Matthew Terracciano - Graduate Student Profile | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Matthew Terracciano - Graduate Student Profile

As a passionate, in-demand electrical engineer with the School of Engineering resources at his disposal, graduate student Matthew Terracciano innovates methods and reworks outdated standards to power the world.

Towards the end of finishing his undergraduate degree at the School of Engineering, Matt Terracciano turned what began as a summer project with a faculty advisor into Master’s thesis research. University facilities allowed him the tools and equipment necessary to rewrite inaccurate standards for transmission networks with better formulations for measuring the heat generated by fluctuations or increases in current. His paper was eventually published by IEEE, the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.

Meanwhile, the industry contacts of Poly professors gave Matt the chance to receive additional funding from a German company to develop his ideas into computer software that monitors the thermal properties of cables in real time. Currently, Matt fends off eager job recruiters while continuing work on several academic papers whose advances will help keep the lights on safely for everyone.