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News for alumni and friends from ECE @ Michigan

December 2016

Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season!

Hot Research

Emergency robot

Emergency Response Robots

Prof. Dmitry Berenson received a $1.1 million grant to help advance a robot's ability to walk over unstable ground and deal with tangled rope.
Next-Gen Screens and Medical Imagers

NextGen Screens and Imagers

Research by Prof. Jerzy Kanicki that could impact the future of flat-panel displays and imagers was selected as an Editor's Choice by the Journal of Solid-State Electronics.

Inspiring Women


Liberia Connections

Six women engineering students from Liberia traveled to the U.S. to attend the Women in Engineering 2016 conference, under the sponsorship of programs in ECE.
Faisal startup

Outstanding SWE Leadership

ECE PhD student Liz Dreyer was awarded the Outstanding Collegiate Member award by the Society of Women Engineers for advancing women in STEM across the globe.

Tech Startups

Emergency robot

Small Computers for Big Problems

CubeWorks, founded by the ECE team that developed the Michigan Micro Mote (M3), receives its first outside funding - from Intel.
Faisal startup

New ECE Startup Wins $25,000

Movellus Circuits, founded by ECE faculty and alumni, was a winner at the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition - money that will help protect their IP.

Alumni Connections

Nader Rising Star

Inaugural ECE Rising Star Alum

Nader Behdad has tackled some of the toughest problems in antenna research, including the design of small antennas for applications like treating cancer.
Alumni mentoring


ECE@Michigan has created an online platform, called AIM, to connect students with alumni, and alumni with each other, for mentoring or networking.
LNF New Director

Congrats to this Year's New PhDs!

ECE conferred PhD degrees to 45 students in the Fall 2015, Winter 2016, and Summer 2016 semesters. Read about their thesis projects and see the many ways ECE grads are helping to change the world.


Michael Flynn Award

Changing the Future of OLEDs

Prof. Stephen Forrest is co-recipient of the 2017 IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal for his pioneering work on organic LEDs.
Michael Flynn Award

Recognizing a Circuits Leader

Prof. Michael Flynn received a Faculty Recognition Award for accomplishments as one of the world's premier scholars in analog and other interface circuits.

Michael Flynn Award

Shaping the Remote Sensing Field

Prof. Kamal Sarabandi has been elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his impact on remote sensing and radar imaging.

LNF New Director

The Hidden Hand of VLSI Design

Prof. Lynn Conway has been elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for her foundational contributions to VLSI and computer chip design.

Graduate Symposium

Wide-Ranging Research at Symposium

Systems to study cancer stem cells, radar for autonomous vehicles, and navigation systems that don't rely on GPS were just a few winning projects presented by ECE students at the Graduate Symposium.

Diversity Award

Distinguished Diversity Leaders

A seven member team from ECE has received the Distinguished Diversity Leaders Team Award, established to shine a light on those staff members who have shown extraordinary commitment and dedication to diversity at U-M. 

New ECE Videos and Seminars

Shannon Centennial Seminar Series | New lectures, video now availble!

Cindy Finelli | Engineering Education Research

The Lurie Nanofabrication Facility

Give Today, Impact Tomorrow

Be a Victor for ECE @ Michigan!

Alumni Updates

Change address, alumni news, ect.

December 2016

University of Michigan - College of Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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