Assistant Professor VanNeste receives patent


Assistant professor in electrical and computer engineering Charles VanNeste recently received a patent for an omnidirectional sensing device that can help determine an object’s change in position, velocity or speed, which is important in fields ranging from robotics systems to electric vehicles. Other sensing devices are available in the market, but most require numerous sensing components and large amounts of energy. They are also expense, and few are omnidirectional. VanNeste also recently published a manuscript for this work, available online (, in the IEEE Sensors Journal. The Office of Sponsored Programs congratulates Assistant Professor VanNeste on this achievement.