Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Energy Science and Engineering Faculty


Ethem Erkan Aktakka
Division: ECE
Address: 2411 EECS
Phone: 734-272-3170
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Title: Assistant Research Scientist
Research Interests: Micro Electromechanical Systems (MEMS), micro actuators and sensors, mechatronics, micro fabrication and packaging technologies, energy harvesting, power management circuits, acoustic and ultrasonic transducers, smart materials and structures, piezoelectric devices.
Research Areas: MEMS and Microsystems; Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology; Integrated Circuits and VLSI; Energy Science and Engineering.
Areas of Specialty: Environmental Sensors; MEMS Technology and Packaging; Power Sources and Energy Harvesting; Electromechanical Energy Conversion and Energy Harvesting; Solid-State Energy Conversion Technologies; Renewable Energy (Solar Cells, Wind, Energy Scavenging); Energy harvesting; Sensing systems.
 
 
Al-Thaddeus Avestruz
Division: ECE
Address: 4118 EECS
Phone: 734-763-3183
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Title: Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Research Interests: High Performance Power Electronics, Wireless Power Transfer. Complementary Interests in Circuits and Systems for Sensing, Electromagnetic Systems, Feedback and Controls, Renewable Energy, Automotive, Biomedical, and Consumer.
Research Areas: Integrated Circuits and VLSI; Energy Science and Engineering; Power and Energy; Engineering Education Research; Embedded Systems.
Areas of Specialty: Power Electronics; Renewable Energy (Solar Cells, Wind, Energy Scavenging); Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles; Analog Circuits; Energy harvesting; Sensing systems.
 
 
Parag Deotare
Division: ECE
Address: 6104 ERB II
Phone: 734-647-3119
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Degree: PhD Harvard University
Title: Assistant Professor; Assistant Professor (courtesy), Applied Physics
Research Interests: Research includes light-matter interaction in nanoscale systems and the development of low energy photonic and excitonic devices for applications in data communication and life sciences.
Research Areas: Communications; MEMS and Microsystems; Optics and Photonics; Quantum Science and Technology; Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology; Theory of Computation; Energy Science and Engineering; Embedded Systems; Chip Design, Architecture, and Emerging Devices.
Areas of Specialty: Optical Communications; Microfluidics and Gas/Chemical; Environmental Sensors; Nonlinear Optics and MEMS; Ultrafast Optics; Fiber and Integrated Photonics and Lasers; Optoelectronics; Quantum Optics and Information; Nanophotonics; Displays and Detectors; Nanotechnology and Nanofabrication; Quantum Information Processing; Integrated Photonics and Optoelectronics with Quantum Confined Heterostructures; Materials for Solid State Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices; Power Sources and Energy Harvesting; Electromechanical Energy Conversion and Energy Harvesting; Renewable Energy (Solar Cells, Wind, Energy Scavenging).
 
 
Stephen R. Forrest
Division: ECE
Address: 2238 EECS
Phone: (734) 647-1147
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Degree: Ph.D. University of Michigan
Title: Peter A. Franken Distinguished University Professor; Paul G. Goebel Professor of Engineering; Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Professor (courtesy), Physics; Materials Science & Engineering; Applied Physics
Research Interests: Organic Electronics, Photonic Integrated Circuits, Photonic Materials
Research Areas: Optics and Photonics; Quantum Science and Technology; Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology; Energy Science and Engineering.
Areas of Specialty: Optoelectronics; Integrated Photonics and Optoelectronics with Quantum Confined Heterostructures; Displays and Detectors; Materials for Solid State Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices; Solid-State Energy Conversion Technologies; Renewable Energy (Solar Cells, Wind, Energy Scavenging).
 
 
Rachel S. Goldman
Division: ECE
Address: 2094 H.H. Dow
Phone: (734) 647-6821
Fax: (734) 763-4788
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Degree: Ph.D. Univ. of California - San Diego
Title: Professor, Materials Science Engineering; Professor (courtesy), Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Research Interests: My research involves investigations of structure-property relationships in thin films and heterostructures.
Research Areas: Optics and Photonics; Quantum Science and Technology; Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology; Energy Science and Engineering; Power and Energy; Engineering Education Research.
 
 
Jessy W Grizzle
Division: ECE
Address: 3215 EECS
Phone: (734) 763-3598
Fax: (734) 763-8041
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Degree: Ph.D. U-Texas Austin
Title: Elmer G. Gilbert Distinguished University Professor; Jerry W. and Carol L. Levin Professor of Engineering; Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Professor (courtesy), Mechanical Engineering
Research Interests: Analysis and feedback control of nonlinear systems; Control of bipedal robot locomotion; Automotive safety systems.
Research Areas: Control Systems; Robotics and Autonomous Systems; Energy Science and Engineering.
Areas of Specialty: Modeling and Control of Automotive Powertrain Systems; Nonlinear Control; Bipedal Robot Locomotion; Power Systems Analysis, Optimization and Control; Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles; Cyber-Physical Systems.
 
 
Ian A. Hiskens
Division: ECE
Address: 4437 EECS
Phone: (734) 615-7076
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Degree: Ph.D., University of Newcastle
Title: Vennema Professor of Engineering; Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Research Interests: Power system analysis, Analysis and control of nonlinear non-smooth dynamical systems. Areas of specialty: Power system dynamics and control, Wind power, Grid controllability, Inverse problems.
Research Areas: Energy Science and Engineering; Power and Energy.
Areas of Specialty: Power Systems Analysis, Optimization and Control; Renewable Energy (Solar Cells, Wind, Energy Scavenging); Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles.
 
 
Heath Hofmann
Division: ECE
Address: 4421 EECS
Phone: (734) 647-1107
Fax: (734)763-8041
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Degree: Ph.D. UC-Berkeley
Title: Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Research Interests: Power electronics and systems.
Research Areas: Energy Science and Engineering; Power and Energy.
Areas of Specialty: Power Systems Analysis, Optimization and Control; Electromechanical Energy Conversion and Energy Harvesting; Power Electronics; Renewable Energy (Solar Cells, Wind, Energy Scavenging); Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles; Electric Machines and Drives.
 
 
Jerzy Kanicki
Division: ECE
Address: 2307 EECS
Phone: (734) 936-0964
Fax: (734) 615-2843
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Degree: Ph.D. Free University of Brussels Belgium
Title: Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Professor (courtesy), Applied Physics
Research Interests: Thin-film devices and circuits; Flat panel displays; Detectors and x-ray imagers.
Research Areas: Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology; Energy Science and Engineering.
Areas of Specialty: Displays and Detectors; Materials for Solid State Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices; Solid-State Energy Conversion Technologies; Renewable Energy (Solar Cells, Wind, Energy Scavenging).
 
 
Mackillo Kira
Division: ECE
Address: 3116 ERB I
Phone: 734-764-4640
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Degree: PhD
Title: Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Research Interests: Semiconductor quantum optics, quantum optics, condensed-matter theory, terahertz spectroscopy, many-body interactions, photon correlations, coherent and ultrafast phenomena, and cluster-expansion approach.
Research Areas: Optics and Photonics; Quantum Science and Technology; Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology; Theory of Computation; Energy Science and Engineering; Chip Design, Architecture, and Emerging Devices.
Areas of Specialty: Nonlinear Optics and MEMS; Ultrafast Optics; Optoelectronics; Quantum Optics and Information; Nanophotonics; Quantum Design Automation; Integrated Photonics and Optoelectronics with Quantum Confined Heterostructures; Nanotechnology and Nanofabrication; Parallel and Distributed Computation; Quantum Information Processing; Materials for Solid State Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices; Massive Datasets; Solid-State Energy Conversion Technologies.
 
 
Pei-Cheng Ku
Division: ECE
Address: 2245 EECS
Phone: (734) 764-7134
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Degree: Ph.D. Univ. of California at Berkeley
Title: Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Associate Professor (courtesy), Applied Physics, Macromolecular Science and Engineering
Research Interests: Optoelectronic devices and materials
Research Areas: Optics and Photonics; Quantum Science and Technology; Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology; Robotics and Autonomous Systems; Energy Science and Engineering.
Areas of Specialty: Optoelectronics; Quantum Optics and Information; Nanophotonics; Integrated Photonics and Optoelectronics with Quantum Confined Heterostructures; Displays and Detectors; Nanotechnology and Nanofabrication; Materials for Solid State Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices; Solid-State Energy Conversion Technologies; Renewable Energy (Solar Cells, Wind, Energy Scavenging); Human-Robot Interaction.
 
 
Khalil Najafi
Division: CSE ECE
Address: 3303 EECS
Phone: (734) 763-6650
Fax: (734) 763-9324
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Degree: Ph.D. U-Michigan
Title: Peter and Evelyn Fuss Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Schlumberger Professor of Engineering; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Professor (courtesy), Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: Solid-state integrated sensors, Microactuators, Micromechanics, Analog and digital integrated circuits
Research Areas: MEMS and Microsystems; Integrated Circuits and VLSI; Energy Science and Engineering.
Areas of Specialty: RF MEMS; Implantable Devices; Environmental Sensors; MEMS Technology and Packaging; Power Sources and Energy Harvesting; Electromechanical Energy Conversion and Energy Harvesting; Renewable Energy (Solar Cells, Wind, Energy Scavenging); Energy harvesting; Low power circuits; Sensing systems.
 
 
Theodore B. Norris
Division: ECE
Address: 6117 ERB I
Phone: (734) 764-9269
Fax: (734) 763-4876
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Degree: Ph.D. U-Rochester
Title: Gerard A. Mourou Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Director, Center for Photonic and Multiscale Nanomaterials (C-PHOM); Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Professor (courtesy), Applied Physics
Research Interests: Research interests include application of femtosecond optical techniques to the physics of semiconductor nanostructures, in developing new ultrafast optical and optoelectronic measurement techniques, THz generation and measurement, plasmonics in nanostructures, and novel methods for biological imaging and in vivo sensing.
Research Areas: Optics and Photonics; Energy Science and Engineering.
Areas of Specialty: Ultrafast Optics; Optoelectronics; Nanophotonics; Biophotonics; Renewable Energy (Solar Cells, Wind, Energy Scavenging).
 
 
Becky (R.L.) Peterson
Division: ECE
Address: 2302 EECS
Phone: (734)615-3105
Fax: (734)763-9324
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Degree: Ph.D., Princeton University
Title: Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Research Interests: Thin film devices and circuits, including power devices; hetero-integration with MEMS/CMOS; flexible and transparent electronics; amorphous oxide semiconductors; solution-processed inorganic electronic materials
Research Areas: MEMS and Microsystems; Optics and Photonics; Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology; Energy Science and Engineering.
Areas of Specialty: MEMS Technology and Packaging; Optoelectronics; Integrated Photonics and Optoelectronics with Quantum Confined Heterostructures; Displays and Detectors; Nanotechnology and Nanofabrication; Materials for Solid State Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices; Power Sources and Energy Harvesting; Solid-State Energy Conversion Technologies; Renewable Energy (Solar Cells, Wind, Energy Scavenging).
 
 
Jamie D. Phillips
Division: ECE
Address: 2305 EECS
Phone: (734) 764-4157
Fax: (734) 763-9324
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Degree: Ph.D. University of Michigan
Title: Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Associate Chair of Undergraduate ECE Affairs; Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Professor (courtesy), Applied Physics
Research Interests: Compound semiconductor and oxide materials for electronic and optoelectronic devices.
Research Areas: Optics and Photonics; Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology; Energy Science and Engineering; Engineering Education Research.
Areas of Specialty: Optoelectronics; Materials for Solid State Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices; Solid-State Energy Conversion Technologies; Renewable Energy (Solar Cells, Wind, Energy Scavenging).
 
 
Stephen Rand
Division: ECE
Address: 3102 ERB I
Phone: (734) 763-6810
Fax: (734) 763-4876
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Degree: Ph.D. U-Toronto
Title: Director, Center for Dynamic Magneto-Optics (DYNAMO); Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Professor (courtesy), Applied Physics; Physics
Research Interests: Solid-state laser materials, Laser spectroscopy, Optical physics, Condensed matter physics, Optical magnetism, and Optical refrigeration, Upconversion and fiber lasers.
Research Areas: Optics and Photonics; Quantum Science and Technology; Energy Science and Engineering.
Areas of Specialty: Nonlinear Optics and MEMS; Ultrafast Optics; Fiber and Integrated Photonics and Lasers; Quantum Optics and Information; Solid-State Energy Conversion Technologies; Renewable Energy (Solar Cells, Wind, Energy Scavenging); Magneto-Electric Energy Conversion of Light.
 
 
Anna Stefanopoulou
Division: ECE
Address: 2044 W E Lay Auto Lab
Phone: 615-8461
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Degree: PhD 2007, University of California, Berkeley
Title: Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Professor (courtesy), Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Research Areas: Control Systems; Robotics and Autonomous Systems; Energy Science and Engineering; Power and Energy.
 
 
Dennis Sylvester
Division: ECE
Address: 2417B EECS
Phone: (734) 615-8783
Fax: (734) 763-9324
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Degree: Ph.D. UC-Berkeley
Title: Director, Michigan Integrated Circuits Lab; Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Research Interests: Low power integrated circuit design, computer-aided design for VLSI
Research Areas: MEMS and Microsystems; Integrated Circuits and VLSI; Energy Science and Engineering.
Areas of Specialty: Data converters; Digital circuits; Energy harvesting; Low power circuits; Sensing systems.
 
 
Zhaohui Zhong
Division: ECE
Address: 2241 EECS
Phone: (734) 647-1953
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Degree: Ph.D., Harvard
Title: Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Research Interests: Nanoelectronics and nanophotonics, microwave and terahertz frequency nanoelectronics, solar cell technology, chemical and biological sensing, nanomaterial synthesis.
Research Areas: Optics and Photonics; Quantum Science and Technology; Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology; Energy Science and Engineering.
Areas of Specialty: Nanophotonics; Nanotechnology and Nanofabrication; Integrated Photonics and Optoelectronics with Quantum Confined Heterostructures; Solid-State Energy Conversion Technologies; Renewable Energy (Solar Cells, Wind, Energy Scavenging).