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Two electrical engineers set up a global charity

“Our mission is to find volunteer opportunities at the places that people want to travel to, opportunities that won’t cost the traveler a lot of money.”

EECS Spinoffs recognized as Key Innovators in Business Competition

Congratulations to these winning companies. Go Blue!

Paving the way for ubiquitous computing

Until now, ubiquitous computing has been hampered by the size of necessary batteries—but Ambiq Micro is changing that, with their energy-efficient micro-controllers.

Ken Wise – Leading a Revolution in MEMS

Wise is recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts in sensor technology as well as a MEMS pioneer and entrepreneur.

Students give a couple of the best among 3,000 Elevator Pitches

Congratulations to Keith Porter and Patrick Theisen!

2011 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards

Congratulations to these outstanding faculty members!

Prof. Dennis Sylvester elected Fellow of the IEEE

According to IEEE, “the grade of Fellow recognizes unusual distinction in the profession and shall be conferred upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments.”

HERCULES laser rivals a synchrotron for short pulse x-ray beams

By using the wiggling motion of electrons in a plasma bubble generated by the ultrashort laser pulse, researchers produced X-rays comparable to that produced in a synchrotron facility.

Yahoo! Expands M45 Supercomputing Initivative, selects U-M

The M45 program allows universities to conduct research otherwise impossible without the power and speed of an Internet-scale supercomputing resource.

CAD Team Places Second at 2010 CADathlon

The CADathlon challenges students’ CAD knowledge and associated problem solving, programming, and teamwork skills.

EECS Researchers win Best Paper Award at ICCAD 2010

Their paper introduces new techniques that improve speed, solution quality, simplicity, and integration with other optimizations for global placement technology.

New equation could advance research in solar cells

A groundbreaking new equation could do for organic semiconductors what the Shockley ideal diode equation did for inorganic semiconductors.

New work resolves long-standing questions about short pulses in quantum cascade lasers

Can the laser’s pulse propagate in such a way that it does not change its energy, and leaves the system in the excited state? Does the pulse speed up during propagation?

Mark Kushner awarded the AVS Medard W. Welch Award

Kushner was recognized “for contributions to modeling and understanding of plasmas, especially those used in thin film etching, deposition and surface modification.”

MRacing Team drives to 2nd overall finish in Formula Student Germany

Taking first place in acceleration and second place in endurance and autocross, this is one of the team’s best international finishes to date.

Meeting the challenges for low-power System-on-Chip (SoC) Design

As designs become more complex and functional, power consumption is becoming the major design consideration and bottleneck in many portable applications.

Eric Dattoli named National Academies Research Associate

The aim of Dattoli’s research is to improve and broaden the understanding of nanowire gas sensing behavior.

Pallab Bhattacharya receives Welker Award at ISCS 2010

The Welker Award is given to people who have achieved exceptional progress in the field of opto-semiconductors.

EECS Faculty receive 2010 HP Labs Innovation Research Awards

Jessy Grizzle named IFAC Fellow

Grizzle is well-known in the robotic community for his work with the bipedal robot MABEL, and has worked in the automotive industry for over two decades.

Kamal Sarabandi honored with 2011 IEEE Judith A. Resnik Award

Sarabandi’s research encompasses a range of topics in the area of applied electromagnetics, and has been principal investigator on NASA projects related to remote sensing.

Computer Vision Research Recognized at Innovation in AEC Conference

With D4AR models, you can monitor progress, productivity, safety, quality, constructability and even site logistics remotely.

Zhengya Zhang earns Best Paper Award at Symposium on VLSI Circuits

The resulting 65nm CMOS test chip achieved an energy efficiency of 21 pJ/bit making it a promising candidate for low-power, high-performance applications.

Soil moisture study aims for climate change insights

Moghaddam will oversee the design and fabrication of the AirMOSS instrument, a high-powered, low-frequency radar that NASA/JPL collaborators will build for the project.

UM: Autonomy’s Team takes home 1st Prize

The Autonomous Surface Vehicle Competition is a student robotics competition in which teams race ASVs of their own design through an aquatic obstacle course.

Organic laser breakthrough

The team is working toward building organic lasers that, like many inorganic lasers today, can be excited with electricity rather than light.

Ambiq Micro: Taking a startup to the next level

“Imagine a microprocessor so tiny and long lasting that it can be implanted in the eye of a glaucoma sufferer to measure the progress of the disease.”

WIMS and CUOS among 60 Years of Sensational Research by NSF

The WIMS has impacted health care, environmental monitoring, the national infrastructure while CUOS specializes in ultrafast lasers.

Ruzbeh Akbar receives NASA Fellowship for SMAP Mission Research

SMAP is a satellite mission for mapping surface soil moisture and freeze/thaw states for the purpose of scientific advances and societal benefits.

Millimeter-scale, energy-harvesting sensor system developed

The system could enable new biomedical implants as well as home-, building- and bridge-monitoring devices.

Analog Devices Finds Winning A/D Circuit Designs in EECS 511

Congratulations to Jeong, Park, and Yoon!

Eric Tkaczyk Named Fulbright Fellow and Whitaker Scholar

Tkaczyk plans to put his degrees to work in Estonia, where he hopes to develop a portable and affordable cataract assessment technology.

Prof. Anthony Grbic honored with Henry Russel Award

Professor Grbic is a world-class researcher in the field of electromagnetics and microwave circuits, and has won numerous awards for his work. Congratulations!

Kevin Xu awarded NSERC Fellowship

Xu is interested in identifying patterns in data that is collected over time where the underlying processes generating the data may be non-stationary.

Amit Patel Awarded SMART Fellowship

The Fellowship will support Patel’s research on the theory and development of textured electromagnetic surfaces.

Patrick O’Keefe awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

“I am confident we can do better than the ubiquitous keyboard and mouse paradigm, and I intend to find out how,” said O’Keefe.

Prof. P.C. Ku Awarded DARPA Young Faculty Award

The Award engages rising research stars and provides high-impact funding to develop their ideas in the context of Department of Defense needs.

Prof. Mona Jarrahi awarded a DARPA Young Faculty Award

The award acknowledges Jarrahi’s efforts to develop a new generation of compact high power terahertz sources.

Awards and slaying of the dragon at St. George’s Day feast

St. George’s Day was initiated in 1987 as a tribute to our students from the faculty.

Brian Buss awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Buss’ research focusses on using control theory in order to control glucose levels in ICU patients.

U-M researchers win 2010 Signal Processing Best Paper Award

The work, published in 2006, will be acknowledged at the EUSIPCO Conference in Denmark.

Domitilla Del Vecchio receives Donald P. Eckman Award

The award acknowledges Domitilla’s contributions to the theory and practice of hybrid dynamical systems and systems biology.

U-M team wins Clock Network Synthesis Contest at ACM ISPD 2010

The Michigan team produced circuits that were four times more power-efficient than those of the team that took second place. Congratulations!

Mini generators make energy from random ambient vibrations

The energy-harvesting devices are highly efficient at providing renewable electrical power from arbitrary, non-periodic vibrations.

Yong Long selected as Barbour Scholar

The Barbour Scholarship, established in 1914, recognizes women at the University of Michigan of the highest academic and professional caliber.

Enertia and ABC take 1st and 2nd prizes in the clean energy prize business plan competition

The competition was established by DTE Energy and the University of Michigan to encourage entrepreneurship and the development of clean-energy technologies.

EECS professors receive research grants from Google

The research funded by Google involves redesigning servers and data centers to improve their energy efficiency.

Wei Lu receives CAREER Award

Lu was awarded an NSF CAREER grant for his research project, which intends to develop unconventional, high-performance memory and logic systems.

Prof. Yogesh Gianchandani elected Fellow of the IEEE

The grade of Fellow recognizes unusual distinction in the profession and is given to those with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any IEEE field.

Lynn Conway honored with Computer Pioneer Award by IEEE Computer Society

The award is presented to outstanding individuals whose main contribution to the computer field was made at least fifteen years earlier.

EECS faculty and alumni awarded Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

The Awards recognize some of the finest scientists and engineers who, while early in their research careers, show exceptional potential for leadership.

Tony Grbic awarded Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers.

Prof. Al Hero receives 2009 Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award

The paper addresses the importance of knowing where networks of sensors are located once they’ve been deployed.