Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

ECE Faculty Awards: Magazine and other Technology Awards

Christopher Columbus Foundation Award

The Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation is an independent Federal government agency established to "encourage and support research, study and labor designed to produce new discoveries in all fields of endeavor for the benefit of mankind." The Christopher Columbus Foundation awards fellowships to outstanding individuals designated as "Columbus Scholars." These individuals impact the lives of others through innovation, creativity and risk taking.

Ken Wise

Ken Wise

For the development of microelectronic neural probes so tiny they can record or stimulate signals from a single nerve cell in the brain. [More Info]


Laser Focus World Commercial Technology Achievement Award

The Commercial Technology Achievement Award, sponsored by Laser Focus World, recognizes the most commercially significant new products in diode lasers and other categories.

Almantas Galvanauskas

Almantas Galvanauskas

Recognized for his development of the first commercial fiber chirped pulse amplifier (FCPA-2).


Popular Mechanics: World-Changing Innovators for 2012

Popular Mechanics stated that "This year's breakthrough award-winning innovators are the brains and sweat behind some of the world's biggest ideas."

Jessy Grizzle

Jessy Grizzle

For "teaching robots to walk."
Popular Mechanics Announcement
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Scientific American Top 50

Scientific American selects its list of Top 50 which honors the top 50 outstanding leaders in science and technology over the past year.

Jessy Grizzle

Jessy Grizzle

For his work in robotics where improved mathematical models and sensors are endowing robots with enhanced mobility.


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