Cutting the Cost of Hearing

Dr. Angelique Johnson and her company, MEMStim, is working to dramatically reduce the cost while improving the quality of cochlear implants. [Read more, and watch NBC Learn's video.]

Googling the Physical World

Prof. David Wentzloff wants to get rid of batteries and build the Internet of Things with his company PsiKick.

Celebrating African American Engineers

In recognition of Black History Month, ECE celebrates the many contributions made by its African American faculty, students, and alumni.

More Clean Energy on the Grid

Prof. Ian Hiskens is working with the Dept. of Energy and CoE colleagues to incorporate the variable nature of renewable energy on the grid.

A New Material for Wireless Devices

Muzhi Wang earned a Best Paper Award for his tunable filter for wireless communications devices made out of new material.

IEEE Fellow Grade Metamaterials

Prof. Anthony Grbic has been elected IEEE Fellow for work that could pave the way to a new generation of wireless electronics and smaller mobile devices.

All Around Excellence

Prof. Kamal Sarabandi earned the CoE Stephen S. Attwood award for his extraordinary achievements in teaching, research, and service.

Ensuring a Safe, Autonomous Future

Prof. Necmiye Ozay earned a CAREER Award to create a scientifically sound method for building smart, networked systems on the ground and in the air.

Understanding Organ Formation

Prof. Somin Lee earned a Young Investigator Award to better understand how tissues form organs, using a plasmonic nanoantenna and other novel tools.

Upcoming Events

Nobel Laureate to Give Dow Lecture

Prof. Shuji Nakamura will give talk about his invention of high-efficiency blue LEDs and the future of lighting in the 21st century.

Tuesday, April 5 at 4pm - also WEBCAST

Register for Xplore Engineering

This two-day camp for 4th to 7th graders includes two camps led by ECE faculty, "Solar Solutions" and "Light, Pinholes and Lenses!"

June 23 - 24, Registration Required


Connecting Millimeter-Scale Computers

Learn more about MBus, the chip-to-chip interconnect for ultra-low power systems. MBus was developed by David Blaauw, Prabal Dutta, and others, for the Michigan Micro Mote.

What Good is Nanotechnology?

NBC Learn spent a day with Prof. Jay Guo to find out how something only billionths of a meter thick can be used in LCD displays, solar panels, and for radar deflection.

Alumni Earn Highest Engineering Honor

A Leader in the World of Circuits

Dr. Mehdi Hatamian (MSE PHD EE '78 '82) was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, "For contributions to development of integrated circuits for video, communications, and digital signal processing."

Designing New Tech for Space Flight

Steven Battel (BSE EE '79) was elected to the National Academy of Engineering "For engineering design and implementation of space flight systems." 

Alumni Give Back - Help Students

New Distinguished Lecture Series

In honor of her late brother M. Alten Gilleo (BSE EE '44), Anita Gilleo (BS Lit ’44) endowed the M. Alten Gilleo Distingusihed Lecture Series in Optical Sciences and Optoelectronics.

New Graduate Education Fund

Robert J. Armantrout (BSE EE '76) has established the Robert J. Armantrout Endowed Fellowship Fund, providing merit-based support to ECE grad students.

ECE In the News

Faculty: Cybersecurity Startup QuadMetrics Calculates Odds a Company Will be Breached

Faculty: Injectable Radios to Broadcast From Inside the Body

Alumni: Coolest gadget of CES 2016? I pick Avegant's Glyph

Alumni: Chevy Bolt electric car could be the first mass-market EV success

Alumni: Inventive thinkers at NREL reach record number, including a shutoff idea designed to keep firefighters safer

Alumni: Alumnus Leads $10M NSF Expeditions Project for Synthetic Biology

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Alumni Updates

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January/February 2016

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