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ECE Faculty Selected as Finalists for Discovery Fund Prize

Emre SalmanEmre Salman, Assistant Professor in ECE Department, was selected as one of the four finalists for the Stony Brook Discovery Fund Prize. He and Milutin Stanaćević, Associate Professor within the same department, proposed a novel method for performing computation in energy-autonomous systems that “harvest” power from ambient sources. The proposed method significantly enhances energy efficiency by recycling electrical charge in a unique way that particularly fits wireless power harvesting systems.  The finalists presented their ideas on December 11, 2014 to a review panel of external judges where the winner was announced. 

The Discovery Fund is Stony Brook University’s response to a nationwide call to augment public funding of university research with philanthropic support. The Fund was created by the Stony Brook Foundation, a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to raise and manage private philanthropic gifts, grants, and funds to advance the goals of Stony Brook University. The Discovery Fund is one of 15 such funds supported by universities in the Science Philanthropy Alliance who are working together to increase private investment in fundamental research. For more information, visit