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Dr. Zahra Karim-Aghaloo won the 2015 CIPPRS Doctoral Dissertation Award

Congratulations to recent ECE PhD graduate Dr. Zahra Karim-Aghaloo for winning the 2015 Doctoral Dissertation Award sponsored by the Canadian Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society (CIPPRS). She received this award at the 12th Canadian Conference on Computer and Robot Vision held in June 2015 in Halifax, NS.

Published: 21 Jul 2015

Could black phosphorus be the next silicon?

As scientists continue to hunt for a material that will make it possible to pack more transistors on a chip, new research from McGill University and Université de Montréal adds to evidence that black phosphorus could emerge as a strong candidate.

Published: 7 Jul 2015

Prof. Zetian Mi received the International Symposium for Compound Semiconductors Young Scientist Award

Congratutations are in order for Prof. Zetian Mi, who received the International Symposium for Compound Semiconductors (ISCS) Young Scientist Award. Prof. Mi was given this award for his contributions to the development of quantum dot and nanowire based near-infrared, deep visible, and ultraviolet light sources.

Published: 6 Jul 2015

Prof. Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur promoted to the rank of Associate Professor

Congratulations to Prof. Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur who has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure on June 1st 2015. Odile came to McGill from Columbia University and is the holder of the Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) on Photonic Interconnects. Her research is breaking ground in more energy-efficient massive data communication and computing.

Well done Odile!

Published: 26 Jun 2015

In Memoriam: Prof. Gerald W. Farnell

With great sadness, we announce the passing of Professor Emeritus Gerald Farnell at the Verdun General Hospital on April 30, 2015.

The son of Alice (Turner) and Jack Farnell, Jerry was born in Toronto on August 31, 1925. He was a proud and grateful Canadian who had an abiding affection for Montreal and the province of Quebec, his home for the last 65 years of his life.

After graduating from Danforth Technical High School in 1942, he served in the Canadian Army and began his studies at the University of Toronto as a member of the Army Officer Training Course. In 1950, having earned a Master of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Jerry arrived at McGill as a lecturer and PHD Graduate Student.

While at McGill he served as Professor of Engineering Physics and Electrical Engineering, including terms as Chairman of the Electrical Engineering Department (from 1967 until 1972) and Dean of the Engineering Faculty (from 1974 until 1984). In 1991, he retired from McGill as Professor Emeritus.

During his decades at McGill, Jerry gained a reputation as a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher. In collaboration with colleagues and graduate students, he registered three patents, published 93 papers and earned international recognition for his research on the propagation of Acoustical Surface Waves in anisotropic materials leading to the development of radio frequency filters, now ubiquitous in mobile phones.

As a Nuffield Fellow he spent 1960-61 at the Clarendon Laboratory in Oxford and became a Fellow of IEEE in 1970. From 1972 to '73, he was Engineering Consultant for Thomson CSF in Cagnes sur Mer and Visiting Professor in the Laboratories d'Electrooptique at the Faculté des Sciences in Nice, France. Elected president of the Ultrasonics Society, he served from 1988-1989, received the IEEE Achievement award in 1991, the Distinguished Service Award of the Society in 1997 and the Lord Rayleigh Award in 2001. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1996. Jerry was one of the first to give a course on "semiconductors and transistor electronics" at a Canadian University.


Published: 6 May 2015

Design Project Poster Prize Winners

Congratulations to the winners of this year's Design Project Poster Prizes! 1st prize: “Solar Streetlight”:  Victoria Hippoman, Jake Jarnik and Alexander MacDonald; supervisor Gordon Roberts 2nd prize: “Software and Hardware Design for Robotically Controlled TMS experiments”: Ashley Simpson and James Ta; supervisor Amir Shmuel 3rd prize: “Intravehicular Communication Security Testbed”: Quang Dao, Shabbir Hussain, Ryan Singzon and Lulu Wu; superviso...
Published: 6 May 2015

Prof. Thomas Szkopek to receive the Carrie M. Derick Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Supervision

The Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Prof. Andrew Kirk, is proud to announce that Prof. Thomas Szkopek has won the Carrie M. Derick Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Supervision. This is in recognition of Prof. Szkopek's devoted efforts in working with his graduate students. This is very well deserved. Congratulations Thomas!

Published: 7 Apr 2015