Each year the UCL Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, gives two prizes to research students for their work. These are usually presented at the Departmental Research Poster Day and Lecture. The first, The Cullen Prize, is awarded to the best poster by a Research Student. The second, The Lombardi prize, is given to the best doctoral thesis of the year. Finally, since 2014 Cisco Systems have awarded a prize for the best poster about the Internet of Things (IoT).
Prof Alec Cullen was Head of the UCL Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering from 1967 until 1980
|2016||Richard Colchester||Dr Ioannis Papakonstantinou||Poster: All-Optical Intravascular Ultrasound Imaging|
|There were honourable mentions for Thomas Gerard, supervised by Professor Tony Kenyon for a poster titled “Optically Addressable Resistive RAM“ and Nafiseh Vahabi supervised by Dr David Selviah for her poster titled “Analysis of Oil and Gas Distributed Acoustic Sensor Data”.|
|2015||Arthur Onno||Professor Huiyun Liu||Poster: Impact of the threading dislocation density in the GaAsP layers on the performances of GaAsP/Si tandem solar cells.|
|There were honourable mentions for Clemens Tummeltshammer, supervised by Dr Ioannis Papakonstantinou for a poster titled "Losses in Luminescent Solar Concentrators Unveiled" and also for Alaric Taylor, also supervised by Dr Papakonstantinou for his poster titled "Self-assemblied bio-inspired windows".|
|2014||Johannes Benedikt von Lindeiner||Professor Ian White at Cambridge (via UCL-Cambridge CDT||Poster: "Uncooled DWDM using Orthogonal Coding for Low-cost Datacommunication Links"|
|2013||Vasiliki Giagka||Prof Andreas Demosthenous||"Towards an active implant for epidural spinal cord stimulation"|
|There were honourable mentions for Syeda Zehra, also supervised by Professor Demosthenous for a poster titled "Interference Rejection of a Tripolar Cuff Electrode using Compensatory Circuits at Ouput" and for Alaric Taylor, supervised by Dr Ioannis Papakonstantinou, with a poster titled "Modelling of Bio-Inspired Smart Windows for Energy Efficient Buildings and Solar Cell Coatings."|
|2012||Domanic Lavery||Dr Seb Savory||"Digital Coherent Receivers for Passive Optical Networks"|
|2011||Robert Thompson||Dr Oleg Mitrofanov||“Evolution of topography and conduction at the surface of Rubrene.”|
Each year the department awards the prestigious Lombardi Prize to the student who submitted the best PhD thesis over the previous twelve months. The prize is awarded in a ceremony at the department's annual public lecture - the Barlow lecture in even years and the Mildner lecture in odd years. The prize money has been generously donated by Professor Fabrizio Lombardi, a distinguished alumnus of the department who received both his MSc and PhD from us in the field of Microwave Engineering. Professor Lombardi is currently the ITC Endowed Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University in Boston, USA
In 2014, UCL EEE graduate John Manville, the Senior Vice President (Global Infrastructure Services) at Cisco inaugurated a new student prize for the best research poster related to the 'Internet of Everything'. John was instrumental in setting up the successful Cisco International Internship Programme (CIIP)with UCL which has benefitted over 50 students in the last 4 years who have spent a year working for the company in San Jose, California.
|2016||Evdokia Pilavaki||Prof. Andreas Demosthenous||Optical sensing device for the detection of infectious diseases at the point of care.|
|2015||Jure Sokolic||Dr Miguel Rodrigues||Smart and Energy Efficient Sensing for the Internet of Things|
|2014||Arsam Nasrollahy Shiraz||Professor Andreas Demosthenous||Optimisation of a wearable device for Neuromodulation|