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News for alumni and friends from ECE @ Michigan

February 2017

ECE History

Celebrate 200 years of Maize and Blue with a stroll through ECE's history, since 1889! Click here to take a dive into the past!

Black History Month

In recognition of Black History Month, check out four new stories and interviews with outstanding faculty and alumni, and CLICK HERE for more bios and updates.

Todd Coleman

Flexible Sensors to Measure Health

Todd Coleman and his group have created sensors as thin as skin that can gather data from nearly anywhere.
Rhonda Franklin

Connecting Diverse Students

Rhonda Franklin uses her influence as faculty at the U. of Minnesota to attract a diverse student population to the STEM field.
Leo McAfee

The College's First AA Faculty

Leo McAfee was committed to outreach among minority students throughout his 40 years at U-M.
Herb Winful

Professor of Optics, Friend of Arts

Herb Winful describes his research, his teaching, and his symbiotic relationship with the arts community on campus.
Bicentennial Benefactors

A Big Thanks to Our Bicentennial Benefactors

In honor of U-M's 200 year celebration, we encourage you to be one of ECE's Bicentennial Benefactors. Our Bicentennial Benefactor giving program is divided into six different giving levels, recognized online.

New Robot

New Robots Come to Michigan

A new two-legged robot is coming to ECE - the third generation biped in the lab of Jessy Grizzle. Meet Cassie!

Al Hero

College's Highest Honor

Prof Al Hero, international leader in the field of signal and image processing, was recognzied for extraordinary teaching, research, and service.
Wei Lu

Excellence in Research

Prof. Wei Lu earned the CoE David E. Liddle Award for contributions to computing systems with his memristors, neuromorphic circuits, and RRAM.
Becky Peterson

Next Generation Electronics

Prof. Becky Peterson was awarded an NSF CAREER award for her research project "Band Engineering in Amorphous Semiconductors."
Semyon Meerkov

A World Leader in Automation

Prof. Meerkov was unanimously elected Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the highest scientific institution in Russia.
Zetian Mi

New Fellow of SPIE

Prof. Zetian Mi has been elected Fellow of SPIE for his novel research in semiconductor optoelectronics.
Mingyan Liu

Leader in Recruitment, Service

Prof. Mingyan Liu received the CoE Monroe-Brown Foundation Service Excellence Award for her recruitment of female students and faculty.
EECS Awards

EECS Outstanding Achievement

Almantas Galvanauskas and Euisik Yoon were honored for their outstanding contributions to the department.

New ECE Videos and Lectures

Stephen Forrest | Organic Light Emitting Devices: The Coming Revolution in Displays and Lighting

Mark Kushner | The Role of Plasma Modeling

Kamal Sarabandi | Remote Sensing Science and Technology

LNF Symposium

LNF – A Hub of Innovation

The 2016 Lurie Nanofabrication Facility User Symposium highlighted the cutting-edge research enabled by Michigan's world-class facility.


Innovation is for Finishers

Many researchers are hoping startups will help get their ideas to the marketplace and universities are trying to help.
Forrest event

May 25: IEEE Innovation Challenges Summit

Prof. Stephen Forrest is a recipient of the 2017 IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal. He'll accept the award at the May 25 gala of the IEEE Innovation Challenges Summit in San Francisco. Open to all who are fascinated by technology and want to learn more about it.

Xplore Engineering

June 22-23: Come Xplore Engineering!

The College of Engineering is hosting two sets of camps for elementary, middle, and high school students. Check out Xplore Engineering (4th–7th grade) and Discover Engineering (8th–10th grade) this summer!
Check out photos from recent Xplore camps

ECE In the News

Faculty: Memristor Research Highlights Neuromorphic Device Future

Alumni: Michigan has video game heaven thanks to ECE alum David Carter

Students: EE Student Arun Nagpal develops new ENG 100 section to spotlight space science

Alumni: Tea beyond the cup

Alumni: Michelle Stock Named SPIE Fellow for Development of Photonics Industry

Faculty: David C. Munson Jr. named president of Rochester Institute of Technology


Give Today, Impact Tomorrow

Be a Victor for ECE @ Michigan!
Alumni Updates

Alumni Updates

Change address, alumni news, ect.

February 2017

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