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Duncan Madden receives NDSEG Fellowship for research that could revolutionize communication and radar systemsMadden works to enable full-duplex communication systems, which could double the usable bandwidth or data rate.
Menglou Rao awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship to support research in antennas for compact systems and EM radiation detection from biofilms
Rao’s research in miniaturized antennas is applicable to VHF band and 5G applications
Kamal Sarabandi and Lutgarde Raskin elected to National Academy of Engineering
ECE faculty member Sarabandi was recognized for his contributions to the science and technology of radar remote sensing.
Kaleo Roberts receives scholarship from the American Indian Science and Engineering Society
Roberts works to improve remote sensing of soil moisture, which is important for environmental conservation, natural resource management, and agriculture.
Improving cancer and disease treatments by understanding electromagnetic communication among biological cells
Prof. Kamal Sarabandi and ECE PhD student Navid Barani won a best paper award for their research on how biological cells may use electromagnetic signal transmission to communicate.
Six ECE graduate students recognized by NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Six ECE graduate students were selected for their outstanding research work in a variety of disciplines.
Kamal Sarabandi named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
Sarabandi is an internationally-renowned researcher in the areas of applied electromagnetics and remote sensing.
Wireless Communication Under the Sea
U-M researchers have created a new means of enabling reliable wireless underwater communication, which could aid military, environmental, and conservation purposes.
Two members of ECE will represent U-M at the 2019 Rising Stars in EECS Workshop
The intensive workshop brings together outstanding women who are graduate students or postdocs interested in pursuing academic careers in electrical engineering and computer science.
Prof. Kamal Sarabandi welcomes Emperor and Empress of Japan at IGARSS 2019
Predicting future disasters is an important goal of those participating in the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Beyond Apollo 11: U-M ECE’s role in advancing space exploration
For the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, U-M ECE takes a look back – and a look forward – to how our professors, students, and alums have made their mark on the field.
Six teams of ECE researchers make the finals at AP-S/URSI 2019
Second Prize overall went to doctoral student Xiuzhang Cai for his radar target classification research applicable to autonomous vehicles.
Counting snowflakes for better water resource management
Mostafa Zaky has built an award-winning model that helps estimate the amount of water stored in snowpacks, which could improve climate change and flood forecasting, as well as overall water resource management.
Unravelling the mysteries of bacterial communication
EECS-ECE PhD student Navid Barani received the IEEE APS Doctoral Research Award for his work modeling how bacteria use electromagnetic waves to communicate, which could lead to medical breakthroughs.
Art, economics, and engineering in Finland
Prof. Kamal Sarabandi reviews a University focused on collaboration
SMAP Update: A mission to manage water globally
The satellite mission to collect global data of surface soil moisture can help weather forecasting around the world.
COMBAT team receives Ted Kennedy Family Faculty Team Excellence Award
The group brought together experts in radar and remote sensing, integrated circuits, imaging, navigation, power, communications, and nano-fabrication.
The million foot view
Kamal Sarabandi has expanded radar capabilities in applications ranging from low earth orbit to thousands of feet underground.
IGARSS Interactive Symposium Paper Award for modeling the world’s forests
The paper outlines a better way to quantify forest structure, which has been successful in two tree species.
Behzad Yektakhah earns paper award for research in seeing through walls
Yektakhah’s system improves on the speed, portability, and accuracy of many commercial models
Kamal Sarabandi elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
The AAAS seeks to advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people.
An award winning radar system for collision avoidance and imaging
Armin’s research is focused on the development of a sub-millimeter-wave radar system for the next generation of navigation and imaging sensors.
A new way to test low-frequency antennas for long-range communication
Choi has developed a new technique for testing these antennas based on very-near-field measurements and a newly-developed, high-precision formula to compute the antenna’s radiation fields.
A new, low-cost way to monitor snow and ice thickness to evaluate environmental change
Mohammad has developed a new way to remotely measure the thickness of ice and snow with a technology he calls wideband autocorrelation radiometry (WiBAR).
The Radlab: People in Service to SocietyU-M’s Radlab is known worldwide for their contributions to Applied Electromagnetics.
Amr Ibrahim earns Rackham Pre-Doctoral Fellowship for research in high millimeter wave radar systems
Amr is investigating both the unique advantages and the performance limitations of radar systems operating at 240 GHz in typical outdoor environments.
Kamal Sarabandi receives Stephen S. Attwood award
The Stephen S. Attwood award is the highest honor awarded to a faculty member by the College of Engineering. Prof. Sarabandi has shaped the field of radar remote sensing for more than twenty years.
New Michigan-Saudi Arabia collaboration promises exciting new research – beginning with the auto industry
KACST will provide manpower and will collaborate with Michigan faculty and students on their projects.
ECE alumni connections at IMS2015
Along with alumni, there were current and former faculty members, current students, friends, and colleagues, including several program managers, in attendance.
Researchers build groundbreaking device for NASA SMAP mission
The SMAP mission is NASA’s most ambitious sensing project yet for measuring global soil moisture levels.
Jiangfeng Wu receives Best Paper Award for research in safe fracking
The Mikio Takagi Student Prize is given to the top three Student Prize Paper Awards granted at the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium.
2014 CoE Towner Prize for Outstanding Graduate Students
These students received the award based on their participation in research, leadership, and academic performance.
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.
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.
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.
ECE faculty are MCubing to find answers – fast
The goal of MCubed is to jumpstart novel, high-risk and transformative research projects.
Research Spotlight: 3-D electrical force fields manipulate microscale particles
The primary advance shown in this research as compared to earlier work is the successful use of a 3-D potential force field.
Fikadu Dagefu receives 2011 Lincoln Lab Fellowship
The applications Dagefu’s research include wireless channel characterization, radar through-wall imaging, and distributed sensor networks.
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.
Jackie Vitaz receives Top Prize at USNC/URSI
Kamal Sarabandi honored with 2011 IEEE Judith A. Resnik Award
Sarabandi’s research encompasses a range of topics in the area of applied electromagnetics, and has been principal investigator on NASA projects related to remote sensing.
Kamal Sarabandi Receives Distinguished Faculty Achievement AwardHe is honored for his excellence in research, mentorship, and contributions to professional organizations.
Michael Thiel earns first place in SEMCAD X Student Research Award
Thiel’s detection method allows the analysis of human backscattering within a realistic building environment.
Michael Benson receives NASA Fellowship
For his research, Benson plans to utilize SAR in order to estimate variable vegetated parameters and monitor the planet’s crustal movement.
Professor Kamal Sarabandi appointed the Rufus S. Teesdale Professor of Engineering
This professorship recognizes all the excellent work Sarabandi does on applied electromagnetics, in the classroom, and for the department.