Research 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.