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Fall 2013 Awards (Selected from 45 Projects)

Special Awards

Recipients

Instructor's Award - This award goes to the best overall project of the semester in the Instructor's opinion. Hyun Yi, Lauren White, Andri Teneqexhi
(Environmental Sensing for Firefighters)
Design Award - This award goes to the project that exemplifies the engineering design process. Karshan Sharma, Neil Bhateja
(Conway's game of life simulated on a modular LED matrix)
Best Engineered Award - This award goes to the project that was planned and implemented in the most professional manner. Raymond Yeh, Michael Lin
(LED Cube)
Most Marketable Award - This award goes to the project with the most commercial potential as demonstrated on Demo Day. Andrew Morrison, Adam Wright
(Home Power Monitoring)
Research Award - This award goes to the project contributing most to research at the University of Illinois. Syed Osama, Nathan Habtetzion, Roberto Mancera
(NanoFET Biosensor testing board)

Area Awards

Recipients

Area Award: Audio Processing Steven Alfano, John Hogan
(Interactive 3D Audio Playback system)
Area Award: Computer Vision Chenyang Xu, Xiangyu Chen, Yixiao Nie
(Driver Sleep Detection and Alarming System)
Area Award: Sports and Recreationc Tylor Campbell, Kunal Datta
(Lost Disc Locator)
Area Award: Power Neil Pineda, Jerrod Callanta, Ken Sabol
(Inductive Power Transfer for Roadbed Application)
Area Award: Smartphone Technology Fengyuanshan Xu, Yixiao Lin
(SLAM on smartphones)
Area Award: Image Processing David Huang, Gloria Lee, Daniel Yang
(3D Scanner)
 
Area Award: Security Ankit Jain, Veer Dedhia
(Wireless Badge Authentication System)
 
Area Award: Multimedia Mike Xiang, Jiushi Bao
(3D Projection based on Pyramid)
 

 

Spring 2013 Awards (Selected from 51 Projects)

Special Awards

Recipients

Instructor's Award - This award goes to the best overall project of the semester in the Instructor's opinion. Neil Christanto, Enyu Luo, Leonard Lim
(Chalk Robot)
Design Award - This award goes to the project that exemplifies the engineering design process. Hannah Hasken, Adam Blackburn
(Engineers of Catan)
Teamwork Award - This award goes to the team that displayed the greatest ability to work together and perform well during the engineering process. Kevin Chen, Joeseph Shim, Kristine Cabrera
(Acoustic Analyzer Unit)
Best Engineered Award - This award goes to the project that was planned and implemented in the most professional manner. Emily Mazzola, Andrew Gazdziak, Damen Toomey
(Solar Powered Beach Chair)
Most Marketable Award - This award goes to the project with the most commercial potential as demonstrated on Demo Day. William Karcher, Hans Banerjee
(E-Music Performance System)
Research Award - This award goes to the project contributing most to research at the University of Illinois. Xuanyu Zhong, Yujie Chen, Shiyang Liu
(Brain-Controlled Portable Programmable Embedded System)

Area Awards

Recipients

Area Award: Acoustics Kevin Looby, Anna Czerepak
(Development of a Better Low-Frequency Microphone Setup to Measure Complex Acoustic Impedance)
Area Award: Controls Joel Spadin, Ruichen Zhao, Angad Bector
(MIDI Controlled Slide Guitar)
Area Award: Art and Music Joel Spadin, Ruichen Zhao, Angad Bector
(MIDI Controlled Slide Guitar)
Area Award: Sensors Jiehan Yao, Yuxiao Lu, Qi Yang
(Voice Tracing Video for Camera Designed for Meeting Recording)
Area Award: Solar Energy Lynn Deasey, Gurbaaz Sidhu, Krista Giacobazzi
(Hotdog - Solar Powered Heated Doghouse)
Area Award: Education Tommy Shiou, Nick Ciadella
(Medical Training Simulation Interface)
 
Area Award: Conservation Denis Kurtovic, Kevin Johnson, Jose L Orozco Jr.
(Smart Sprinkler Robot System)
 
Area Award: Electromagnetics Shashvat Nanavati, Yohan Ko, Jon Dagdagan
(Multistage Coil Gun)
 
Area Award: RFID/NFC Patrick Ding, Michael Chan, Patric Takagi
(NFC-Enabled Menu Ordering System)
 

 

Fall 2012 Awards (Selected from 31 Projects)

Special Awards

Recipients

Instructor's Award - This award goes to the best overall project of the semester in the Instructor's opinion. Pourya Assem, Paul Lupas
(On Site Hotbox Calibration System)
Designer's Award - This award goes to the project that exemplifies the engineering design process. Jacob Clifton, Ryan Schmid, David McKiernan
(Jump Trading Simulation Interface)
Teamwork Award - This award goes to the team that displayed the greatest ability to work together and perform well during the engineering process. Zilin Dou, Yunye Gong
(Heart Rate Alarm System for Swimmer in Triathlon)
Best Engineered Award - This award goes to the project that was planned and implemented in the most professional manner. Nathan Murray, Todd Pixton
("Extended Reach": Haptic Array)
Most Marketable - This award goes to the project with the most commercial potential as demonstrated on Demo Day. Jeffery Wheeler, Rishi Ratan, Jerry Sun
(Bluetooth Stereo Network)

Area Awards

Recipients

Area Award: Communications Yaming Tang, Lida Zha, Junting Lou
(Multipurpose Keychain)
Area Award: Controls Jie Wang, Yingkan Ni, Jinming Zhang
(Solar Drone: Quadrotor Helicopter UAV Powered by the Sun)
Area Award: Robotics Kee Woong Haan, Zenon Son, Jiwon Park
(Quadpod Transform Vehicle)
Area Award: Sensors Beomjun Shin, Kaiyuan Fan
(Smart Automatic Recycling Trash Basket)
Area Award: Energy Crystal Cardenas, Carlo Vendiola, Andrew Chavarria
(Solar/Motion Powered Shoe Heater)
Area Award: Education Ammar Faiz, Matt DiLiberto, Udit Sharma
(Ukulele Instrument Tutor)
 

 

Spring 2012 Awards (Selected from 41 Projects)

Special Awards

Recipients

Instructor's Award - This award goes to the best overall project of the semester in the Instructor's opinion.
Designer's Award - This award goes to the project that exemplifies the engineering design process.
Teamwork Award - This award goes to the team that displayed the greatest ability to work together and perform well during the engineering process. Harrison RoseChris StoddardRichard Lew
(GPS Service Animal Collar)
Research Award - This award goes to the project contributing most to research at the University of Illinois. Sugato RayNick GruebnauAndrew Beugelsdijk
(Otter GPS Implant)
Best Engineered Award - This award goes to the project that was planned and implemented in the most professional manner. Rajarshi RoyMingjie Wang
(Portable Braille e-Book Reader)
Most Marketable - This award goes to the project with the most commercial potential as demonstrated on Demo Day. Thomas SatromJeremy Pessin
(Lightweight Hybrid Guitar Amplifier)
Most Marketable - This award goes to the project with the most commercial potential as demonstrated on Demo Day. Yi-Liang ChenJonathan Lee
(LED swim pacer)

Area Awards

Recipients

Area Award: Communications Igor FedorovRyan CookMichael Chan
(Modular Swimming Pace Aid)
Area Award: RFID Travis DeMintKabir Singh
(Cornhole/Bags Electronic Scoring System)
Area Award: Electromagnetics Gaurav JainaBhaskar VaidyaKuei-Cheng Hsiang
(60 Hz Electromagnetic Field Detector/Interface system)
Area Award: Controls Zhangxiaowen GongWenjia ZhouJun Ma
(Special vehicle for transporting unstable chemicals)
Area Award: Robotics Jonathan HallDiyang QiuKevin Dluzen
(PV Automatic Golf Ball Retriever)
Area Award: Sensors Yon Chiet NgHui Lin NgYong Siang Pay
(Otter Stalker System)
Area Award: Art and Music Satyo IswaraIvan Setiawan
(Electric air guitar)
Area Award: Computer Vision Xingqian XuXiaobo DongHansen Chen
(3D scanning based on computer vision technique)

 

Fall 2011 Awards (Selected from 27 Projects)

Special Awards

Recipients

Instructor's Award - This award goes to the best overall project of the semester in the Instructor's opinion. Borui Chen and Jianer Shi
(Wireless 3D Mouse on a Glove )
Designer's Award - This award goes to the project that exemplifies the engineering design process. Borui Chen and Jianer Shi
(Wireless 3D Mouse on a Glove )
Teamwork Award - This award goes to the team that displayed the greatest ability to work together and perform well during the engineering process. Jason Stull and Tyler Malone
(Color Adaptive Interior Lighting)
Most Marketable - This award goes to the project with the most commercial potential as demonstrated on Demo Day. Cori Johnson, Rob Marshall, and Rebecca Marcotte
(Vampire Power Slayer )

Area Awards

Recipients

Area Award: Power Zachary Beran, Ben Kinney, and Archit Amin
(Alternative Energy Monitoring System)
Area Award: Communications Alex Crisci, Evan Schrock, and Ryan Mancl
(Wireless Optical Piano)
Area Award: Sensors Mark DiVito and Sungjoon Park
(Touch-free Remote Control)
Area Award: Robotics Matthew Artus, Andrew Neaville, and Joanna Kwak
(Groundbreaking Robotic Shovel)
Area Award: Network Hsin-Mao Wu, Chien-Tarng Huang, and Michael Kuan Chow
(Improvement Upon Wake-On-LAN )

Spring 2011 Awards (Selected from 34 Projects)

Special Awards

Recipients

Instructor's Award - This award goes to the best overall project of the semester in the Instructor's opinion. Xiaoli Wang and Yang Xu
(Wireless hand signal transceiver for soldiers )
Designer's Award - This award goes to the project that exemplifies the engineering design process. Mohammad Malik and Donald Darga
(Hyperfocal Distance Meter: A Digital SLR and Film Camera Accessory.)
Research Award - This award goes to the project contributing most to research at the University of Illinois. Rahul Mehta, Felipe Alonso, and Michael F. Driscoll
(Rolls Royce Babbling Idiot)
Most Marketable - This award goes to the project with the most commercial potential as demonstrated on Demo Day. Dimitar Stamatov, Aditya Makhija, and Bogdan Cuceu
(Automated Height and Weight device for Military Applications )
Ergonomics Award - This award goes to the project that most improves ease of use, safety, comfort, or accessibility. Brian Minor and Paul Crutcher
(Wireless Mouse for Wheelchair Handicap Person )

Area Awards

Recipients

Area Award: Power Carlos Thayer and David Xiao
(PPU for a CubeSat thruster system )

Fall 2010 Awards (Selected from 21 Projects)

Special Awards

Recipients

Instructor's Award - This award goes to the best overall project of the semester in the Instructor's opinion. Michael Bianchi, Aditya Jain, and Nikhil Vidyasagar
(Emergency Vehicle Detection System)
Best Engineered Award - This award goes to the project that was planned and implemented in the most professional manner. Michael Kistler, Adam Kambic, and Patrick Yapo
(Automotive De-Icer)
Research Award - This award goes to the project contributing most to research at the University of Illinois. Arica Inglis and Shawn Adderly
(4-Point Probe/Hot Point Probe)
Most Marketable - This award goes to the project with the most commercial potential as demonstrated on Demo Day. Matt Madeja and Xun Jian
(Android Phone Plug and Play Universal Remote Control)

Area Awards

Recipients

Area Award: Controls and Teamwork Donald Ziems, Alexander Kim, and Alex Chirban
(ALS Communication and Mobility Suite)
Area Award: Power Tsvetan Rusev and Ray Zumbahlen
(Wireless Overcurrent Sensor Relay)
Area Award: Sensors Jeffrey Harris and Carla Swierenga
(Control safety board for air conditioning vest)
Area Award: Electromagnetics Christopher Burgner and William Kelleher
(Atmospheric Power Scavenging)

Spring 2010 Awards (Selected from 44 Projects)

Special Awards

Recipients

Instructor's Award - This award goes to the best overall project of the semester in the Instructor's opinion. Adan Corral, Chris Brauweiler, and Antonio Porto
(LED Traffic Lights 4000)
Best Engineered Award - This award goes to the project that was planned and implemented in the most professional manner. Shayan Guhaniyogi, Tushar Pandey, and Matthew Szuster
(Tracking Illuminator for Flying Wildlife)
Designer's Award - This award goes to the project that exemplifies the engineering design process. Aaron King, Nathan Lord, and Jonathan Lo
(Inductive Coupling Piano)
Research Award - This award goes to the project contributing most to research at the University of Illinois. Kevin Kroeger, Zach Klein, and Micah Sweeney
(Solar Simulator using LEDs)
Teamwork Award - This award goes to the team that displayed the greatest ability to work together and perform well during the engineering process. Sarah Shiffer and Joseph Klager
(John Deere Tire Deflection Gauge)

Area Awards

Recipients

Area Award: Communications Tom Stillwell, Ryan Tennill, and Dan Fisher
(AirElectric Mid-Range Headset Radios)
Area Award: Robotics Ruben Zhao, Richard Otap, and Brian Chung
(Robotic Car with Vision System)
Area Award: Sensors Zhe Gao and Daniel Hand
(Ice Accumulation Sensor)
Area Award: Power Greg Gillespie and Kenny Koester
(Distribution Analysis/Smart Grid)

Fall 2009 Awards (Selected from 21 Projects)

Special Awards

Recipients

Instructor's Award - This award goes to the best overall project of the semester in the Instructor's opinion. Arthur Pang and Nilay Patel
(Remote Acoustic Wildlife Monitoring System)
Best Engineered Award - This award goes to the project that was planned and implemented in the most professional manner. Stanton Terry Cady and Gerald Nilles
(Power Monitoring System for Measuring Consumption in Multiple Remote Modules)
Designer's Award - This award goes to the project that exemplifies the engineering design process. Ariel Moctezuma, Katie Snell, and Steve Granda
(The Power of Control: Energy Efficient Buildings)
Research Award - This award goes to the project contributing most to research at the University of Illinois. Tamer Rousan, Scott Pecucci, and Michael Pingsterhaus
(Storm Restoration Predictive Model)

Area Awards

Recipients

Area Award: Digital Signal Processing Ian Cottle and Vasile Bora
(SAIC Proposal: Detecting Keystrokes)
Area Award: Sensors Brian Whalen, Jacob Black, and Winston Huang
(Automated Trailer Stabilization)
Area Award: Power Jarod Delhotal, Michael Tucker, and Joshua Parkin
(New ECE Building: LED lighting system)

Summer 2009 Awards (Selected from 4 Projects)

Special Awards

Recipients

Instructor's Award - This award goes to the best overall project of the semester in the Instructor's opinion. Saad Baig and Arturo Guillen
(Outdoor Power Supply)

Spring 2009 Awards (Selected from 33 Projects)

Special Awards

Recipients

Instructor's Award - This award goes to the best overall project of the semester in the Instructor's opinion. David VerLee, James Pessin, and Nick Donaldson
(Low-Latency MIDI Capability for Standard Electric Guitar)
Best Engineered Award (and Teamwork) - This award goes to the project that was planned and implemented in the most professional manner. Sinan Farmaka and Rade Kuljic
(Intelligent Desk Lamp)
Designer's Award - This award goes to the project that exemplifies the engineering design process. Chris Trott, Austin Kim, and Corey Immke
(Digitally Controlled Audio Patchbay )
Most Marketable - This award goes to the project with the most commercial potential as demonstrated on Demo Day. Scott Wakefield and Lucas Sturnfield
(Wireless Ice Fishing)

Area Awards

Recipients

Area Award: Controls Kwin Xie, Praveen Pradeep, and Tianyu Qi
(Full Color and Brightness Adjustable Lamp )
Area Award: DSP Austin Ouyang and Xin
(Voice, Speech, Face Recognition)
Area Award: Sensors and Teamwork Zhen Hao Chng and Mavis Rodrigues
(Automated Car for Door Entry)
Area Award: Communications Ryan Shi, Justin Beam, and Yang Gu
(Compass and Cell Signal Direction Indicator)

Fall 2008 Awards (Selected from 17 Projects)

Special Awards

Recipients

Instructor's Award - This award goes to the best overall project of the semester in the Instructor's opinion. Joseph Galambos, Mark Sangern, Derek Wojtowicz
(Stirling Heat Engine Generator)
Best Engineered Award - This award goes to the project that was planned and implemented in the most professional manner. Kieran Levin, Aleks Rozman
(Universal electronic credit card)
Most Marketable - This award goes to the project with the most commercial potential as demonstrated on Demo Day. Kieran Levin, Aleks Rozman
(Universal electronic credit card)

Area Awards

Recipients

Area Award: Controls Michael Stephens, Brett Robbins, James Lange
(Wii Robotic Camera)
Area Award: RFID Rahul Peravali, Chris Williams
(RFID TreadSmart)
Area Award: Green Michael Halverson, Sang Hyun Han
(Power from Stray Light)

Summer 2008 Awards (Selected from 3 Projects)

Special Awards

Recipients

Honorable Mention Vadim Olen, Jared Cartee
(Solar Powered Wireless GPS Power Recorder)

Spring 2008 Awards (Selected from 32 Projects)

Special Awards

Recipients

Instructor's Award - This award goes to the best overall project of the semester in the Instructor's opinion. Steven Ward, Udit Jalan
(Musical Instrument Amplifier)
Best Engineered Award - This award goes to the project that was planned and implemented in the most professional manner. Yutun Tseng, Tony Song, Wei-Ting Liu
(RFID Smart Room)
Chris Giovingo
(Dual-Axis Magnetic Ring Cannon)
Most Marketable - This award goes to the project with the most commercial potential as demonstrated on Demo Day. Andrew Ofisher, Brittney Campbell
(Green Thermostat)
Teamwork - This award goes to the team that displayed the greatest ability to work together and perform well during the engineering process. Rob Jacobson, Nathan Stevens, Erik Johnson
(Automated Object Finding Car)

Area Awards

Recipients

Area Award: Power Andrew O'Connell, Jerry Klosek
(Low-Cost Off-Grid Solar Panel/Battery Inverter with MPPT)
Area Award: Controls Chris Giovingo
(Dual-Axis Magnetic Ring Cannon)
Area Award: RFID Aly Elayat,Frank Styzek,Brock Donovan
(RFID Smart Key)
Area Award: Green Andrew Ofisher, Brittney Campbell
(Green Thermostat)
Area Award: Sensing and Control Scott Kammlade, Nathaniel Toca, Jacob Huh
(Eye-Controlled Wii Sensor Bar Replacement)
Area Award: Robotics Rob Jacobson, Nathan Stevens, Erik Johnson
(Automated Object Finding Car)
Area Award: DSP Alexander Joo, Frank Lam, Ryo Kondo
(Voice-Isolating Wireless Communicator)

Fall 2007 Awards (Selected from 22 Projects)

Special Awards

Recipients

Instructor's Award - This award goes to the best overall project of the semester in the Instructor's opinion. Bill Samore, Brian Elies,Mike Arthur
(Combination Lock Opener)
Engineer's Award - This award goes to the project that was planned and implemented in the most professional manner. Thomas Galvin and David Hruska
(Inexpensive Michelson Interferometer for Sub-micron Distance Measurement)
Designer's Award - This award goes to the project that exemplifies the engineering design process. Michael E. Bentz II & Frederick L. Engstrom
(Remote Acoustical Analysis Device)
Research Award - This award goes to the project contributing most to research at the University of Illinois. Sukru Yemenicioglu
(Circuit Modeling of Silicon Nitride Membranes for Nanopore Applications)

Area Awards

Recipients

Area Award: Sensors Terry Chen, Ben Schlarman,Mauricio Herrera
(Capacitive Sensing 3D Musical Instrument)
Area Award: Controls Min Lwin, Nehal Shah, Gregory Eakins
(Electric Vehicle Transmission Control )
Area Award: Optics Edgar Xie & Jekwon Yoon
(Planar Microplasma Static Display Devices)
Area Award: Art and Music Ryan Freeberg, Darren Pocci, Tiffany Kasettratut
(Automatic Guitar Tuner)

Spring 2007 Awards (Selected from 42 Projects)

Special Awards

Recipients

Instructor's Award - This award goes to the best overall project of the semester in the Instructor's opinion. Howard Luo, James Lin, Samir Desai
(Laser Guided Mouse)
Engineer's Award - This award goes to the project that was planned and implemented in the most professional manner. David Dralle and Jeewan S Ghuman
(Human Energy Harvesting Using the Oscillatory Motion of a Backpack)
Research Award - This award goes to the project contributing most to research at the University of Illinois. Ben Olsen
(Spectrally agile MAC protocol with SDR)
Most Marketable - This award goes to the project with the most commercial potential as demonstrated on Demo Day. Srivatsan Jayaraman, Amitvikram Das, Sairaj Dhople
(Power Monitor Circuit)
David Jun, Yitao Liu, Robert Chen
(Virtual Boxing)

Area Awards

Recipients

Area Award: Power Srivatsan Jayaraman, Amitvikram Das, Sairaj Dhople
(Power Monitor Circuit)
Area Award: Controls Roger Serwy, Sundeep Kartan, Lawrence Han
(Automatic Automotive Vehicle Speed Management System)
Patrick Goh and Hamed Asghari
(Wireless Elevator Remote Control)
Area Award: Entertainment David Jun, Yitao Liu, Robert Chen
(Virtual Boxing)
Area Award: Green Eric Yen and Piyush Goel
(Preheating the Catalytic Converter to reduce emissions)
Area Award: Communications Ben Olsen
(Spectrally agile MAC protocol with SDR)

Fall 2006 Awards (Selected from 23 Projects)

Special Awards

Recipients

Instructor's Award - This award goes to the best overall project of the semester in the Instructor's opinion. Michael Kelley and Brent Dutkiewicz
(Wireless Power Detection System for Home Use)
Engineer's Award - This award goes to the project that was planned and implemented in the most professional manner. Mark Jiang and Hieu Huynh
(Cell Phone-Controlled House Automation)
Most Marketable - This award goes to the project with the most commercial potential as demonstrated on Demo Day. Darryl Ma and Kevin He
(Football Wristband to Measure Throwing Speed)

Area Awards

Recipients

Area Award: Sensors Chintan Patel, Robert Herzog, Brian Mitterero
(Rain Detection System for Power Windows in Automobiles)
Area Award: Teamwork William Allen and Silpa Nannapaneni
(Stop and Go Driving System)

Summer 2006 Awards (Selected from 8 Projects)

Special Awards

Recipients

Engineer's Award - This award goes to the project that was planned and implemented in the most professional manner. Philip Makotyn and Oliver Jan
(Single Photon Avalanche Diode Module)

Area Awards

Recipients

Area Award: Power I-Chan Yang and Xi Liao
(Micro Fuel Cell Power Converter)

Spring 2006 Awards (Selected from 46 Projects)

Special Awards

Recipients

Instructor's Award - This award goes to the best overall project of the semester in the Instructor's opinion. Luke Lempart, Paul Ferrara, Abraham Rozental
(PC-Based Digital Oscilloscope)
Research Award - This award goes to the project contributing most to research at the University of Illinois. Robert Koch, Victor Lu, Thomas Shen
(LED Array Project with Adam Zysk)
Research Award - This award goes to the project contributing most to research at the University of Illinois. Amanda Chang and Leo Hua
(UV Sterilization Using Microplasma Arrays : Portable Water Purifier)
Engineer's Award - This award goes to the project that was planned and implemented in the most professional manner. Joseph Sukk.ar and Peter Hans Hirschboeck
(Wireless Power Adapter for Rechargeable Devices)
Designer's Award - This award goes to the project that exemplifies the engineering design process. Rob Tupuritis, Jonathan Michaels, Nicholas Modrzejewski
(iTunes Remote Control)
Most Marketable - This award goes to the project with the most commercial potential as demonstrated on Demo Day. Sean Liu and Steve Lee
(Equipment Availability Detector)

Area Awards

Recipients

Area Award: Bio-Engineering Alexander Rush, Ryan Kroeze, Jaymit Desai
(Prosthetic Hand Control)
Area Award: Controls David Grunschel and Niket Nathani
(INHS Biological Tracking Radar)
Area Award: Sensors Andrew Bean, Gary Yen, Praveen Bommannavar
(Sensor Network To Determine Sound Origin )
Area Award: Wireless Dustin Selvey and Joel Ingram
(Restaurant Point of Sales)

Fall 2005 Awards (Selected from 24 Projects)

Special Awards

Recipients

Instructor's Award - This award goes to the best overall project of the semester in the Instructor's opinion. Chris Hansen and Mark Inderhees
(GPS Guided Autonomous Photography Airplane)
Research Award - This award goes to the project contributing most to research at the University of Illinois. Jason Readle and Katelyn Tobin
(Flexible Microplasma Devices: Phototherapeutic Bandages)
Research Award - This award goes to the project contributing most to research at the University of Illinois. Justin Koepke and Peter Ong
(Ultra-thin oxide growth and characterization)
Best Engineered - This award goes to the project that was planned and implemented in the most professional manner. Al Rhee, Ben Niemoeller, Larry Dietrick
(Radio Jammer)

Area Awards

Recipients

Area Award: Bio-Engineering Tanvi Patel and Brett Duncan
(Biomagnetic Field Generation)
Area Award: Power Alexander Gray and Shaurya Mehta
(DC motor driver for robotics)
Area Award: Semiconductors Dominic Siriani
(Characterization and Simulation Analysis of Holey VCSELs)

Summer 2005 Awards (Selected from 11 Projects)

Special Awards

Recipients

Engineering Excellence Award - This award goes to the project that was planned and implemented in the most professional manner. Joe Kunst and Adam Reinke
(Power Line Communications)

Area Awards

Recipients

Area Award: Digital Signal Processing Daniel Yao
(Piano Synthesis by Digital Waveguides)

Spring 2005 Awards (Selected from 44 Projects)

Special Awards

Recipients

Instructor's Award - This award goes to the best overall project of the semester in the Instructor's opinion. Shivani Jain and Jason Skowronski
(Ultra Power Glove 3000)
Research Award - This award goes to the project contributing most to research at the University of Illinois. Jessica Asinugo and Tushar Mehrotra
(Prototype for a micro plasma unit)
Engineer's Award - This award goes to the project that was planned and implemented in the most professional manner. Rachel Adaniya, Kristin Jones, and Jason Witek
(Thrill Ride Enhancement: Seat Sensors)
Designer's Award - This award goes to the project that exemplifies the engineering design process. Farsheed Hamidi-Toosi, Anthony Mangognia, and Alex Spektor
(Touchpad-Controlled Parametric Equalizer)
Most Innovative - This award goes to the project that successfully implements a unique solution. Kyle Cline, Wes McClain, and Rich Walther
(RFID-based parking meter system)
Most Marketable - This award goes to the project with the most commercial potential as demonstrated on Demo Day. Hyun Jeong and Jason Mitchell
(Disturbance detection system)

Adam Ariffin, Alvaro Gutierrez, and Nija Joshi
(Weatherized Coats)

Area Awards

Recipients

Area Award: Art + Music Andy Latham, Omar Khan, and Daniel Pfeiffer
(Continuous-frequency Synthesizer)
Area Award: Bioengineering Robert Slavicek and Andrew Wassef
(EOG for REM sleep detection)
Area Award: Controls Grace Chi, Joshua A. Hausbach, and Brian Hunter
(Segbot)
Area Award: Embedded Systems Sung Taek Kim and David Werner
(Consumer-Oriented ECM scanner)
Area Award: Radio Frequency Ryan Hubbard and David Ng
(Portable NMR magnet)
Area Award: Robotics Allan Rudwick, David Schmitz, and Robert Tao
(Controller for PaintBOT)

Tao Shen and Aurthur Tang
(CheckerBot)
Area Award: Sensors Jerome Kao and Bryan Ko
(Data Recorder for SIDS Research)
Area Award: Wireless Christos Bais, Mike Cristiano, and Tim Eggerding
(Point-to-Point RF Communication for Wildlife Project)

Fall 2004 Awards Selected from 41 Projects)

Special Awards

Recipients

Instructor's Award - This award goes to the best overall project of the semester in the Instructor's opinion. Mert Dikmen, Seb Neumayer, and Brian Shirley
(Bird Accelerometer II)
Engineer's Award - This award goes to the project that was planned and implemented in the most professional manner. Kuangwei Hwang, Diane Limsui, and Lianhan Zhao
(Wireless Heart Attack Detector with GPS)
Most Marketable - This award goes to the project with the most commercial potential as demonstrated on Demo Day. Stuart Chen and Matthew Gore
(Intelligent Thermostat)

Area Awards

Recipients

Area Award: Bioengineering Nick Chang and Vikas Gupta
(PS/2 mouse control using EOG/EMG signals)
Area Award: Digital Signal Processing Tejash Patel and Nishad Soni
(Motion detection using a camera)

Geoffrey Herman, Thomas A Miller, and Stephen Stetak
(Monophonic music to midi/sheet music)
Area Award: Electromagnetics Joe Banasiak and Jeremy Seuring
(Car rooftop antenna)
Area Award: Embedded Systems Ishaan Gupta and Akhilesh Khanna
(Image compression on FPGA)
Area Award: Power Atiya Ismail and Punam Mahajan
(Developing a low cost charge controller)
Area Award: Teamwork Jonathan F. Bean, Gregory P. Hudson, and Ryan P. Marry
(The Freedom Chair)

Spring 2004 Awards (Selected from 44 Projects)

Special Awards

Recipients

Instructor's Award - This award goes to the best overall project of the semester in the Instructor's opinion. Michelle Graden and Edgar Roman
(Demonstration Circuit for Blackout Mitigation)
Research Award - This award goes to the project contributing most to research at the University of Illinois. Uppiliappan Krishnamachari
(Vertical Cavity Laser with Top Dielectric Mirror Stack)
Engineer's Award - This award goes to the project that was planned and implemented in the most professional manner. Michael Hoffmann, Karen Wang, and Chun-Yi Wei
(CD Controller/Playing Device for the Handicapped)
Most Innovative - This award goes to the project that successfully implements a unique solution. Jon Donenberg and Barry Horwitz
(Electronic Weightlifting Spotter)
Most Marketable - This award goes to the project with the most commercial potential as demonstrated on Demo Day. Robert Schoonover, Ryan Simpson, and Hans Voigt
(Active Car Seat Baby Protection)

Area Awards

Recipients

Area Award: Digital Signal Processing Margaret Hsu and Arjun Kulothungun
(MIDI FM Synthesizer)
Area Award: Power David Maggio, Laurel Bolhouse, and Natalie Robles
(A Power Budget for Field Gear)
Area Award: Robotics Jason Ching, Michael Mar, and Clayton Chan
(Acoustical Beam Forming Car)

Michael Hendrickson, Nick Keating, and Greg McRobbie
(Autonomous Vehicle System)
Area Award: Semiconductors Forest Dixon and Kurt Cimino
(Low Temperature Characterization of Sub-micron Transistors)
Area Award: Sensors Joseph Beard and Michael Caro
(Cell Culture Monitor)

Fall 2003 Awards (Selected from 36 Projects)

Special Awards

Recipients

Instructor's Award - This award goes to the best overall project of the semester in the Instructor's opinion. Antonios Giannopoulos
(Photonic Crystal Waveguides)
Engineer's Award - This award goes to the project that was planned and implemented in the most professional manner. Suneil Hosmane, Ethan Byrd
(IR LED Matrix Controller)

Graham Alvey, Noah Hughes, Yi Zhang
(Narrowband RF Receiver)
Best Designer - This award goes to the person that exemplifies the engineering design process. Rodrigo Martinez Duarte
(Photometer for the TEST nanosat)
Most Marketable - This award goes to the project with the most commercial potential as demonstrated on Demo Day. Richard Cantzler, Grant Farrand
(Wireless KAVM Switch)

Area Awards

Recipients

Area Award: Communications Greg Sorenson, Robert McKenzie, John Flink
(Bird Accelerameter)
Area Award: Digital Signal Processing Patrick Aucher, Mark Paul
(DSP Pulse Detection System)
Area Award: Robotics Matt Pennell, William Jonatan, Hubert Hu
(Glove-Controller Lunar Construction Robot)
Area Award: Sensors Keith Thompson
(Liquid Li Level Monitor)

Spring 2003 Awards (Selected from 42 Projects)

Special Awards

Recipients

Instructor's Award - This award goes to the best overall project of the semester in the Instructor's opinion. Emily Wu and Sri Parvathaneni
(Smart Parking)
Engineer's Award - This award goes to the project that was planned and implemented in the most professional manner. Kevin Meneou
(Antimonide Materials)
Most Innovative - This award goes to the project that successfully implements a unique solution to an old problem. Tyrus DeJarnett and Mark Griffith
(Positionally "A Wearable" System)
Most Marketable - This award goes to the project with the most commercial potential as demonstrated on Demo Day. Jon Boley, John Horstman and Paul Carlson
(Audio Spatializer)

Area Awards

Recipients

Area Award: Controls Michael Frutiger and Charles Kim
(Digital Autopilot Test Platform)
Area Award: Digital Signal Processing John Bang and Michael Kelly
(Vocal Pitch Correction)
Area Award: Electromagnetics Xiaobo Zhao, Peter Chen and Jiajun Wang
(Robotic Tracker)
Area Award: Power Brett Nee, Paulus Yulianto and Dane Barhoover
(F.E.C. 500 Watt, 3-Phase Inverter)

Mark Wu and Matt Pagendarm
(F.E.C. PF Corrected Input Boost Rectifier)
Area Award: RF Paul Lee and Garvin Cung
(RF/Microwave Circuit for Phase Shifting in Phased Antenna Arrays)
Area Award: Robotics Niraj Nayak and David Yang
(Robotic Maze Solver)
Area Award: Semiconductors Nick McDonnell and Jay Pasquesi
(Growth of Carbon Nanotubes Using Cobalt)
Area Award: Teamwork Jeffrey Cheng, Chris Chang and Jeff Bruggemann
(Parking Meter Enforcer)

Fall 2002 Awards (Selected from 26 Projects)

Special Awards

Recipients

Instructor's Award - This award goes to the best overall project of the semester in the Instructor's opinion. Joon Hyung Chung
(Differential Pair Crosstalk Study)
Engineer's Award - This award goes to the project that was planned and implemented in the most professional manner. Joseph Rutherford and John Bertram
(Underground Utility Detection)
Most Innovative - This award goes to the project that successfully implements a unique solution to an old problem. Girish Mulye, Kevin Changela and Hamza Rampurawala
(Wireless Glove Commander)
Most Marketable - This award goes to the project with the most commercial potential as demonstrated on Demo Day. Jeffrey Rodenkirch
(Battery Charge Limiter and Calibration/Test Fixture)

Area Awards

Recipients

Area Award: Communications Jason Mariquina, Siev Ty Ear and Ross Sayre
(Estimated Time of Arrival System for Campus Buses)
Area Award: Power Jeffrey Rodenkirch
(Battery Charge Limiter and Calibration/Test Fixture)
Area Award: Remote Sensing Jason T. Bryan and Andrew M. McAllister
(Autonomous Sensor Platform)

Spring 2002 Awards (Selected from 42 Projects)

Special Awards

Recipients

Instructor's Award - This award goes to the best overall project of the semester in the Instructor's opinion. Steve Lapen, Nithin Cherian and Nick Sears
(High Power Bass Amplifier)
Engineer's Award - This award goes to the project that was planned and implemented in the most professional manner. Philip King, Suketu Kamdar and Ryan Wang
(Portable Function Generator and Power Supply)

Patrick Toops, Micheal Roessler and Owen Doyle
(Active Battery Life Test System)
Designer's Award - This award goes to the project that exemplifies the engineering design process. Stephan Nalywajko and Brian York
(Non-lethal Electrical Defense)

Area Awards

Recipients

Area Award: Communications Samit Patel, Jerry Kao and Nick Bafaloukos
(Relative Localization of GPS Tracked Vehicles Communicating Through a Wireless LAN)
Area Award: Controls Wojciech Indyk and Slawomir Kielian
(Electromagnetic X-Y Coordinate Programmable Positioning System)
Area Award: Digital Signal Processing Joseph Wicks and Benjamin Etling
(Digital Pitch Harmonizer)
Area Award: Electromagnetics Meghan Bradley
(Magnetic Field Imaging System for ICs)
Area Award: Power Darnell Smith, Shaun Anders, Ryan Niemerg
(Low Voltage Fuel Cell Converter Group A)

Jennifer Urbance and Sheila Ray
(Low Voltage Fuel Cell Converter Group B)
Area Award: Semiconductors Kirk Price and Ann Lehman
(Simulation and Design of GaN-based Schottky Junctions)

Fall 2001 Awards (Selected from 26 Projects)

Special Awards

Recipients

Instructor's Award - This award goes to the best overall project of the semester in the Instructor's opinion. Piortr Kondratko
(Scanning Optical Microscope for VCSEL Characterization)
Best Engineered - This award goes to the project that was planned and implemented in the most professional manner. Grant Hamada and Shailesh Ingale
(PC/Caller ID Convergence)
Most Innovative - This award goes to the project that successfully implements a unique solution to an old problem. John Hebda, Bill Ho and Jeff Vyduna
(Mobile Choons)
Best Teamwork - This award goes to the group that exemplified team effort. John Hebda, Bill Ho and Jeff Vyduna
(Mobile Choons)

Area Awards

Recipients

Area Award: Controls Anand Babu, Jim Gill and Esther Yow
(Fuel-efficient Cruise Control)
Area Award: Digital Signal Processing Brad Griffis, Sung Kim and Ron Roth
(Voice Activated Switch)
Area Award: Sensors Scott Oetke and Alan Wu
(Intelligent Autonomous Vehicle with Ultrasound Remote Sensing)
Area Award: Semiconductors Timothy Day and Tyrone Hill
(Feasibility of Carbon Nanotube Circuits)

Spring 2001 Awards (Selected from 50 Projects)

Special Awards

Recipients

Instructor's Award - This award goes to the best overall project of the semester in the Instructor's opinion. Nam Cho and Jinwoo Kim
(3-D Interactive Exercise / Game Hardware)

Kin Ma and Joseph Lee
(3-D Interactive Exercise / Game Hardware)
Best Engineered - This award goes to the project that was planned and implemented in the most professional manner. Todd Michael Konecny, Insoo Shin and Jay Michael Burgett
(Digital Audio Controller 2302)
Most Innovative - This award goes to the project that successfully implements a unique solution to an old problem. Brian Kominiarek and Dima Moussa
(Wireless Handshaker)
Most Marketable - This award goes to the project with the most commercial potential as demonstrated on Demo Day. Sean Davis and Kevin McMahon
(Surround Sound Decoder)

Preston White, Viron Soni and Chris Shank
(Automobile Performance Meter)

Area Awards

Recipients

Area Award: Communications Courtney Koberg and Mazen Ghalayini
(Ethernet to Optical Link)
Area Award: Controls John Szwast, Marci Meingast and Lillian Chan
(Bench Top Unwind)
Area Award: Digital Signal Processing Erik Stauffer, Dhaval Patel and Joseph Golat
(BPSK RF Transmitter)
Area Award: Optics Michael Bastin and Patrick Cox
(Compact Semiconductor Laser Microphone and RF Transmitter)
Area Award: Power Todd Grotbeck and Paul T. Kim
(Automotive Electrical System)
Area Award: RF Judy Feng, Varun Juneja and Lawrence Elugbadebo
(Low-noise Dielectric Resonator Oscillator)
Area Award: Semiconductors Curry Taylor and Michael McCoy
(Design and Fabrication of GaP / Al-oxide DBRs for use in RCLEDs and VCSELs)

Fall 2000 Awards (Selected from 41 Projects)

Special Awards

Recipients

Instructor's Award - This award goes to the best overall project of the semester in the Instructor's opinion. Jason LaPenta and Jason Moschella
(Vision controlled R/C car and motorcycle)
Best Engineered - This award goes to the project that was planned and implemented in the most professional manner. Graham Field and Ben Voegeli
(Optical data link)
Most Innovative - This award goes to the project that successfully implements a unique solution to an old problem. Eric Levene and Matthew Lieber
(GPS range finder)
Most Marketable - This award goes to the project with the most commercial potential as demonstrated on Demo Day. Cary Radebaugh, Sarah Stuckey and Nikhil Tilwalli
(MP3 to wave decoder)

Area Awards

Recipients

Area Award: Education and Teamwork Amy Devine, Catherine Harkwicke and Brian Pearson
(Instrument games)
Area Award: Communications Nicholas Wang, Michael Reddick and William Chung
(Digital transmitter/receiver pair using CDMA)
Area Award: Controls Nathan Schneider and Justin Fleming
(Phone operated home control system)
Area Award: Robotics Ryan Goedken and David Llorens
(Jerry Sanders Design Competition)

Spring 2000 Awards (Selected from 65 Projects)

Special Awards

Recipients

Instructor's Award - This award goes to the best overall project of the semester in the Instructor's opinion. Mike Burns, Eric Harter, and Mark Rovedo
(Analog/digital guitar multi-effects device)
Best Engineered - This award goes to the project that was planned and implemented in the most professional manner. John Liaw and Wojciech Magda
(Electronic fight judge)
Most Innovative - This award goes to the project that successfully implements a unique solution to an old problem. Jayesh Shah, Neil Shah, and Punyabrata Ray
(Talking GPS locator)
Most Marketable Hardware - This award goes to the hardware project with the most commercial potential as demonstrated on Demo Day. Tom Mathew, Dawnell Williams, and Andrew Whiting
(Telemonitoring unit)
Most Marketable Software - This award goes to the software project with the most commercial potential as demonstrated on Demo Day. Tom Mathew, Dawnell Williams, and Andrew Whiting
(Web based ICQ client)

Area Awards

Recipients

Area Award: Communications Ben Wild and Josh Reynolds
(Two-way radios for the hearing impaired)
Area Award: Digital Signal Processing Peter Shargo and Greg Bishop
(MIDI synthesizer)
Area Award: Education Jesse Chen and Yang Zheng
(ECE210 in Labview)
Area Award: Optics Falgun Kotadia and Allen Biros
(CD emitter/detector)
Area Award: Power Andy Vancourt, Brian Westendorf, and Christy Westendorf
(Variable input, multiple output AC-DC power supply)
Area Award: Semiconductors Jerry Hitchcock, Jack Huynh, and Newton Cheng
(GaN wet etching optimization)
Area Award: Web Dan Chen and Jeff Feng
(Web locker)

Fall 1999 Awards (Selected from 30 Projects)

Special Awards

Recipients

Instructor's Award - This award goes to the best overall project of the semester in the Instructor's opinion. Christine Woo and Salizah Abdul-Aziz
(Laser Diode Fabrication and Testing)
Best Engineered - This award goes to the project that was planned and implemented in the most professional manner. Joey R. Guerra, Juan M. Herrera, and George Valdovinos
(Micropatch Antenna Array)
Most Innovative - This award goes to the project that successfully implements a unique solution to an old problem. Gary Chen and Otto Lee
(Web Based Student Registration)
Most Marketable Hardware - This award goes to the hardware project with the most commercial potential as demonstrated on Demo Day. Kevin Duda and Brian C. Huang
(CD based MP3 Player)
Most Marketable Software - This award goes to the software project with the most commercial potential as demonstrated on Demo Day. Aron Fay and Robert Waldrop
(Worklite Collaborative Word Processor)

Area Awards

Recipients

Teamwork Award Chanda D. Allen, Seung Han, and Daniel Moges
(Motorcyclist Safety Helmet)

Grace Yan, Jeff Farris, and Takwah Tsang
(Intelligent Group Management Website)

Summer 1999 Awards (Selected from 13 Projects)

Special Awards

Recipients

Best Engineered - This award goes to the project that was planned and implemented in the most professional manner. Bill Leece and Sofoklis Nikiforos
(Heart Rate Monitor and Data Aquisition System))
Most Innovative - This award goes to the project that successfully implements a unique solution to an old problem. Brian Krejcark and Marcelo Saraiva
(N/A)
Most Marketable - This award goes to the project with the most commercial potential as demonstrated on Demo Day. Matthew Hinterscher, Ari Pernick, and Michael Upham
(Home of the Future - Network/PC)

Spring 1999 Awards (Selected from 62 Projects)

Special Awards

Recipients

Instructor's Award - This award goes to the best overall project of the semester in the Instructor's opinion. Stefan Mahlknecht and Michael Brown
(Laser Modem)
Best Engineered - This award goes to the project that was planned and implemented in the most professional manner. Han Wui Then and Boon Wah Kwan
(GPS-guided Directional Antenna)
Most Innovative - This award goes to the project that successfully implements a unique solution to an old problem. Alex Chu and Everest Chiu
(Mouse Controlled by Eye)

Chris Hawk, Shawn Purnell, and Danielle Smith
(Electronic Guitar Tuner)
Teamwork Award - This award go to the teams that worked with others extraordinarily well in the opinion of their Teaching Assistant. Tim Conrad and Kevin Fuller
(Dream Machine: An Enhanced Alarm Clock)

Choong W. Lee, Qinyi Mary Jiang, and James H. Lee
(Wireless Remote Control Camera)

Area Awards

Recipients

Area Award: Communications Jon Spychalski, Sara Carroll, and Marc Gibbert
(Home Phone Network)
Area Award: Digital Signal Processing Erik Wise and Yiftach Eisenberg
(Voice Activated Speed Dial)
Area Award: Microelectronics Heng Jiunn Benjamin and Choon Beng Ang
(Passivation of III-V Compounds)
Area Award: Wireless Karel Vlasak and Michael Burton
(Radio Receiver)
Area Award: Power Syed Abdul and David Urbasic
(Universal Power Converter)
Area Award: Special Ashish Pandya and Justin Guinney
(Call Alert)

Fall 1998 Awards (Selected from 46 Projects)

Special Awards

Recipients

Ernst Award - This award is given out by the ECE department to a student who has performed exceptional experimental work in one of our instructional lab courses. Joe Willenborg
("Moon Shade")