Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

ECE researchers build wearable, and even implantable new devices to change the way we live our lives. They're behind the microprocessors in embedded systems and the next Xbox. They make smaller, faster computer memory, secure and reliable wireless networks, and are found in the most daring applications. They built the world's smallest computer, and used it to measure vital health data from inside a person's body. The future of efficient lighting and screens, as well as flexible devices, relies on ECE technology. The way we live tomorrow starts here.

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Here are a few examples of our research


m3: world's smallest computer
Michigan Micro Mote: The World's Smallest Computer
Measuring in at less than a half a centimeter, the M3 is a fully autonomous computer that acts as a smart sensing system. It's helping usher in connected living and the Internet of Things.

Internet of Things

Powering the Internet – Everywhere
ECE researchers are creating ultra low-power wireless integrated circuits & systems that can keep the Internet of Things running without burning through millions of batteries.

Making Memory Smaller, Better, Faster, Stronger
This faculty startup is about to give Flash memory a serious run for its money with a faster, higher-capacity, and scalable alternative.
Deep Blue, Display-Quality OLEDS
A new molecule developed by ECE researchers shines a deep blue that is close to meeting the stringent brightness requirements of the National Television Systems Committee.
negt-gen ereaders
Improved 'Peacock' Tech Could Lock in Color for High-Res Displays
ECE researchers have found a way to lock in so-called structural color, which is made with texture rather than chemicals by imitating the coloring system of a peacock.
ECE researchers are working on computers that mimic the brain, reaching beyond their local neighborhood to establish connections that grow stronger the more they are used.