News by Faculty
August 10, 2021
IEEE EDS Podcast with Prof. Kensall D. WiseThe IEEE Electron Devices Society interviews Kensall Wise, the William Gould Dow Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of EECS, about his life and career.
The next medical markets of Collin Rich
An expert health sciences entrepreneur, Rich is ready to repeat success with revolutionary technology.
Anonymous alumnus endows award in recognition of EECS professors
The Wise-Najafi Prize for Engineering Excellence in the Miniature World will recognize and incentivize outstanding research and scholarship related to engineering at the meso-scale, micron-scale, nano-scale and beyond.
$7.75M for mapping circuits in the brain
A new NSF Tech Hub will put tools to rapidly advance our understanding of the brain into the hands of neuroscientists.
The Lurie Nanofabrication FacilityIt Takes the Best to Serve the Best.
A fantastic voyage: ERC for WIMS
The first-ever Engineering Research Center in Wireless Integrated Microsensing and Systems has forged advances in many fields.
The Michigan Probe: Changing the Course of Brain Research
Some believed early Michigan brain researchers were engaging in “science fiction” – until development of an advanced tool for forging breakthroughs proved them wrong.
Mapping the brain: probes with tiny LEDs shed light on neural pathways
The new probes can control and record the activity of many individual neurons, and are believed to be the smallest implantable LEDs ever made.
$5M for international neurotechnology “dream team”
A “dream team” of experts in sensors, electronics, data analysis and neuroscience has been awarded a $5 million grant to help unravel the mysteries of the brain and cross-train a group of internationally-connected neuroscientists and engineers.
Nader Najafi: A dream that saves lives
Dr. Nader Najafi is now leading the development of some of the most advanced micro-scale medical technology in the world.
Four EECS companies make Crain’s list of most innovative companies, and one tops the list
This annual ranking of innovative companies in SE Michigan is based on the quality of patents received during the past year.
Workshop to chart the future of nano and micro manufacturing
“This workshop is a first step toward developing a roadmap for practical innovations in nano/micro-manufacturing.”
Kensall D. Wise: Michigan, MEMS and MicrosystemsThis retrospective of Kensall D. Wise, William G. Dow Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, provides a view of how he built a world-class program in MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS).
Toward computers that fit on a pen tip: New technologies usher in the millimeter-scale computing era
U-M faculty have developed what is believed to be the first complete millimeter-scale computing system, with applications in radio communication and wireless sensing.
Najafi, Wise named Distinguished University Innovators
The pair is being honored for their role developing technologies in microelectromechanical systems and working to apply these innovations when making new products.
EECS Spinoffs recognized as Key Innovators in Business Competition
Congratulations to these winning companies. Go Blue!
Ken Wise – Leading a Revolution in MEMS
Wise is recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts in sensor technology as well as a MEMS pioneer and entrepreneur.