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L. Jay Guo
Professors Jay Guo and Zetian Mi awarded MTRAC funding for research in autonomous and green vehicles
Guo is working to boost the visibility of autonomous cars for improved safety, and Mi is building a prototype solar hydrogen production system that could out-compete electric cars.
Making plastic more transparent while also adding electrical conductivity
Michigan Engineers change the game by making a conductive coating that’s also anti-reflective.
Transformative approach to 5G funded by new Innovator program
Nine technologies competed for $75k in the ECE Innovator Program, which emphasizes a team approach to entrepreneurial success.
How to color-code nearly invisible nanoparticles
With a bit of metal, nanoparticles shine in colors based on size.
The Lurie Nanofabrication FacilityIt Takes the Best to Serve the Best.
Transparent Silver: Tarnish-proof films for flexible displays, touch screens, metamaterials
A little silver goes a long way to improving touchscreens, displays, and much more
Solar power plant: $1.4M grant aims to cut costs
With the help of the grant, improved devices, in combination with a new coating from a U-M engineering lab, could make concentrated solar power cheaper and more efficient.
ECE students earn CoE Distinguished Leadership Awards
Cheng Zhang and Elizabeth Dreyer are both Ph.D. students in electrical engineering, and Lauren Bilbo is an undergraduate senior majoring in electrical engineering.
Cheng Zhang awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for research on nanophotonic materials and devices
Cheng works with Prof. L. Jay Guo on research projects in the field of micro/nano-scale optical device physics and fabrication.
Four ECE faculty selected for 2014-15 College of Engineering Awards
Congratulations to Profs Guo, Lafortune, Liu, and Lu!
Cheng Zhang receives Optical Sciences Scholarship
Cheng is a 4th year PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering working in field of micro/nano-scale optical device physics and fabrication.
Kyu-Tae Lee wins Best Poster Award for colorful solar cells
T-ray converts light to sound for weapons detection, medical imaging
U-M researchers demonstrated a unique terahertz detector and imaging system that could bridge the terahertz gap.
Transparent color solar cells fuse energy, beauty
The cells, believed to be the first semi-transparent, colored photovoltaics, have the potential to vastly broaden the use of the energy source.
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.
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.
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.
ECE faculty are MCubing to find answers – fast
The goal of MCubed is to jumpstart novel, high-risk and transformative research projects.
Super-fine sound beam could one day be an invisible scalpel
“We believe this could be used as an invisible knife for noninvasive surgery,” Guo said. “Nothing pokes into your body, just the ultrasound beam.”
‘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.
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.
2009 EECS Outstanding Achievement AwardsThe EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards are presented annually to a faculty member in the areas of computer science, electrical engineering, and systems.
University of Michigan Office of Technology to showcase inventions
Guo’s computer chip imprinter is one of more than 300 inventions that researchers disclosed last year to U-M’s Technology Transfer office.