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David D. Chen awarded NSERC Fellowship for Earth Remote Sensing

The bulk of Chen’s current research centers on the detection and mitigation of radio frequency interference with microwave radiometers.

Srinath Sridhar awarded Rackham International Student Fellowship

Srinath’s research focuses on using computer vision techniques such as markerless camera tracking for creating augmented reality AR environments.

Sid Bao earns Best Student Paper Award for Computer Vision Research

Bao’s research is in Semantic Structure from Motion, a new framework for jointly recognizing objects as well as reconstructing their underlying 3D geometry.

Jinyoung Hwang receives Best Poster Award for research leading to improved solar cells

The researchers succeeded in drastically suppressing the thermal emission rate in GaSb/GaAs quantum dots — resulting in more efficient solar cells.

A smarter way to make ultraviolet light beams

The researchers have optimized an optical resonator to take an infrared signal from relatively cheap telecommunication-compatible lasers and boost it to an ultraviolet beam.

Dr. Dennis Grimard receives Work/Life Champion Award for Supervisors

Dr. Grimard is Managing Director of the Lurie Nanofabrication Facility, a position he’s held since 1998. Congratulations!

‘Perfect black’ coating can render a 3D object flat, raises intriguing dark veil possibility in astronomy

The carbon nanotube carpet is about half the thickness of a sheet of paper and absorbs 99.9 percent of the light that hits it.

Celebrating the birth of a new science

The discovery of nonlinear optics was just one of several Michigan “firsts” that occurred about fifty years ago, and underscores the importance of involving undergrads in research.

ePack, Inc. wins Masco Next Gen Manufacturing Award at Innovation Competition

“ePack utilizes state of the art micromachining technology to provide a cost effective and high performance packaging service for micro- and milli-scale devices.”

Michigan Hybrid Racing

Listen to Michigan Hybrid Racing team members talk about their work and upcoming competition.

Professor Emeritus Ted Birdsall receives Silver Medal in Signal Processing in Acoustics

Birdsall’s work was in sensory psychology, psychometrics, and underwater acoustics, and he often helped other researchers apply signal processing theory to their own research.

New method for building a low-cost, high-performance electric machine and drive could result in huge energy savings

Prof. Hofmann intends to design, build and test a 30kW brushless, self-excited synchronous field winding prototype machine that overcomes the weaknesses of the current technology.

EECS 461 (Embedded Control Systems) and the freescale cup

This was the first year Freescale opened up the competition to U.S. students—teams from U-M, U-M Dearborn, and Penn State competed against teams from Mexico and China.

New research program aims to make better “sense” of the world

Applications of this research range from soil sensors which allow for increased understanding of global climate change to futuristic sensory skins which can monitor the integrity of an object.

Research about resilient sensor networks for power plant monitoring is recognized with Best Track Paper Award

The sensor network addressed in the paper assesses the operating conditions of a power plant. It is intended to measure process variables and assess plant status.

Anne Itsuno receives William E. Spicer – Thomas N. Casselman Award

Itsuno has already pursued an in-depth theoretical and experimental investigation on the unipolar HgCdTe nBn detector, which has the potential to replace or supplement the current technology.

Mina Rais-Zadeh receives 2011 EDS Early Career Award

“Mina’s research is anticipated to bring about significant scientific discoveries in the area of resonant MEMS and is expected to significantly impact telecommunication.”

Modernizing the nation’s electric grid for alternative energy

“We are proposing an integrated solution that will combine the construction of well-positioned storage facilities that will route excess energy to where it needs to be.”

Colored solar cells could make display screens more efficient

Professor Jay Guo has developed the reflective photovoltaic color filter device that can convert absorbed light to electricity.

Laura Freyman awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Freyman is studying Electrical Engineering and is a member of the Michigan Integrated Circuits Laboratory.

Heather Ferguson awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Heather is studying Optical Sciences here at the University and will continue her research in this field – congratulations!

Powering breakthrough technologies

Ambiq Micro could revolutionize ubiquitous computing, with energy-efficient microcontrollers that are 10 times more energy efficient than conventional microprocessors.

Next-generation Systems Information Theory

This MURI has the goal of laying the foundation for a new systems information theory that applies to general controlled information gathering and inference systems.

Fikadu Dagefu receives 2011 Lincoln Lab Fellowship

The applications Dagefu’s research include wireless channel characterization, radar through-wall imaging, and distributed sensor networks.

Meera Sampath: Creative Problem Solving and Global Reach

New NSF Center for Photonic and Multiscale Nanomaterials

“Advances in photonics depend critically on new materials, and this new center brings together top minds to focus on two of the most exciting new directions in materials for nanophotonics.”

Silvio Savarese authors book in the field of Computer Vision

“This book organizes and introduces major concepts in 3D scene and object representation and inference from still images.”

Yoonmyung Lee receives 2011 Intel Corporation PhD Fellowship

Lee is currently working closely with his colleagues to build an ultra-low power wireless sensor platform.

New laser could treat acne with telecom technology

The laser could treat acne by targeting the oil-producing sebaceous glands, which are known to be involved in the development of the skin disease.

Breakthrough: Researchers find wide gap in immune responses of people who did or didnt get the flu after exposure

If scientists can understand what happens at the genome level that makes people more or less susceptible to viral illness, they could potentially develop therapies to prevent illness.

New techniques in medical informatics lead to improved diagnosis of MDS

The technique involves a visualization method that renders clinical flow cytometry data more interpretable to pathologists.

Making smart dust a reality

This research is expected to have a fundamental and long term impact on a diverse set of applications ranging from energy conservation to health care.

MABEL the bipedal robot

MABEL, at one time the world’s fasted running bipedal robot, now sits in the biomechanics exhibit at the Chicago Field Museum.

Gyemin Lee receives Best Paper Award for research in machine learning for biomedical diagnosis

Lee’s primary motivation is to apply his research methods to hematopathology, the study of blood-related diseases.

Nonlinear Optics at 50: A Symposium

As the birthplace of nonlinear optics, the University of Michigan is proud to host a symposium which will bring together some of the pioneers in the field.

Xueyang Duan receives first prize for research in soil moisture sensing

Duan’s research has important applications in global climate change studies and weather forecasting.

Russell Willmot awarded IEEE Fellowship

Congratulations, Russell!

Using imprint processing to mass-produce tiny antennas could improve wireless electronics

The antenna is typically the largest wireless component in mobile devices, and shrinking it could leave more room for other gadgets and features.

Prof. Semyon Meerkov and colleagues author book on Quasilinear Control

“This is a textbook and reference for readers interested in quasilinear control, a set of methods for performance analysis and design of linear plant or nonlinear instrumentation systems.”

A minimally-invasive brain implant to translate thoughts into movement

The implant is called the BioBolt, and unlike other neural interface technologies that establish a connection from the brain to an external device such as a computer, it’s minimally invasive and low power.

Sung Ho Park receives 2011 IEEE MTT-S Scholarship

Sung Ho plans to design photoconductive antenna arrays with optimal radiation efficiency and broadband operation.

Morteza Nick receives Best Paper Award at IMS2011

Morteza introduces a new voltage-controlled-oscillator design technique that offers significant advantages in terms of size, DC power consumption and frequency tunability.

AMD/Michigan Student Design Contest

Congratulations to the winning students!

Prof. Wayne Stark and Changhun Bae receive 2011 JCN Best Paper Award

Stark’s research relates to wireless networks and understanding their fundamental limits in terms of energy efficiency and bandwidth efficiency.

Iverson Bell awarded NSF Fellowship for Research in Space Propulsion

Bell is investigating how to use an electrodynamic, propellantless propulsion concept to push against the Earth’s magnetic field in order to maneuver satellites and counteract drag.

Most powerful millimeter-scale energy harvester generates electricity from vibrations

The researchers have built a complete system that integrates a high-quality energy-harvesting piezoelectric material with the circuitry that makes the power accessible.

MEMStim takes first prize in the Michigan Business Challenge

MEMStim is committed to improving the standard of patient care in neurostimulation. Congratulations, Angelique!

Solar power without solar cells: A hidden magnetic effect of light could make it possible

This new technique could make solar power cheaper and, with improved materials, more efficient.

Connor Field — Growing energy on a solar farm

“Energy will be the major concern in the United States for my generation,” Connor says. “Now is the time to research and invest in the technologies that will power our future.”

Tanya Das earns Poetry Prize

Tanya said she believes engineers have a unique perspective on the world because of their training, making it natural to draw analogies between humans and science.

Safer medical imaging with microwaves

The goal of the research is to develop an alternative method to x-ray imaging that is safer and uses nothing stronger than radio frequency waves.

Chris Berry awarded Michigan Space Grant Consortium Fellowship

Berry is designing an emitter to operate as a light-weight, local oscillator for a terahertz spectroscopy system suitable for use in space.

Prof. Anthony Grbic receives USNC/URSI Booker Fellowship

Gbric’s research program spans basic science and advanced technology development, with applications in antenna design and metamaterials.

Becky Turanski Receives College of Engineering Staff Excellence Award

Dennis Grimard Receives 2011 College of Engineering’s Judith A. Pitney Staff Service Career Award

Raj Nadakuditi receives ONR Young Investigator Award

Nadakuditi’s proposal aims to bring into focus fundamental statistical limits of quiet signal detection, estimation in the context of undersea signal processing, and more.

Al Hero receives Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award

Hero is an internationally recognized expert in the field of signal and image processing, an established leader in the professional community, and distinguished educator.

Prof. Mahta Moghaddam honored with U-M Faculty Recognition Award

This award recognizes faculty who have demonstrated significant achievements in scholarly research; excellence as a teacher, advisor and mentor; and distinguished participation in service activities.

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.

U-M Alumni and Friends Mixer at ISSCC 2011

Engineers rebuilding Liberias universities and infrastructure

Through visiting professorships, summer programs and more, the U-M community will contribute to the revitalization of the nation.

Tony Grbic honored as MTT-S Outstanding Young Engineer

His research program spans topics such as metamaterials and near-field plates to advanced technology development like antenna research and design.

Ted Norris honored with Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award

Norris was praised by students and faculty alike for his abilities as a mentor, researcher, and educator.

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

U-M faculty have developed what is believed to be the first complete millimeter-scale computing system, with applications in radio communication and wireless sensing.

Three EECS Teams are winners in 2011 DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest

The contest is highly competitive and features the best student projects from the largest and most prestigious conferences in their respective fields.

Mona Jarrahi receives NSF CAREER Award

In her research Jarrahi will investigate, for the first time, the use of Ge as a promising candidate to tackle the thermal breakdown problem of photomixers.

Jungsuek Oh, EE Grad Student, awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship

Oh’s research focuses on designing highly miniaturized planar antennas with vertical polarization and high radiation efficiency.

Hongwei Liao, EE Systems Grad Student, awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship

Liao’s research contributes theoretical developments on the control of Petri nets, and has potential to be extended to a broader class of resource allocation systems.

Mark Kushner elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.

Sonal Verma receives Microsoft Scholarship

Verma’s work aims to marry low-power sensing with the mobile phone’s computation, communications, and display technologies.

Xi Chen and Prof. Robert Dick receive DATE Best Paper Award

The authors analyzed performance and accuracy for a variety of dynamic thermal analysis techniques and used their findings to develop a new analysis technique. Congratulations!

Mina Rais-Zadeh receives NSF CAREER Award

Rais-Zadeh’s work will ideally yield new opportunities for acoustic devices and instrumentation.

Najafi, Wise named Distinguished University Innovators

The pair is being honored for their role developing technologies in microelectromechanical systems and working to apply these innovations when making new products.

EECS students win 2010 U-M Mobile Apps Challenge with HiJack

The Mobile Apps Challenge was open to university students, faculty and staff and encourages the development of iOS, Android, Windows 7, and web applications.

Curtis Ling: Making Things Happen

“Failure is an essential part of success. Be afraid of not learning enough, or not working with the best people. Don’t be afraid of failure, which is frequently success in disguise.”

Zhengya Zhang receives NSF CAREER Award

The proposed research addresses the frontiers of error-correction coding and very-large-scale integration by advancing algorithms and circuit techniques.

Jackie Vitaz receives Top Prize at USNC/URSI

Silvio Savarese receives NSF CAREER Award

There is potential for Savarese’s work to be transformative in applications such as autonomous navigation, robotics, and 3D automatic modeling.

EECS 413 students earn prizes for their final projects

“We were all impressed by the fact that most students chose highly-relevant and innovating projects,” stated Dr. Naraghi.