Wireless and battery-free sensors for sustainable smart citiesThe sensors will provide real-time data for smart decision-making by allowing the natural environment and the built environment to communicate seamlessly.
The ethical implications of tech, and why it matters for engineersThrough the Ford School’s Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, ECE PhD student Trevor Odelberg is studying how engineers can take better responsibility for the way their research impacts society.
Designing large neural codes for the next generation of communication systemsPhD candidate Mohammad Vahid Jamali won a Best Paper award at IEEE ICC for his work on Product AutoEncoders, which could help shape future generations of wireless networks, IoT, and autonomous systems.
Kang G. Shin recognized with Distinguished Leadership Award by IEEE Computer Society Technical & Conference Activities BoardHis work in the area of real-time computing has spanned decades and has had impact in a broad range of applications.
Subhajit Mohanty awarded Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic AchievementMohanty’s research is focused on advancing high electron mobility transistors for next generation wireless technologies.
$1 Million DARPA contract to empower the wireless systems of the futureProf. Elaheh Ahmadi is working to design a new kind of semiconductor that can provide high power at high frequencies
Sung Yul Chu wins IEEE Power Electronics Society PhD Thesis Talk AwardChu is recognized for his research on wireless power transfer for electric vehicle charging.
$20M NSF AI-EDGE Institute aims to transform 5G and beyond networksUniversity of Michigan is a core member of a new NSF-led Institute that is a collaboration between 11 institutions, three government research labs, and four global companies
Using neural networks and machine learning to design the first universal decoder for the next generation of wireless systemsPhD student Mohammad Vahid Jamali has been awarded a Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship to work on developing a single neural decoder that can decode several channel codes at once.
U-M startup SkyGig aims to take 5G to the next level
With new funding in the company, the hardtech startup is bringing revolutionary technologies to reshape mmWave wireless.
Hessam Mahdavifar receives CAREER award to empower next gen communication
Mahdavifar is preparing for a future of billions of connected devices and an unprecedented increase in mobile traffic.
Best paper award for optimizing wireless power transfer
Prof. Al-Thaddeus Avestruz and PhD student Xin Zan were honored at the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition for their work improving the efficiency and reliability of wireless power transfer.
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.
Charging AheadWireless charging is already taking hold. But imagine charging your home appliances or even your car without a single wire. Rackham electrical engineering student Xin Zan is working to make that—and more—a reality.
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.
Xin Zan wins the Towner Prize for his work advancing wireless power transfer
PhD student Xin Zan is helping to free the world from cords, which could advance implantable medical devices, autonomous electric vehicles, and consumer electronics.
Time-varying metamaterials for next generation communication, sensing, and defense systems
With $7.5M MURI grant, Professor Anthony Grbic is developing metamaterials for a new generation of integrated electromagnetic and photonic systems.
Prof. Amir Mortazawi receives MTT-S Distinguished Educator Award
Mortazawi recognized as a distinguished educator in the field of microwave engineering and science.
Conducting an orchestra of sensor nodes
Keeping time in the Internet of Things with frequency scaling
Hun-Seok Kim receives DARPA Young Faculty Award to advance research in IoT networks
Kim’s research is expected to impact the future design and wireless operation of the next generation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices
Xin Zan wins two awards for wireless power transfer research
New research into implanted medical devices and peer-to-peer charging.
Prof. Amir Mortazawi introduces robust wireless power transfer
Compared to conventional methods of wireless power, which require a specific distance and alignment, Prof. Mortazawi’s version operates over a range of distances and orientations without a drop in power.
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
Pressure-sensing smartphones: Software lets mobile devices feel force
New software developed by CSE engineers and inspired, in part, by a Batman movie, could give any smartphone the capacity to sense force or pressure on its screen or body.
GridWatch named finalist in Vodafone's eighth annual Wireless Innovation competition
GridWatch can detect power outages by monitoring changes to its own power state, locally verifying these outages using a variety of sensors that reduce the likelihood of false power outage reports, and corroborating actual reports with other phones through data aggregation in the cloud.
Avish Kosari selected as Barbour Scholar for Research in low-power devices for the Internet of Things
Avish conducts research on ultra-low power and battery-less integrated circuits.
Muzhi Wang earns a Best Paper Award for a new tunable filter for wireless communication devices
The paper describes a tunable filter for wireless communication modules in the x-band frequency range that uses germanium-telluride phase change switches.
Googling the physical world
IoT applications are the next wave of computing and the next driving force of the semiconductor industry. The startup PsiKick [now Everactive] is helping shape this future.
Prof. Anthony Grbic elected IEEE Fellow for contributions to the theory and design of electromagnetic metamaterials
Prof. Grbic specializes in the broad fields of electromagnetics and optics, with interests ranging from fundamental electromagnetic theory to microwave circuits.
3 ECE companies make the Silicon 60 List – again!
Ambiq Micro, Crossbar, Inc., and PsiKick, are leading the way in ultra-low power chip design, pioneering computer memory, and ultra-low power wireless sensor platforms.
David Wentzloff receives Joel and Ruth Spira Excellence in Teaching Award
This award is presented annually to a faculty member in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in acknowledgement of exceptional achievements in the education of our students.
Alyssa Kody earns NSF Fellowship for research in energy harvesting and wireless sensing
The small-scale embedded wireless systems Alyssa works with are used in a variety of applications spanning many fields; from structural to ocean engineering.
Elnaz Ansari earns Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement
Her research interests include analog, digital, and mixed-signal designs.
2015 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards
Winners are chosen for their outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, and service.
Prof. Michael Flynn elected IEEE Fellow for contributions to analog-digital interfaces
Flynn has achieved important breakthroughs in the performance and energy efficiency of analog-digital interfaces.
Prof. Becky Peterson awarded DARPA Young Faculty Award to investigate new materials for power semiconductor devices
Peterson’s findings could be used in wireless sensing and actuation systems, including those that deal with monitoring of the environment and medical conditions.
Gurkan Gok receives Paper Award for making better antenna beams
Gok’s developed antenna system promises a large bandwidth of operation and a wide angle of coverage.
Making smartphones smarter: hijack adopted for use in commercial product
Jason Heebl receives NDSEG Fellowship
Jason’s current research focuses on developing systems to wirelessly charge or power electronic devices.
Nathan Roberts earns Best Paper Award for research to assist in remote patient monitoring
Roberts is helping to develop low-power sensor nodes that will be worn on the body to detect certain medical conditions.
Combining flexible, transparent electronics with high speed communications for the first time
Prof. Zhaohui Zhong and his team of graduate students have built the first flexible, transparent digital modulator for high speed communications.
Prof. Wayne Stark and Changhun Bae receive 2011 JCN Best Paper Award
Stark’s research relates to wireless networks and understanding their fundamental limits in terms of energy efficiency and bandwidth efficiency.