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12-18-14 The Future of Solar: $1.3M to Advance Organic Photovoltaics

The Department of Energy (DOE) awarded Michigan Engineering Professor Stephen Forrests group a $1.35 million Next Generation Photovoltaics grant earlier this fall, aimed at advancing the practical viability of organic photovoltaics, a carbon-based version of solar technology that promises to radically change the way the suns energy is collected. Forrest is the Paul G. Goebel Professor of Engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Physics and the former U-M Vice President of Research.The Department of Energy (DOE) awarded Michigan Engineering Professor Stephen Forrests group a $1.35 million Next Generation Photovoltaics grant earlier this fall, aimed at advancing the practical viability of organic photovoltaics, a carbon-based version of solar technology that promises to radically change the way the suns energy is collected. Forrest is the Paul G. Goebel Professor of Engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Physics and the former U-M Vice President of Research.  [More Info]

12-16-14 LNF User Symposium - Sharing Ideas and Celebrating Innovation

The 2014 LNF (Lurie Nanofabrication Facility) User Symposium highlighted the cutting-edge research enabled by Michigan's world-class facility. The Symposium included technical talks, a poster session, and the opportunity for discussion and networking. Attendees represented many departments throughout the University, as well as industrial users of the LNF. Stephen Forrest, Paul G. Goebel Professor of Engineering, presented the events keynote address, Making small things big in the world of organic electronics.The 2014 LNF (Lurie Nanofabrication Facility) User Symposium highlighted the cutting-edge research enabled by Michigan's world-class facility. The Symposium included technical talks, a poster session, and the opportunity for discussion and networking. Attendees represented many departments throughout the University, as well as industrial users of the LNF. Stephen Forrest, Paul G. Goebel Professor of Engineering, presented the events keynote address, Making small things big in the world of organic electronics.  [More Info]

11-14-14 Technological implants will allow us to improve our bodily functions

Trans-humanism isn't just about appearance. Bulky night-vision goggles have been used for years by the armed forces, but scientists at the University of Michigan [Prof. Zhaohui Zhong and his group] recently unveiled technology that could lead to contact lenses that allow the wearer to see in the dark.Trans-humanism isn't just about appearance. Bulky night-vision goggles have been used for years by the armed forces, but scientists at the University of Michigan [Prof. Zhaohui Zhong and his group] recently unveiled technology that could lead to contact lenses that allow the wearer to see in the dark.  [More Info]

10-15-14 Prof. Becky Peterson Awarded DARPA Young Faculty Award to Investigate New Materials for Power Semiconductor Devices

Becky Peterson, assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was recently awarded a 2014 DARPA Young Faculty Award for her research project, "Amorphous Oxide Thin Film Transistors for Switched-Mode Power Supplies." Such power supplies could potentially be used in a wide variety of wireless sensing and actuation systems, including those that deal with security and monitoring of the environment and medical conditions.Becky Peterson, assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was recently awarded a 2014 DARPA Young Faculty Award for her research project, "Amorphous Oxide Thin Film Transistors for Switched-Mode Power Supplies." Such power supplies could potentially be used in a wide variety of wireless sensing and actuation systems, including those that deal with security and monitoring of the environment and medical conditions.  [More Info]

10-02-14 Mapping the brain with lasers

Individual parts of the brain can be activated and de-activated by shining light on the neurons, and researchers are using this ability to chart how different areas of the brain function. To zoom in on individual neuron circuits within the brain, more precise light sources are needed. ECE professor Euisik Yoon is leading a team that will design and build these new light sources with a variety of lasers.Individual parts of the brain can be activated and de-activated by shining light on the neurons, and researchers are using this ability to chart how different areas of the brain function. To zoom in on individual neuron circuits within the brain, more precise light sources are needed. ECE professor Euisik Yoon is leading a team that will design and build these new light sources with a variety of lasers.  [More Info]

10-02-14 Students host event inspired by study abroad experience

Amid the rushing of students, voter registration representatives and preachers, 13 students stood on the Diag Friday with baskets of food to bring a piece of their study abroad in India back to Ann Arbor. They learned the concept of "langar," which is a shared meal that emphasizes equality, on the trip organized by ECE Prof. Jasprit Singh.Amid the rushing of students, voter registration representatives and preachers, 13 students stood on the Diag Friday with baskets of food to bring a piece of their study abroad in India back to Ann Arbor. They learned the concept of "langar," which is a shared meal that emphasizes equality, on the trip organized by ECE Prof. Jasprit Singh.  [More Info]

09-29-14 These Energy-Saving, Batteryless Chips Could Soon Power The Internet Of Things

The story focuses on how the new Michigan/UVa start-up company, PsiKick, is going to help enable the Internet of Things thanks to their very low power processing, called subthreshold processing. Also mentioned is the Michigan startup, Ambiq Micro, which has also entered the low power revolution.The story focuses on how the new Michigan/UVa start-up company, PsiKick, is going to help enable the Internet of Things thanks to their very low power processing, called subthreshold processing. Also mentioned is the Michigan startup, Ambiq Micro, which has also entered the low power revolution.  [More Info]

09-29-14 Long-Lived Blue OLED Could Lead to Better Displays

Many displays in smartphones and televisions generate red and green light with phosphorescent organic light-emitting diodes but use more energy-hungry fluorescent devices for blue. That's because blue PHOLEDs only last for a couple of days. Now Prof. Stephen Forrest and his group have found a way to extend the lifetime of blue PHOLEDs by a factor of 10, bringing them much closer to commercial use.Many displays in smartphones and televisions generate red and green light with phosphorescent organic light-emitting diodes but use more energy-hungry fluorescent devices for blue. That's because blue PHOLEDs only last for a couple of days. Now Prof. Stephen Forrest and his group have found a way to extend the lifetime of blue PHOLEDs by a factor of 10, bringing them much closer to commercial use.  [More Info]

09-26-14 Blue LED breakthrough for efficient electronics

In a step that could lead to longer battery life in smartphones and lower power consumption for large-screen televisions, Prof. Stephen Forrest and his team have extended the lifetime of blue organic light emitting diodes by a factor of 10.In a step that could lead to longer battery life in smartphones and lower power consumption for large-screen televisions, Prof. Stephen Forrest and his team have extended the lifetime of blue organic light emitting diodes by a factor of 10.  [More Info]

09-25-14 Khalil Najafi to Receive 2015 IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award for Emerging Technologies

Khalil Najafi, Schlumberger Professor of Engineering and ECE Chair, was selected to receive the 2015 IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award for Emerging Technologies, "For leadership in micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), technologies, and devices and for seminal contributions to inertial devices and hermetic wafer-level packaging." The IEEE Daniel E. Noble award is one of IEEE's Technical Field Awards, which are among the highest awards given by IEEE.Khalil Najafi, Schlumberger Professor of Engineering and ECE Chair, was selected to receive the 2015 IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award for Emerging Technologies, "For leadership in micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), technologies, and devices and for seminal contributions to inertial devices and hermetic wafer-level packaging." The IEEE Daniel E. Noble award is one of IEEE's Technical Field Awards, which are among the highest awards given by IEEE.  [More Info]

09-24-14 Prof. Pallab Bhattacharya To Receive 2015 IEEE David Sarnoff Award

Pallab Bhattacharya, Charles M. Vest Distinguished University Professor and James R. Mellor Professor of Engineering, was selected to receive the 2015 IEEE David Sarnoff Award, "For contributions to near-infrared and visible quantum dot lasers." The IEEE David Sarnoff award is one of IEEE's Technical Field Awards, which are among the highest awards given by IEEE.Pallab Bhattacharya, Charles M. Vest Distinguished University Professor and James R. Mellor Professor of Engineering, was selected to receive the 2015 IEEE David Sarnoff Award, "For contributions to near-infrared and visible quantum dot lasers." The IEEE David Sarnoff award is one of IEEE's Technical Field Awards, which are among the highest awards given by IEEE.  [More Info]

09-17-14 Student Spotlight: Tal Nagourney - Exploring navigation

ECE graduate student Tal Najourney is exploring new frontiers in navigation technology. He and others in the group are trying to build a navigation device that doesnt need any external frame of reference, meaning the gyroscope is meant to guide navigation devices without using GPS. He worked with a professional glass blower to hone his technique.ECE graduate student Tal Najourney is exploring new frontiers in navigation technology. He and others in the group are trying to build a navigation device that doesnt need any external frame of reference, meaning the gyroscope is meant to guide navigation devices without using GPS. He worked with a professional glass blower to hone his technique.  [More Info]

09-04-14 Cheng Zhang Receives Optical Sciences Scholarship

ECE graduate student Cheng Zhang received the 2014 Michael Pate Optical Sciences Memorial Scholarship. Cheng works with Professor L. Jay Guo on research projects in the field of micro/nano-scale optical device physics and fabrication.ECE graduate student Cheng Zhang received the 2014 Michael Pate Optical Sciences Memorial Scholarship. Cheng works with Professor L. Jay Guo on research projects in the field of micro/nano-scale optical device physics and fabrication.  [More Info]

09-04-14 Prof. Stephen Forrest a Most Influential Scientist

Prof. Stephen Forrest was included in a recent Thompson Reuters publication as one of the most influential scientific minds in the world for 2014. The basis for inclusion was the number of times his publications were cited by his peers in the literature between 2002-2012.Prof. Stephen Forrest was included in a recent Thompson Reuters publication as one of the most influential scientific minds in the world for 2014. The basis for inclusion was the number of times his publications were cited by his peers in the literature between 2002-2012.  [More Info]

08-27-14 Kyu-Tae Lee Wins Best Poster Award for Colorful Solar Cells

ECE graduate student Kyu-Tae Lee received a Best Poster Award at the 40th Annual Michigan AVS Symposium. His poster described the creation of solar cell device structures that enable attractive multi-colored solar cells that can be used on windows and other interior and exterior surfaces.ECE graduate student Kyu-Tae Lee received a Best Poster Award at the 40th Annual Michigan AVS Symposium. His poster described the creation of solar cell device structures that enable attractive multi-colored solar cells that can be used on windows and other interior and exterior surfaces.  [More Info]

08-07-14 Student Spotlight: Patrick Sheridan - Memristors and the Brain

Patrick is at the frontier of developing memristor devices for neuromorphic computing as a member of Prof. Wei Lus nanoelectronics research group. Taking inspiration from the brain, we look at how neurons are interconnected and share signals, and then we try to replicate that with our memristive devices, said Patrick, Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering.Patrick is at the frontier of developing memristor devices for neuromorphic computing as a member of Prof. Wei Lus nanoelectronics research group. Taking inspiration from the brain, we look at how neurons are interconnected and share signals, and then we try to replicate that with our memristive devices, said Patrick, Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering.  [More Info]

08-07-14 New graphene sensor technology for personal and environmental health

A new wearable vapor sensor could one day offer continuous disease monitoring for patients with diabetes, high blood pressure, anemia or lung disease. The new sensor, which can detect airborne chemicals either exhaled or released through the skin, would likely be the first wearable to pick up a broad array of chemical, rather than physical, attributes.A new wearable vapor sensor could one day offer continuous disease monitoring for patients with diabetes, high blood pressure, anemia or lung disease. The new sensor, which can detect airborne chemicals either exhaled or released through the skin, would likely be the first wearable to pick up a broad array of chemical, rather than physical, attributes.  [More Info]

08-06-14 Optoelectronics: A practical polariton laser

In this article, the author describes the importance of Prof. Bhattacharya's room-temperature, eletrically injected polariton laser, stating that it, "represents an important step towards the practical implementation of polaritonic light sources. In many ways, the first report of a semiconductor laser device based on BoseEinstein condensation that is pumped electrically at room temperature opens a new era in optoelectronics. It may not be long before polaritonic devices start to claim their share of the optoelectronics market, just as double heterostructure devices did 40 years ago."In this article, the author describes the importance of Prof. Bhattacharya's room-temperature, eletrically injected polariton laser, stating that it, "represents an important step towards the practical implementation of polaritonic light sources. In many ways, the first report of a semiconductor laser device based on BoseEinstein condensation that is pumped electrically at room temperature opens a new era in optoelectronics. It may not be long before polaritonic devices start to claim their share of the optoelectronics market, just as double heterostructure devices did 40 years ago."  [More Info]

08-06-14 Low-Power Laser Could Speed CPUs

Prof. Bhattacharya's breakthrough room-temperature polariton laser enables commercialization of the technology. One potential application discussed by the author is to enable on-chip optical interconnects. Prof. Bhattacharya's breakthrough room-temperature polariton laser enables commercialization of the technology. One potential application discussed by the author is to enable on-chip optical interconnects.   [More Info]

07-15-14 Thomas Frost Receives Best Paper Award for Achieving a HQ QD Red Laser

Thomas Frost received a Best Paper Award for achieving a high quality quantum dot red laser using novel materials. Lasers emitting in the 600nm wavelength range have important applications in medicine, optical information processing, plastic fiber communication systems, optical storage, and full color laser displays and laser projectors.Thomas Frost received a Best Paper Award for achieving a high quality quantum dot red laser using novel materials. Lasers emitting in the 600nm wavelength range have important applications in medicine, optical information processing, plastic fiber communication systems, optical storage, and full color laser displays and laser projectors.  [More Info]

06-26-14 Metal particles in memristors do not stay put

In work that unmasks some of the magic behind memristors and RRAM, cutting-edge computer components that combine logic and memory functions, researchers have shown that the metal particles in memristors don't stay put as previously thought. The findings have broad implications for the semiconductor industry and beyond. They show, for the first time, exactly how some memristors remember.In work that unmasks some of the magic behind memristors and RRAM, cutting-edge computer components that combine logic and memory functions, researchers have shown that the metal particles in memristors don't stay put as previously thought. The findings have broad implications for the semiconductor industry and beyond. They show, for the first time, exactly how some memristors remember.  [More Info]

06-23-14 A better light bulb

Already a key lighting material for smart phones, a new approach to building phosphorescent organic light-emitting diodes (PHOLEDs) will make them useful even for general lighting.Already a key lighting material for smart phones, a new approach to building phosphorescent organic light-emitting diodes (PHOLEDs) will make them useful even for general lighting.  [More Info]

06-18-14 MEMS Research by Muzhi Wang Recognized at IMS 2014

ECE graduate student Muzhi Wang received a best student paper award, honorable mention, at the 2014 IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS2014) for his research in RF MEMS switches for high-power RF applications.ECE graduate student Muzhi Wang received a best student paper award, honorable mention, at the 2014 IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS2014) for his research in RF MEMS switches for high-power RF applications.  [More Info]

06-17-14 US students learn langar lessons from Golden Temple

Prof. Jasprit Singh arranged for U-M students to visit the Golden Temple in India to learn the concept of "langar," or community kitchen. They are learning how volunteers work together to prepare meals for 60,000 people everyday, the power that draws participants who serve and were served, the role played by merchants and farmers in the 'langar' and 'daswandh' (donating 10% of earnings). Prof. Jasprit Singh arranged for U-M students to visit the Golden Temple in India to learn the concept of "langar," or community kitchen. They are learning how volunteers work together to prepare meals for 60,000 people everyday, the power that draws participants who serve and were served, the role played by merchants and farmers in the 'langar' and 'daswandh' (donating 10% of earnings).   [More Info]

06-17-14 Semitransparent PV cells go designer

Prof. Jay Guo and his team have engineered what are believed to be the first semitransparent, colored photovoltaic cells. Broadening the use of solar power while maintaining aesthetic appeal for all kinds of environments, this technology could become energy-harvesting billboards on the sides of buildings, solar window shades in our homes and even stained glass, Guo said.Prof. Jay Guo and his team have engineered what are believed to be the first semitransparent, colored photovoltaic cells. Broadening the use of solar power while maintaining aesthetic appeal for all kinds of environments, this technology could become energy-harvesting billboards on the sides of buildings, solar window shades in our homes and even stained glass, Guo said.  [More Info]

06-05-14 A new way to make laser-like beams using 250x less power

With precarious particles called polaritons that straddle the worlds of light and matter, ECE researchers have demonstrated a new, practical and potentially more efficient way to make a coherent laser-like beam. They have made what's believed to be the first room-temperature polariton laser that is fueled by electrical current as opposed to light.With precarious particles called polaritons that straddle the worlds of light and matter, ECE researchers have demonstrated a new, practical and potentially more efficient way to make a coherent laser-like beam. They have made what's believed to be the first room-temperature polariton laser that is fueled by electrical current as opposed to light.  [More Info]

05-22-14 Small, Simple Terahertz Detector Converts The Pulses To Sound

"Terahertz waves, which are non-ionizing and can penetrate fabrics and body tissue, could be used to reveal hidden weapons and spot skin cancer and tooth decay. But they are notoriously difficult to detect. Engineers at the University of Michigan have invented a simple new way to sense them.""Terahertz waves, which are non-ionizing and can penetrate fabrics and body tissue, could be used to reveal hidden weapons and spot skin cancer and tooth decay. But they are notoriously difficult to detect. Engineers at the University of Michigan have invented a simple new way to sense them."  [More Info]

05-20-14 Terahertz Detectors Go Handheld

"Today terahertz detectors are commonplace in airports, where you enter a glass-walled chamber while the detector swings around you, snooping under your clothes for weapons. Now researchers have found a way to downsize the detector portion of those machines into chip-sized devices.""Today terahertz detectors are commonplace in airports, where you enter a glass-walled chamber while the detector swings around you, snooping under your clothes for weapons. Now researchers have found a way to downsize the detector portion of those machines into chip-sized devices."  [More Info]

05-19-14 T-ray converts light to sound for weapons detection, medical imaging

A research team led by Profs. Jay Guo and Ted Norris created a device that turns terahertz waves (T-rays) into ultrasound, which can then be detected by a highly sensitive acoustic sensor. Applications for T-rays include weapons detection, medical imaging, and astronomy.A research team led by Profs. Jay Guo and Ted Norris created a device that turns terahertz waves (T-rays) into ultrasound, which can then be detected by a highly sensitive acoustic sensor. Applications for T-rays include weapons detection, medical imaging, and astronomy.  [More Info]

04-22-14 Mina Rais-Zadeh Receives 2014 ONR Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award

Prof. Mina Rais-Zadeh received a 2014 Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for her research project, Acoustic Phonons and Their Interactions with Electrons in Gallium Nitride Ultra-fast Ultra-scaled Resonators.Prof. Mina Rais-Zadeh received a 2014 Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for her research project, Acoustic Phonons and Their Interactions with Electrons in Gallium Nitride Ultra-fast Ultra-scaled Resonators.  [More Info]

04-15-14 Researchers find thousands of potential targets for Heartbleed OpenSSL bug

CSE researchers have used ZMap, their Internet address scanning software, to perform comprehensive scans of the IPv4 address space and to identify servers still vulnerable to the Heartbleed exploit.CSE researchers have used ZMap, their Internet address scanning software, to perform comprehensive scans of the IPv4 address space and to identify servers still vulnerable to the Heartbleed exploit.  [More Info]

04-10-14 Student Spotlight: Christopher Boyd - From Robotics to MEMS Inertial Sensors

EE graduate student Christopher Boyd develops, implements, and tests control systems for MEMS inertial sensors, which are used to detect acceleration, vibration, rotation, tilt, and other attributes related to motion sensing. His goal is to implement these control systems using integrated circuits. EE graduate student Christopher Boyd develops, implements, and tests control systems for MEMS inertial sensors, which are used to detect acceleration, vibration, rotation, tilt, and other attributes related to motion sensing. His goal is to implement these control systems using integrated circuits.   [More Info]

04-10-14 Christopher Boyd Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

ECE graduate student Christopher Boyd has been awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to support his research in the area of MEMS inertial sensors. He is developing new control architectures for these sensors, including rate-integrating gyroscopes and resonant accelerometers. He also designs chips and the algorithms that control them.ECE graduate student Christopher Boyd has been awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to support his research in the area of MEMS inertial sensors. He is developing new control architectures for these sensors, including rate-integrating gyroscopes and resonant accelerometers. He also designs chips and the algorithms that control them.  [More Info]

04-01-14 Guo: Science World - Beautiful Energy

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03-20-14 Graphene Gives You Infrared Vision in a Contact Lens

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03-20-14 Night-Vision Contact Lenses that use Infrared Technology

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03-20-14 Paradigm Shifting Research Advances in Sensor Technology

Girish Kulkarni, a graduate student in the Electrical Engineering Program, received a U-M Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship to support research that has resulted in a new paradigm in sensor technology. His carbon nanoelectronic heterodyne sensor promises both high-speed and highly-sensitive chemical and biological detection.Girish Kulkarni, a graduate student in the Electrical Engineering Program, received a U-M Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship to support research that has resulted in a new paradigm in sensor technology. His carbon nanoelectronic heterodyne sensor promises both high-speed and highly-sensitive chemical and biological detection.  [More Info]

03-03-14 Photon Glue Enables New Quantum State That Could Mean Better Lighting, Solar Cells

Prof. Steve Forrest and colleagues discovered that light can act as a photon glue that binds together the quantum mechanical properties of two vastly different materials used in electronics. The effect could harness the most useful characteristics from each material for hybrid solar cells and high-efficiency lighting, among other applications.Prof. Steve Forrest and colleagues discovered that light can act as a photon glue that binds together the quantum mechanical properties of two vastly different materials used in electronics. The effect could harness the most useful characteristics from each material for hybrid solar cells and high-efficiency lighting, among other applications.  [More Info]

03-03-14 Transparent color solar cells fuse energy, beauty

Colorful, see-through solar cells could one day be used to make stained-glass windows, decorations and even shades that turn the sun's energy into electricity. The technology is being developed by Prof. Jay Guo's group.Colorful, see-through solar cells could one day be used to make stained-glass windows, decorations and even shades that turn the sun's energy into electricity. The technology is being developed by Prof. Jay Guo's group.  [More Info]

02-21-14 Jamie Phillips Named Arthur F. Thurnau Professor

Professor Jamie Phillips has been named an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, a title granted to tenured faculty whose dedication to undergraduate instruction has demonstrably impacted the intellectual development and lives of their students.Professor Jamie Phillips has been named an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, a title granted to tenured faculty whose dedication to undergraduate instruction has demonstrably impacted the intellectual development and lives of their students.  [More Info]

02-20-14 Jasprit Singh on Technology and Wellness (video)

Prof. Jasprit Singh, author of 10 textbooks in the area of semiconductors, physics, and related topics, as well as 3 books about culture and yoga, talks about his recent interest in using technology for wellness.Prof. Jasprit Singh, author of 10 textbooks in the area of semiconductors, physics, and related topics, as well as 3 books about culture and yoga, talks about his recent interest in using technology for wellness.  [More Info]

02-13-14 Biochips for better cancer therapy

Prof. Yoon's group is working to dramatically accelerate progress in a form of cancer therapy known as photodynamic therapy (PDT), which combines the agents of a photosensitive drug, light, and oxygen to attack cancerous tumors and lesions locally in the targeted region of the body by selective optical illumination.Prof. Yoon's group is working to dramatically accelerate progress in a form of cancer therapy known as photodynamic therapy (PDT), which combines the agents of a photosensitive drug, light, and oxygen to attack cancerous tumors and lesions locally in the targeted region of the body by selective optical illumination.  [More Info]

01-09-14 Smartphone as mentor: How tech could change behavior

Students at Michigan are developing smartphone apps to enhance mindfulness, attention, and learning, as well as mental and physical health, in Prof. Singh's newly-developed course.Students at Michigan are developing smartphone apps to enhance mindfulness, attention, and learning, as well as mental and physical health, in Prof. Singh's newly-developed course.  [More Info]

12-16-13 Byeongseop Song Receives Rackham International Student Fellowship

Byeongseop Song, a second year master's student in the Electrical Engineering program, received a Rackham International Student Fellowship to continue his studies in the area of optoelectronics.Byeongseop Song, a second year master's student in the Electrical Engineering program, received a Rackham International Student Fellowship to continue his studies in the area of optoelectronics.  [More Info]

11-27-13 Khalil Najafi Receives 2013 IEEE Sensors Technical Field Award

Khalil Najafi, Schlumberger Professor of Engineering and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received the 2013 IEEE Sensors Technical Field Award, "For leadership in microsystem technologies and seminal contributions to inertial sensors and hermetic wafer-level packaging."Khalil Najafi, Schlumberger Professor of Engineering and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received the 2013 IEEE Sensors Technical Field Award, "For leadership in microsystem technologies and seminal contributions to inertial sensors and hermetic wafer-level packaging."  [More Info]

10-17-13 Better miniaturized vacuum pumps for electronics and sensors

ECE researchers have built three different types of record-breaking micro scale vacuum pumps that could greatly extend the capabilities of electronics and sensing devices that use these devices, such as gas analyzers for homeland security, healthcare, search and rescue, and other applications. They have also taken an important step towards building an integrated, easily manufactured, micro gas chromatography system that incorporates a vacuum micro pump.ECE researchers have built three different types of record-breaking micro scale vacuum pumps that could greatly extend the capabilities of electronics and sensing devices that use these devices, such as gas analyzers for homeland security, healthcare, search and rescue, and other applications. They have also taken an important step towards building an integrated, easily manufactured, micro gas chromatography system that incorporates a vacuum micro pump.  [More Info]

08-21-13 Cheng Zhang Awarded SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship

Cheng Zheng, a Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering, has been awarded an Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship by the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) to advance his research in the areas of nanophotonics and nanofabrication. His work could impact next-generation displays as well as biomedical imaging.Cheng Zheng, a Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering, has been awarded an Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship by the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) to advance his research in the areas of nanophotonics and nanofabrication. His work could impact next-generation displays as well as biomedical imaging.  [More Info]

08-15-13 Image processing 1,000 times faster is goal of new $5M contract

Loosely inspired by a biological brain's approach to making sense of visual information, Prof. Wei Lu is leading a project to build alternative computer hardware that could process images and video 1,000 times faster with 10,000 times less power than today's systems, all without sacrificing accuracy.Loosely inspired by a biological brain's approach to making sense of visual information, Prof. Wei Lu is leading a project to build alternative computer hardware that could process images and video 1,000 times faster with 10,000 times less power than today's systems, all without sacrificing accuracy.  [More Info]

08-07-13 Faster, more powerful mobile devices: U-M startup Crossbar could disrupt the memory market

Crossbar, Inc., co-founded in 2010 by Prof. Wei Lu, announced its emergence from stealth mode after its recent development of a working Crossbar memory array at a commercial fab. With its improvements in speed, power consumption, and endurance combined with half the die size, Crossbar is expected to enable a new wave of electronics innovation for consumer, enterprise, mobile, industrial and connected device applications. Crossbar, Inc., co-founded in 2010 by Prof. Wei Lu, announced its emergence from stealth mode after its recent development of a working Crossbar memory array at a commercial fab. With its improvements in speed, power consumption, and endurance combined with half the die size, Crossbar is expected to enable a new wave of electronics innovation for consumer, enterprise, mobile, industrial and connected device applications.   [More Info]

07-10-13 When GPS fails, this speck of an electronic device could step in

In a pellet of glass the size of an apple seed, Electrical and Computer Engineering researchers have packed seven devices that together could potentially provide navigation in the absence of the satellite-based Global Positioning System (GPS.)In a pellet of glass the size of an apple seed, Electrical and Computer Engineering researchers have packed seven devices that together could potentially provide navigation in the absence of the satellite-based Global Positioning System (GPS.)  [More Info]

07-01-13 MEMS Research Recognized with Best Poster Award at 2013 Transducers Conference

Doctoral students Zhengzheng Wu, Vikram Thakar, Adam Peczalski, and their advisor Prof. Mina Rais-Zadeh received a Best Poster Award at the 17th Int. Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems for their paper, "A low phase-noise Pierce oscillator using a piezoelectric-on-silica micromechanical resonator." The paper reports on a high-performance electrical oscillator using a fused silica micro-electromechanical resonator.Doctoral students Zhengzheng Wu, Vikram Thakar, Adam Peczalski, and their advisor Prof. Mina Rais-Zadeh received a Best Poster Award at the 17th Int. Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems for their paper, "A low phase-noise Pierce oscillator using a piezoelectric-on-silica micromechanical resonator." The paper reports on a high-performance electrical oscillator using a fused silica micro-electromechanical resonator.  [More Info]

07-01-13 Neural Probe Research Recognized with Best Paper Award at 2013 Transducers Conference

Doctoral student Fan Wu received an Outstanding Oral Paper Award at the 17th Int. Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems for the paper, "A Multi-shank Silk-backed Parylene Neural Probe for Reliable Chronic Recording," co-authored by Lee Tien, Fujun Chen, Prof. David Kaplan, Prof. Joshua Berke, and his advisor, Prof. Euisik Yoon. The researchers designed and obtained the first in vivo recording of a biodegradable silk-backed neural probeDoctoral student Fan Wu received an Outstanding Oral Paper Award at the 17th Int. Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems for the paper, "A Multi-shank Silk-backed Parylene Neural Probe for Reliable Chronic Recording," co-authored by Lee Tien, Fujun Chen, Prof. David Kaplan, Prof. Joshua Berke, and his advisor, Prof. Euisik Yoon. The researchers designed and obtained the first in vivo recording of a biodegradable silk-backed neural probe  [More Info]

05-30-13 Workshop to Chart the Future of Nano and Micro Manufacturing

A recent workshop on Nano and Micro Manufacturing brought together more than 140 nano/microscale device and material manufacturers, researchers, and end users of these technologies to discuss how to rapidly and effectively translate university research into practical products.A recent workshop on Nano and Micro Manufacturing brought together more than 140 nano/microscale device and material manufacturers, researchers, and end users of these technologies to discuss how to rapidly and effectively translate university research into practical products.  [More Info]

05-17-13 Security Risks Found in Sensors for Heart Devices, Consumer Electronics

An international team of researchers including Prof. Kevin Fu has demonstrated that the type of sensors that pick up the rhythm of a beating heart in implanted cardiac defibrillators and pacemakers are vulnerable to tampering. The researchers were able to forge an erratic heartbeat with radio frequency electromagnetic waves in controlled laboratory conditions.An international team of researchers including Prof. Kevin Fu has demonstrated that the type of sensors that pick up the rhythm of a beating heart in implanted cardiac defibrillators and pacemakers are vulnerable to tampering. The researchers were able to forge an erratic heartbeat with radio frequency electromagnetic waves in controlled laboratory conditions.  [More Info]

05-15-13 A new laser paradigm: An electrically injected polariton laser

Prof. Pallab Bhattacharya and his group have demonstrated a paradigm-shifting polariton laser that's fueled not by light, but by electricity. Prof. Bhattacharya calls the device, which was first suggested in 1996, truly transformative. The device requires at least 1,000 times less energy to operate than a conventional laser.Prof. Pallab Bhattacharya and his group have demonstrated a paradigm-shifting polariton laser that's fueled not by light, but by electricity. Prof. Bhattacharya calls the device, which was first suggested in 1996, truly transformative. The device requires at least 1,000 times less energy to operate than a conventional laser.  [More Info]

04-17-13 Najafi, Peterson: DARPA - Extreme Miniaturization

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04-17-13 Najafi, Peterson: Wired - Darpas New Navigation Tool Is Smaller Than a Penny

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04-15-13 Ethan Stark Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Ethan Stark has been awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to continue his studies at the University of Michigan. Ethan will receive his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering this term, and begin his first semester as an EE graduate student in the fall. He is currently investigating visible light emitters using GaN microstructures for quantum dot and nanowire-based LEDs and lasers.Ethan Stark has been awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to continue his studies at the University of Michigan. Ethan will receive his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering this term, and begin his first semester as an EE graduate student in the fall. He is currently investigating visible light emitters using GaN microstructures for quantum dot and nanowire-based LEDs and lasers.  [More Info]

04-12-13 A better single-photon emitter for quantum cryptography

A silicon-based single-photon emitter developed by Prof. Pallab Bhattacharya and his group is simpler and more efficient than those currently available, and can be made using traditional semiconductor processing techniques.A silicon-based single-photon emitter developed by Prof. Pallab Bhattacharya and his group is simpler and more efficient than those currently available, and can be made using traditional semiconductor processing techniques.  [More Info]

02-26-13 Forrest: U-M research funding up, but sequestration threatens budget

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02-26-13 Scientific Milestone: A room temperature Bose-Einstein condensate

Prof. Pallab Bhattacharya and a team of researchers have created and directly observed what they believe to be a near-equilibrium room temperature Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC). A BEC is an unusual state of matter in which a group of boson particles can exist in a single quantum state, giving scientists the rare opportunity to directly observe novel quantum phenomena.Prof. Pallab Bhattacharya and a team of researchers have created and directly observed what they believe to be a near-equilibrium room temperature Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC). A BEC is an unusual state of matter in which a group of boson particles can exist in a single quantum state, giving scientists the rare opportunity to directly observe novel quantum phenomena.  [More Info]

02-20-13 Forrest: Science Magazine - Space Solar Cells With A Down-to-Earth Cost

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02-20-13 Bhattacharya: Ars Technica - Bose-Einstein condensate created at room temperature

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02-14-13 Guo: EE Times - Reflective display funnels light

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02-14-13 Guo: Optics and Photonics - Subwavelength Grooves Reflect Consistent Colors

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02-07-13 Next-gen e-readers: Improved peacock technology could lock in color for high-res displays

Prof. Jay Guo and his group have found a way to lock in so-called structural color, which is made with texture rather than chemicals. This could lead to advanced color e-books and electronic paper, as well as other color reflective screens that don't need their own light to be readable.Prof. Jay Guo and his group have found a way to lock in so-called structural color, which is made with texture rather than chemicals. This could lead to advanced color e-books and electronic paper, as well as other color reflective screens that don't need their own light to be readable.  [More Info]

02-05-13 Computers that mimic the brain thanks to memristors (video)

Prof. Wei Lu and graduate student Patrick Sheridan talk about their research developing a new type of electronic switch that mimics the behavior of a biological neuron in the human brain. Resulting computers can learn without being programmed.Prof. Wei Lu and graduate student Patrick Sheridan talk about their research developing a new type of electronic switch that mimics the behavior of a biological neuron in the human brain. Resulting computers can learn without being programmed.  [More Info]

01-31-13 Solid-State Circuits Magazine Publishes Special Issue with Lynn Conway Memoir of the VLSI Revolution

Professor Emerita Lynn Conway, who revolutionized Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) design, has been featured in a special edition of IEEE Solid-State Circuits Magazine. The issue includes her 24-page memoir and related articles by colleagues who offer their perspectives on the VLSI revolution.Professor Emerita Lynn Conway, who revolutionized Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) design, has been featured in a special edition of IEEE Solid-State Circuits Magazine. The issue includes her 24-page memoir and related articles by colleagues who offer their perspectives on the VLSI revolution.  [More Info]

01-29-13 Zhaohui Zhong Receives CAREER Award for Research in Graphene-based Optoelectronics

Prof. Zhaohui Zhong, assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was recently awarded an NSF CAREER award for his research project, "Graphene Heterostructures Based Hot Carrier Optoelectronics."Prof. Zhaohui Zhong, assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was recently awarded an NSF CAREER award for his research project, "Graphene Heterostructures Based Hot Carrier Optoelectronics."  [More Info]

12-20-12 Super-fine sound beam could one day be an invisible scalpel

A carbon-nanotube-coated lens that converts light to sound can focus high-pressure sound waves to finer points than ever before. This new therapeutic ultrasound approach could lead to an invisible knife for noninvasive surgery. Working on the project is an interdisciplinary team lead by Prof. Jay Guo, with Prof. Euisik Yoon, Prof. John Hart (ME), and Prof. Zhen Xu (BioMed). A carbon-nanotube-coated lens that converts light to sound can focus high-pressure sound waves to finer points than ever before. This new therapeutic ultrasound approach could lead to an invisible knife for noninvasive surgery. Working on the project is an interdisciplinary team lead by Prof. Jay Guo, with Prof. Euisik Yoon, Prof. John Hart (ME), and Prof. Zhen Xu (BioMed).   [More Info]

12-17-12 James McCullagh Receives Best Student Paper Award for Research to Keep Bridges Safe

James McCullagh, a doctoral student in electrical engineering, is helping to develop energy harvesting devices and circuits to power wireless sensor nodes which can monitor bridge health. He recently received a best student paper award at PowerMEMS 2012.James McCullagh, a doctoral student in electrical engineering, is helping to develop energy harvesting devices and circuits to power wireless sensor nodes which can monitor bridge health. He recently received a best student paper award at PowerMEMS 2012.  [More Info]

12-04-12 Seunghyun Lee takes the gold for all-graphene flexible and transparent circuit

EE doctoral candidate Seunghyun Lee was honored with a Gold Graduate Student Award by the Material Research Society for his research on flexible transparent circuits made entirely from graphene. Graphene is expected to play a pivotal role in realizing high speed, mechanically compliant, and transparent electronic systems in the near future. EE doctoral candidate Seunghyun Lee was honored with a Gold Graduate Student Award by the Material Research Society for his research on flexible transparent circuits made entirely from graphene. Graphene is expected to play a pivotal role in realizing high speed, mechanically compliant, and transparent electronic systems in the near future.   [More Info]

09-26-12 Developing the Wireless Component for Personalized Health Devices

Prof. David Wentzloff will be developing the wireless component for the next generation of personalized health devices as a member of a new 5-year, $18.5M NSF Nanosystems Engineering Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technology (ASSIST), led by North Carolina State University.Prof. David Wentzloff will be developing the wireless component for the next generation of personalized health devices as a member of a new 5-year, $18.5M NSF Nanosystems Engineering Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technology (ASSIST), led by North Carolina State University.  [More Info]

09-20-12 Enabling flexible, transparent electronics with high speed communications for the first time

Prof. Zhaohui Zhong and his team of graduate students, Seunghyun Lee, Kyunghoon Lee, Chang-Hua Liu, and Girish S. Kulkarni, have built the first flexible, transparent digital modulator for high speed communications, made solely out of graphene.Prof. Zhaohui Zhong and his team of graduate students, Seunghyun Lee, Kyunghoon Lee, Chang-Hua Liu, and Girish S. Kulkarni, have built the first flexible, transparent digital modulator for high speed communications, made solely out of graphene.  [More Info]

09-05-12 Angelique Johnson (PhE EE 11) and MEMStim: AnnArbor.com - Innovation Corps: U-M spinoffs among 27 teams exploring ways to turn research into profit

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08-30-12 Nano-origami project combines art and engineering to further technology

Prof. P-C Ku is co-PI in a new project funded by NSF to find out whether the ancient art of origami could bring nanotechnology into the third dimension. The goal is for manufacturers to use existing machinery to make high-tech "paper" that can then be folded into the desired device.Prof. P-C Ku is co-PI in a new project funded by NSF to find out whether the ancient art of origami could bring nanotechnology into the third dimension. The goal is for manufacturers to use existing machinery to make high-tech "paper" that can then be folded into the desired device.  [More Info]

08-15-12 Jay Guo quoted in Scientific American

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07-19-12 Seminar/Webinar on Wireless Implantable Microsystems: Creating a Revolution in Health Care

Professor Kensall Wise from the University of Michigan will give a seminar and webinar based on a plenary presentation made at the Solid State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems Workshop. The title of his talk is "Wireless Implantable Microsystems: Creating a Revolution in Health Care" The event will be held in room 1005 of the EECS Bldg starting promptly at 3pm. If you wish to attend online, the registration is at

Professor Kensall Wise from the University of Michigan will give a seminar and webinar based on a plenary presentation made at the Solid State Sensors, Actuators, and Microsystems Workshop. The title of his talk is "Wireless Implantable Microsystems: Creating a Revolution in Health Care" The event will be held in room 1005 of the EECS Bldg starting promptly at 3pm. If you wish to attend online, the registration is at

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06-27-12 Research Spotlight: Sensors and Actuators for Portable Microsystems

Dr. Christine Eun and Prof. Yogesh Gianchandani describe the diversity of applications possible for sensors based on microscale plasmas (or microdischarges) in a paper featured on the cover of the IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics.Dr. Christine Eun and Prof. Yogesh Gianchandani describe the diversity of applications possible for sensors based on microscale plasmas (or microdischarges) in a paper featured on the cover of the IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics.  [More Info]

06-20-12 Research in nuclear material detection earns Randy Schiffer an Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Award

Randy Schiffer (BSE EE '11), a master's student in electrical engineering, received an Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Award from the U.S. Department of Energy for his research developing a scalable and portable hardware/software platform for the detection and classification of nuclear material.Randy Schiffer (BSE EE '11), a master's student in electrical engineering, received an Innovations in Fuel Cycle Research Award from the U.S. Department of Energy for his research developing a scalable and portable hardware/software platform for the detection and classification of nuclear material.  [More Info]

06-20-12 ECE startup, PicoCal, receives a a Small Company Innovation Program (SCIP) grant

The Ann Arbor-based ECE startup company PicoCal, founded by Prof. Yogesh Gianchandani, is one of the first two companies to receive a SCIP grant, given through the Michigan Corporate Relations Network (MCRN). The grant will support research in ECE to improve the manufacturing process of nano-structured materials and nano devices.The Ann Arbor-based ECE startup company PicoCal, founded by Prof. Yogesh Gianchandani, is one of the first two companies to receive a SCIP grant, given through the Michigan Corporate Relations Network (MCRN). The grant will support research in ECE to improve the manufacturing process of nano-structured materials and nano devices.  [More Info]

05-24-12 Student teams earn prizes for their analog/digital interface circuit designs in EECS 511

Every year, Prof. Michael Flynn gives his students in the graduate level course, Integrated Analog/Digital Interface Circuits the opportunity to compete for prizes for the best final project, thanks to the sponsorship of Analog Devices. This year, the winning projects were a Log SAR ADC and an Asynchronous SAR ADC.Every year, Prof. Michael Flynn gives his students in the graduate level course, Integrated Analog/Digital Interface Circuits the opportunity to compete for prizes for the best final project, thanks to the sponsorship of Analog Devices. This year, the winning projects were a Log SAR ADC and an Asynchronous SAR ADC.  [More Info]

04-27-12 Ambiq Micro and Cyclos Semiconductor, 2 EECS startups, join the EE Times 60 Emerging Startups list

Ambiq Micro, specializing in intelligent energy-efficient ICs, was founded in 2010 by Profs. Blaauw, Sylvester, and EE alumnus Dr. Hanson. Cyclos Semiconductor, specializing in resonant clock-mesh technology for IC design, was co-founded in 2004 by Prof. Papaefthymiou. [more about Ambiq Micro] [more about Cyclos Semiconductor]Ambiq Micro, specializing in intelligent energy-efficient ICs, was founded in 2010 by Profs. Blaauw, Sylvester, and EE alumnus Dr. Hanson. Cyclos Semiconductor, specializing in resonant clock-mesh technology for IC design, was co-founded in 2004 by Prof. Papaefthymiou. [more about Ambiq Micro] [more about Cyclos Semiconductor]  [More Info]

04-02-12 Thomas Frost Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Thomas Frost, a first semester PhD student in electrical engineering, received the good news that he has been awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to continue his research in semiconductor lasers as part of the research group of Prof. Pallab Bhattacharya, Charles M. Vest Distinguished University Professor.Thomas Frost, a first semester PhD student in electrical engineering, received the good news that he has been awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to continue his research in semiconductor lasers as part of the research group of Prof. Pallab Bhattacharya, Charles M. Vest Distinguished University Professor.  [More Info]

03-29-12 Artificial synapses could lead to advanced computer memory and machines that mimic biological brains

In a step toward computers that mimic the parallel processing of complex biological brains, researchers from HRL Labs and Prof. Wei Lu's group have built a type of artificial synapse. They have demonstrated the first functioning memristor array stacked on a CMOS circuit. Memristors combine the functions of memory and logic like the synapses of biological brains.In a step toward computers that mimic the parallel processing of complex biological brains, researchers from HRL Labs and Prof. Wei Lu's group have built a type of artificial synapse. They have demonstrated the first functioning memristor array stacked on a CMOS circuit. Memristors combine the functions of memory and logic like the synapses of biological brains.  [More Info]

03-29-12 ACE Innovator of the Year Award goes to Dr. Michael McCorquodale

After nearly 15 years pursuing an idea that others thought a dead-end, Dr. Michael McCorquodale (MSE PhD EE '00 '04) is earning awards for his vision and leadership in bringing a new technology to market. He was named Innovator of the Year at the 2012 UBM ACE Awards event, and the company for which he is General Manager, IDT, received an Ultimate Products award in the category of analog ICs.After nearly 15 years pursuing an idea that others thought a dead-end, Dr. Michael McCorquodale (MSE PhD EE '00 '04) is earning awards for his vision and leadership in bringing a new technology to market. He was named Innovator of the Year at the 2012 UBM ACE Awards event, and the company for which he is General Manager, IDT, received an Ultimate Products award in the category of analog ICs.  [More Info]

03-26-12 Next-generation computer memory firm receives U-Ms first startup investment

With the help of the Michigan Investment in New Technology Startups (MINTS) program, Prof. Wei Lu and his company, Crossbar, Inc., are developing technology to dramatically enhance the global memory storage industry. With the help of the Michigan Investment in New Technology Startups (MINTS) program, Prof. Wei Lu and his company, Crossbar, Inc., are developing technology to dramatically enhance the global memory storage industry.   [More Info]

02-23-12 Cleaner, longer-lasting lighting the goal of a new company called Arborlight

Prof. PC Ku is co-founder of Arborlight LLC, a new start-up with a technology to replace fluorescent bulbs with more energy-efficient yet still cost-effective LED lighting. The company received an award for "Most Disruptive Idea" at the recent Clean Energy Venture Challenge competition.Prof. PC Ku is co-founder of Arborlight LLC, a new start-up with a technology to replace fluorescent bulbs with more energy-efficient yet still cost-effective LED lighting. The company received an award for "Most Disruptive Idea" at the recent Clean Energy Venture Challenge competition.  [More Info]

02-09-12 Prof. George Haddad Receives the IEEE MTT-S Microwave Career Award

George Haddad, Robert J. Hiller Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been named the 2012 recipient of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) Career Award. This Award recognizes a career of meritorious achievement and outstanding technical contribution by an individual in the field of microwave theory and techniques.George Haddad, Robert J. Hiller Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been named the 2012 recipient of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) Career Award. This Award recognizes a career of meritorious achievement and outstanding technical contribution by an individual in the field of microwave theory and techniques.  [More Info]

01-17-12 Lu: BioPortfolio - A Functional Hybrid Memristor Crossbar-Array/CMOS System

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01-17-12 Students awarded prizes for their class designs of an energy harvesting circuit and a high efficiency audio amplifier

Two teams in the Fall 2011 EECS 413 (Monolithic Amplifier Circuits) Design Contest came up with winning designs for their final class project: an energy harvesting circuit for implantable devices and sensor networks, and a high-efficiency audio amplifier for mobile applications.Two teams in the Fall 2011 EECS 413 (Monolithic Amplifier Circuits) Design Contest came up with winning designs for their final class project: an energy harvesting circuit for implantable devices and sensor networks, and a high-efficiency audio amplifier for mobile applications.  [More Info]

12-14-11 Chunyang Zhai Awarded Rackham International Student Fellowship

Chunyang Zhai, a graduate student in the Electrical Engineering program, is designing a magnetic field sensor to detect bridge cracks and other signs of weakness. Her general area of study is analog and mixed-signal circuits.Chunyang Zhai, a graduate student in the Electrical Engineering program, is designing a magnetic field sensor to detect bridge cracks and other signs of weakness. Her general area of study is analog and mixed-signal circuits.  [More Info]

12-09-11 Wireless sensor network research makes hot tech list

EE Times featured Michigan Engineering wireless sensor network technology on its list of 20 hot technologies to watch in 2012. The magazine listed wireless sensor networks at No. 2 and highlighted work by David Blaauw and Dennis Sylvester.EE Times featured Michigan Engineering wireless sensor network technology on its list of 20 hot technologies to watch in 2012. The magazine listed wireless sensor networks at No. 2 and highlighted work by David Blaauw and Dennis Sylvester.  [More Info]

12-08-11 Jihyun Cho Awarded Rackham International Student Fellowship

Jihyun Cho is a graduate student in the Electrical Engineering program, working with Prof. Euisik Yoon. His is currently working on a 3D image sensor, and has plans to work on a high-density low-cost fluorescence / luminescence detection platform for biological / chemical sensors.Jihyun Cho is a graduate student in the Electrical Engineering program, working with Prof. Euisik Yoon. His is currently working on a 3D image sensor, and has plans to work on a high-density low-cost fluorescence / luminescence detection platform for biological / chemical sensors.  [More Info]

12-07-11 Blaauw-Sylvester: EE Times 20 hot technologies for 2012

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12-06-11 Guo: Technology Review - Nano Paint Could Make Airplanes Invisible to Radar

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12-06-11 Jinyoung Hwang Receives Best Poster Award for Research Leading to Improved Solar Cells

Jinyoung Hwang, doctoral student in the electrical engineering program, received the award at the 2011 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting. Collaborators on the poster were her advisor, Prof. Jamie Phillips, and researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Andrew Martin and Prof. Joanna Millunchick. Jinyoung Hwang, doctoral student in the electrical engineering program, received the award at the 2011 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting. Collaborators on the poster were her advisor, Prof. Jamie Phillips, and researchers in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Andrew Martin and Prof. Joanna Millunchick.   [More Info]

12-01-11 New coating makes objects invisible

Prof. Jay Guo and his research group developed a carbon nanotube coating that acts as a "magic black cloth." It conceals an object's three-dimensional geometry and makes it look like a flat black sheet. The coating could inspire a new type of camouflaging paint for stealth aircraft, and suggests interesting interpretations of deep space.Prof. Jay Guo and his research group developed a carbon nanotube coating that acts as a "magic black cloth." It conceals an object's three-dimensional geometry and makes it look like a flat black sheet. The coating could inspire a new type of camouflaging paint for stealth aircraft, and suggests interesting interpretations of deep space.  [More Info]

11-24-11 Guo: BBC News - Carbon nanotube space camouflage coating invented

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11-24-11 Guo: Science - ScienceShot: How to Make a Tank Disappear

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11-22-11 Prof. David Blaauw Elected Fellow of the IEEE

Prof. David Blaauw has been named an IEEE Fellow, Class of 2012, for contributions to adaptive and low power circuit design. Prof. David Blaauw has been named an IEEE Fellow, Class of 2012, for contributions to adaptive and low power circuit design.   [More Info]

11-22-11 ECE Startup ePack, Inc. Wins Masco Next Gen Manufacturing Award at Innovation Competition

ePack, Inc. received the award and $25K at the second annual Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, held Nov. 15-17, 2011. The company specializes in advanced packaging solutions for MEMS devices, especially electronic sensors. MEMStim earned an honorable mention in the student category.ePack, Inc. received the award and $25K at the second annual Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, held Nov. 15-17, 2011. The company specializes in advanced packaging solutions for MEMS devices, especially electronic sensors. MEMStim earned an honorable mention in the student category.  [More Info]

11-22-11 Insect cyborgs to search and monitor hazardous environs

Research conducted by Prof. Khalil Najafi and Erkan Aktakka may lead to the use of insects to monitor hazardous situations before sending in humans. Najafi and Aktakka are finding ways to harvest energy from insects, and take the utility of the miniature cyborgs to the next level. Research conducted by Prof. Khalil Najafi and Erkan Aktakka may lead to the use of insects to monitor hazardous situations before sending in humans. Najafi and Aktakka are finding ways to harvest energy from insects, and take the utility of the miniature cyborgs to the next level.   [More Info]

10-12-11 Anne Itsuno Receives William E. Spicer Thomas N. Casselman Award

Anne Itsuno's research has been focused on HgCdTe-based semiconductor infrared photodetectors with applications in high performance thermal imaging and detection. The award is presented by the U.S. Workshop on the Physics and Chemistry of II-VI Materials.Anne Itsuno's research has been focused on HgCdTe-based semiconductor infrared photodetectors with applications in high performance thermal imaging and detection. The award is presented by the U.S. Workshop on the Physics and Chemistry of II-VI Materials.  [More Info]

10-06-11 Colored solar cells could make display screens more efficient

A new kind of screen pixel developed by Prof. Jay Guo doubles as a solar cell and could boost the energy efficiency of cell phones and e-readers. The technology could also potentially be used in larger displays to make energy-harvesting billboards or decorative solar panels.A new kind of screen pixel developed by Prof. Jay Guo doubles as a solar cell and could boost the energy efficiency of cell phones and e-readers. The technology could also potentially be used in larger displays to make energy-harvesting billboards or decorative solar panels.  [More Info]

10-06-11 Mina Rais-Zadeh Receives 2011 EDS Early Career Award

Prof. Mina Rais-Zadeh has been selected to receive a 2011 IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) Early Career Award, which honors an outstanding IEEE EDS Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD). Her research has been focused on the development of a new class of passive RF MEMS technology, which has resulted in five patents and several publications.Prof. Mina Rais-Zadeh has been selected to receive a 2011 IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) Early Career Award, which honors an outstanding IEEE EDS Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD). Her research has been focused on the development of a new class of passive RF MEMS technology, which has resulted in five patents and several publications.  [More Info]

10-01-11 Testing the commercial potential of organic solar cells

Prof. Steve Forrest will be investigating next-generation technology in the area of organic photovoltaics that may lead to paints or windows that act as solar cells to power vehicles and homes. The research is funded through the Dept. of Energy's SunShot Initiative. Prof. Steve Forrest will be investigating next-generation technology in the area of organic photovoltaics that may lead to paints or windows that act as solar cells to power vehicles and homes. The research is funded through the Dept. of Energy's SunShot Initiative.   [More Info]

09-27-11 Laura Freyman Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Laura is an electrical engineering student and member of the Michigan Integrated Circuits Laboratory (MICL). She will pursue her studies with Prof. Dennis Sylvester.Laura is an electrical engineering student and member of the Michigan Integrated Circuits Laboratory (MICL). She will pursue her studies with Prof. Dennis Sylvester.  [More Info]

09-26-11 Shin: Cnet News - Subconscious Mode Extends Handset Battery Life

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09-26-11 Computer Scientists Win Best Paper Award at MobiCom 2011 Conference

Professor Kang G. Shin and Ph.D. student Xinyu Zhang have won the Best Paper Award at the 17th Annual MobiCom for their paper, "E-MiLi: Energy-Minimizing Idle Listening in Wireless Networks"Professor Kang G. Shin and Ph.D. student Xinyu Zhang have won the Best Paper Award at the 17th Annual MobiCom for their paper, "E-MiLi: Energy-Minimizing Idle Listening in Wireless Networks"  [More Info]

09-26-11 Shin: Science Daily - Smartphone Battery Life Could Dramatically Improve With New Invention

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09-26-11 Shin: SmartPlanet - Extending Smart Phone Battery Life by More Than 50 Percent

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09-22-11 LNF E-Beam Lithography System: Micro Manufacturing - E-Beam Lithography System with Exclusive Capability: Another Jewel among the Leading-Edge Equipme

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09-18-11 Najafi-Aktakka: Next Big Future - Mechanical Energy Scavenging from Flying Insects

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09-08-11 Yoonmyung Lee Receives 2011 Intel Corporation PhD Fellowship

Yoonmyung Lee, PhD student in electrical engineering, was selected to receive a 2011 Intel Corporation PhD Fellowship to pursue his research in various design challenges in circuits for future mm-scale ultra-low power wireless sensor systems.Yoonmyung Lee, PhD student in electrical engineering, was selected to receive a 2011 Intel Corporation PhD Fellowship to pursue his research in various design challenges in circuits for future mm-scale ultra-low power wireless sensor systems.  [More Info]

08-19-11 Making smart dust a reality

EECS faculty are embarking on a new NSF funded project to make millimeter-scale computing (aka smart dust) a widespread reality through the integration of circuits, sensors, and software on mm-scale platforms.EECS faculty are embarking on a new NSF funded project to make millimeter-scale computing (aka smart dust) a widespread reality through the integration of circuits, sensors, and software on mm-scale platforms.  [More Info]

08-03-11 Connor Field: Ars Technica - How one undergrad built the largest solar farm in Michigan

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07-21-11 Yoon: Gizmag - Implant could wirelessly relay brain signals to paralyzed limbs

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07-14-11 Yoon: Discovery - Brain Implant Helps Control Prosthetic Limbs By Thought

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06-29-11 Forrest: Jerusalem Post - Useable solar technology will be ready in about 5 years

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06-20-11 Student teams earn prizes in EECS 425: Integrated Microsystems Laboratory

Students earned prizes for their final projects in EECS 425: Integrated Microsystems Lab. The two winning teams built a micro-robotic arm and a MEMS variable optical attenuator.Students earned prizes for their final projects in EECS 425: Integrated Microsystems Lab. The two winning teams built a micro-robotic arm and a MEMS variable optical attenuator.  [More Info]

06-16-11 A minimally-invasive brain implant to translate thoughts into movement

Prof. Euisik Yoon is developing a minimally-invasive brain implant to detect and wirelessly transmit the brain's neural signals.Prof. Euisik Yoon is developing a minimally-invasive brain implant to detect and wirelessly transmit the brain's neural signals.  [More Info]

05-17-11 AMD/Michigan Student Design Contest

With projects exploring techniques in energy efficient computing, two student teams in the graduate course VLSI Design II earned prizes in the annual AMD/Michigan Design Contest.With projects exploring techniques in energy efficient computing, two student teams in the graduate course VLSI Design II earned prizes in the annual AMD/Michigan Design Contest.  [More Info]

04-26-11 Most powerful millimeter-scale energy harvester generates electricity from vibrations

Prof. Khalil Najafi and EE doctoral student Erkan Aktakka have built the most efficient device to generate energy from vibrations in its class.Prof. Khalil Najafi and EE doctoral student Erkan Aktakka have built the most efficient device to generate energy from vibrations in its class.  [More Info]

04-21-11 MEMStim takes first prize in the Michigan Business Challenge

Angelique Johnson (MSE PhD EE '07, '11) and her new company, MEMStim, took top honors (including Best Business and Outstanding Presentation) in the 2011 Michigan Business Challenge and Eugene Applebaum Dare to Dream Grant program for U-M startups. Reveal Automation also earns prize.Angelique Johnson (MSE PhD EE '07, '11) and her new company, MEMStim, took top honors (including Best Business and Outstanding Presentation) in the 2011 Michigan Business Challenge and Eugene Applebaum Dare to Dream Grant program for U-M startups. Reveal Automation also earns prize.  [More Info]

04-13-11 Connor Field is growing energy on a solar farm

Connor is busy completing two degrees, EE and Economics, as he prepares for the field of alternative energy. He has already built one solar energy farm.Connor is busy completing two degrees, EE and Economics, as he prepares for the field of alternative energy. He has already built one solar energy farm.  [More Info]

04-11-11 Tanya Das earns poetry prize as she prepares for graduate school

Tanya Das, EE undergrad student, responded to the invitation to write poetry for the Roger M. Jones Poetry Contest, and came away with a prize.Tanya Das, EE undergrad student, responded to the invitation to write poetry for the Roger M. Jones Poetry Contest, and came away with a prize.  [More Info]

03-21-11 Jamie Phillips Receives University Undergraduate Teaching Award

This award recognizes faculty in the early stages of their career for their outstanding ability in teaching undergraduate students.

This award recognizes faculty in the early stages of their career for their outstanding ability in teaching undergraduate students.

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03-14-11 U-M Alumni and Friends Mixer at ISSCC 2011

The University of Michigan Alumni and Friends mixer at the 2011 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) reunited faculty, students, colleagues and friends at this annual event. See photos and other information by following the link.The University of Michigan Alumni and Friends mixer at the 2011 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) reunited faculty, students, colleagues and friends at this annual event. See photos and other information by following the link.  [More Info]

03-11-11 Najafi-Wise: Ann Arbor.com - U-M engineers honored for pioneering efforts, work with high-tech start-ups

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02-24-11 Millimeter computing: Discover-World's Teeniest, Tiniest Computer Fits on the 'N' of a Penny

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02-22-11 Three EECS Teams are Winners in 2011 DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest

The projects focus on near-threshold 3D computing, a flexible wireless receiver for multiple communication standards, and a clock-harvesting receiver for wireless sensor nodes.The projects focus on near-threshold 3D computing, a flexible wireless receiver for multiple communication standards, and a clock-harvesting receiver for wireless sensor nodes.  [More Info]

02-22-11 Prof. Stephen Forrest discusses solar power role as alternative energy source

Stephen Forrest, U-M VP for research and EECS solar energy researcher, disccuses whether it will be possible to meet President Obama's clean energy goal. Listen to the podcast

02-22-11 Toward computers that fit on a pen tip: New technologies usher in the millimeter-scale computing era

An implantable eye pressure monitor that is a complete millimeter-scale system, and a compact radio for wireless sensor networks are key advancements to millimeter-scale computing.An implantable eye pressure monitor that is a complete millimeter-scale system, and a compact radio for wireless sensor networks are key advancements to millimeter-scale computing.  [More Info]

02-01-11 Sonal Verma Receives Microsoft Scholarship

EE graduate student Sonal Verma was awarded the Microsoft Graduate Women's Scholarship to pursue her studies in wireless, embedded and networked systems.EE graduate student Sonal Verma was awarded the Microsoft Graduate Women's Scholarship to pursue her studies in wireless, embedded and networked systems.  [More Info]

01-31-11 Xi Chen and Prof. Robert Dick Receive DATE Best Paper Award

Chen and Dick were honored for their work in fast thermal analysis for use in temperature-aware integrated circuit design, along with co-author Prof. Li Shang, U. Colorado.Chen and Dick were honored for their work in fast thermal analysis for use in temperature-aware integrated circuit design, along with co-author Prof. Li Shang, U. Colorado.  [More Info]

01-25-11 Najafi, Wise named Distinguished University Innovators

Prof. Najafi and Prof. Wise are recognized for their role in developing breakthrough technologies in MEMS, leading to numerous startup companies.Prof. Najafi and Prof. Wise are recognized for their role in developing breakthrough technologies in MEMS, leading to numerous startup companies.  [More Info]

01-25-11 Mina Rais-Zadeh Receives NSF CAREER Award

Prof. Rais-Zadeh will pursue research in the area of MEMS Reconfigurable Filters for Multi-Band Low-Power Radios.Prof. Rais-Zadeh will pursue research in the area of MEMS Reconfigurable Filters for Multi-Band Low-Power Radios.  [More Info]

01-14-11 Zhengya Zhang Receives NSF CAREER Award

Prof. Zhang will pursue research in the area of High Performance, Energy-Efficient Communication and Storage.Prof. Zhang will pursue research in the area of High Performance, Energy-Efficient Communication and Storage.  [More Info]

01-11-11 EECS 413 students earn prizes for their final projects

Two teams in EECS 413, Monolithic Amplifier Circuits, were awarded cash prizes for their designs by Cirrus Logic Inc. Two teams in EECS 413, Monolithic Amplifier Circuits, were awarded cash prizes for their designs by Cirrus Logic Inc.   [More Info]

01-05-11 2010 AMD/Michigan Student Design Contest

Three teams were awarded prizes for Best Overall, Most Innovative, and Best Engineering projects in the annual contest, held this past term for students in the VLSI Design I class.Three teams were awarded prizes for Best Overall, Most Innovative, and Best Engineering projects in the annual contest, held this past term for students in the VLSI Design I class.  [More Info]

01-04-11 WIMS: Pentagon Brief - Chip Sized Sensor to Detect Dangerous Chemicals

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12-22-10 Paving the way for ubiquitous computing

The work of Profs. Blaauw, Sylvester, and their former student and colleague Dr. Scott Hanson (PhD EE) in low-power computing led to the recent and flourishing start-up company, Ambiq Micro. The problem they are solving: ubiquitous computing - by concentrating on saving power during sleep cycles.The work of Profs. Blaauw, Sylvester, and their former student and colleague Dr. Scott Hanson (PhD EE) in low-power computing led to the recent and flourishing start-up company, Ambiq Micro. The problem they are solving: ubiquitous computing - by concentrating on saving power during sleep cycles.  [More Info]

12-21-10 Ken Wise - Leading a Revolution in MEMS

Prof. Ken Wise's accomplishments as a leader in technology transfer were recognized in receiving the 2010 Technology Transfer Career Achievement Award. He co-founded or mentored over 12 U-M start-ups, created industry collaborations with over 20 major businesses and provided guidance to countless fellow researchers, students and staff. Prof. Ken Wise's accomplishments as a leader in technology transfer were recognized in receiving the 2010 Technology Transfer Career Achievement Award. He co-founded or mentored over 12 U-M start-ups, created industry collaborations with over 20 major businesses and provided guidance to countless fellow researchers, students and staff.   [More Info]

11-30-10 Dennis Sylvester Elected Fellow of the IEEE

Prof. Dennis Sylvester was recently named IEEE Fellow and cited for his contributions to energy-efficient integrated circuits.Prof. Dennis Sylvester was recently named IEEE Fellow and cited for his contributions to energy-efficient integrated circuits.  [More Info]

11-12-10 CAD Team Places Second at 2010 CADathlon

The team of electrical engineering PhD students Myung-Chul Kim and Dong-Jin Lee achieved a second place finish in the 2010 CADathlon. The team of electrical engineering PhD students Myung-Chul Kim and Dong-Jin Lee achieved a second place finish in the 2010 CADathlon.   [More Info]

11-11-10 EECS Researchers Win Best Paper Award at ICCAD 2010

Prof. Igor Markov and PhD students Myung-Chul Kim and Dong-Jin Lee have won the Best Paper Award at ICCAD 2010.Prof. Igor Markov and PhD students Myung-Chul Kim and Dong-Jin Lee have won the Best Paper Award at ICCAD 2010.  [More Info]

11-10-10 Honoring a Pathbreaker

Prof. Leo C. McAfee, Jr. retired after 39 years at Michigan, leaving a legacy of hope and achievement.Prof. Leo C. McAfee, Jr. retired after 39 years at Michigan, leaving a legacy of hope and achievement.  [More Info]

11-10-10 Sylvester-Blaauw: GreenTech - Ambiq Micro Closes $2.4 Million Seed Round For Efficient Micro-controllers

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11-10-10 Sylvester-Blaauw: PRWeb - Ambiq Micro Secures $2.4M Investment

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10-20-10 New Equation Could Advance Research in Solar Cells

A groundbreaking new equation developed by Prof. Stephen Forrest and colleagues at Argonne National Laboratory and Northwestern University could do for organic semiconductors what the Shockley ideal diode equation did for inorganic semiconductors: help to enable their wider adoption.A groundbreaking new equation developed by Prof. Stephen Forrest and colleagues at Argonne National Laboratory and Northwestern University could do for organic semiconductors what the Shockley ideal diode equation did for inorganic semiconductors: help to enable their wider adoption.  [More Info]

08-30-10 Guo: Technology Review - A Simple Filter Could Make LCDs More Efficient

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08-30-10 Guo: Nature Communications - Plasmonic nanoresonators for high-resolution colour filtering and spectral imaging

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08-26-10 Efficient computing in the age of nanoscale devices

Prof. Dennis Sylvester is a key member of a 5-year $10M NSF grant to study how software can make nanoscale computer components more efficient.Prof. Dennis Sylvester is a key member of a 5-year $10M NSF grant to study how software can make nanoscale computer components more efficient.  [More Info]

08-26-10 Smallest U-M logo demonstrates advanced display technology

Prof. Jay Guo has developed a new type of color filter that, through nanostructuring, takes the next step toward more efficient, smaller and higher-definition display screens.Prof. Jay Guo has developed a new type of color filter that, through nanostructuring, takes the next step toward more efficient, smaller and higher-definition display screens.  [More Info]

08-02-10 Meeting the Challenges for Low-Power System-on-Chip (SoC) Design

U-M and Nanyang Tech. U. will collaborate to advance research in the areas of low-power and biomedical IC's, energy harvesting, and wireless sensors.U-M and Nanyang Tech. U. will collaborate to advance research in the areas of low-power and biomedical IC's, energy harvesting, and wireless sensors.  [More Info]

07-28-10 Pallab Bhattacharya Receives Welker Award at ISCS 2010

Prof. Bhattacharya received this award at the Int. Symp. on Compound Semiconductors for his pioneering work on III-V based photonic devices.Prof. Bhattacharya received this award at the Int. Symp. on Compound Semiconductors for his pioneering work on III-V based photonic devices.  [More Info]

07-28-10 Eric Dattoli Named National Academies Research Associate

Dattoli, who recently received his PhD in EE, will work at NIST on a project that could enable better functioning gas sensors for health and safety monitoring applications.Dattoli, who recently received his PhD in EE, will work at NIST on a project that could enable better functioning gas sensors for health and safety monitoring applications.  [More Info]

07-13-10 Blaauw-Sylvester: Crains Detroit Business - UM spinoff Ambiq Micro Inc. wins business plan competition

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07-01-10 Zhong: URecord - U-M, Chinese university provide $1.2M for renewable energy, biomedical technology projects

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07-01-10 Guo: Technology Review - A Simpler Route to Plastic Solar Cells

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07-01-10 Sylvester-Blaauw-Hanson: Market Watch - DFJ and Cisco Announce Ambiq Micro as Winner of Global Business Plan Competition

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07-01-10 Ambiq Micro Wins Global Business Plan Competition

Ambiq Micro, the startup founded by Profs. Sylvester, Blaauw, and Dr. Scott Hanson, received seed funding of $250K from DFJ and Cisco in their first place finish in the Global Business Plan Competition. They are expected to "lead the way to ubiquitous computing with next generation energy-efficient microcontrollers."Ambiq Micro, the startup founded by Profs. Sylvester, Blaauw, and Dr. Scott Hanson, received seed funding of $250K from DFJ and Cisco in their first place finish in the Global Business Plan Competition. They are expected to "lead the way to ubiquitous computing with next generation energy-efficient microcontrollers."  [More Info]

06-29-10 Zhengya Zhang Earns Best Paper Award at Symposium on VLSI Circuits

Prof. Zhengya Zhang and collaborators at Berkeley earned best paper for their energy-efficient chip suitable for high-speed wireless and optical communications.Prof. Zhengya Zhang and collaborators at Berkeley earned best paper for their energy-efficient chip suitable for high-speed wireless and optical communications.  [More Info]

06-07-10 Ambiq Micro: Taking a Startup to the Next Level

Ambiq Micro, founded by EE alumnus Scott Hanson, and Professors David Blaauw and Dennis Sylvester, has been attracting the attention of potential investors at recent business plan competitions.Ambiq Micro, founded by EE alumnus Scott Hanson, and Professors David Blaauw and Dennis Sylvester, has been attracting the attention of potential investors at recent business plan competitions.  [More Info]

06-02-10 WIMS-Lasik: URecord - U-M projects named to NSF Sensational 60 list

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05-20-10 U-M Tech Transfer Office Program for Entrepreneurs

This video story features Ambiq Micro and Scott Hanson (PhD EE 2009), CEO and co-founder of the company along with Prof. David Blaauw and Prof. Dennis Sylvester. Ambiq Micro is called one of the most promising companies that mentor-in-resident Dave Hartmann has worked with recently.This video story features Ambiq Micro and Scott Hanson (PhD EE 2009), CEO and co-founder of the company along with Prof. David Blaauw and Prof. Dennis Sylvester. Ambiq Micro is called one of the most promising companies that mentor-in-resident Dave Hartmann has worked with recently.  [More Info]

05-13-10 Analog Devices Finds Winning A/D Circuit Designs in EECS 511

Graduate students in the course Integrated Analog/Digital Interface Circuits received prizes from Analog Devices for their final designs.Graduate students in the course Integrated Analog/Digital Interface Circuits received prizes from Analog Devices for their final designs.  [More Info]

04-24-10 P.C. Ku Awarded DARPA Young Faculty Award

Prof. PC Ku will pursue research in Nitride Semiconductor Single-Photon Emitters and Photon Entanglement.Prof. PC Ku will pursue research in Nitride Semiconductor Single-Photon Emitters and Photon Entanglement.  [More Info]

04-17-10 Anne Itsuno Receives NSF Fellowship for Research in Photodetectors

Anne Itsuno, graduate student in the Electrical Engineering program, received a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for her research in infrared photodetector devices.Anne Itsuno, graduate student in the Electrical Engineering program, received a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for her research in infrared photodetector devices.  [More Info]

04-17-10 Fan Wu Receives NSF Fellowship for Research in BioMEMS

Fan Wu, graduate student in the Electrical Engineering program, received a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for his research in BioMEMS.Fan Wu, graduate student in the Electrical Engineering program, received a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for his research in BioMEMS.  [More Info]

04-15-10 Featured Video: Phoenix 2 Chip

This video describes the Phoenix 2 chip, a solar-powered, commercial-grade microprocessor that is the smallest chip that can harvest energy from its surroundings, and the company spawned by the research, Ambiq Micro.This video describes the Phoenix 2 chip, a solar-powered, commercial-grade microprocessor that is the smallest chip that can harvest energy from its surroundings, and the company spawned by the research, Ambiq Micro.  [More Info]

03-30-10 Najafi-Galchev: AP Story in Battle Creek Enquirer - U-M looks to harvest energy

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03-25-10 Prof. James Meindl Delivers Lecture on Nanotechnology

Prof. James Meindl, pioneer and leader in microelectronics and microsystems research and education, was on campus recently to deliver the William Gould Dow Distinguished Lecture. You may watch his lecture, entitled, Nanoelectronics in Retrospect, Prospect and Principle, and hear his predictions for the future of nanoelectronics. Video

03-24-10 Najafi-Galchev: Popular Science: Tiny Mini-Generators Scavenge Energy From Ambient, Random Vibrations

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03-22-10 Mini generators make energy from random ambient vibrations

Tiny generators could produce enough electricity from random, ambient vibrations to power a wristwatch, pacemaker or wireless sensor.Tiny generators could produce enough electricity from random, ambient vibrations to power a wristwatch, pacemaker or wireless sensor.  [More Info]

03-17-10 Wei Lu: New Scientist: Electronics 'missing link' brings neural computing closer

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03-17-10 Wei Lu: Chemistry World: Silver sputtered nano chips mimic brain synapse

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03-17-10 Wei Lu: Physorg: Brain-Like Computer Closer to Realization

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03-17-10 Wei Lu: Europe Sun: Missing link of electronics could make brain-like computers

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02-24-10 EECS Technology Wins Top Prizes in Michigan Business Challenge

Scott Hanson (PhD EE 2009) presents a prototype microprocessor from the startup Ambiq Micro, which he co-founded with Profs. Blaauw and Sylvester. 2nd place went to Enertia.Scott Hanson (PhD EE 2009) presents a prototype microprocessor from the startup Ambiq Micro, which he co-founded with Profs. Blaauw and Sylvester. 2nd place went to Enertia.  [More Info]

02-22-10 EECS Students Claim Top Two Clean Energy Prizes

The teams Enertia and Advanced Battery Control took first and second place in the 2009-10 Clean Energy Prize business plan competition.The teams Enertia and Advanced Battery Control took first and second place in the 2009-10 Clean Energy Prize business plan competition.  [More Info]

02-09-10 Smallest solar-powered sensor system could run forever

A 9-cubic millimeter solar-powered sensor system is the smallest that can harvest energy from its surroundings to operate nearly perpetually.A 9-cubic millimeter solar-powered sensor system is the smallest that can harvest energy from its surroundings to operate nearly perpetually.  [More Info]

02-05-10 EECS Professors To Pursue Research Under Grants From Google

Google has announced its first-ever round of Google Focused Research Awards, and four EECS professors have received two grants for their research into energy-efficient computing. Google has announced its first-ever round of Google Focused Research Awards, and four EECS professors have received two grants for their research into energy-efficient computing.   [More Info]

02-03-10 Wei Lu Receives CAREER Award

Wei Lu received an NSF CAREER Award for his research project, "Understanding, Development and Applications of Nanoscale Memristor Devices."Wei Lu received an NSF CAREER Award for his research project, "Understanding, Development and Applications of Nanoscale Memristor Devices."  [More Info]

02-02-10 Yogesh Gianchandani Elected Fellow of the IEEE

Yogesh B. Gianchandani has been named an IEEE Fellow, Class of 2010, for contributions to silicon-based microactuators and on-chip microplasmas.Yogesh B. Gianchandani has been named an IEEE Fellow, Class of 2010, for contributions to silicon-based microactuators and on-chip microplasmas.  [More Info]

01-25-10 EECS Alumni Awarded Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

In addition to our own faculty member, Prof. Tony Grbic, we also congratulate EECS alumni Prof. Adrienne Stiff-Roberts of Duke University, and Prof. Jack Ma of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) award this year, and last year, respectively. Both Prof. Stiff-Roberts and Prof. Ma are former students of Prof. Pallab Bhattacharya.In addition to our own faculty member, Prof. Tony Grbic, we also congratulate EECS alumni Prof. Adrienne Stiff-Roberts of Duke University, and Prof. Jack Ma of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) award this year, and last year, respectively. Both Prof. Stiff-Roberts and Prof. Ma are former students of Prof. Pallab Bhattacharya.  [More Info]

01-06-10 Guo: Nature Photonics - Dynamic nanoscribing

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12-08-09 Lynch and WIMS: New monitoring systems should make smar bridges..., in Miller-McCune

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12-08-09 Forrest: Dear of the Year: U-M's North Campus Research Complex: AnnArbor.com

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12-08-09 Lynch and WIMS: Innovative structure sensors: in Construction Advisory Group

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12-03-09 Frontiers in Semiconductor Based Devices Symposium

The former graduate students of Pallab Bhattacharya have organized a symposium in honor of his 60th Birthday. The symposium will be held December 7, 2009 in the Johnson Rooms of the Lurie Engineering Center.

The former graduate students of Pallab Bhattacharya have organized a symposium in honor of his 60th Birthday. The symposium will be held December 7, 2009 in the Johnson Rooms of the Lurie Engineering Center.

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11-24-09 Smartphone app illuminates power consumption

New application developed by Profs. Robert Dick, Morley Mao, and students Lide Zhang and Birjodh Tiwan will help software developers build more efficient products. New application developed by Profs. Robert Dick, Morley Mao, and students Lide Zhang and Birjodh Tiwan will help software developers build more efficient products.   [More Info]

11-16-09 WeiLu: Understanding Mechanical Properties Of Silicon Nanowires, Article Cited in RedOrbit

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10-05-09 Profs. Blaauw and Sylvester at Celebrate Innovation, October 13

They presented their very-low-power microprocessor, the size of about 8 grains of salt including the battery and four solar cells. The technology is spawning a new startup company.They presented their very-low-power microprocessor, the size of about 8 grains of salt including the battery and four solar cells. The technology is spawning a new startup company.  [More Info]

09-29-09 Prof. David Wentzloff Awarded DARPA Young Faculty Award

Prof. David Wentzloff received a Young Faculty Award for his project, "3D Wireless Interconnect for Crossbar Routing in Many-Core Processors," in the area of Micro/Nano-electronics.Prof. David Wentzloff received a Young Faculty Award for his project, "3D Wireless Interconnect for Crossbar Routing in Many-Core Processors," in the area of Micro/Nano-electronics.  [More Info]

09-14-09 Continuous Nanoimprinting for Displays and Solar Cells

Prof. Guo's rolling nanoimprint lithography stamp could be used to print components for displays and solar cells. He is working with companies interested in the process.[ACS Nano Article] [Technology Review Article]

08-25-09 EECS Researchers Awarded NSF Research Grant to Study Near-Threshold Computing

EECS Professors David Blaauw, Trevor Mudge, and Dennis Sylvester have received an NSF research grant to study near-threshold computing, a potential solution to the "energy crisis" faced by the semiconductor industry.EECS Professors David Blaauw, Trevor Mudge, and Dennis Sylvester have received an NSF research grant to study near-threshold computing, a potential solution to the "energy crisis" faced by the semiconductor industry.  [More Info]

08-13-09 EECS Students are Winners in DAC/ISSCC 2009 Student Design Contest

A team of graduate students were winners in the operational category of the 2009 DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest for their work on the ultra-low power processor called Phoenix.A team of graduate students were winners in the operational category of the 2009 DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest for their work on the ultra-low power processor called Phoenix.  [More Info]

08-13-09 Stephen Forrest: Dingell, Forrest promote engineering research

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06-04-09 Matthew Fojtik Awarded Intel Foundation/SRCEA Fellowship

Matt Fojtik (BSE, EE '08) was awarded a highly competitive Intel Foundation/SRCEA Fellowship for his work with Prof. Dennis Sylvester in ultra-low power integrated circuits.Matt Fojtik (BSE, EE '08) was awarded a highly competitive Intel Foundation/SRCEA Fellowship for his work with Prof. Dennis Sylvester in ultra-low power integrated circuits.  [More Info]

05-26-09 Steve Forrest New Board Chair for Ann Arbor SPARK

Stephen Forrest, U-M's VP for Research and Professor of EECS, is the new board chair for the region's economic development authority, SPARK. "He has been a driving force behind the university's recent efforts to strengthen ties with business and industry."Stephen Forrest, U-M's VP for Research and Professor of EECS, is the new board chair for the region's economic development authority, SPARK. "He has been a driving force behind the university's recent efforts to strengthen ties with business and industry."  [More Info]

04-29-09 Dennis Schweiger Receives College of Engineering Staff Excellence Award

Dennis Schweiger, Facilities Supervisor for the LNF, has been selected to receive a College of Engineering Staff Excellence Award. He will be honored May 8 at a public ceremony in Chesebrough Auditorium at 3pm.Dennis Schweiger, Facilities Supervisor for the LNF, has been selected to receive a College of Engineering Staff Excellence Award. He will be honored May 8 at a public ceremony in Chesebrough Auditorium at 3pm.  [More Info]

04-29-09 Barb Rice Receives U-M Distinguished Research Administrator Award

Barb Rice, Research Administrator for SSEL, WIMS, LNF, and NNIN has been selected to receive a 2009 Distinguished Research Administrator Award. She will be honored at a public ceremony May 7 in Michigan League's Vandenberg Room, 3:30-5pm.Barb Rice, Research Administrator for SSEL, WIMS, LNF, and NNIN has been selected to receive a 2009 Distinguished Research Administrator Award. She will be honored at a public ceremony May 7 in Michigan League's Vandenberg Room, 3:30-5pm.  [More Info]

04-28-09 Lurie Nanofabrication Facility Receiving Awards and Recognition

The LNF has been recognized for his design and structural achievements by the Construction Association of Michigan. The IC-inspired masonry reflects the work being done inside the facility.The LNF has been recognized for his design and structural achievements by the Construction Association of Michigan. The IC-inspired masonry reflects the work being done inside the facility.  [More Info]

03-27-09 Wei Lu's Memristor Chip in Next Big Future

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03-18-09 Sung Hyun Jo Receives 1st Place Raith Micrograph Award

Sung Hyun Jo, graduate student in electrical engineering, took first place in the 2008 Raith Micrograph Award for his nanostructure, 1kb crosspoint RRAM (Resistive Random Access Memory).Sung Hyun Jo, graduate student in electrical engineering, took first place in the 2008 Raith Micrograph Award for his nanostructure, 1kb crosspoint RRAM (Resistive Random Access Memory).  [More Info]

03-18-09 Prof. Lus memristor chip could lead to faster, cheaper computers

Prof. Wei Lu is an ECE faculty member who created a computer component with the potential to transform the semiconductor industry, enabling smaller, faster, cheaper chips and computers.Prof. Wei Lu is an ECE faculty member who created a computer component with the potential to transform the semiconductor industry, enabling smaller, faster, cheaper chips and computers.  [More Info]

03-02-09 Sung-Hyun Jo Receives Silver Prize in SAMSUNG Human-Tech Thesis Prize

Sung-Hyun Jo, graduate student in electrical engineering, received this prize for his thesis, "Programmable Switching in Two-Terminal Resistive Switches and Crossbar Memory Arrays." Sung-Hyun Jo, graduate student in electrical engineering, received this prize for his thesis, "Programmable Switching in Two-Terminal Resistive Switches and Crossbar Memory Arrays."   [More Info]

02-20-09 Wei Lu: Nature Materials, March 2008, Crossbar memories

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01-22-09 Students Score in Class Design Contest Sponsored by Analog Devices

Students in EECS 413: Monolithic Amplifier Circuits, earned prize money for their projects designing better headphones and a low-power neural microsystem.Students in EECS 413: Monolithic Amplifier Circuits, earned prize money for their projects designing better headphones and a low-power neural microsystem.  [More Info]

01-20-09 Smart Bridges Under Development with New Grant

Faculty from EECS are part of an interdisciplinary team developing a full range of interlocking technologies that together will sense and collect bridge status data and make it available to inspectors. U-M Press ReleaseFaculty from EECS are part of an interdisciplinary team developing a full range of interlocking technologies that together will sense and collect bridge status data and make it available to inspectors. U-M Press Release  [More Info]

01-20-09 Flexible photodetectors for sharper photos

Prof. Pallab Bhattacharya and recent alumnus Zhenqiang Ma (U. Wisconsin-Madison) have developed flexible light-sensitive material that could revolutionize photography and other imaging technologies. [Applied Physics Letters] [U-Wisc Press Release]

01-08-09 Wei Lu talks about whats next after silicon

In a New Scientist article about the new frontier in microelectronics, Prof. Lu describes the crossbar array technology, which he champions. This technology is modeled after nature's method of building structures from atoms, and can be used to build high performance memory and logic circuits even beyond transistor scaling.

12-03-08 Gas pump made of minerals has no moving parts

Prof. Yogesh Gianchandani, in collaboration with Mechanical Engineering student Naveen Gupta, "discovered that a type of hard mineral called zeolite can provide a high rate of gas flow in a micro-scale gas pump." The research was published in Applied Physics Letters, and online by PhysOrg.com.

11-07-08 Microsystems Research for Energy Scavenging and Power Generation

Micropower environmental energy harvesting generators offer an alternative source of energy for many emerging applications. A recent award-winning paper was presented at the Int. Conf. on Commercialization of Micro and Nano Systems.Micropower environmental energy harvesting generators offer an alternative source of energy for many emerging applications. A recent award-winning paper was presented at the Int. Conf. on Commercialization of Micro and Nano Systems.  [More Info]

10-01-08 Innovation Nanoimprint Lithography

Prof. Jay Guo's work in nanoimprint lithography and roll-to-roll imprinting is expected to lead to more efficient LCD displays and improved solar panels.Prof. Jay Guo's work in nanoimprint lithography and roll-to-roll imprinting is expected to lead to more efficient LCD displays and improved solar panels.  [More Info]

09-30-08 Jay Guo's work in Nanoimprint Lithography

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07-23-08 Steve Forrest: More Efficient OLED Lighting

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06-26-08 Kushner to Head New Plasma Science and Engineering Institute

Prof. Mark Kushner will join the Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty September 1, 2008 to head the newly-created Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and Engineering (MIPSE). Kushner joins us from Iowa State University, where he was Dean of Engineering. [Read more...] [Record at Iowa State]

06-26-08 A Chip to Better Control Brain Stimulators for Parkinsons

IEEE Spectrum reported the research of Profs. Michael Flynn and Daryl Kipke into deep-brain stimulation to control the tremors associated with Parkinson's disease. Current technology in the marketplace stimulates the brain in a hit-or-miss fashion. The new technology being developed will enable more intelligent stimulation of the brain. [IEEE Spectrum Article] [See also: NSF Center for Wireless Integrated Microsystems]

06-18-08 Phoenix microchip sets low-power record with extreme sleep mode

A low-power microchip called the Phoenix Processor, developed by Profs. David Blaauw and Dennis Sylvester, along with doctoral students Scott Hanson and Mingoo Seok, uses significantly less power than comparable chips now on the market. It is intended for use in cutting-edge sensor-based devices such as medical implants, environment monitors and surveillance equipment. [Read more...] [Technology Review article]

04-08-08 Robert H. Lurie Nanofabrication Facility (LNF) Dedicated April 11, 2008

Housed in the EECS Building, and fundamental to much of the research conducted in the Solid-State Electronics Laboratory and the NSF ERC for Wireless Integrated Microsystems, the LNF is expected to change the high-tech landscape in southeastern Michigan and the region.[Read more...]

03-14-08 Borno and Galchev learn the entrepreneurial ropes and win Business Plan Competitions

Ruba Borno and Tzeno Galchev, electrical engineering graduate students, have been learning the entrepreneurial ropes as they've taken their business plan on the road.
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02-13-08 Prof. Pallab Bhattacharya Elected Member of the National Academy of Engineering

Prof. Bhattacharya, Charles M. Vest Distinguished University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and James R. Mellor Professor of Engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for his contributions to quantum-dot optoelectronic devices and integrated optoelectronics. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. [Read more...]

01-29-08 Prof. Pallab Bhattacharya To Receive 2008 John Bardeen Award

Pallab Bhattacharya, the Charles M. Vest Distinguished University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and James R. Mellor Professor of Engineering, will be presented with the 2008 John Bardeen Award at the annual meeting of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS). [Read more...]

01-04-08 New Textbook: Analysis of Bipolar and CMOS Amplifiers

By Amir M. Sodagar, assistant research scientist affiliated with the NSF Center for Wireless Integrated Microsystems. His research interests include: Analog, digital, and Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits, Biomedical Circuits and Systems, and Wireless Implantable Microsystems. [More info...]

12-05-07 New Textbook for Students: Semiconductor Device Physics and Design

Semiconductor Device Physics and Design, written by Profs. Jasprit Singh and Umesh Mishra, is written for undergraduate seniors and graduate students. It addresses issues in modern device design from the point of view of physics, material properties, application needs and technology challenges.