Agilent Technologies' University Faculty Spotlight Website Focuses on Unique Electronic Test Applications

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 8, 2013

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced its Faculty Spotlight website featuring universities throughout the world using Agilent test equipment in unique and exciting applications. Each feature story focuses on the impact that education and research have upon the students, department, college, university, community, environment and humanity.

The website reveals how various universities are using the latest electronic test and measurement instrumentation to create new curriculum or novel projects based on experiential learning for all students, not just graduate and Ph.D. programs. Faculty Spotlight examples focusing on education include the following:

  • At Morgan State, Dr. Jacobi Astatke, associate chair of the electrical and computer engineering department, strives to make engineering education more accessible to students in countries like Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria.
  • At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Dr. Dennis Derickson, electrical engineering department chair, is using a project-based "learn by doing" approach to provide students with a host of opportunities to test their classroom knowledge in real-world settings.

The website also reveals how some luminary professors are using state-of-the art equipment to impact the quality of human life. Faculty Spotlight examples focusing on research include the following:

  • At the University of Utah, Dr. Gianluca Lazzi, professor and department chair of electrical and computer engineering, restores partial vision to those affected by eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa, using nano arrays to create an artificial retina.
  • At the University of Hawaii, Dr. Magdy Iskander, director of the Hawaii Center for Advanced Communications, improves the quality of life for patients suffering from congestive heart failure with an electronic stethoscope for patient monitoring.
  • At the University of Calgary, Dr. Elise Fear, associate professor of electrical engineering, creates alternative breast imaging techniques to provide a new non-invasive approach to the detection of tumors.

"The researchers often use Agilent electronic test equipment in cross disciplinary initiatives," said Bill Wallace, director of university business development for Agilent's Electronic Measurement Group in the Americas. "They are pushing the boundaries of research in communications, materials science, microwave sensing and imaging, and impacting the quality of human lives in markets that include medical, biological and traditional electronics."

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Images of Faculty Spotlight applications are available at

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