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ECE alum Mihir Sheth receives Young Innovator Award from Innovate UK for making a medical device that weans patients off ventilators quickerSheth is the co-founder of Inspiritus Health and has developed a simple to use, non-invasive medical device that keeps patients’ muscles engaged when they are on a ventilator to prevent muscle atrophy.
Dr. Donnell Walton honored with the 2021 ECE Willie Hobbs Moore Distinguished LectureshipWalton spoke about his career path and his current role as the director of the Corning Technology Center Silicon Valley.
Herbert Winful receives University Diversity and Social Transformation Professorship
Winful is recognized for promoting the university’s goals around diversity, equity and inclusion.
The University Record: July 26, 2021
Four named University Diversity and Social Transformation ProfessorsThe University of Michigan has awarded Herbert Winful one of four new University Diversity and Social Transformation Professorships.
Herbert Winful awarded the 2021 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award
Winful is recognized for his decades of outstanding leadership and commitment to developing a culturally and ethnically diverse University of Michigan community.
ECE students, faculty recognized with 2021 MLK Spirit Awards
The award celebrates those who have gone above and beyond to service and support social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
EECS Juneteenth celebration features song, readings, and a proposal for change
In observance of the holiday that marks the end of chattel slavery, faculty, students, and alumni performed music, shared personal stories, and presented a proposal to the EECS chairs for initiatives to enhance diversity and equity and realize systemic equality in the department.
Prof. Herbert Winful receives IEEE Photonics Society Quantum Electronics AwardFor pioneering the field of nonlinear optical periodic structures and for foundational contributions to nonlinear dynamics of semiconductor laser arrays.
ECE Stands with Black Lives Matter
Members of our community share their stories, their fears, and their hopes for a more inclusive, just future.
EECS Stands Against Racism
This message was sent to the entire EECS community on Tuesday, June 2 in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Herbert Winful named Joseph E. and Anne P. Rowe Professor of Electrical Engineering
Winful has made fundamental contributions to nonlinear optics and the physics of tunneling, while also championing an inclusive department.
Nobel Prize winners talk research, Nobel ceremony, and are remembered by U-M colleagues
From rubbing elbows with royalty to finding yourself a casual seatmate to a member of U2, Professor Emeritus Gérard Mourou, Prof. Donna Strickland, and their former U-M colleagues shared their experiences and reflections on the 2018 Nobel Prize ceremony.
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.
Saturday Morning Physics: November 22, 2019
Herbert Winful – The Birth and Amazing Life of Nonlinear OpticsProf. Herbert Winful presents “The Birth and Amazing Life of Nonlinear Optics” as part of Saturday Morning Physics.
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.
Black Engineers convention comes to Detroit and ECE is there to welcome the record-breaking 14,000 attendees
At this year’s convention for the National Society of Black Engineers, U-M professors, students, and alums came together with the other attendees to share experiences, offer career advice, and explore how to improve society.
2018 Nobel Prize Laureate Gérard Mourou talks high-intensity optics
Gérard Mourou, Professor Emeritus of EECS, returned to campus to discuss winning the Nobel Prize and his work in high-intensity optics.
Herbert Winful receives Outreach and Diversity Award from the College of Engineering
The award honors his efforts in organizing diversity, equity, and inclusion programs, and offering mentorship.
Herb Winful – professor of optics, friend of the arts
Winful discusses life in education
Inspiring a new generation of women engineers in Liberia
The students traveled from the University of Liberia and St. Clements University College as representatives of their own SWE chapter, Liberia SWE (L-SWE).
How Hidden Passions Connect PeopleIn this TEDxUofM talk, Prof. Herbert Winful shows that people connect on a different level when they share their hidden passions, especially when they are from different disciplines.
Celebrating Gérard Mourou: From ultrafast to extreme light
Mourou put the University on the map in ultrafast optics when he established the Center for Ultrafast Optical Science in 1991.
Six ECE Faculty Selected for 2013-14 College of Engineering AwardsCongratulations to the following ECE Faculty recipients of 2013-14 College of Engineering Awards:
2014 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards
These faculty are recognized for their unique contributions during the past year.
Celebrating the birth of a new science
The discovery of nonlinear optics was just one of several Michigan “firsts” that occurred about fifty years ago, and underscores the importance of involving undergrads in research.
Nonlinear Optics at 50: A Symposium
As the birthplace of nonlinear optics, the University of Michigan is proud to host a symposium which will bring together some of the pioneers in the field.
Engineers rebuilding Liberias universities and infrastructure
Through visiting professorships, summer programs and more, the U-M community will contribute to the revitalization of the nation.
UARTS 250 (Creative Process): One of the universitys most intriguing classes
The new course brings together faculty from Art, Architecture, Engineering, and Music — all found on North Campus.
In tunneling physics, a decades-old paradox is resolved
Professor Winful sheds light on one of the most perplexing mysteries of quantum tunneling.