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Congratulations to ECE's Nate Lannan

Congratulations to ECE's Nate Lannan

Congratulations to Mr. Nate Lannan, who received the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (CEAT) Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Nate was nominated by the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and selected by the Dean to be the winner. Nate received the award at CEAT’s Annual Awards Banquet, April 23, 2019.

Nate is a PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering, with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kentucky, where he graduated summa cum laude and was an eight-time Dean’s List recipient. He has a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from OSU.


During Nate’s time as a Master’s Degree student he worked as an interdisciplinary research assistant for MAE. As a research assistant, he helped to design and implement a prototype unmanned aircraft for the autonomous measurement of methane gas for General Electric.  This work resulted in a joint intellectual property venture between USRI and GE entitled “Raven.” Nate’s contribution to Raven was the design of the method of data collection recorded by the aircraft. Raven is currently in use by GE, and has been featured in many well-known publications, such as Popular Science.

Additionally, Nate designed and implemented an anemometer UAV system for use with the CLOUD-MAP project, a multi-university project that has pooled the resources of four universities to push the state of the art integration of sensors for atmospheric measurements with unmanned aircraft systems.

Nate is currently in the second semester of his PhD work and is on a team which plans to deliver a robotic system that can track and analyze a human subject’s gait without any inhibitive extra equipment.