An even tinier computer, color-coded nanoparticles, and a new take on funding big ideas.

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An even smaller world's smallest computer

The team behind the original Michigan Micro Mote has gone even smaller, with a device that measures 0.3 mm to a side -- dwarfed by a grain of rice.

Memory-processing unit (MPU) could bring memristors to the masses

AI, weather, and data science would all benefit from storing and processing data in the same place. Professor Wei Lu is working on memristors that could be up to the task.

Piston Group Leader Amit Singhi’s four-point play to life

Singhi (MSE EE:S 1989) shifted from electrical engineering into business, but the technical chops from his engineering studies echo through his career.

IoT Workshop

  • "Exploring IoT Technologies in Value Chains of Connected Vehicles" presented by WIMS2 and Center for Value Chain Innovation
  • Thursday, September 20, 2018
    1:30 - 5:00pm
    Lurie Engineering Center


A new hybrid chip that can change its own wiring

Professor Hun-Seok Kim will lead a $5.2m project to develop an SoC that mixes the adaptability of general purpose processors with the efficiency of specialized ones.

How to color-code nearly invisible nanoparticles

Professor L. Jay Guo and his team are applying color-coding to particles that are about the size of color itself, allowing scientists to quickly determine the size of nanoparticles.

Enabling anyone to design hardware with a new open-source tool

In a $6.5m project, Professors Wentzloff, Blaauw, Dreslinski, and Sylvester will work to create an open-source, automated, hardware tool capable of churning out device designs.

Michigan will be first to test next-generation hardware design tools

Professors Sylvester, Blaauw, and Dreslinski will test tools and provide feedback in a national program that aims to build free, open-source electronic design automation tools.

Family Fun Night

  • Bring your family to this free event offering engineering demos, games, giveaways, music and more!
  • Friday, September 14, 2018
    6:00 - 9:00pm • EECS Atrium


College launches new research funding model

The College of Engineering’s new research funding approach, based on a startup investment model, gives research teams a chance to try daring ideas and build momentum to secure significant investment.

Blue Sky funds solar fuel and high-power research

Zetian Mi leads a Blue Sky Initiative to contribute to clean water and renewable fuel, while Becky Peterson leads an effort to improve how we manufacture the electronics needed for high-power devices.


Four students earn awards at 2018 IEEE APS/URSI

Four grad students won awards at the flagship conference for those researching antenna, propagation, and radio sciences.

M-Fly’s season ends with top-10 finishes

The student aircraft design team provides undergraduates the opportunity to design, build, present, and test real-world aerospace projects.

Mars Rover Team tackles major redesign, places in top 10 at competition

The team brought a new remote astronaut assistant to the University Rover Challenge in the desert of southern Utah, pulling off a 9th place finish out of 36 competing teams.

Conference awards

Xin Zan, a PhD student advised by Professor Al-Thaddeus Avestruz, won two awards for his research on high-frequency wireless power transfer. Jiyue Zhu, a PhD student advised by Professor Leung Tsang won an award for a new method that will help us better understand how much snow is on the ground.



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, which includes intelligent control of devices such as drones and self-driving cars.

Necmiye Ozay receives 2019 Henry Russel Award for extraordinary accomplishment

Ozay, who joined the university in 2013, is a world leader in the field of feedback control engineering for dynamical systems. She has developed novel techniques to model, design and test cyber-physical systems.

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