vacuum pump

Miniature vacuum pumps for electronics and sensors

ECE researchers have built three different types of record-breaking micro scale vacuum pumps that could greatly extend the capabilities of electronics and sensing devices. They have also taken an important step towards an easily manufactured micro gas chromatography system.


Making the Internet of Things happen

Prof. David Wentzloff is helping to make a worldwide Internet of Things more than a dream through his research in low-power wireless communication, and more recently, through his new startup company called PsiKick.

camera shake Correcting for camera shake

Research by Prof. Alfred O. Hero, III, Prof. Anna Gilbert, and Dr. Paul Shearer earned Best Paper Award at the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing. The researchers tackled the problem of "camera shake,"which is inevitable in cases where a tripod is not available.

solar car

EECS Students Race Down Under

EECS students helped build, test, and drive Generation, the newest solar car built especially for the 2013 World Solar Challenge. Their roles included Head and Race Strategists for the team, Micro Electrical Engineer, and Power Electrical Engineer. One thing they couldn’t anticipate was the gust of wind that blew the car off the road in the middle of the race.



Student Awards Roundup

Khy Hyun Kim received the Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Award at the 2013 OSA Frontiers in Optics conference. [read more]

David Chen was awarded a NASA Fellowship to improve extreme weather prediction. [read more]

Cheng Zhang was awarded a SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship to advance his research in the areas of nanophotonics and nanofabrication. [read more]

Jae Young Park received a Best Student Paper Award for his research impacting structural health monitoring. [read more]

Fan Wu’s neural probe research was recognized with an Outstanding Oral Paper Award at the 2013 Transducers Conference. [read more]

Zhengzheng Wu, Vikram Thakar, Adam Peczalski, and their advisor Prof. Mina Rais-Zadeh received a Best Poster Award at the 2013 Transducers Conference. [read more

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