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(M.S. Electrical Engineering ’15, Ph.D. Computer Engineering Candidate)

Xin Zhang first joined Illinois Institute of Technology as a master’s student, receiving his degree in 2015. He says the main draw was “the prestigious reputation of the engineering programs and the...

(M.S. Electrical Engineering ’21, Ph.D. Electrical Engineering Candidate)

As the recipient of a United States Department of Energy fellowship, Hans Johnson has gained the opportunity to work on cutting-edge quantum computing research at the Fermi National Accelerator...

(Electrical Engineering, M.S. Electrical Engineering ’22)

As a technical program manager at Tesla, Ava Kelly is responsible for the beginning-to-end process of launching new power electronics products, starting from the initial concept and taking a product...

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(Electrical Engineering, M.S. Electrical Engineering '22)

After growing up in Lockport, Illinois, Kaitlyn Graves initially wanted to go to college far away from home, but she says she’s found that living in Chicago has felt like the best of both worlds....

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(Electrical Engineering ’50, M.S. Electrical Engineering ’57)

With his signature charm, Marty Cooper will not only tell you an improbable idea is possible, but he’ll also map out a way to achieve it. If you don’t believe it, consider your smartphone. In the...

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(Electrical Engineering/M.S. Computer Engineering 3rd Year)

It was in ECE 218, Digital Systems, that Eduardo Calix realized he wanted to pursue computer chip design. “Everything my friends hated about the class, I loved,” he says. “That course was the first...

(Ph.D. Electrical Engineering Candidate)

Communications in nuclear facilities can be difficult. It’s a harsh environment for physical cables that may degrade faster than usual, but there are also many substantial physical barriers such as...

(M.Eng. Energy Systems ’19, Ph.D. Electrical Engineering Student)

Larissa Affolabi came to Illinois Institute of Technology as a master’s degree student in search of a top-tier graduate program in engineering for energy systems. “In terms of power system courses and...

(M.S. Electrical Engineering ’07, M.S. Computer Engineering ’07, Ph.D. Computer Engineering ’18)

“I was probably born to be an engineer,” says David Hentrich. His grandfather was an engineer with his own workshop who built Hentrich his own child-sized workbench as a kid. He absorbed his...

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(Electrical Engineering 2nd Year)

Through engineering competitions and the robotics club in high school, Daniel Arechiga developed a growing interest in engineering. But building a music effects pedal in his spare time is what drew...