News from the ECE Department
Lazzi Keynote Speaker at IMWS-Bio 2013
Topic: Advances and Challenges in Bioelectromagnetics for Implantable Devices: Current and Future Applications.
Menon Shedding New Light on Solar Power
As the world grapples with the ever-changing dynamics of energy use and production, a researcher at the University of Utah is pioneering a new frontier in solar energy called Diffractive Spectrum Separation. It represents a novel way to boost solar panel efficiency and cost effectiveness.
Nagel and Scarpulla Top Downloaded Article of Optics InfoBase
An article writen by James R. Nagel and Michael A. Scarpulla, "Enhanced absorption in optically thin solar cells by scattering from embedded dielectric nanoparticles." is one of the top downloaded articles in energy from Optics Express.
Ece Chair Part of Bionic Eye Team
Gianluca Lazzi, professor and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the U, was part of the multi-institution team to create the first bionic eye.
Negi received NIH SBIR grant
Sandeep Negi has received Notice of Award (NoA) from NIH for the SBIR Phase-I project with Blackrock Microsystems on flexible neural arrays, funded for 2 years with total funds of $700K.
Solzbacher Develops Neural Interface Devices
Professor Florian Solzbacher is helping turn science fiction into reality through his research and related startup companies.
Negi’s paper 10 most cited papers edition of Biomedical Materials
Sandeep Negi paper was selected for the 10 most cited papers edition of Biomedical Materials.
Menon AFOSR STTR Phase II project Funded for 2 Years
Rajesh Menon was received notification that his AFOSR STTR Phase II project with Lumarray Inc has been funded for 2 years with total funds of $750K.
Lazzi and Tasdizen NIH Grant
Congratulating Gianluca Lazzi and Tolga Tasdizen (along with Chris Johnson and Miriah Meyer from SCI) on their new NIH grant.
University of Utah Awarded $1 Million by Keck Foundation to Study Cosmic Rays
The University of Utah today announced that the W.M. Keck Foundation awarded $1 million to university researchers to study high-energy cosmic rays in Utah’s western deserts that are hurtling their way toward Earth. These rays — 10 trillion times more energetic than particles emitted in a nuclear explosion — originate from violent cosmic events deep within the universe.
Follow ECE Graduate student David Lubbers, on his trip to Antarctica
Read about ECE Graduate student David Lubbers on this two-month research mission in Antarctica
Poster Competition and Orientation Program for ECE students
Electrical and Computer Engineering, UofU and IEEE-Utah Section is organizing a multidisciplinary poster competition along with an orientation program for the current and new ECE students (both EE and CE students). The aim of the session is to provide a platform to the current ECE students to present their current/previous work in front of new ECE students and professors and allow all ECE students and faculty to see what type of research is going on in the department. (Students can present their previously published/presented work as well).
Scarpulla DOE Award Renewed
Congratulations to ECE faculty member Mike Scarpulla for having his DOE award on defects in new materials for thin film photovoltaic absorber layers renewed for years '13-'15.
Tasdizen will be receiving a NSF CAREER Award
Congratulations ECE faculty member Tolga Tasdizen he will be receiving a NSF CAREER Award. The title of his project is "NSF CAREER: Deep sparse dictionary context models and their application to image parsing and neuron tracking for connectomics."
Christensen receives a ASUU Student Choice Teaching Award
Congratulations ECE faculty member Doug Christensen for receiving one of the ASUU Student Choice Teaching Awards for excellence in teaching this past spring semester.
Walling recognized with a "Best Paper Award" at ACM Mobicom 2012
Congratulations ECE faculty member Jeff Walling for being recognized with a "Best Paper Award" at ACM Mobicom 2012.
Simpson receives 2012 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Award
Congratulations to ECE faculty member own Jamesina Simpson for receiving the 2012 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, Donald G. Dudley, Jr. Undergraduate Teaching Award.
Farhang receives R&D 100 Award
Congratulations to ECE faculty member Behrouz Farhang for receiving a R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine for his Wireless Spectrum Communication technology, in collaboration with INL.
Prof. Khan has been awarded the Funding Incentive Seed Grant for his project
Radiation-Resistant Circuits from Mechanical Parts
University of Utah engineers designed microscopic mechanical devices that withstand intense radiation and heat, so they can be used in circuits for robots and computers exposed to radiation in space, damaged nuclear power plants or nuclear attack.
Schlitt receives Bronze medal at the ACM Student Research Competition
Our student Lawrence Schlitt received a Bronze medal at the ACM Student Research Competition
Prof. Rajesh Menon has been recommended for USTAR Technology Commercialization Grant for a second year of funding
Congratulations for Professor Menon!
Prof V. John Mathews received a grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Congratulations for Professor Mathews!
Jamesina Simpson will join us as an Associate Professor starting July 1, 2012
We are excited to announce that Jamesina Simpson will be joining our department starting July 1, 2012, as an Assistant Professor.
Media outlets highlight Darrin Young's research with middle-ear microphones
Device Could Make Cochlear Implants More Convenient
James Nagel selected to receive an award for Teaching Excellence
Congrats to the 2012 IEEE Best Student Paper Award winners!
Hanseup Kim and Ross Booth's paper selected for "Lab-On-a-Chip Journal"
Congratulations to Hanseup Kim and Ross Booth!
Electrical Engineer Neal Patwari on CNN Money
Congratulations to Neal Patwari!
Summer 2012 TA Application is now closed
Apply for TA positions for the Summer 2012 semester using this online application by April 30th, 2012.