News by Faculty
Prof. Heath Hofmann named IEEE Fellow for his impact in the areas of electric machinery and drive systemsHofmann’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 AwardsEECS 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.