Jason Davis receives 2013 U-M Distinguished Diversity Leaders Award
Jason considers diversity and inclusiveness in all activities that he undertakes.
Al Hero named 2013 IEEE SPS Technical Achievement Award Winner
Prof. Hero is an internationally recognized expert in the field of signal and image processing.
Avish Kosari receives Rackham International Student Fellowship
Avish is currently conducting research on ultra-low power radio technology and designing a low-power RF power amplifier.
Byeongseop Song receives Rackham International Student Fellowship
The Fellowship will help Song to continue his studies in the area of optoelectronics.
Pin-Yu Chen receives Rackham Chia-Lun Lo Fellowship
Chen’s work can be used in community detection in social networks, network vulnerability assessment in communication systems, and more.
Mridul Mishra receives Rackham Non-Traditional Fellowship
Mishra has strengthened his understanding of wireless communications through coursework and independent research.
Anatoly Maksimchuk elected Fellow of APS
Dr. Maksimchuk is a world leader in the field of high intensity laser plasma interactions.
Prof. Mingyan Liu elected Fellow of the IEEE
Prof. Liu’s research interests are vast, and she is also active in the professional community.
Two-legged robot walks outside at U-M
MARLO and its counterparts represent the second bipedal robot model in the world with a gait that isn’t flat-footed.
Nancy Benovich: Entrepreneur x 10
Nancy visits campus regularly as a speaker and is currently the mentor for a Michigan I-Corps innovation team.
Andrew Farah: the spark behind the Volt
Andrew Farah (BSE CE 1982; MSE Electrical Science 1984) was one of the chief architects behind the groundbreaking Chevy Volt.
Khalil Najafi receives 2013 IEEE Sensors Technical Field Award
Prof. Najafi is a world-recognized leader in the field of integrated sensors, MEMS, and microsystems.
MCubed A Year Later: A record of fostering innovative research
Several of the cubes enabled research to progress to the point that faculty are applying for larger grants to continue the work.
Jeff Fessler receives 2013 IEEE Edward J. Hoffman Medical Imaging Scientist Award
This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of medical imaging science.
Students take a field trip to a wind farm
“The trip made me more aware of some of the practical things … like the sound of the turbines, and how they alter the look of the land.”
IEEE recognized as Best Student Branch in SE Michigan
“IEEE opens up many doors for students – professionally and socially.”
Steve Mollenkopf: What it takes to lead in technology
Steve Mollenkopf is the President and COO of Qualcomm and talked about the company’s current projects.
New algorithms and theory for shining light through non-transparent media
Their technique utilizes backscatter analysis to construct “perfectly transmitting” wavefronts.
How a metamaterial might improve a depression treatment
The headpiece design is a big departure from today’s figure 8-shaped devices made of just two coils.
Making the Internet of Things happen
Wentzloff aims to remove the necessity of a power outlet or even a battery to power miniature sensors.
Kyu Hyun Kim receives Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Award at Frontiers in Optics Meeting
Mr. Kim was the first to demonstrate that both light and vibration could be used simultaneously in sensing.
EECS students travel down under for the 2013 World Solar Challenge
The entire team pulled together and finished the race in ninth place, with their morale high.
Hannah Goldberg: Crazy about asteroidsAt the time of this interview, Goldberg was at Planetary Resources
Research Spotlight: Better miniaturized vacuum pumps for electronics and sensors
The three microdevices created at Michigan are each particularly suited to specific applications.
Michigan @ ISSCC 2013: Alumni and Friends Mixer
“Many of these people have known each other for years; it’s a great time to catch up.”
Research that will lead to sharper photos earns best paper award
The method they developed compares favorably with the best of current techniques, while being faster and easier.
David Chen awarded NASA Fellowship to improve extreme weather prediction
The goal of the study seeks to enhance the accuracy of determining ocean surface windspeed.
Alumni have fun exploring engineering with their kids
Hosted by the different engineering departments, the day-long event offered nine different workshops.
Welcome new students!
Congratulations and welcome to our new class of students!
ECE welcomes four new faculty for 2013-14 academic year
Welcome Profs Lee, Mathieu, Ozay, and Peterson!
Lab Safety: don’t let this happen to you!
The ECE Safety Committee is committed to keeping students safe.
George Haley describes himself as a simple man and in his own words he’s used to the finer things in life. “Theresa, food, wine, work – you name it, I’ve been lucky. You can put Michigan Engineering on that list; I wouldn’t be here without it.”
Howard and Beverly Sachar: Alum who has made a difference
You walk into a room and find a band (ragtime piano, guitar, violin, clarinet), an inventor, entrepreneur, executive, photographer, wine aficionado, husband, father and grandfather. How many people are in the room, other than you? Answer: one… Howard Sachar
Cheng Zhang awarded SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship
Zhang is working on building structural color filters and is also designing ultrahigh Q optical microring resonators.
Image processing 1,000 times faster is goal of new $5M contract
Lu plans to design and fabricate a computer chip based on so-called self-organizing, adaptive neural networks.
Jae Young Park receives Best Student Paper Award for research impacting structural health monitoring
SHM systems are critical for monitoring aging structures and infrastructure in a cost-effective manner.
Faster, more powerful mobile devices: U-M startup Crossbar could disrupt the memory market
RRAM is a new form of nonvolatile memory that has the potential to replace the flash memory commonly used in tablets, digital cameras and solid-state drives.
Top robotic helicopter team sets sights on impossible mission
The International Aerial Robotics competition requires teams to build a flying bot that can self-navigate.
Hasso Niemann (1933-2013): From Michigan to probing deep space
“He touched so many people scientifically and personally.”
Kamal Sarabandi honored with 2013 IEEE GRSS Education Award
Sarabandi’s lectures and presentations are known for being extremely clear and reflecting the highest research standards.
Bharan Giridhar awarded Intel PhD Fellowship
Bharan’s research focusses on developing circuit techniques for adaptive and reliable high-performance computing.
When GPS fails, this speck of an electronic device could step in
The research group developed special fabrication processes that allows them to stack and bond seven different devices in layers.
Neural Probe Research recognized with Best Paper Award at 2013 Transducers Conference
“We present a novel strategy to scale up the number of electrodes with minimized risk.”
Research in production systems engineering is recognized with Best Paper Award
“The paper introduces a new management paradigm: ensure the desired lead time while maximizing the throughput.”
MEMS research recognized with Best Poster Award at 2013 Transducers Conference
This research is targeted at developing a precision master clock for a chip-scale Timing and Inertial Measurement Unit.
Zhengya Zhang receives Intel Early Career Award
Zhang’s research is in the area of low-power and high-performance VLSI circuits and systems.
Daniel Molzhan will address sustainability challenges as a Dow Fellow
Molzhan’s primary concern is responding to society’s need for constant and reliable electrical energy.
New laser shows what substances are made of; could be new eyes for military
By shining the laser on a target and analyzing the reflected light, researchers can tell the chemical composition of the target.
Chris Berry receives Paper Award at IMS 2013 for Research in Terahertz Technology
Berry’s paper addresses important limitations such as low output power and poor power efficiency.
Student teams earn prizes for improved image processing techniques in EECS 556 (Winter 2013)
The course covers the theory and application of digital image processing.
2013 Design Automation Conference Anniversary Awards
Congratulations to the award-winning faculty members and to the DAC for 50 years!
Workshop to chart the future of nano and micro manufacturing
“This workshop is a first step toward developing a roadmap for practical innovations in nano/micro-manufacturing.”
Andrew DeOrio and Fawwaz Ulaby voted HKN Professors of the Year
Starting this year, an award will be presented to a faculty member from each division – both CS and ECE.
2013 Promotions of our Faculty
Congratulations to these Professors on the next step of their careers!
Beth Stalnaker receives 2013 CoE Judith A. Pitney Staff Service Career Award
Beth’s positive influence has been felt by the students she has supported, the faculty and staff of EECS, and the entire Engineering community.
Prof. Fawwaz Ulaby named the U-M Henry Russel Lecturer for 2014
The Henry Russel Lectureship is considered the University’s highest honor for a senior faculty member.
A new laser paradigm: An electrically injected polariton laser
“It is no longer a scientific curiosity. It’s a real device.”
“Spark” races in 2013 Formula Hybrid Racing Competition
The Michigan Hybrid Racing team’s Spark took home a 4th place finish.
Prof. Silvio Savarese awarded J. James R. Croes Medal
The Croes Medal is awarded to the authors of an ASCE paper that was particularly notable for its contributions to engineering science.
Research in distributed networks earns Notable Paper Award at AISTATS
The research provides a way to efficiently reveal relationships between even distant entities in a network.
ECE alum Kevin Xu wins Social Computing Challenge Competition
The challenge problem required the participants to interpret data sets in a way that could be used to predict social behavior.
Ethan Stark awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Ethan is investigating visible light emitters using GaN microstructures for quantum dot and nanowire-based LEDs and lasers.
Advancing secure communications: A better single-photon emitter for quantum cryptography
The new device improves upon the current technology and is much easier to make.
Researchers funded to develop a leap forward in Processor Architectures
The project proposes to produce a parallel heterogeneous 3D near-threshold computing system with unprecedented energy efficiency.
After Newtown: A new use for a weapons-detecting radar?
The technology could potentially identify a hidden weapon from a distance in less than a second.
The Noisy Wolverines earn the right to compete for gold
The team of graduate students ranked 4th among 90 competing teams in the qualification round.
NAE awards Mona Jarrahi a Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Grant
With the support of the Grainger Foundation, Jarrahi will explore genetic therapy methods to treat diseases.
Student teams earn prizes for their ADC circuit designs in EECS 511
Prof. Dennis Sylvester receives U-M Faculty Recognition Award
He is a pioneer in the field of ultra-low power processor design, especially for the smallest computing devices in existence.
2013 CoE Towner Prize for Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors
A big thank you to these students for all their hard work and dedication!
Students form SkySpecs, LLC to produce autonomous aerial vehicles
The SkySpecs robot will designed for use by end users and will be controlled via a touchscreen tablet.
Gyouho Kim awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for research in ultra-low power optical interfaces for mm-scale wireless sensor nodes
“We designed an ultra-low power optical wake-up receiver with a novel front-end circuit and communication scheme suitable for miniature wireless sensor node applications.”
Bharan Giridhar awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for research in circuit techniques for adaptive, reliable, high-performance computing
Giridhar’s research has an emphasis on developing circuit techniques for adaptive and reliable, high-performance computing.
Scientific Milestone: A room temperature Bose-Einstein condensate
A BEC is an unusual state of matter in which a group of boson particles can exist in a single quantum state, allowing scientists to observe novel quantum phenomena.
Cockroaches and Robots: Reverse engineering the balance systems of animals
These new insights could one day help engineers design steadier robots and improve doctors’ understanding of human gait abnormalities.
David Blaauw and Dennis Sylvester named Top Authors by ISSCC
Both research papers discuss ultra low-power chip design and millimeter-scale computing.
Translating animal movement into better robotic design
Revzen believes that his findings can be used to engineer better man-made devices, including prosthetic limbs and complete robots.
Next-Gen E-Readers: Improved peacock technology could lock in color for high-res displays
The research could lead to advanced color e-readers, more energy efficient electronic devices, and improved data storage and cryptography.
Solid-State Circuits publishes special issue with Lynn Conway’s memoir of the VLSI revolution
The issue features Prof. Conway’s 24-page memoir about the VLSI revolution and related articles by Conway’s colleagues.
David Wentzloff receives CAREER Award for research in energy-autonomous systems
His research addresses critical needs in the area of wireless communication for the growing field of ubiquitous, energy-autonomous sensing devices.
Zhaohui Zhong receives CAREER Award for research in graphene-based optoelectronics
The use of graphene-based hot carrier optoelectronics is the key novelty of Prof. Zhong’s research.
Special Recognition Award to Dr. Kurt Metzger
This award recognized Metzger’s outstanding contributions to student understanding and appreciation of applied signal processing.
2013 EECS Outstanding Achievement AwardsThese annual awards recognize faculty’s outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, and service.
Mark Kushner appointed to advisory board for DoE National Lab
PPPL is a U.S. Department of Energy funded research center established for collaborative work in fusion energy research.
Students in EECS 413 awarded prizes for their circuit designs
The specifications for the projects were close to the state of the art. Congratulations to the winning groups!
ECE faculty are MCubing to find answers – fast
The goal of MCubed is to jumpstart novel, high-risk and transformative research projects.
Using HERCULES to probe the interior of dense plasmas
Thanks to HERCULES, scientists are now able to study very dense plasmas — a crucial step in nuclear fusion and astrophysical research.
2012-13 College of Engineering Awards
Congratulations to the following recipients of 2012-13 College of Engineering Awards!