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Steve Blair

Professor
Office: MEB 4514
Phone: (801) 585-6157
Email: blair@ece.utah.edu
Area: Optics and Photonics
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Nano Institute of Utah

Research Interests

Physics and applications of resonance phenomena and linear and nonlinear optical phenomena, specifically: resonance enhancement in fluorescence-based molecular transduction, kinetics of bi-molecular interactions, microfabricated optical biosensor array systems, design of periodic and aperiodic systems of artificial resonators, and plasmonics-nanophotonic systems based on metallic structures.

Marc Bodson

Professor
Office: MEB 3268
Phone: (801) 581-8590
Email: bodson@ece.utah.edu
Area: Power and Control Systems
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PEARL

Research Interests

Modeling, identification and control, with an emphasis on adaptive control. Applications to aerospace and electromechanical systems. Current research topics include adaptive algorithms for active noise and vibration control, flight control systems, and the control of electric motors and generators.

Richard Brown

Professor
Dean of Engineering
Office: WEB 1650
Phone: (801) 581-6912
Email: brown@utah.edu
Area: Integrated circuits and solid-state sensors
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Research Interests

Chemical sensors, neural interfaces, electronic circuit clocking, circuit design, high performance microprocessors, and mixed signal microprocessors.

Rong Rong Chen

Associate Professor
Office: MEB 3106
Phone: (801) 585-7367
Email: rchen@ece.utah.edu
Area: Signal processing and communication systems
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Research Interests

Efficient utilization of multiple antennas for high-rate communications in wireless networks, statistical detection methods for underwater acoustic communications, and other fields related to communication systems and statistical signal processing.

Douglas A. Christensen

Professor
Office: MEB 2456
Phone: (801) 581-7859
Email: christen@ece.utah.edu
Area: Fiber optics and guided wave sensors
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Research Interests

Fiberoptic and guided wave sensors, especially those applicable to biomedical sensing, such as fluorescent immunosensors; numerical modeling of optical devices using finite-difference time-domain techniques; and ultrasound bioinstrumentation.

Neil E. Cotter

Associate Professor
Lecturing Faculty
Office: MEB 3104
Phone: (801) 581-8566
Email: necotter@ece.utah.edu
Area: Neural networks
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Research Interests

Neural networks.

Behrouz Farhang

Professor
Associate Chair
Office: MEB 3118
Phone: (801) 587-7959
Email: farhang@ece.utah.edu
Area: MIMO/CDMA detection
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Research Interests

Filter bank multicarrier communications for underwater acoustic channels, cognitive radios, and multiple access networks; detection algorithms for MIMO and OFDM; implementations on hardware platforms.

Cynthia Furse

Professor
Associate Vice President for Research Office: MEB 2280
Phone: (801) 585-7234
Email: cfurse@ece.utah.edu
Area: Communications
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Research Interests

Intermittent fault location for aircraft wiring, antenna design and optimization, communications, bioelectromagnetics, and engineering education.

Om P. Gandhi

Professor
Office: MEB 4508
Phone: (801) 581-7743
Email: gandhi@ece.utah.edu
Area: Electromagnetics
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Research Interests

Development of numerical techniques for electromagnetic (EM) absorption and scattering calculations from power line to microwave frequencies; software for design of personal wireless devices including low SAR antennas, numerical and experimental techniques for compliance testing of wireless communication devices; numerical techniques for microwave integrated circuits.

Priyank Kalla

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Programs
Office: MEB 4512
Phone: (801) 587-7617
Email: kalla@ece.utah.edu
Area: VLSI systems
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Research Interests

Automated synthesis and optimization, validation and verification of digital VLSI systems, including: formal verification of RTL descriptions, new techniques to guide CNF-SAT search, using Groebner's proof systems for simplification of design verification and SAT solving, and design automation for optic/photonic logic.

Faisal Khan

Assistant Professor
Office: MEB 3108
Phone: (801) 581-6507
Email: faisal.khan@utah.edu
Area: Power systems and electronics
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PEARL

Research Interests

The design of system level power electronics, power quality, renewable energy and electric transportation programs. Research into fields such as: DC-DC converters, hybrid and fuel cell vehicle power management, energy management and renewable resources, and hybrid fuel cell vehicle propulsion systems.

Hanseup Kim

USTAR Assistant Professor
Office: SMBB 3709
Phone: (801) 587-9497
Email: hanseup@ece.utah.edu
Area: Biological micro- and nano-systems
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Kim Research Group

Research Interests

Biological nano- and micro-systems in moving fluids for medical applications including micro- pumps and valves. System integration in robotics and energy harvesting for micro- robots, actuators, hydraulics, energy harvesting systems, and manufacturing technology.

Gianluca Lazzi

USTAR Professor
Department Chair
Office: MEB 3280
Phone: (801) 581-6942
Email: lazzi@utah.edu
Area: Electromagnetics and implantable devices
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Research Interests

Interaction between biological media and electromagnetic fields, implantable microantennas, neural stimulation, biomedical electromagnetics (e.g. retinal prosthesis), computational electromagnetics (e.g. FDTD), antennas for wireless, multiple and vector antenna systems.

Carlos Mastrangelo

USTAR Professor
Phone: (801) 587-7587
Email: carlos.mastrangelo@utah.edu
Area: Microfabricated systems
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Research Interests

Microfabricated systems that interface with biological structures at multiple scales. These include new microfluidics technologies, bioMEMS, novel detection microtechnologies and methods, cell and tissue level microinstruments and microsystems.

V. John Mathews

Professor
Office: MEB 3264
Phone: (801) 581-7869
Email: mathews@ece.utah.edu
Area: Signal processing
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Research Interests

Adaptive and nonlinear signal processing, perceptually-tuned signal processing, signal processing for communication systems, biomedicine and structural health management.

Rajesh Menon

USTAR Associate Professor
Office: MEB 2256
Phone: (801) 585-1058
Email: rmenon@eng.utah.edu
Area: Optics and nanotechnology
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Menon Group

Research Interests

Absorbance modulation optical lithography, patterning via optical saturable transitions, optical nanoscopy, and ultra-high frequency solar energy via a nanostructured polychromatic concentrator.

Chris J. Myers

Professor
Office: MEB 4112A
Phone: (801) 581-6490
Email: myers@ece.utah.edu
Area: Asynchronous circuit design
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Myers Research Group

Research Interests

Asynchronous circuit design, formal verification of analog/mixed signal circuits and cyber-physical systems, and modeling, analysis, and design of genetic circuits.

Ajay Nahata

Professor
Associate Dean - Academics
Office: WEB 1666
Phone: (801) 581-5184
Email: nahata@ece.utah.edu
Area: Optics and optoelectronics
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MRSEC - Utah

Research Interests

Optics and optoelectronics, specifically in the fields of: terahertz optoelectronics, plasmonics, metamaterials, ultrafast optics, nonlinear optics, guided-wave devices, and imaging.

Sandeep Negi

Research Assistant Professor
Phone: (801) 587-0640
Email: s.negi@utah.edu
Area: Implantable medical devices
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Research Interests

Develop and test (in-vivo) a chronically implantable neural recording array and provide the device to the neuroscience community upon completion of the initial technical development phase for experimental use and evaluation.

Neal Patwari

Associate Professor
Office: MEB 3120
Phone: (801) 581-5917
Email: npatwari@ece.utah.edu
Area: Signal processing
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SPAN

Research Interests

Inventions for wireless networks which improve their security, reliability, self-awareness, and sensing capabilities. Research applies statistical signal processing, networking, and radio propagation techniques.

Angela Rasmussen

Assistant Professor
Lecturing Faculty
Office: MEB 3254
Phone: (801) 581-6952
Email: angela.rasmussen@utah.edu
Area: Microelectronics and VLSI
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Research Interests

Microelectronics and VLSI.

Loren Rieth

Research Associate Professor
Office: SMBB 3715
Phone: (801) 585-9535
Email: lwr2@utah.edu
Area: Micro- and nano-fabrication
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Microsystems Lab

Research Interests

Micro- and nano-fabrication, devices, sensors, actuators, and applications in biomedical devices.

Aditi Risbud

Assistant Professor
Lecturing Faculty
Director, CLEAR Program
Office: WEB 1704
Phone: (801) 587-9038
Email: aditi.risbud@utah.edu
Area: CLEAR Program
CLEAR Program

Research Interests

Technical writing and communications.

Mike Scarpulla

Assistant Professor
Office: MEB 3124
Phone: (801) 585-1231
Email: scarpulla@eng.utah.edu
Area: Semiconductors and photovoltaics
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Scarpulla Research Group

Research Interests

My research group focuses on earth-abundant, benign compound semiconductors for thin film photovoltaics such as Cu2ZnSnS4. We also work in other sulfide semiconductors for PV, light management for thin film PV, CIGS, laser processing of semiconductors, and the physics of semiconductor alloys and transition metal and rare earth additions to semiconductors.

Thomas Schmid

Assistant Professor
Office: MEB 3114
Phone: (801) 587-7926
Email: thomas.schmid@utah.edu
Area: Wireless and embedded systems
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Research Interests

Wireless, embedded, and networked systems.

David Schurig

Associate Professor
Office: MEB 2274
Phone: (801) 503-9415
Email: david.schurig@utah.edu
Area: Metamaterials
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Research Interests

Design, analysis and fabrication of metamaterials in frequency ranges from megahertz to petahertz. Transformation design of devices implementable with metamaterials. Applications include: remote sensing, near-field imaging, biological imaging, implantable devices, electro-mechanical devices and invisibility cloaking.

Berardi Sensale-Rodriguez

Assistant Professor
Office: MEB 4108
Phone: (801) 585-5657
Email: berardi.sensale@utah.edu
Area: EM and Optics
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profile

Research Interests

Terahertz technology, high frequency electronics, two dimensional materials, active metamaterials, plasmonics, and nanophotonics.

Jamesina Simpson

Associate Professor
Office: MEB 2278
Phone: (801) 585-6929
Email: jamesina.simpson@utah.edu
Area: Computational electromagnetics
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Research Interests

Computational electromagnetics theory and applications; finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) solutions to Maxwell’s equations from near-DC to light; electromagnetic propagation in the Earth-ionosphere waveguide; electromagnetic compatibility; plasmonics; biophotonics.

Florian Solzbacher

Professor
Office: SMBB 3701
Phone: (801) 587-0641
Email: solzbach@ece.utah.edu
Area: Harsh environment MEMS
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Utah Nanofab
Microsystems Lab

Research Interests

Harsh Environment MEMS, including: materials (SiC (on Si), SOI, GaN), metallisation systems for high temperatures and aggressive ambient conditions, and silicon fusion bonding and packaging issues.

Kenneth S. Stevens

Associate Professor
Office: MEB 4506
Phone: (801) 585-9176
Email: kstevens@ece.utah.edu
Area: VLSI and asynchronous circuit design
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Research Interests

VLSI, asynchronous circuit design and architecture, timing analysis, and formal verification.

Arn Stolp

Lecturing Faculty
Office: MEB 3256
Phone: (801) 581-4205
Email: arnstolp@ece.utah.edu
Area: Circuits
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Research Interests

Circuits.

Gerald B. Stringfellow

Distinguished Professor
Office: MEB 3110
Phone: (801) 581-8387
Email: stringfellow@ece.utah.edu
Area: Advanced materials and microelectronics
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Research Interests

Ceramics, advanced materials, microelectronics, and a broad range of topics related to materials science and electronics.

Massood Tabib-Azar

USTAR Professor
Office: MEB 3737
Phone: (801) 581-8775
Email: azar.m@utah.edu
Area: Nano-electro-mechanical systems (NEMS)
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AMANDA

Research Interests

Nano-electro-mechanical systems (NEMS), nano devices and molecular electronics, metrology tools, microwave-AFM for bio-nano-info, and novel fabrication techniques.

Tolga Tasdizen

USTAR Associate Professor
Office: WEB 3887
Phone: (801) 581-3539
Email: tasdizen@ece.utah.edu
Area: Image processing and pattern recognition
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SCI Institute

Research Interests

Image processing and pattern recognition, specifically: geometry-based and statistics-based methods for image filtering, segmentation and feature extraction using high-order partial differential equations for image and surface reconstruction. Applying these methods to problems in biomedical imaging, particularly neural circuit reconstruction from very large-scale microscopy image datasets.

Prashant Tathireddy

Research Associate Professor
Office: MEB 3116
Phone: (801) 581-8282
Email: p.tathireddy@utah.edu
Area: Biosensors and microsensors
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The Nano Institute

Research Interests

Micro integration, interfacial science, biosensors, and medical microsensors.

Ross Walker

Assistant Professor
Office: SMBB 3729
Phone: (801) 585-1494
Email: ross.walker@utah.edu
Area: Mixed-signal circuits for sensor systems
Prof. Walker's Profile

Research Interests

Mixed-signal circuits for sensor systems

Jeffrey Walling

Assistant Professor
Office: MEB 4510
Phone: (801) 585-9906
Email: jeffrey.s.walling@utah.edu
Area: Silicon based analog/RF circuits
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Research Interests

Silicon based analog/RF circuits for high-efficiency, high performance transceivers; Ultra low power circuits for wireless sensor networks; Reconfigurable circuits for software defined radio.

Darrin Young

USTAR Associate Professor
Associate Chair
Office: SMBB 3741
Phone: (801) 581-6512
Email: darrin.young@utah.edu
Area: MEMS and NEMS design
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Young's Wireless Microsystems

Research Interests

MEMS and nano-electro-mechanical device design, fabrication, and integrated circuit design for biomedical implants, wireless sensing, power and energy scavenging, RF communication, and general industrial sensing applications.