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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.

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.

Necmiye Ozay receives IEEE CSS Antonio Ruberti Young Researcher Prize

Ozay’s research has already impacted the field of hybrid and cyber-physical systems, and become part of real-life systems.

Katie Bouman talks legacy of the black hole imaging project and favorite U-M memories

Before Bouman became the face of the project that brought us the first ever image of a black hole, she was wowing ECE professors with design projects and hoarding Domino’s pizza with her HKN family.

Kathryn Beeman named Irma M. Wyman Scholar for her efforts supporting women in STEM

Beeman, an Electrical Engineering undergrad, serves as the External Vice President for the Society for Women Engineers at U-M.

U-M Society of Women Engineers honored with top awards at national conference

ECE leaders and members in SWE share their favorite parts of the conference, including taking home three awards for the U-M chapter.

Prof. Heath Hofmann named IEEE Fellow for his impact in the areas of electric machinery and drive systems

Hofmann’s control technology has been implemented in commercial vehicles, and he works tirelessly to enhance opportunities for underrepresented students.

Prof. Peter Seiler named IEEE Fellow for his impactful contributions to robust control theory

Seiler’s contributions to Matlab’s Robust Control Toolbox and to the control of vehicle platoons have resulted in major industrial applications.

Prof. Lei Ying named IEEE Fellow for fundamental research in cloud computing systems and wireless networks

Ying’s theoretical research addresses a broad range of fundamental problems arising from big-data analytics.

Prof. Euisik Yoon named IEEE Fellow for groundbreaking research in Bio-MEMS

Yoon’s research has contributed to a better understanding of the brain, as well as improved detection and treatment of cancer.

Prof. Zetian Mi named IEEE Fellow for his pioneering contributions to III-nitride photonics and clean energy

Mi’s research is impacting the future of alternative energy, as well as improved methods for water purification and air disinfection.

Baja Racing wins 1st Place Overall Award at SAE Louisville

In their first competition since the pandemic began, Baja proved they are still among the world’s finest, placing top ten in every event out of over 75 competitors.

Mimicking a human fingertip’s sensitivity and sense of direction for robotic applications

With the help of 1.6 million GaN nanopillars per sensor, the University of Michigan team was able to provide human-level sensitivity with directionality on a compact, easily manufactured system

Egg-carton-style patterning keeps charged nanoparticles in place and suitable for a wide range of applications

Prof. Jay Guo and his team discovered a scalable way to settle down and precisely arrange micro- and nano-sized particles according to size

New grant aims to create better algorithms to manage big data by getting “non-real”

Professors Laura Balzano and Hessam Mahdavifar are developing new ways to compress data through randomized algorithms to remove redundancies

Introduction to Discrete Events Systems: Third Edition

This popular textbook, first published in 1999, is now available as an e-book, or hard cover on demand.

Stories from Study Abroad

EECS students Richa Patwa and Caroline Nguyen reflect on their experiences in Spain and France before the pandemic sent them home.

Dr. Donnell Walton honored with the 2021 ECE Willie Hobbs Moore Distinguished Lectureship

Walton spoke about his career path and his current role as the director of the Corning Technology Center Silicon Valley.

Lauren Cooper awarded Department of Energy Fellowship for her work on ultra-short pulse fiber lasers

Cooper’s research is focused on nonlinear coherent pulse stacking, a method of generating pulses with energies and pulse durations suitable for particle accelerators and attosecond science.

New collaborative project for advancing energy justice in Detroit

In partnership with Detroit-based community organizations, Prof. Johanna Mathieu co-leads a team of researchers working to reduce disparities in household energy insecurity for low and moderate income households.

Three researchers earn MICRO Test of Time for groundbreaking timing speculation work

Todd Austin, David Blaauw, Trevor Mudge, and a group of alumni were recognized by ACM MICRO for their landmark 2003 paper.

Cody Scarborough wins Best Student Paper Award at Metamaterials 2021

PhD student Scarborough was recognized for his work developing a more efficient method to convert signals to higher frequencies, benefiting applications that require very low power and low noise.

Three members of ECE will represent U-M at the 2021 Rising Stars in EECS Workshop

PhD students Sijia Geng, Bahareh Hadidian, and Nasimeh Heydaribeni will participate in the intensive workshop that brings together outstanding women and gender minorities interested in pursuing academic careers in EECS.