ECE Faculty


“Polarizing Filter Devised by University of Utah Engineers Transmits More Light”

November 20, 2014

A Path to Brighter Images and More Efficient LCD Displays Nov. 20, 2014 – University of Utah engineers have developed a polarizing filter that allows in more light, leading the way for mobile device displays that last much longer on a single battery charge and cameras that can shoot in dim light. Polarizers are indispensable […]

Scarpulla (pictured, center) and his team, which includes postdoctoral fellow Brian Simonds (pictured, left), graduate student Sudhajit Misra (pictured, right) and past undergraduate student Mitchell Hymas (not pictured), are developing ways to use lasers to change the composition or improve the quality of micron-thick layers of CdTe that are deposited directly on sheets of glass to produce thin-film solar panels.

U Engineers Come Up with Bright Ideas for Solar Panels

October 7, 2014

Mike Scarpulla and his engineering team are studying new ways to produce solar panels quickly and make them more efficient, and their work is getting recognized. On Monday, Oct. 6, Scarpulla, an Associate Professor at the University of Utah, spoke at the bi-annual Bay Area Photovoltaic Consortium (BAPVC) meeting at the University of California, Berkeley campus […]

Ganghun Kim, an electrical engineering graduate student at the University of Utah, holds a needle or cannula that is a key component of a new 3-D microscopy method that can now take pictures of objects 70 times smaller than a human hair and ultimately should be able to make images of cells inside the brains of living mice.
Photo Credit: Rajesh Menon, University of Utah

Team Designs New 3D Microscope for Your Brain

August 15, 2014

A University of Utah team discovered a method for turning a small, $40 needle into a 3-D microscope capable of taking images up to 70 times smaller than the width of a human hair. This new method not only produces high-quality images comparable to expensive microscopes, but may be implanted into the brains of living […]