ECE News


ECE Faculty Receive BRAIN Awards

October 14, 2016

Three faculty members from the University of Utah’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department received grants from the National Institute of Health’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative.

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Harley gets Air Force Award

October 13, 2016

The U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research announced it is awarding more than $359,000 to University of Utah electrical and computer engineering assistant professor Joel B. Harley to research new technology that inspects and assesses areas of aircraft that are normally inaccessible.


Peng Wang Wins Innovation in Technology Competition

September 2, 2016

Peng Wang, a Ph.D. student in the ECE Department working with Prof. Rajesh Menon, will represent the University of Utah at the national Innovation in Technology competition sponsored by the Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS).


Nominations for EE Undergrad SAC

August 26, 2016

We are asking for nominations of EE undergraduate students willing to serve on the Undergraduate Student Advisory Committee (SAC).


New Course: Emerging Technologies and Entrepreneurship

Gianluca Lazzi is teaching a new course named “Emerging Technologies and Entrepreneurship.” This is the first of the planned sequence for the future Engineering Entrepreneurship Certificate.


ECE Welcomes New Faculty

August 5, 2016

We would like to welcome two new faculty members who will strengthen the reputation and breadth of knowledge of our growing faculty.


Lighting the Way

July 21, 2016

ECE Distinguished Professor Gerald Stringfellow has been awarded a top research prize for his work in the process for making light-emitting diodes.


Legendary ECE Grad, Simon Ramo, Passes

June 30, 2016

University of Utah electrical engineering graduate and aerospace pioneer, Simon Ramo, passed away June 27.


Cynthia Furse Receives Pioneers of Progress Award

June 28, 2016

University of Utah electrical and computer engineering professor Cynthia Furse is this year’s recipient of the Days of ’47 Pioneers of Progress Award for Science and Technology.


Lighting the Way to Better Semiconductors

June 16, 2016

University of Utah associate professor of electrical and computer engineering Mike Scarpulla is researching a better way to manufacture semiconductors that could make them more efficient.