, Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering)
Philippe Piot (Physics)
Fermilab

Development of Ultra-Cold Quantum-Degenerate Relativistic Electron Beams for Research and Application

Progressing theoretical understanding and experimental development of "ultra-cold" relativistic electron beams at the fundamental limit via field emission from structured nanomaterials and subsequent efficient acceleration.

Researchers: Venumadhav Korampally, Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering)
Swapan Chattopadhyay, Ph.D. (Physics)

Funded by: The National Science Foundation

Lichuan Liu, Ph.D.

Hearing Impairment Prevention and Monitoring System for Incubator Newborns

Developing technology to create a quiet environment for newborns in incubators and developing safe and non-intrusive monitoring embedded infant incubator ANC systems.

Researcher: Lichuan Liu, Ph.D.

Funded by: The Gerber Foundation

Master Research Agreement With Simmons Bedding

This nonfinancial agreement governs research projects conducted by NIU faculty and funded by Simmons Bedding Co.

Researcher: Lichuan Liu, Ph.D.

Funded by: Simmons Bedding Co.

Wireless Communication Integrated Active Noise Reduction System

Using an active noise reduction approach to significantly reduce the noise level inside infant incubators.

Researcher: Lichuan Liu, Ph.D.

Funded by: Invictus Medical Inc.

Suma Rajashankar, Ph.D.

Gender in Science and Engineering and Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering

Researching the role of gender in science and engineering.

Researcher: Suma Rajashankar, Ph.D.

Funded by: The National Science Foundation

Donald Zinger, Ph.D.

DO-160 Pin Injection Simulation

Improving client's capability to perform circuit design for induced lightning transient for pin injection susceptibility.

Researcher: Donald Zinger, Ph.D.

Funded by: UTC Aerospace Systems

 

Research Labs

Digital Signal Processing Laboratory
Lab Director: Lichuan Liu, Ph.D.

Microelectronics Research and Development Laboratory
Lab Directors: Ibrahim Abdel-Motaleb, Ph.D.
Michael Haji-Sheikh, Ph.D.

Microwaves and Electromagnetics Laboratory
Lab Director: Veysel Demir, Ph.D.

Semiconductor Research Laboratory
Researcher: Donald Zinger, Ph.D.
Funded by: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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