October 2016
Chair's Message

Dear Alumni & Friends of the ECE Department

The Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) Department continues to be a vibrant community of scholars that excel in teaching as well as in research. The department has one of the most active research programs at Texas Tech University, with more than $5.2 million in new funding in FY 2016, topping all other departments at TTU. In addition, seven of our professors are members of the Texas Tech Teaching Academy delivering outstanding education from the Freshmen to the Graduate level.

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Student News

Berto Garcia, who will start his second year in the department of electrical and computer engineering, created the system in high school for a science fair project. He now has a provisional patent. He's 19.

Woodpeckers. Long-horned rams. American football players.

They all have one major thing in common: frequent, repeated blows to the head.

Humans, however, seem to have a weakness not shared by the animals: they are more likely to suffer brain injuries from these impacts.
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Faculty News

Drs. Hongxing Jiang and Jingyu Lin Demonstrate a Cost Effective Neutron Detector to Detect Nuclear Material

One of the most critical issues the United States faces today is preventing terrorists from smuggling nuclear weapons into its ports. To this end, the U.S. Security and Accountability for Every Port Act mandates that all overseas cargo containers be scanned for possible nuclear materials or weapons.
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Outstanding Achievements

TEXAS TECH ACHIEVES TIER ONE CARNEGIE DESIGNATION

Texas Tech is one of only 81 public institutions listed in the top tier.
Texas Tech University was listed among the nation's top doctoral universities in the latest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Of the 115 universities listed in the Highest Research Activity category, Texas Tech is one of 81 public institutions in the top tier. Read more

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