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2022 IEEE APS R. W. P. King Award recognizes new theory in computational electromagnetics

Patel and Michielssen developed the Wigner-Smith time delay matrix for electromagnetics.

Lauren Cooper awarded Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship from SPIE

Cooper, an ECE PhD student, works to advance fiber lasers, which could help provide the bursts for next-generation particle accelerators and advance attosecond science.

Kamal Rudra awarded Laser Technology, Engineering and Applications Scholarship from SPIE

Rudra, an ECE Master’s student, specializes in solid state and nanotechnology, and his work could help shape the future of AR/VR technologies.

In Digital Signal Processing, students experiment with sensors for creative projects

Students created everything from a Wordle helper to a tool for melanoma detection to a program that identifies different marine species based on their underwater song.

Elaheh Ahmadi receives 2022 ISCS Young Scientist Award for seminal contributions to MBE N-polar (Al,Ga,In)N and (Al,Ga)2O3 heterostructures

Ahmadi has received numerous young faculty honors and awards, and has advanced the state of the art in her field.

Yongmo Park awarded IBM PhD fellowship to support his research on in-memory computing systems

Park works with Prof. Wei Lu on advancing resistive random-access memory (RRAM, or memristor) devices to accelerate AI computing.

Solar car “Aevum” to test solutions ahead of next World Solar Challenge

An unusual two years in the making, the car is equipped with sensors to explore how the team can improve its design further before the 2023 race.

Emulating impossible “unipolar” laser pulses paves the way for processing quantum information

Quantum materials emit light as though it were only a positive pulse, rather than a positive-negative oscillation.

Amy Brooks awarded Staff Excellence Award for extraordinary efforts in difficult times

In addition to stepping up in remarkable ways during the past two years, Brooks has been known for her collaborative initiative, technical competence, and empathy to those in need.

Arch W. Naylor: In Memoriam (1929 – 2022)

Arch Naylor helped introduce the developing field of information and control engineering at Michigan.

Greg Wakefield, master of interdisciplinary everything, retires

Greg Wakefield retires after a 36-year career that helped shape the look of interdisciplinary research and collaborations at Michigan, especially between the arts and sciences.

Overcoming the efficiency cliff of red micro-LEDs for virtual/augmented reality

Prof. Zetian Mi leads a team that created highly-efficient red micro LEDs suitable for augmented and virtual reality.

Atkins chairs National Academies report on speeding discovery with automated research workflows

Prof. Emeritus Daniel Atkins III chaired and Prof. Al Hero served on a National Academies committee that published a new report describing the impact of artificial intelligence and automated research workflow technologies in propelling research and scientific discovery.

Engineering tough

ECE alum Linda Zhang has the daunting task of bringing America’s bestselling vehicle into the electric age.

Designing large neural codes for the next generation of communication systems

PhD candidate Mohammad Vahid Jamali won a Best Paper award at IEEE ICC for his work on Product AutoEncoders, which could help shape future generations of wireless networks, IoT, and autonomous systems.

Thomas Ryan awarded SMART Scholarship to support his studies on defense technologies

Ryan is an electrical engineering undergrad interested in military systems and devices.

Jeffrey Fessler voted 2022 HKN Professor of the Year for ECE

Prof. Fessler has received numerous teaching awards throughout his career, and this is his third time as HKN Professor of the Year

Duncan Madden receives NDSEG Fellowship for research that could revolutionize communication and radar systems

Madden works to enable full-duplex communication systems, which could double the usable bandwidth or data rate.

2022 graduating class reflects on their Michigan memories

We asked graduating EECS students to share memories and reflections from their Michigan experience to commemorate their achievement in their own way.

ECE graduate students recognized by 2022 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship program

ECE doctoral students Rachel Newton and Austin Lin were selected for this prestigious fellowship, and Evelyn Ware was recognized with an honorable mention.

ECE Expeditions goes hybrid

Students visited the new KLA headquarters in Ann Arbor and attended virtual presentations by NVIDIA and NASA.

Graphene-hBN breakthrough to spur new LEDs, quantum computing

Study uncovers first method for producing high-quality, wafer-scale, single-layer hexagonal boron nitride

HKN earns Outstanding Chapter Award

The student honor society is again recognized for their outstanding efforts, this time for the 2020-21 academic year.

Louise Willingale named Kavli Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences

Willingale was a featured speaker at the 2022 Kavli Frontiers of Science U.S. Symposium, where she presented on high intensity lasers, including ZEUS.

Douglas Teeter (1964 – 2022): In Memoriam

Dr. Doug Teeter (PHD EE 1988 1992) is remembered by his doctoral advisors at Michigan as an outstanding researcher, friend, and family man.

2022 EECS Undergraduate Student Awards

These students are recognized by the department for their outstanding scholarship, research, service, leadership, and entrepreneurship.

2022 College-wide awards for EECS undergraduate students

Students throughout the College of Engineering are eligible for these awards; ten went to EECS students for outstanding scholarship, leadership, and service.

Stefany Escobedo awarded Towner prize for her outstanding contributions as a Graduate Student Instructor

Escobedo overhauled the instruction of Embedded Control Systems during the COVID-19 pandemic and permanently improved the course.

Aaditya Hambarde awarded Towner prize for his outstanding contributions as a Graduate Student Instructor

Hambarde is recognized for his tremendous dedication to students and for the creation of new course resources for Introduction to Signals and Systems.

Mentoring for the greater good

Doctoral student Mohammad Aamir Sohail mentored an international team looking for a quantum solution to optimize mobile medical services

Teaching Machine Learning in ECE

With new courses at the UG and graduate level, ECE is delivering state-of-the-art instruction in machine learning for students in ECE, and across the University

Immune to hacks: Inoculating deep neural networks to thwart attacks

The adaptive immune system serves as a template for defending neural nets from confusion-sowing attacks

New textbook provides hands-on guide for learning about chaotic dynamics and electronic circuits

The book was co-authored by ECE Master’s student Wesley Joo-Chen Thio and Professor Emeritus Julien Sprott of U Wisconsin.

Alireza Ramyar awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for his research on power processing architectures for improved sustainability

Ramyar’s research focuses on how power and energy can be transformed, extracted from clean power generation, and stored effectively and sustainably.

Touheed Anwar Atif awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for his research on quantum information and quantum computing

Atif’s coding framework addresses quantum information network coding problems and has helped uncover new insights into the world of quantum information.

Ashley Jian receives Barbour Scholarship to further her research on high-power electronics

Jian works to improve the efficiency of high-power electronics for better energy security and sustainability.

Anna Stuhlmacher awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for her research that could help integrate renewable energy sources into the power grid

Stuhlmacher is working to optimize the interaction between the power distribution network and the drinking water distribution network to improve the sustainability, flexibility, and resiliency of both systems.

New textbook provides streamlined guide for undergrads studying Signals and Systems

The textbook, authored by Prof. Stéphane Lafortune, covers the main material students need to know for continuous-time signals and systems with a focus on linear time-invariant systems and their response to different classes of input signals.

Kamal Rudra receives SVCF Scholarship to pursue his studies in semiconductors and photonics

Rudra is a first year master’s student in the area of solid state and nanotechnology

Subhajit Mohanty awarded Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement

Mohanty’s research is focused on advancing high electron mobility transistors for next generation wireless technologies.

Ashley Jian awarded Marian Sarah Parker Prize from the College of Engineering

Jian’s research is focused on improving the efficiency of high-power electronics, which is important for energy security and sustainability.

ECE alum Dave Babicz pioneered the lab kits that became a staple for at-home engineering courses

The lab kits used in our Analog Circuits course during the pandemic were created by Babicz, Director of Engineering at Analog Devices Inc., and fellow colleagues back in 2015 for the purpose of improving equity in engineering education.

ECE alum Mihir Sheth receives Young Innovator Award from Innovate UK for making a medical device that weans patients off ventilators quicker

Sheth is the co-founder of Inspiritus Health and has developed a simple to use, non-invasive medical device that keeps patients’ muscles engaged when they are on a ventilator to prevent muscle atrophy.

Qing Qu receives CAREER award to explore the foundations of machine learning and data science

His research develops computational methods for learning succinct representations from high-dimensional data.

High School students discover “The Joy of Coding” in new ECE online course

In a new online course designed to improve access to engineering education for all, students learn how coding powers apps such as Snapchat, TikTok, Instagram, and Siri.

2022 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards

The EECS Department has honored four faculty for their sustained excellence in instruction and curricular development, distinguished participation in service activities, or for their significant achievements in scholarly research.

Anthony Grbic receives David E. Liddle Research Excellence Award

Grbic is a world leader in the development of metamaterials and metasurfaces, and his pioneering work has led to ultra-thin electromagnetic devices with revolutionary capabilities.

Stephen Forrest receives H. Scott Fogler Award for Professional Leadership and Service

Forrest’s remarkable impact as a leader complements his profound impact as an engineer working for a carbon-neutral future.

Robert Dick receives Monroe-Brown Foundation Education Excellence Award

Dick has provided outstanding contributions to undergraduate and graduate education in the area of embedded systems.

‘Exciton surfing’ could enable next-gen energy, computing and communications tech

A charge-neutral information carrier could cut energy waste from computing, now that it can potentially be transported within chips.

Cindy Finelli receives Trudy Huebner Service Excellence Award

Finelli has provided leadership and vision in the area of engineering education for over 20 years and was responsible for establishing and building the Engineering Education Research graduate program.

Al-Thaddeus Avestruz receives CAREER Award to advance sustainable energy storage

Using retired electric vehicle batteries, the project plans to enable widespread and equitable access to sustainable power and energy through sustainable energy storage.

Three ECE students awarded Rackham fellowships

Cheng-Hsun Lu, Shih-Chi Liao, and Jiale Zhang have been awarded the Rackham International Students Fellowship/Chia-Lun Lo Fellowship.

New understanding of neurons in the hippocampus: they’re all the same

A longstanding collaboration between engineers and neuroscientists leads to new insights into how neurons work in the hippocampus.

Research on modeling time-variant systems earns Brockett-Willems Outstanding Paper Award

Prof. Peter Seiler co-authored the paper that focuses on reachability analysis for a variety of systems, including aircraft control and autonomous vehicles.

Ashley Jian is working to improve the efficiency of high-power electronics for better energy security and sustainability

Jian received a Best Presentation award at the Electronic Materials Conference for her research focused on enabling very high efficiency power devices.

Quantum tech: Semiconductor “flipped” to insulator above room temp

Discovery could pave the way to high speed, low-energy quantum computing.

Eric Michielssen appointed to State of Michigan Mobility Task Force

Appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Eric Michielssen joins the Council on Future Mobility and Electrification to advance the state’s future mobility ecosystem

Six ECE faculty and staff recognized for their outstanding contributions

Six ECE faculty and staff have been recognized by the College of Engineering for their creativity, innovation, and daring approaches to their work.

Remembering Bruce Arden: U-M faculty member and past chair of Computer and Communication Sciences department

Arden’s goal was to make computing and programming more accessible to nonspecialists.

U-M forms collaboration to advance quantum science and technology

The Midwest Quantum Collaboratory studies quantum science and technology.

Research full speed ahead on manufacturable III-V materials for next-generation electronics

A recent breakthrough in ferroelectric III-V semiconductors at the University of Michigan has been followed by several advancements and new funding to bring the technology closer to market.

Optimizing the interactions between critical infrastructure systems for better flexibility, sustainability, and resiliency

PhD student Anna Stuhlmacher researches how the water distribution network can better provide services to the power network, which can allow for greater integration of renewable energy sources into the grid, reduce costs, and improve system resiliency.

Batteryless next-generation cellular devices could empower a more sustainable future

PhD student Trevor Odelberg is looking to enable long range, highly reliable, and low-power cellular IoT devices that one day can run entirely on harvested energy, reducing battery waste and empowering devices to last for decades.