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Heath Hofmann

WWJ News Radio: December 5, 2023

Quantum computing could trigger either a technological revolution or a nightmare. But scientists aren’t sure which.

Prof. Chis Peikert, an expert in cryptography and security for quantum computing, and Prof Alex Burgers, an expert in quantum systems, are interviewed about what quantum computing is and the challenges that will accompany its eventual use.

Electrify Tech Camps Recharged

ECE’s Electrify Tech Camps returned after a pandemic-induced hiatus to the delight of tech campers eager for a hands-on experience with electrical and computer engineering.

EECS community comes together to commemorate Juneteenth

The department’s annual Juneteenth celebration featured remarks from community leaders and emphasized the importance of diversity in STEM.
Boston Globe: May 25, 2023

Amid Controversy, AM radio is back – in Fords, anyway

Prof. Heath Hofmann comments on Ford’s decision to keep AM radio after all. He tells us that AM radio doesn’t mesh well with the circuitry in electric vehicles. Read more in the article.

Equity in the energy technology transition is new Institute’s goal

Prof. Johanna Mathieu is the new Associate Director of the Institute for Energy Solutions, which will continue U-M’s 75-year legacy of leadership in energy research.
December 14, 2022

Jeep Stops Production of Popular Vehicle, Closes Factory

Prof. Heath Hofmann mentions the costs involved in switching an auto plant from combustible to electric motor production.
Smithsonian: August 11, 2022

This 17-Year-Old Designed a Motor That Could Potentially Transform the Electric Car Industry

Prof. Heath Hofmann is quoted in this article by the Smithsonian about the sustainable manufacturing of electric vehicles that do not require rare-earth magnets.

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.

Heath Hofmann receives CoE Staff-Faculty Partnership Award

Prof. Hofmann was praised for his careful attention to staff and treating them as true partners in trying to improve life at Michigan for our students.

Automotive research team recognized for research excellence

The ARC works to solve a broad set of issues pertaining to the modeling and simulation of ground vehicle systems.

2020 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards

EECS honors four faculty members for their outstanding accomplishments to the community.

Institution partnerships offer best of both worlds

ECE helped host faculty from Morehouse College and Prairie View A&M University to explore cross-collaboration opportunities, which allow students and faculty to experience the cultures of both Historically Black Colleges & Universities and U-M.

ECE hosts first Grad School Workshop to showcase benefits of an advanced degree

The workshop attracted students from all over the country and demystified the ECE graduate school experience.

Electrify goes to Detroit

Electrify hosted its first Detroit Tech Camp at the Michigan Engineering Zone this summer to give Detroit-area students greater access to engage with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

New DOE project aims to convert a traditional engine into a hybrid OP engine with the help of control algorithms

A new project funded by ARPA-E partners Achates Power and the University of Michigan in the development of a novel hybrid electric engine.

Michigan Electric Racing Revs Up

This summer, Michigan Electric Racing will race their first all-electric car in Formula-style competitions they plan to win.

High School Students Experience High Tech and Michigan’s Electrify Camps

A select group of high school students spent a week in classes and labs as they participated in the Electrify Tech Camps to learn just a few things that go on in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Heath Hofmann recognized for excellence in teaching with the Jon R. and Beverly S. Holt Award from the College of Engineering

Hofmann is great at introducing students to power electronics

Students in EECS 418 rewarded for optimizing stop/start technology for auto applications

Stop/start is a new system being introduced into the North American automobile market to improve fuel economy while cutting down on pollution.

Engineering a better future for Ethiopia

Prof. Hofmann’s students felt they gained a lot from the course. Several of them will likely go on to teach control courses in coming semesters.

Electrify Tech Camps offer high schoolers an electrifying summer

In ECE’s first-ever Electrify Summer Tech Camps, students gathered for three five-day sessions to learn the basics of electrical and computer engineering.

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.