Terahertz Window Offers Untapped Potential

By Associated Engineering Press

Sandwiched between the infrared and microwave parts of the electro-magnetic spectrum lies the terahertz window — a valuable and largely untapped portion of energy that can reveal a huge variety of unknowns, from hidden weapons and suspicious foreign objects to the thickness of paint and quality of medicine … According to Seongsin “Margaret” Kim, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Alabama, terahertz technology has the potential to revolutionize the future and open new opportunities that will benefit society. “Our community needs to be more patient than ever and focus on exciting science that can lead to this revolution coming in the near future,” she said.

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,200 students and more than 170 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.

Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Posted on: November 1, 2017    /    Posted in:   Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features: