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Annals of Vascular Surgery, September 2005, v. 19, n. 5
the stentenna shown on the cover was invented by Kensall D. Wise,
Yogesh Gianchandani, Andrew DeHennis, and Kenichi Takahata,
and reprinted on the cover with their permission.
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Sensors Magazine, August 1, 2006
Sensors Magazine cover © Questex Media Group, Inc. All rights
reserved. Reprinted by permission. Cover originally appeared in
August 2006 issue of Sensors Magazine from the article, MEMS
Update: What’s Near, What’s Here by Joe Giachino.
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The Control Systems Magazine, October 2003, v. 23 n. 5
RABBIT: A Testbed for Advanced Control Theory,
by Christine Chevallereau, Gabriel Abba, Yannick Aoustin,
Franck Plestan, Eric R. Westervelt, Carlos Canudas-de-Wit,
and Jessy W. Grizzle, pp. 57–59.
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Production Systems Engineering, by Jingshan Li and
Semyon M. Meerkov. Springer 2008.
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Proceedings of the IEEE, September 2007, v. 95, n. 9
(Special Issue)
Quantum-Dot Optoelectronic Devices, by Pallab Bhattacharya and
Zetian Mi, pp. 1723–1740. High-Temperature Tunneling Quantum-Dot
Intersublevel Detectors for Mid-Infrared to Terahertz Frequencies, by
Pallab Bhattacharya, Xiaohua Su, G. Ariyawansa, and A.G.U.
Perera, pp. 1828–1837.
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Cytometry Part B, January 2009, v. 76B
Analysis of Clinical Flow Cytometric Immunophenotyping Data by
Clustering on Statistical Manifolds: Treating Flow Cytometry Data as
High-Dimensional Objects, by William G. Finn, Kevin M. Carter,
Raviv Raich, Lloyd M. Stoolman, and Alfred O. Hero, pp. 1–7.
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Applied Physics Letters, February 4, 2008, v. 92 n. 5
Direct Vapor Jet Printing of Three Color Segment Organic Light
Emitting Devices for White Light Illumination, by Michael S. Arnold,
Gregory J. McGraw, Stephen R. Forrest, and Richard R. Lunt.
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Applied Physics Letters, January 5, 2009 v. 94 n. 1
Flexible Photodetectors on Plastic Substrates by Use of Printing
Transferred Single-Crystal Germanium Membranes, by Hao-Chih
Yuan, Jonghyun Shin, Guoxuan Qin, Lei Sun, Pallab Bhattacharya,
Max G. Lagally, George K. Celler, and Zhenqiang Ma.
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Applied Electromagnetics
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Table of Contents
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Welcome to ECE
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Applied Physics Letters, March 10, 2008, v. 92 n. 10
Branched SnO2 Nanowires on Metallic Nanowire Backbones With
Sub-ppm Sensitivity to Ethanol, by Qing Wan, Jin Huang, Zhong Xie,
Taihong Wang, Eric N. Dattoli, and Wei Lu.
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Hearing Research, August 2008, v. 242, n. 102
Cover photo is from the article, High-Density Cochlear Implants With
Position Sensing and Control, by Kensall D. Wise, Pamela T. Bhatti,
Jianbai Wang, Craig R. Friedrich, pp. 22–30.
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Laser Focus World, April 2008
ULTRAFAST LASERS: Michigan Group Achieves Laser Intensity
Record, by Jim Hecht. Copyright PennWell Corp. 2008, reprinted
by permission.
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Robotics and Computer Vision
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Energy and Power Systems
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Welcome to ECE
ECE at Michigan – Home of
the Leaders and Best
Welcome to Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Michigan –
[email protected]! We are a division within the Department of Electrical Engineering
and Computer Science (EECS), where faculty and students have been contributing to the
science and technology of electrical and computer engineering since 1895. Our longstanding
tradition of excellence in education and research is complemented by constant innovation
and a vision for a better tomorrow.
During the past few years, [email protected] has made several major advances: a new
world-class Nanofabrication Facility; a newly renovated ECE
Building; and the influx of a large group of new faculty
specializing in cutting-edge fields such as energy and power
systems, nanotechnology and nanomaterials, low-power
digital and communication circuits, embedded systems,
plasma science and engineering, terahertz science and
technology, MEMS, computer vision, and robotics. These
advances exemplify our commitment to excellence as we
chart an exciting course for the future at [email protected]
Our research, our educational programs, and the
companies we have launched place [email protected] at
the heart of many of the most critical problems
facing our society and the world today. You will
find our faculty, students, and alumni in the
vanguard of professionals working to improve
health care, the environment, sustainability,
security, energy, and transportation. They
are discovering new innovations to improve
medical procedures, to protect our land, air,
and water, and to explore the future of green
energy. Building on solid scientific investigation, we
will continue to revolutionize technology in the
areas of Energy, Environment, Information
Technology, Security, Health, Transportation, and Space.
[email protected] maintains one of the country’s largest and most vibrant research programs,
covering many important specialties including communication systems and circuits, signal
and image processing, control theory and applications, wireless sensor networks, integrated
analog and digital electronics, VLSI, MEMS and integrated microsystems, plasma science and
engineering, optics and photonics, lasers, quantum science and technology, solid-state
devices and theory, nanoelectronics and nanotechnology, solar cells and photovoltaics,
applied and computational electromagnetics, radar remote sensing, terahertz science
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Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Welcome to ECE
A Look at ECE Today
and technology, compound and polymer electronics and
optics, computer vision, embedded systems, energy and
power systems and devices, robotics, and autonomous
vehicles.
BSE Degrees (EE and CE)
Conferred in 2008
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MS Degrees
Conferred in 2008
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Large multidisciplinary and multi-institutional efforts are
underway in several laboratories and research centers,
including the Center for Ultrafast Optical Science (CUOS),
the NSF Center for Wireless Integrated MicroSystems
(WIMS), The Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and
Engineering (MIPSE), the Center for Objective
Microelectronics and Biomimetic Advanced Technology
(COM-BAT), and the National Nanotechnology
Infrastructure Network (NNIN).
PhD Degrees
Conferred in 2008
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Faculty (Tenure/TT,
Research Scientists)
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Annual Research
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~$30M
[email protected] offers premier undergraduate and graduate
educational programs that attract the best and the
brightest students. Our academic programs are
consistently rated in the top ten in the nation.
In addition to traditional lecture and lab courses,
undergraduate students experience real-world
applications through in-class major design projects,
student-led engineering projects, and participation in
competitive and interdisciplinary student teams. Our
students are engaged and motivated, and they leave
[email protected] ready to work in the global community,
start businesses, and contribute to every sector of our
economy.
We share our country’s commitment to training and
educating the next
generation of leaders
and innovators;
we know them as
Michigan Electrical
and Computer
Engineers. We are
[email protected] – we
aim to be the best, and we strive to improve the
world in which we live, making a difference in the
lives of people across the globe. These are the
hallmarks of [email protected] Come and experience
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Building on decades of pioneering work in microelectromechanical systems
(MEMS) and integrated microsystems, which incorporate mechanical elements,
sensors, actuators, and electronics on a single platform using microfabrication
technology, faculty and students are exploring new materials, device
structures, fabrication methods, interface circuits, and system
architectures. Recent advances include micro gas analyzers for use
in portable environmental monitors, implantable sensors and
stimulators for biomedical applications and prostheses,
micromechanical resonators for use in wireless communication,
miniature energy harvesting systems for wireless sensor
networks, and miniature radiation detectors.
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A variety of environmental monitoring devices are
being developed, including a micro-preconcentrator, a state-of-the-art gas chromatograph for
improved detection of specific vapors and
gases, water quality sensors, networked
radiation sensors capable of wireless
communication, and microsystems
designed for monitoring in harsh
environments.
A new wireless magnetoelastic
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Cardiac and other invivo stents containing circuitry
and antennas are being developed to sense blood
pressure, flow rate, plaque buildup, and oxygenation
in biochemical assays.
Turning ambient heat, solar energy, and vibrations into electrical
power is being investigated in response to the rapid growth of
portable electronic systems, as well as remote-controlled sensor
network nodes for environmental monitoring, both of which require
long-term energy sources.
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Research is being conducted in RF circuits, mixed-signal circuits, embedded
systems, low-power CMOS processors and memory design, and circuits that
incorporate MEMS and other emerging technologies. Applications range from
high-performance processors to ultra-low-power designs, analog-digital interfaces
and mixed-signal circuits for sensor applications. In addition, techniques are being
developed to provide wireless interfaces to neural probes, biomedical devices
such as cochlear implants, communication devices,
environmental sensors, and sensor networks for
environmental and infrastructure health monitoring.
The Phoenix Processor microchip set
a record for low power, making on-die
battery integration feasible. Future
applications include cutting-edge
sensor-based devices such as medical
implants, environmental monitors, and
surveillance equipment.
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By achieving energy-efficient
transmission using pulse-based
ultra-wideband signaling, this chip
has direct applications to short-range
communication systems such as
sensor networks and RFIDs.
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Prof.DavidWentzloff(back)
Wireless sensor networks for environmental,
medical, and industrial applications are being
developed with a wake-up radio technology to
reduce overall system energy consumption.
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A method for fine tuning
Deep-Brain Stimulation (DBS)
based on the needs of the
individual patient is being
investigated. DBS is an
emerging therapeutic
technology for hypokinetic
neurological disorders,
such as Parkinson’s disease.
Shrinking battery sizes down to the size of
the chip itself is enabling ultra-low-power
digital logic integrated systems to be used
for new applications, such as biomedical
analysis and environmental monitoring.
One application being developed is an
intraocular pressure sensor.
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Our faculty and students are investigating many aspects of applied
electromagnetics, including microwave and millimeter-wave (MMW) circuits,
teraherz electronics, MEMS circuits, antennas, wave propagation studies for
wireless applications, scattering, computational electromagnetics, active and
passive microwave remote sensing, plasma electrodynamics, and metamaterials.
This research plays an essential role in a variety of areas including wireless
technologies and communication, the environment, energy, life sciences,
homeland security, and transportation.
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Experimental facilities include a 60' long anechoic
chamber with a frequency range of 300MHz–140GHz,
used for scattering measurements, and for antenna
pattern and radar system evaluations.
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Future wireless communication systems demand
frequency agility for multi-frequency band operation
and/or better spectrum utilization. Our research in
the area of frequency agile materials is aimed at
addressing the challenges in implementation of
future multi-standard and cognitive radios.
Special antenna arrays are being
investigated to relay information from
space back to Earth.
Michigan researchers have focused microwaves to extreme subwavelength
resolutions using patterned surfaces, opening up a whole range of
applications including wireless power transfer, microscopy, and beam-shaping
devices to focus the electromagnetic radiation.
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From towers, airplanes, and satellites, radar remote sensing is used to measure soil
moisture and sea surface salinity, which play key roles in the Earth’s climate and
weather patterns. Radar remote sensing is also the most effective means of
large-area mapping of global wetlands, which are believed to be significantly
impacted by the global climate change. Pictured is a complete wetlands map
of Alaska, generated for the first time using radar remote sensing at U-M.
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Extensive research in antennas for diverse
applications, including wireless systems,
autonomous vehicles, MMW communications,
and homeland security applications have
resulted in many advances, including the highest
measured gain reported for a miniaturized
slot antenna.
This array of components that both filters
and focuses incoming microwaves can
be used to enhance the operation of a
conventional transmitter or receiver for
a variety of communication purposes,
such as facilitating communication
between Earth and deep-space satellites.
Microwave
imaging is being
explored for
robust early-stage
breast cancer
detection.
Powerful numerical simulators are being
developed that enable the first-pass design of
electromagnetic and optical systems ranging from
next-generation computer boards to antennas for radar
and wireless applications, and on-chip optical
interconnects, significantly reducing the need for
costly trial and error experimental design approaches.
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Control systems researchers are discovering innovative ways to apply
control systems research theory to the needs of society. Control feedback
algorithms are embedded in almost every conceivable type of technology,
and have the capability of addressing society’s desire for improved safety and
a cleaner environment. Research is being conducted in traditional areas of
control such as automotive powertrains, linear and nonlinear dynamical
systems, and manufacturing, as well as new areas including communication
networks, software systems, production systems engineering, hybrid
dynamical systems, mobile robotics, and systems biology.
Working with biological chemists,
medical doctors, and mathematicians,
faculty and students are investigating the
design and control of biomolecular circuits
in living cells for a variety of applications
including novel drug design and delivery.
Faculty have partnered
with engineers at Ford,
GM, Toyota, and Eaton to
contribute practical solutions
to many advanced automotive
powertrain problems, such as
turbocharged engines with
variable valve timing, and
power management in
hybrid electric vehicles.
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Theoretical research in discrete event systems, hybrid systems, stochastic
systems, and informationally decentralized systems is being performed,
with applications to computers, communication networks, supply chain
systems, economic systems, and computer-based technological systems.
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Robots are evolving from stationary devices that perform manufacturing
tasks to mobile, information gathering, computing, and decision making
platforms. Our students are developing feedback control principles for
bipedal robotic locomotion with the goal of endowing machines, and
ultimately humans wearing prosthetic devices, with the ability to walk and
even run on two legs with a natural gait. They are investigating multi-agent
systems for applications ranging from intelligent transportation networks to
search and rescue. In the area of computer vision, they are developing
algorithms that will allow autonomous navigation, video and image indexing,
and visual surveillance by machines.
In-scale cars avoid collision
through the combination of
feedback algorithms and
networked sensors.
L-RTop:MadsAlmassalkhi,ShridharJayanthi,Prof.DomitillaDelVecchio,
RajeevVerma,L-RBottom:VishnuDesaraju,MarkYang,MikeHafner
Theoretical work in 3D object categorization
will lead to computers and robots better
able to identify and recognize the
objects they encounter under
arbitrary view point and
illumination conditions.
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The robot MABEL continues the research
begun with RABBIT, applying novel nonlinear
control theory to emulate natural balance for
walking and even running in robots.
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New opportunities in electrical energy and power systems are arising with
advances in materials, communications, computation, and control. Students
and faculty are investigating energy conversion systems where enhanced
performance of electrical machines and power electronics is being exploited to
develop a variety of novel applications, from automotive propulsion systems to
wind generators. Power systems research is seeking new tools and techniques for
improving grid efficiency and robustness. An important aspect of this work is the
development of network control strategies for enhancing grid responsiveness,
and enabling greater levels of renewable generation.
The course for seniors and graduate students, “Grid Integration of
Alternative Energy Sources” introduces a variety of alternative energy
sources, such as plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, wind, fuel cells, and
photovoltaic cells, along with the energy processing technologies
required for power system connection.
Research is being conducted to understand the future impact
of large-scale integration of wind generation and PHEV’s
on power system operation. Enhanced control strategies
will be required to ensure that the variability inherent in
such sources and loads does not detrimentally
affect grid reliability.
High-throughput nanofabrication
technologies are being
developed with applications
in areas such as solar
photovoltaics, microand nanophotonics,
sensors, and flat panel
displays.
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New control strategies will allow power systems to be
operated closer to their limits, offering widespread
efficiency improvements. Related work will position
distribution systems for large-scale adoption of
plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs).
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New levels of understanding are being reached in quantum effects, where
the smallest particles in nature are manipulated and studied, and are being
applied to areas such as quantum computing, quantum information science,
and quantum communications. Specific areas being investigated include:
slow light for information storage; spectroscopy of advanced nanomaterials
for technology, nanophotonics, and medicine; quantum computing; quantum
dot devices including lasers and infrared photodetectors; integrated bio-photonics,
III-V semiconductor growth, and spin-based heterostructure devices.
Pulses of light are being used to
dramatically accelerate quantum
computers. Optically driven
quantum bits make possible
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nanoscale lasers.
Researchers have recently
demonstrated the first semiconductorbased spin valve, spin amplifier, and
electrically injected spin laser.
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Signal and image processing students are developing new models, methods,
and technologies that will impact diagnostic and therapeutic medicine, network
security, and radar imaging in multi-disciplinary efforts that involve faculty across
campus, including the U-M Medical Center and the Department of Mathematics.
They are also investigating ways to integrate data received from multiple-sensor
networks, to store and transmit information more efficiently, and
to recognize complex patterns in diverse kinds of data such
as gene expression intensities, Internet traffic volumes,
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Statistical Signal Processing: High-dimensional
data analysis, structural graphical models,
distributed algorithms, and machine learning are
being used to develop algorithms for predicting
epidemics, rapid response decision making,
reducing computer spanning, and network
monitoring. Signal modeling is being applied to
develop music retrieval and interpretation systems,
and to musical instrument analysis.
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Medical Imaging: Advanced image reconstruction methods are being
developed to improve image quality in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI),
and X-ray computed tomography (CT), which will help physicians better
diagnose patient ailments, and enable neuroscientists to study cognitive
procession brain regions that were previously difficult to see with fMRI.
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Vision Processing: Image-processing techniques are
being developed to refine and compress images.
Computer-vision techniques are being developed to
analyze, model, and interpret visual scenes in
images and video.
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Communications research in ECE explores the fundamental limits of
performance possible in communication systems and communication
networks, as well as the practical ways of approaching those limits.
Our students and faculty are improving data transmission through channel coding;
they are building energy-efficient/high-performance networking mechanisms
for wireless sensor networks, mobile wireless ad hoc networks, and broadband
satellite networks; they are determining quality of service limits in multi-user
environments; and they are developing sensor networks for environmental monitoring,
and optical communication systems for deep space communications.
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Communication and Information Theory:
Modulation, coding, compression, and
multi-terminal techniques are being
investigated to open doors to improved
communication systems and networking
environments.
Wireless: Optimal resource allocation
and management mechanisms are being
developed to improve the energy efficiency,
performance, and spectrum utilization of
wireless, mobile ad hoc, and cognitive
radio networks.
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Optics: Active ring resonators are being
designed for sensing and
communication applications.
Sensor Networks: Systems are being designed
and analyzed for applications ranging from
environmental and security monitoring (soil and atmospheric
data collection, intrusion detection) to structural health
monitoring (smart bridges and highways).
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Optics and photonics faculty and students are exploring frontiers of optics,
including biophotonics, photonic MEMS, optoelectronics in quantum
structures, nanophotonics, ultrafast optics, quantum optics, and fiber
and integrated photonics and lasers. Research ranges from fundamental
science to emerging applications and devices, including quantum
computing, on-chip micron-scaled resonators, microsensors,
metamaterials, in vivo biological imaging and sensing, and
biophysical studies of biomolecular structure.
For the first time, light has been shown
to generate vibrations in a micrometer-sized
sphere at rates greater than 10GHz, constituting
the highest frequency demonstrated in any type
of MEMS. Work continues in the fabrication and
testing of photonic-MEMS where vibrations
are derived by the pressure of light.
L-R:MathewTomes,Prof.TalCarmon
In the area of theoretical optics
and photonics, faculty and
students are investigating
phenomena in nonlinear
optics, such as phase
locking issues in fiber
laser arrays to reach
higher power capacities,
and specific issues in
quantum tunneling times.
L-R:Prof.HerbertWinful,Tsai-weiWu
New integrated and fiber optic devices are
being developed to improve the quality of
broadband communication, as well as to
provide more secure transmission in
optical communication networks.
L-R:MalayKumar,VinayAlexander
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www.eecs.umich.edu/eceresearch
Research Areas
Faculty and students are performing the
first experiments to generate intense magnetism in
(ordinarily non-magnetic) natural materials like water
and glass using laser light. This research may enable
negative refraction and sub-wavelength imaging
without the use of metamaterials.
L-R:WilliamFisherandYuweiLi
Optical and laser-based methodologies
are being employed to discover the
origin of cellular toxicity in Alzheimer’s
and type 2 diabetes, which are members of
the larger class of amyloidogenic diseases
that include mad cow and Parkinson’s disease.
L-R:KatherineSmirl,Prof.DuncanSteel
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Solid-state research at Michigan encompasses a broad range of
activities, including solid-state physics and theory, integrated electronics,
optics and optoelectronics, organic and molecular electronics, flat panel
displays, microwave devices and circuits, novel compound and metal oxide
semiconductor materials, and nanoscience and nanotechnologies.
This research is leading to a variety of applications including memory
and logic systems based on nanodevices and nanostructures,
efficient solid-state lighting, nanoimprint lithography,
improved solar cells and flat panel displays, and
novel detector devices and biosensors.
Processing occurs for all forms of
substrate and thin-film materials such as
silicon, GaAs, plastics, polymers, glass,
and organics. The Lurie Nanofabrication
Facility is capable of handling substrates
as small as 10mm and as large as
150mm (6 inches).
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developed for high-performance
memories and transparent/flexible
electronics.
Microfabrication methods of organic and metal oxide
semiconductor devices and circuits on flexible substrate
are being explored for flat panel displays, detectors,
and transparent electronics.
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Electrical and Computer Engineering
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The Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and Engineering (MIPSE)
brings together faculty and students from a range of disciplines who investigate
the fundamental processes and technological applications of ionized gases. This
ranges from the matter of interplanetary space and the environment around spacecraft
to the chemically reacting media responsible for fabricating microelectronic devices through
etching and deposition. Researchers are investigating plasma-based MEMS devices, plasma
materials processing and microelectronic fabrication, diagnostics, space applications and
electric propulsion, biotechnology, and innovative sustainable energy sources through
plasma-based technologies.
This bulk foil microdischarge-based
pressure sensor can operate up to 1,000°C.
Plasma science and
engineering research
advances the applications
of nanotechnology with
the development of
highly accelerated
nanoparticle
systems. Promising
applications include
nanoprinting, materials
engineering, and
biotechnology.
L-R:KeithFuhrop,LouisMusinski,Prof.BrianGilchrist
L-R:Prof.MarkKushner(MIPSEDirector),YangYang
Research in plasma science and engineering spans
many technologies, from the electron emitters on
spacecraft to control their charging (electron trajectories
in the background) to the plasma etching reactors used to
fabricate microelectronics (electric fields and ion densities
in a helicon reactor are shown).
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Research Centers
www.wimserc.org
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The NSF Engineering Research Center for Wireless Integrated MicroSystems
(WIMS ERC) is merging micropower circuits, wireless interfaces, MEMS, and
advanced packaging to create microsystems that will have a pervasive impact on
society during the next two decades in areas such as health care, environmental
monitoring, security, energy, and transportation. In addition, the WIMS Center
has created new interdisciplinary programs in microsystems at the
college level, and pioneering programs in K–12 education.
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Two decades of research
have resulted in this prototype
of an advanced cochlear implant
for the profoundly deaf, which
combines silicon MEMS and polymer
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64-site microelectrode array
electronically interfaces with the
central nervous system at the
cellular level. Such arrays are the
most advanced microstructures of
their kind ever reported.
L-R:Prof.KenWise(WIMSDirector),GayatriPerlin
Brain micro implants are
being developed to treat
disorders such as deafness,
paralysis, epilepsy, and Parkinson’s
disease. This 64-channel, neural
recording microsystem is capable of
wirelessly recording from different
regions of the brain.
A palm-size integrated gas chromatography system is being
developed with the capability of rapid analysis of gaseous
mixtures for applications in food processing, environmental
monitoring, and homeland security.
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CUOS researchers explore ultrafast (femtosecond) laser applications across
the entire range of pulse energy. This includes low-energy laser applications
such as biomedical optics and spectroscopy, medium-energy applications such
as terahertz generation and micromachining, and studies of light-matter
interactions at the highest achievable intensity that promise new treatments
for cancer, breakthroughs in lithography, and new insights
into fundamental science.
The laser known as HERCULES
recently established a new world’s
record for on-target laser intensity
at 1022 watts per square centimeter.
Promising applications include
cancer research and laboratory
astrophysics.
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In collaboration with the Michigan Nanotechnology
Institute for Medicine and Biological Sciences,
CUOS faculty have developed a novel optical
dual-clad fiber to measure the concentration within
tumors of nanoparticles that have been shown
to successfully target the cancerous tumors, which
may lead to a new form of cancer treatment.
L-R:Prof.TedNorris
(CUOSDirector),
ChuckDivin
Novel research proving the viability of high-power, ultrafast laser
pulse generation in optical fibers has potential applications in
next-generation lithography for chip manufacturing, and in teraherz
radiation for scanning the contents of packages and other items.
L-R:Chi-HungLiu,ChengZhu,ShenghongHuang
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Research Centers
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Center for Objective
Microelectronics and
Biomimetic Advanced
Technology (COM-BAT)
The goal of the new COM-BAT center is to advance the state of the art in
microelectronics through the creation of small, next-generation autonomous sensor
platforms. This interdisciplinary research brings together the areas of power, navigation,
communications, sensing, and processing. Faculty and students will create a robotic “bat”
that is integrated with power-scavenging devices, navigation and
collision avoidance systems, extremely low-power,
high-speed processing circuitry and storage, and an
array of highly sensitive sensors for detection,
monitoring, and surveillance.
L-R:Prof.KamalSarabandi(COM-BATDirector),DaHanLiao
The bat will receive power
from solar cell wings that
have improved efficiency
due to quantum-dot
technology.
On-board will be a high-tech global
positioning system with advanced
antenna and processing
hardware, as well as
low-power, low-drift
accelerometers
and gyros.
The bat’s “head” contains
a micro-sized, micropower
gas chromatograph that gives
it a keen sense of smell, and
enables sensing of a wide variety
of chemicals. It also boasts a
system for scavenging energy from
the local electric power grid, “eyes”
consisting of two cameras for navigation
and surveillance with real-time video
processing, and electromagnetic
echolocation to detect moving objects.
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Research Centers
www.lnf.umich.edu
Robert H. Lurie
Nanofabrication Facility
The world-class Lurie Nanofabrication Facility (LNF) at the University of Michigan is a
shared user facility available to research groups from government, industry, and universities,
currently serving over 200 users working on a wide variety of applications in engineering,
materials science, physics, chemistry, and biotechnology.
The LNF consists of 11,000 sq. ft. of class 10/100 cleanroom with a wide array of
technologies needed for developing and fabricating
electronic, optoelectronic, MEMS, and other devices.
The laboratory includes equipment for thin-film
deposition and growth, optical and e-beam
lithography, nanoimprinting, wet and dry etch,
electrochemical deposition, chemical
mechanical planarization, wafer
bonding, wafer dicing, wire
bonding, metrology, and
more.
With the LNF and
renovations of existing
facilities, the
University of
Michigan will
continue to be
home to one
of the most
comprehensive
and advanced
academic micro
and nanofabrication
and characterization
facilities in the nation,
capable of improving
scientific research on an
international scale.
“A stunning and important component of the University’s research and
development initiatives in the world of nanotechnology”
U-M President Mary Sue Coleman at the dedication, April 11, 2008
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Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Michigan College of Engineering
Research Centers
www.lnf.umich.edu/NNIN
NSF National Nanotechnology
Infrastructure Network (NNIN)
The National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN)
is an integrated network of user facilities supported by the
National Science Foundation, serving the needs of nanoscale
science, engineering, and technology researchers across the
country. The goal of the NNIN is to enable rapid advancement in
science and engineering at the nanoscale by providing researchers
with efficient access to nanotechnology infrastructure (fabrication,
characterization and computational capabilities, and
facilities). Michigan offers NNIN members access to
the Lurie Nanofabrication Facility, and expert
assistance from our staff scientists.
Annual Statistics
(on average)
Lab Users:
200–250
10 Departments at U-M
14 External Universities
20+ Companies
Operating Budget:
$3M
Technical Workshops:
3–5
K–12 Students Reached: 200
(50% minorities, 50% female)
Many EECS startups use the NNIN
for research and development.
The NNIN facilities across the country.
UW
Cornell
Minnesota
Michigan
Boulder
Stanford
Harvard
PSU
Howard
St. Louis
UCSB
Georgia
Tech
Tempe
UT-Austin
The NNIN conducts educational outreach for K–12
students and adult professionals through network-wide
programs and workshops.
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Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Education
Educating the Leaders and Best
Degrees in ECE
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Electrical and computer engineering students
receive world-class training in the fundamentals
(technologies, devices, and applications),
combined with a broad array of labs and team
projects that strengthen problem-solving skills
and team building using real-world applications.
The combination of depth and breadth in our
programs prepares students for a lifetime of
quickly changing technology. Today’s engineer
works in a global economy, and in an
environment that is increasingly interdisciplinary. Michigan abounds in opportunities for
study abroad, interdisciplinary research, and
participation in exciting multidisciplinary teams.
MS, Electrical Engineering:
Systems
Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs (programs that can be
combined with coursework in electrical and computer engineering)
Integrated Microsystems
Energy Systems Engineering
Engineering Sustainable Systems Dual Degree
(Engineering and Environmental Science)
Manufacturing Engineering
Minors and Special Programs for Undergraduate Students
International Minor for Engineers
Multidisciplinary Design Minor
Program in Entrepreneurship Certificate
Engineering Global Leadership Honors Program
Study or Work Abroad
Systems Engineering Certificate
Electrical Engineering Minor (for non-EECS students)
CustomizeYourOwnProgram
Multidisciplinary Teams
This is a small sample of the teams that students can join to earn the
Multidisciplinary Design Minor:
Solar Car Team, builds a solar-powered vehicle that competes
nationally and internationally
Michigan Mars Rover Team, develops manned ground vehicles
for planetary exploration, and competes nationally
MClimber, competes in the Spaceward Space Elevator competition
Autonomous Surface Vehicle Team, builds a water-surface
vehicle capable of navigating, avoiding obstacles, and performing
other mission-critical tasks without any human interaction,
competes nationally
BlueLab, finds sustainable solutions to development problems
at home and abroad
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Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Michigan College of Engineering
Education
Excellence in Education
Students are offered a wide variety of nearly 100 courses per year, and the flexibility to
pursue their individual interests. The senior design courses, called Major Design Experience
(MDE) courses, give students a real-life introduction to solving specific engineering
problems in a hands-on laboratory setting. The MDE courses give students indispensable
experience working in teams. MDE courses for electrical and computer engineers include:
VLSI Design I — Students design a 16-bit RISC microprocessor using industrystandard design tools. Students learn design and architectures for VLSI, MOS
technology and logic, and circuit simulation. A recent, award-winning project
attempted to provide uncompromising performance for video decoding and
other complex multimedia operations while maintaining reasonable power
efficiency in a novel 16-bit DSP. The project achieved a 1.05GHz clock rate.
Students have the option of fabricating their projects.
Companies
such as
AMD
Analog Devices
Boeing
Cavium Networks
Harris Corporation
IBM
Intel
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Motorola
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Nvidia
Qualcomm
Texas Instruments
Toyota
and
Visteon
are actively
recruiting
and hiring
graduates
of these
courses.
Digital Signal Processing Design Laboratory — Students design and
implement a real-time software package and/or hardware device which
emphasizes real-time DSP applications. Recent projects include a wireless
device that measures a boat racer’s strokes; a guitar autotuner; and a
wireless electrocardiogram that incorporates biosensors to measure heart
rate, oxygen levels, temperature, etc.
Radiowave Propagation and Link Design — Students design, build, and
characterize a practical radio link, while learning about antennas, wireless
link design, and radiowave propagation. Projects have included the
development of: a GPS tracking system, an RFID speed enforcement
system, a wireless speaker system, a switched-beam antenna system, a
wireless link between two PCs, a satellite ground station for the U-M
amateur radio club, and an Infrared-to-RF-to-Infrared transceiver for
ubiquitous control of a CD player.
Advanced Lasers and Optics Laboratory — Students design and set-up
a practical optical system while learning about fiber optics, nonlinear optics,
spectroscopy, and how to construct lasers. Recent projects include building
a wavelength tunable fiber laser, creating a solar light concentrator for solar
cells used in the U-M Solar Car, and designing the optics for a laser used for
the space elevator competition.
Integrated Microsystems Laboratory — Students design and fabricate a
complete integrated microsystem using equipment in the Lurie Nanofabrication
Facility. They learn MEMS-based transducer and MOS interface circuit design,
and MEMS and MOS chip fabrication. Sample projects include an integrated
MOS-photodiode imager, thermal- and pressure-based flowmeters, digital
micromirrors, a microphone, and a self-testing Pirani gauge.
Computer Architecture — Students build a synthesizable out-of-order processor
using a subset of the Alpha architecture. They learn computer design methodology
and specifics such as nanoprogramming, virtual memory, parallel processing,
and multiprocessors.
For the past several years, the most requested undergraduate major by
recruiting organizations has been Electrical Engineering, with Computer
Engineering either 2nd or 3rd.
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Technology Transfer
Technology Transfer
ISSYS: This Coriolis Mass Flow
Sensor was fabricated in
the Lurie Nanofabrication
Facility, and was
described in the article,
“A New Densitometer:
Based on MEMS Silicon
Microtube Technology,”
SensorsMagazine,
February 2004.
Electrical and computer engineering faculty and
students are leaders in technology transfer
activities within the University. This department
typically leads the University in number of
inventions disclosed by an individual unit, and
recently nearly 25% of the U-M startup companies
initiated in a single year grew out of technology
developed by ECE faculty and students.
The companies listed below have their roots in ECE. Several are based on
technology developed by the faculty involved in the Center for Wireless Integrated
MicroSystems. The Optoelectronic Components and Materials (OCM) Group is directly
responsible for the founding of five successful companies in the photonics industry.
Leaders in Tech Transfer – Partners with the Community
AccuPhotonics, Inc.
1994
no web site
Fiber-optic probes for biomedical imaging
Accuri Cytometers
(orig. Accuri Instruments, Inc.)
2004
www.accuricytometers.com
Low-cost, high-performance flow cytometers
Arbor Photonics, Inc.
2007
www.arborphotonics.com
Compact, high-power fiber lasers for
industrial and life science applications
Celeste Optics, Inc.
2000
no web site
Optical networking systems
Cheetah Omni LLC
2002
no web site
Optical Routers
Clark-MXR
1998
www.cmxr.com
Scientific lasers and micromachining
Coherix Corporation (orig. X-Rite)
1958
www.coherix.com
3D Machine Vision
Cyclos Semiconductor
2006
www.cyclos-semi.com
Next-generation, ultra-low-power
semiconductors
Discera
2001
www.discera.com
CMOS MEMS resonator technology
ElectroDynamic Applications (EDA), Inc
1999
www.edapplications.com
Advanced plasmadynamic and
electromagnetic technologies
EMAG Technologies, Inc.
1994
www.emagtechnologies.com
Innovative RF Solutions
ePack, Inc.
2008
www.memsepack.com
Advanced wafer-scale packaging of
MEMS devices
Evigia Systems, Inc.
2004
www.evigia.com
Integrated sensor and ASIC technologies
Global Photonic Energy Corporation, Inc.
1992
www.globalphotonic.com
Renewable energy, technology
development company
HandyLab
1999
www.handylab.com
Novel clinical diagnostic testing products
Integrated Sensing Systems (ISSYS)
1995
www.mems-issys.com
MEMS systems for medical and scientific
sensing applications
Advanced Medical Optics
(orig. IntraLase)
1998
www.amo-inc.com
Precision surgery
Mobius Microsystems
2002
www.mobiusmicro.com
Analog and mixed-signal design
NeuroNexus Technologies
2004
www.neuronexustech.com
Neural interface products and technologies
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Technology Transfer
The activities of the Center for Ultrafast Optical Science
has led to five startup companies, and spawned an optics
industry in and around Ann Arbor. Other very successful
ECE startups are based on signal processing and
electromagnetics technology. In addition, the Lurie
Nanofabrication Facility partners with many local
businesses to provide cleanroom facilities and services
that are essential to new technology development in
many areas of public concern.
The impact of these new technologies on society
reaches into fields as diverse as clean air and water;
chemical and intelligent sensors; fiberoptic communications; computing;
micromachining; and health (i.e., Lasik
surgery, biomedical imaging, surgery,
and diagnostics).
More information at:
Center for Entrepreneurship
cfe.engin.umich.edu
Office of Technology Transfer
www.techtransfer.umich.edu
A laser prototype has been built by Omni Sciences, Inc. that has
applications from national security to detecting life-threatening plaque
in arteries.
Picometrix
recently announced
it is supplying
optical receiver components
to be installed in
next-generation
telecommunication
networks.
The University of Michigan has made
entrepreneurship a top priority, making
it even easier for ECE faculty and
students to turn their path-breaking
technology into usable products, and
to empower students to pursue their
own ideas for companies and products.
Evigia Systems, Inc. develops
highly integrated, low-power,
high-performance sensing systems
for the RFID marketplace.
Omni Sciences, Inc.
2004
www.omnisciinc.com
Mid-infrared super-continuum fiber laser
Opteos
2004
www.opteos.us
Electro-optic and magneto-optic sensing
technologies
PicoCal
2003
www.picocal.com
Novel nanoscale measurement solutions
Picometrix
1995
www.picometrix.com
High-speed optical receivers and terahertz
instrumentation
Quantum Signal
2000
www.quantumsignal.com
Advanced image and signal processing
GE Water & Process Technologies
(orig. Sensicore)
2000
www.geinstruments.com
Water quality monitoring
Sensors Unlimited
1992
www.sensorsinc.com
InGaAs technology, products, and
shortwave IR imaging solutions
SimpleScalar, LLC
1999
www.simplescalar.com
System software infrastructure tool set
Sonetics Ultrasound Inc.
2003
no web site
Handheld, real-time, 3D imaging for
medical applications
Translume Technologies
2001
www.translume.com
Glass machining and micromachining
Universal Display Corporation
1994
www.universaldisplay.com
OLED technology for use in flat-panel
displays, lighting, and organic electronics
Xtera Communications, Inc.
1998
www.xtera.com
Fiber optic transmission equipment
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Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Alumni Spotlights
Hail to our Alumni!
Electrical and Computer Engineers
Educated at the University of Michigan
Make A World of Difference
Lee Boysel
Mariesa L. Crow
The education of our electrical and computer engineers emphasizes
breadth and depth, giving students a strong foundation for lifelong success
in their chosen field. Our nearly 16,000 alumni have contributed
immeasurably to the field of electrical and computer engineering, as well
as a wide variety of other disciplines. They are leaders in Fortune 500
companies in the U.S. and some of the largest technology conglomerates
in Asia. Others are acknowledged world leaders in research and education.
We salute all of our alumni, and highlight a small number here to give an
idea of the impact ECE alumni make in our society.
Ashley Emery
Chris Deline
Tony Fadell
Hannah Goldberg
Peter Fuss
Mehdi Hatamian
Wan-Thai Hsu
Bill Joy
Frederick (Rick) W. Bolander (BSE, MSE, EE ’83, ’85) co-founded Gabriel Venture Partners to help young entrepreneurs
succeed in their businesses. He has led over $100M in early-stage financing.
Lee Boysel (BSE and MSE EE ’62 and ’63) founded the company Four-Phase Systems, later purchased by Motorola, and led a team of
researchers to create the first single-chip CPU microprocessor.
Mariesa L. Crow (BSE EE ’85), F. Finley Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering, is Director of the Energy Research and Development
Center at Missouri University of Science and Technology.
Chris Deline (BSE EE ’03, MSE ’05, PhD ’08), is an engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, specifically at the National Center
for Photovoltaics which is part of the Solar Energy Technologies Program.
Ashley Emery (BSE CE ’04) is a senior computer systems analyst for Lockheed Martin. Working remotely, she has managed teams and is
currently focused on SONAR systems for submarines.
Tony Fadell (BSE CE ’91) started three companies while still an undergraduate student at U-M, and several more before joining with Apple
and launching the iPod.
Peter Fuss (BSE EE ’56), former president of Tellabs International, Inc., is management consultant and executive VP of Technology for
Batterson Venture Partners.
Hannah Goldberg (BSE EE ’03 MSE ’04) does system engineering design of microspacecraft, and hardware architecture design to support field
testing of sensors at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Mehdi Hatamian (MSE PHD, EE, ’78, ’82) is VP of Engineering for DSP Microelectronics Technology at Broadcom Corporation, and entrepreneur.
William J. Heetderks (BSE, MSE EE ’71, ’73; also MS, PhD, Bioengineering) is Director of Extramural Science Programs for the National Institute
of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB).
Wan-Thai Hsu (PhD EE ’01), CTO of U-M start-up Discera Inc., received the EE Times 3rd Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) award for
Innovator of the Year.
Bill Joy (BSE CE ’75) designed a new version of UNIX that became the backbone of the Internet before co-founding Sun Microsystems, where
he was the key designer of Solaris, SPARC, and Java. He is a partner at KCPB, a VC firm committed to entrepreneurs who want to solve the
climate crisis.
Fred Leonberger (BSE EE ’69), member of the National Academy of Engineering, founded EOvation Technologies LLC, a technology advisory
firm, upon his retirement as CTO and senior VP of JDS Uniphase Corporation (JDSU).
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University of Michigan College of Engineering
Alumni Spotlights
Those with a gift for
educating our talented
youth are spread around
the world in institutions
Fred Leonberger
Michael
McCorquodale
James R. Mellor
Olgica Milenkovic
Larry Page
Meera Sampath
of higher and secondary
education. Some, like
Jerry Levin (BSE EE ’66, BSE EM ’67) is chairman of JW Levin Partners, LLC, and former chairman and CEO
of American Household, Inc. (formerly Sunbeam) and Revlon.
Michael McCorquodale (MSE, PhD, EE ’00, ’04) is co-founder and CTO of U-M start-up Mobius
Microsystems, Inc., recognized as one of the 50 companies to watch in Michigan.
Ernest Kuh (UC Berkeley),
Nicolaos Alexopoulos
(UC Irvine), and
James R. Mellor (BSE EE 1952, MSE 1954) served as chairman and CEO of the major U.S. defense
industry contractor General Dynamics Corporation until his retirement in 1997.
Nino Masnari (NC State),
Olgica Milenkovic (PhD EE:Systems ’02) is an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign. One area of her research involves new approaches for bioinformatics and
bioengineering using coding and information theory.
institutions as Engineer-
Nader Najafi (MSE, PhD, EE ’88, ’92) is President, CEO, and co-founder of ISSYS (Integrated Sensing
Systems). He cofounded the non-profit Michigan High-Tech CEO Alliance, and serves as President.
Larry Page (BSE CE ’95) co-founded Google, and in the process redefined how we use the Internet by
providing almost unimaginable access to information, quickly and accurately.
Collin Rich (MSE EE ’97, PhD ’00) is co-founder and CTO for both Accuri Cytometers, Inc. and
Sonetics Ultrasound, Inc.
Meera Sampath (PhD EE:Systems ’95) is Manager of Strategic Operations for the Xerox Research
Center Webster.
Stephanie Caswell Schuckers (MSE PhD EE:Systems ’94, ’97) associate professor at Clarkson University,
has been working with the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense to ensure the viability
of biometric devices, specifically fingerprint scanners.
Robert Scott (BSE CE ’75) recently retired as vice president, Innovation & Architecture, Global Business
Services, Procter & Gamble Company, and serves as U-M’s Academic Multicultural Initiatives Director.
went on to lead their
ing Deans. Others, like
William Gould Dow,
George Haddad, and
our current chair
Khalil Najafi, established
world-class research
groups at Michigan
before leading the
department to new heights
Claude Shannon (BSE EE and EM ’36), often called the “father of information theory,” laid the
foundation for the modern era of digital communications with his pioneering work on the theory of information.
as Department Chairs.
Anna Stefanopoulou (MSE EE:Systems ’94, PhD ’96), professor of Mechanical Engineering at the
University of Michigan, conducts research in the control of advanced internal combustion engines and fuel
cell power systems.
We pay tribute to all of
Alan Steremberg (BSE CE ’94) founded Weather Underground, the popular real-time Internet weather
service, based on work done during his undergraduate years at Michigan.
making the world a better
W. David Tarver (BSE EE ’75, MSE ’76) was founder and President of Telecom Analysis Systems, Inc.,
and is founder and board president of the Red Bank Education and Development Initiative, which serves
at-risk children.
their philanthropy, and
John Tishman (BSE EE ’46), chairman and CEO of Tishman Realty & Construction Corporation, managed the
construction of Madison Square Garden and the John Hancock Building in Chicago.
Robert J. Trew (MSE EE ’69, PhD ’75) is the Alton and Mildred Lancaster Professor at NC State University
and Editor-in-Chief of ProceedingsoftheIEEE.
our remarkable alumni
place through their work,
their commitment
to excellence.
Navid Yazdi (PhD EE ’99) is President, CEO, and founder of Evigia Systems, Inc. He has ten patents in the
area of IC and MEMS design, fabrication, and wireless microsystems.
Stephanie Caswell
Schuckers
Robert Scott
Anna
Stefanopoulou
University of Michigan College of Engineering
W. David Tarver
John Tishman
Claude Shannon
Bust at the entrance of EECS Building
Electrical and Computer Engineering
29
ECE Faculty
ECE Faculty
Anastasopoulos, Achilleas. Associate Professor
Research Interests: Communication theory (detection
in uncertain environments, iterative detection based
on soft-decision algorithms), coding
NSFCAREERAward
Austin, Todd. Associate Professor
Research Interests: Computer architecture,
compilers, VLSI design, hardware modeling and
verification
NSFCAREERAward,SloanResearchFellowship,
RichardNewtonGigascaleSystemsResearch
CenterIndustrialImpactAward,MauriceWilkes
Award
Bhattacharya, Pallab K. Charles M. Vest
Distinguished University Professor;
James R. Mellor Professor of Engineering
Research Interests: Molecular beam epitaxy, lowdimensional quantum confined systems, quantum dot
lasers and detectors, optoelectronic integrated
circuits, spintronic devices
APS,IEEE,IOP,andOSAFellow,Member,National
AcademyofEngineering,JohnBardeenAward,IEEE
NanotechnologyCouncilPioneerAward,Quantum
DevicesAward,IEEE/LEOSEngineeringAchievementAward,SPIETechnologyAchievementAward,
OSANicholasHolonyak,Jr.Award
Blaauw, David. Professor
Research Interests: Low-power and highperformance VLSI design, analysis and optimization
RichardNewtonGigascaleSystemsResearch
CenterIndustrialImpactAward
Brehob, Mark. Lecturer
Research Interests: Caches and locality, embedded
systems, performance simulation techniques
Carmon, Tal. Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Photonic micro electro
mechanical systems, visible on-chip emitters, and
harnessing radiation pressure for opto-mechanical
applications
Chvykov, Vladimir. Associate Research Scientist
Research Interests: Solid-state and ultrafast lasers,
high field physics, x-ray, VUV and optical diagnostics
of laser plasmas
Del Vecchio, Domitilla. Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Multi-agent decision and control
systems, hybrid systems, and bio-molecular systems
NSFCareerAward
Dick, Robert. Associate Professor
Research Interests: Embedded systems, computeraided design, VLSI, operating systems, power and
thermal analysis and optimization
NSFCareerAward,ComputerworldHorizonAward
30
Electrical and Computer Engineering
East, Jack. Research Scientist
Research Interests: Microwave, millimeter-wave and
VHS device modeling, fabrication and evaluation
England, Anthony W. Associate Dean for Academic
Affairs, College of Engineering
Research Interests: Radiative transfer and
remote sensing
IEEEFellow,IEEEJudithA.ResnickAward,
President’sMedalofFreedom,NASAOutstanding
ScientificAchievementMedal,U.S.AntarcticMedal,
NASASpaceFlightMedal
Fessler, Jeffrey A. Professor
Research Interests: Statistical signal and image
processing, tomography, medical imaging
AIMBEFellow2002–2005,IEEEFellow
Flynn, Michael. Associate Professor
Research Interests: Analog circuits, analog-to-digital
conversion, RF and wireless circuits, high-speed
serial transceivers
NSFCareerAward,GuggenheimFellowship
Forrest, Stephen R. William Gould Dow Collegiate
Professor of Electrical Engineering;
U-M Vice President for Research
Research Interests: Organic electronics, photonic
integrated circuits, photonic materials
IEEE,OSA,andAPSFellow,Member,National
AcademyofEngineering,DanielE.NobleAward,
ThomasAlvaEdisonAward,IPONational
DistinguishedInventorAward,MRSMedal,
IEEE/LEOSWilliamStreiferScientificAchievement
Award
Freudenberg, James S. Professor
Director, Systems Area
Research Interests: Fundamental design limitations in
feedback control systems, embedded control systems
IEEEFellow,NSFYoungInvestigatorAward
Galvanauskas, Almantas. Professor
Research Interests: Fiber optics, fiber lasers and
amplifiers, ultrafast lasers and amplifiers, nonlinear
optics, semiconductor lasers, integrated optics
Gianchandani, Yogesh. Professor
Research Interests: Microsensors, microactuators,
and MEMS, manufacturing processes, design of
interface circuits for MEMS
IOPFellow
Gilchrist, Brian E. Professor
Research Interests: Plasma electrodynamics, plasma
diagnostics, field emission and nanoparticle
technology, space systems technology
University of Michigan College of Engineering
ECE Faculty
Grbic, Anthony. Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Antennas, microwave circuits,
engineered electromagnetic structures (metamaterials, electromagnetic bandgap materials, frequency
selective surfaces), and analytical electromagnetic
modeling
NSFCareerAward,AFOSRYoung
InvestigatorResearchProgram
Grimard, Dennis. Research Scientist
Managing Director, LNF
Research Interests: Design of RF-based
plasma tools
Grizzle, Jessy W. Jerry W. and Carol L. Levin
Professor of Engineering
Research Interests: Analysis and feedback control of
nonlinear systems; control of bipedal robot locomotion; automotive powertrain control; hybrid electric
vehicles; nonlinear discrete-time systems
NSFYoungInvestigatorAward,IEEEFellow,
ScientificAmericanTop50,IEEEControlSystems
TechnologyAward
Guo, L. Jay. Associate Professor
Research Interests: Nanofabrication technology
and applications, photonic microresonator sensors,
organic photovoltaics, nanophotonics and
nanoelectronics
Haddad, George I. Professor Emeritus of Electrical
Engineering and Computer Science
Research Interests: Microwave and millimeter-wave
solid-state devices and integrated circuits,
optoelectronic devices and circuits
IEEEFellow,Member,NationalAcademyof
Engineering,IEEEMTTDistinguishedEducator
AwardandDistinguishedServiceAward,
IEEEMillenniumMedal
Hayes, John P. Claude E. Shannon Professor of
Engineering Science
Research Interests: Computer-aided design and
testing, computer architecture, fault-tolerant design,
VLSI circuits, quantum computing
ACMandIEEEFellow,IEEEMeritorious
ServiceCertificate
Hero III, Alfred O. R. Jamison and Betty Williams
Professor of Engineering
Research Interests: Statistical signal and
image processing
IEEEFellow,IEEEMillenniumMedal,
DigiteoChaired'Excellence
Hiskens, Ian A. Vennema Professor of Engineering
Research Interests: Power system analysis;
analysis and control of nonlinear non-smooth
dynamical systems
IEEEFellow
Hou, Bixue. Assistant Research Scientist
Research Interests: Ultrafast lasers, high field
physics, holography, ultrafast spectroscopy, optical
information processing
University of Michigan College of Engineering
Islam, Mohammed N. Professor
Research Interests: Mid-infrared laser sources,
advanced semiconductor process control, chemical
sensing and biomedical selective laser ablation
IEEEandOSAFellow,OSAAdolfLombPrize,
TexaseCommTenAward
Jarrahi, Mona. Assistant Professor
Research Interests: RF, microwave, millimeter-wave,
and terahertz circuits; high-frequency devices and
circuits; integrated photonics and optoelectronics
Kalinchenko, Galina. Assistant Research Scientist
Research Interests: Development and maintenance
of high-power, solid-state laser systems
Kanicki, Jerzy. Professor
Research Interests: Organic and molecular electronics; semiconductor thin-film devices and circuits;
flat panel displays and sensors technology
Ku, Pei-Cheng. Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Optoelectronic devices
and materials
Kushner, Mark J. George I. Haddad Professor of
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Director, Michigan Institute for Plasma Science
and Engineering
Research Interests: Plasma science and technology:
materials processing, propulsion, lasers, electromagnetics, microelectronics/MEMS fabrication
APS,AVS,IEEE,Int.UnionPure&Applied
Chemistry,IOP,andOSAFellow,Semiconductor
IndustryAssociationUniversityResearchAward,
IEEEPlasmaScienceandApplicationsAward,
AVSPlasmaScienceandTechnologyPrize,
SemiconductorResearchCorporationTechnical
ExcellenceAward
Lafortune, Stéphane. Professor
Research Interests: System and control theory,
discrete event systems, communication networks
NSFYoungInvestigatorAward,IEEEFellow
Lahiji, G. Roientan. Adjunct Professor and Visiting
Research Scientist
Research Interests: Solid-state integrated circuits,
MEMS and sensors, solid-state devices and
technology
Liepa, Valdis. Research Scientist
Research Interests: Electromagnetic scattering and
diffraction, measurements of electromagnetic fields,
numerical techniques
IEEE MillenniumMedal
Liu, Mingyan. Associate Professor
Research Interests: Wireless, ad hoc and sensor
networks, resource allocation, stochastic control
and optimization, game theory
NSFCAREERAward
Electrical and Computer Engineering
31
ECE Faculty
Lu, Wei. Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Nanoelectronics, growth of
nanoscale semiconductor heterostructures,
novel electronic device structures and device
physics, solid-state-based spintronics,
nanoelectromechanical systems
Maksimchuk, Anatoly. Research Scientist
Research Interests: Laser-matter interaction at
relativistic intensities, table-top particle accelerators,
high-power short-pulse lasers
Mazumder, Pinaki. Professor
Research Interests: VLSI circuit design, VLSI
testing, and VLSI layout tools
AAASandIEEEFellow,DARPAResearch
ExcellenceAward,NSFResearchInitiationAward
McAfee, Jr., Leo C. Associate Professor
Research Interests: Modeling of integrated circuits
for computer-aided analysis and design, automated
semiconductor manufacturing
Meerkov, Semyon M. Professor
Research Interests: Systems science and control;
applications to communication networks and manufacturing systems; semiconductor manufacturing
IEEEFellow
Michielssen, Eric. Professor
Research Interests: Computational, applied, and
theoretical electromagnetics; antennas; microwave
and millimeter wave circuits and packaging
IEEEFellow,Int.UnionofRadioScientistsIssac
KogaGoldMedal
Moghaddam, Mahta. Associate Professor
Research Interests: Radar remote sensing; RF
propagation, scattering, and inverse scattering;
applied electromagnetics
IEEEFellow
Momcilovic, Peter. Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Communication networks,
mathematical aspects of IT
NSFCAREERAward
Mortazawi, Amir. Professor
Research Interests: RF and microwave circuits
including: microwave and millimeter-wave power
amplifiers, spatial power combining
IEEEFellow
Mudge, Trevor. Bredt Family Professor
of Engineering
Research Interests: Computer systems design,
low-power computing, parallel processing,
computer-aided design, impact of technology
IEEEFellow
Munson, Jr., David C. Robert J. Vlasic Dean
of Engineering
Research Interests: Signal and image processing,
radar imaging, tomography, optical/digital imaging,
and interferometry
IEEEFellow,IEEESignalProcessingSociety
Award,IEEEMillenniumMedal
32
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Najafi, Khalil. Schlumberger Professor of
Engineering; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor;
Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering;
Director, National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network
Research Interests: Solid-state integrated sensors,
microactuators, micromechanics, analog and digital
integrated circuits
NSFYoungInvestigatorAward,AIMBEand
IEEEFellow
Nashashibi, Adib Y. Associate Research Scientist
Research Interests: Microwave and millimeter-wave
remote sensing, radio wave propagation, bistatic
radar phenomenology
Nees, John. Associate Research Scientist
Research Interests: Formation of ultra-intense
optical pulses in solid-state lasers for applications
in high-field physics
Neuhoff, David L. Joseph E. and Anne P. Rowe
Professor of Electrical Engineering,
Associate Chair, Electrical and Computer
Engineering
Research Interests: Communications, signal and
image processing, information theory, data
compression, sensor networks
IEEEFellow,IEEEInformationTheorySociety
ServiceAward
Norris, Theodore B. Professor
Director, Center for Ultrafast Optical Science;
Director, Optics and Photonics Area
Research Interests: Application of femtosecond
optical techniques to the physics of semiconductor
nanostructures, in developing new ultrafast optical
and optoelectronic measurement techniques, THz
generation and measurement, plasmonics in
nanostructures, and novel methods for biological
imaging and invivo sensing.
OSAandAPSFellow
Pang, Stella W. Professor
Research Interests: Nanofabrication technology,
dry etching, dry deposition, microelectronic, optical,
micromechanical, and biomedical devices
AVS,ECS,andIEEEFellow
Papaefthymiou, Marios. Professor
Research Interests: Energy-efficient, highperformance computers, VLSI and computer-aided
design, algorithms, parallel and distributed computing
NSFCAREERAward,AROYoungInvestigator
Award
Phillips, Jamie. Associate Professor
Research Interests: Compound semiconductor and
oxide materials growth and application to electronic
and optoelectronic devices
NSFCAREERAward,DARPAYoungFacultyAward
Pierce, Leland E. Associate Research Scientist
Research Interests: Development of image processing techniques for radar remote sensing, scattering
models for natural targets
University of Michigan College of Engineering
ECE Faculty
Pradhan, S. Sandeep. Associate Professor
Research Interests: Distributed compression, sensor
networks, information theory, channel coding, and
multirate signal processing
NSFCAREERAward
Steel, Duncan. Robert J. Hiller Professor
Research Interests: Laser spectroscopy; optical
physics; condensed matter physics; biophysics;
quantum computing
APS,IEEE,andOSAFellow,GuggenheimFellowship
Rais-Zadeh, Mina. Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Integrated RF MEMS, MEMSenabled ICs, wafer-level packaging and micro/
nano-fabrication techniques
Sylvester, Dennis M. Associate Professor
Research Interests: Low-power integrated circuit
design, computer-aided design for VLSI
NSFCAREERAward,SemiconductorResearch
CorporationInventorRecognitionAward,
ACMSIGDAOutstandingNewFacultyAward
Rand, Stephen C. Professor
Research Interests: Optical magnetism, nonlinear
and ultrafast laser spectroscopy, laser and nonlinear
materials
OSAFellow,SeniorFulbrightScholar
Sakallah, Karem A. Professor
Research Interests: VLSI, computer-aided design,
timing verification, optimal clocking
ACMandIEEEFellow
Sarabandi, Kamal. Rufus S. Teesdale Professor
of Engineering
Director, Radiation Laboratory
Research Interests: Microwave and millimeter wave
remote sensing, radar calibration techniques,
geoscience and remote sensing, applied
electromagnetics
IEEEFellow,IEEEGeoscienceandRemote
SensingSocietyDistinguishedAchievementAward
Savarese, Silvio. Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Computer vision, scene understanding, object recognition and reconstruction,
human visual perception and visual psychophysics
Scott, Clayton D. Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Machine learning, data mining,
pattern recognition, statistical signal processing
Shin, Kang G. Kevin and Nancy O’Connor
Professor of Computer Science
Research Interests: Wired and wireless networking,
embedded real-time systems, secure fault-tolerant
system design and analysis
ACMandIEEEFellow,Ho-AmPrizeinEngineering,
IEEERTCTechnicalAchievementAward,National
AcademyofEngineeringofKorea,IEEEComputer
SocietyMeritoriousServiceAward
Singh, Jasprit. Professor
Research Interests: Semiconductor physics,
electronic and electro-optic devices based on
heterostructures
Sodagar, Amir. Assistant Research Scientist
Research Interests: Mixed-signal integrated circuits,
biomedical circuits and systems, wireless
implantable microsystems
Teneketzis, Demosthenis. Professor
Research Interests: Stochastic control, stochastic
systems, communication and queueing networks,
discrete event systems, mathematical economics
IEEEFellow
Terry, Fred L. Professor
Research Interests: Electronic properties of
materials and their effects on devices; physics of
solid-state devices
Ulaby, Fawwaz. Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
Research Interests: Microwave and millimeter
wave remote sensing, radar systems, radio wave
propagation
AAASandIEEEFellow,Member,NationalAcademy
ofEngineering,IEEEThomasEdisonMedal,IEEE
GeoscienceandRemoteSensingEducationAward,
IEEEMillenniumMedal,HKNAssociationC.Holmes
MacDonaldAward,IEEECentennialMedal,IEEE
ElectromagneticsAward,NASA/Dept.oftheInterior
PecoraAward
Wakefield, Gregory H. Associate Professor
Research Interests: Spectral estimation theory; array
processing; speech coding; music processing
NSFYoungInvestigatorAward,IEEEMillennium
Medal
Wentzloff, David D. Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Integrated circuit design for
adaptable wireless communication systems
Whitaker, John F. Research Scientist
Research Interests: Photonics-based probes and
measurement techniques, pulsed-terahertz science
and technology
IEEEMicrowaveTheoryandTechniquesSociety
MicrowavePrize
Winful, Herbert G. Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
Research Interests: Nonlinear optics, optical fibers,
optoelectronics, nonlinear dynamics and chaos
APS,IEEE,OSAFellow,NSFYoung
InvestigatorAward
Stark, Wayne E. Professor
Research Interests: Communications, information
coding theory, spread-spectrum, communications,
mobile communications
NSFYoungInvestigatorAward,IEEEFellow
University of Michigan College of Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
33
ECE Faculty
Winick, Kim A. Professor
Research Interests: Glass/crystal integrated optics,
lasers, optical communication, information theory
OSAFellow
Yanovsky, Victor P. Research Scientist
Research Interests: Ultrashort pulse generation, highpower, short-pulse lasers, high-field plasma physics
Wise, Kensall D. William Gould Dow Distinguished
University Professor; J. Reid and Polly Anderson
Professor of Manufacturing Technology;
Director, Solid-State Electronics Laboratory; Director,
NSF Center for Wireless Integrated MicroSystems
Research Interests: Integrated circuits and related
process technology, integrated solid-state sensors
AIMBEandIEEEFellow,Member,NationalAcademy
ofEngineering,MichiganEmergingIndustry
PioneerAward,SRCAristotleAward,IEEESolidStateCircuitsFieldAward,ColumbusPrizefor
TechnologicalInnovation
Ye, Jing Yong. Associate Research Scientist
Research Interests: Ultrafast spectroscopy,
multiphoton scanning confocal microscopy,
fiber-optic biosensing
Yagle, Andrew E. Professor
Research Interests: Fast algorithms for signal
processing, blind image deconvolution,
inverse scattering
NSFYoungInvestigatorAward,ONRYoung
InvestigatorAward
Yoon, Euisik. Associate Professor
Research Interests: Solid-state integrated sensors,
microfluidic biochip, microactuators, analog and
digital circuits, RF wireless circuits
Zhong, Zhaohui. Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Nanoelectronics and nanophotonics, solar cell technology, chemical and
biological sensing, nanomaterial synthesis
AFFILIATED FACULTY
Cain, Charles A. Richard A. Auhll Professor of Engineering,
Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: Biomedical ultrasound, hyperthermia
cancer therapy, acoustic imaging
Merlin, Roberto D. Professor of Physics
Research Interests: Inelastic light scattering, ultrafast optics,
metamaterials, nanoscience
APSFrankIsaksonPrizeforOpticalEffectsinSolids
Gilbert, Anna. Associate Professor of Mathematics
Research Interests: Analysis, probability, networking,
and algorithms
Michailidis, George. Professor of Statistics
Research Interests: Applied probability, machine learning,
optimization algorithms, modeling, estimation and monitoring
of networks traffic
Goldman, Rachel S. Professor of Materials Science
and Engineering
Research Interests: Atomic-scale design of electronic materials,
with a focus on fundamental processes including strain
relaxation, alloy formation, and diffusion
Kabamba, Pierre. Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Research Interests: Control theory, dynamics, modeling
robustness, sampled-data systems, process control
Krushelnick, Karl. Professor of Nuclear Engineering
and Radiological Science
Research Interests: Intense laser-matter interactions and
high-power laser technology
APSFellow
Kurabayashi, Katsuo. Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Research Interests: Micro/nano engineering, including optical
devices, microactuators, and MEMS/Bio hybrid technology
NSFCAREERAward
Lynch, Jerome P. Assistant Professor of Civil and
Environmental Engineering
Research Interests: Wireless sensor networks, control theory,
nanotechnology, MEMS
NSFCAREERAward,ONRYoungInvestigatorAward
Nagy, Andrew. Professor of Atmospheric, Oceanic and
Space Sciences
Research Interests: Studies of the upper atmosphere,
ionosphere, and magnetosphere of the Earth and other solar
system bodies
Pipe, Kevin. Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Research Interests: Microscale heat transfer, thermoelectric
energy conversion; photovoltaic energy conversion
Ruf, Christopher S. Professor of Atmospheric, Oceanic and
Space Sciences, Director, Space Physics Research Laboratory
Research Interests: Earth environmental remote sensing;
satellite microwave sensor design and development
IEEEFellow,IEEEResnickFieldAward,IEEEGeoscienceand
RemoteSensingServiceAward
Sun, Jing. Professor of Navel Architecture and Marine
Engineering
Research Interests: Adaptive and nonlinear system design and
analysis, propulsion system modeling and control
Tilbury, Dawn. Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Research Interests: Logic control, networked control systems,
and cooperative control
McClamroch, N. Harris. Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Research Interests: Control systems: stabilization,
optimization, estimation
34
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Michigan College of Engineering
NAE Faculty
ECE Faculty Members of the
National Academy of Engineering
The mission of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) is to promote the technological
welfare of the nation by marshaling the knowledge and insights of eminent members of the
engineering profession. Election to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions
conferred on an engineer.
Pallab K. Bhattacharya, Charles M. Vest Distinguished University Professor of Electrical
Engineering and Computer Science and James R. Mellor Professor of Engineering, joined
the faculty in 1984. He has pioneered technological advances in synthetically modulated
semiconductor structures, nanophotonic devices, and other optoelectronic device and
integrated circuit developments. One of his first important breakthroughs was the discovery
and subsequent elucidation of quantum dot formation. He demonstrated the first roomtemperature quantum dot laser, and subsequently worked on quantum dot infrared photodetectors, which
are now being inserted into infrared cameras. Professor Bhattacharya is currently working on high-speed
and high-power quantum dot lasers, quantum dot infrared photodetectors, photonic crystal quantum dot
devices, and spin-based heterostructure devices. His group recently demonstrated the first semiconductor-based spin valve, spin amplifier, and an electrically injected spin laser. He is author of the textbook
SemiconductorOptoelectronicDevices (Prentice Hall, 2nd edition), and more than 500 journal articles.
Election Citation: Forcontributionstoquantum-dotoptoelectronicdevicesandintegrated
optoelectronics
Stephen R. Forrest, William Gould Dow Collegiate Professor and Vice President for
Research, came to U-M in 2006. He leads the Optoelectronics Components and Materials
Group, in existence since 1985, which investigates a wide variety of phenomena and
devices related to electronic materials and optics. This research includes the basic physics
of new semiconductor and organic materials, devices using these materials, and the
system impact of optical devices and structures. Much of his work focuses on developing
devices that can provide solutions to the worldwide shortage of renewable and clean energy, particularly
organic solar cells and high-efficiency interior illumination. In addition, his research includes imaging
systems and thin-film lasers. Professor Forrest has authored about 450 journal articles, has 187 patents,
and has been a founding participant in several companies, including Sensors Unlimited, Epitaxx, Inc.,
Global Photonic Energy Corp., Universal Display Corp. (NASDAQ: PANL) and Apogee Photonics, Inc. He
also serves on the Board of Directors of Applied Materials (NASDAQ-AMAT).
Election Citation: Foradvancesinoptoelectronicdevices,detectorsforfiberoptics,andefficientorganic
LEDsfordisplays
University of Michigan College of Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
35
NAE Faculty
George I. Haddad, Robert J. Hiller Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and
Computer Science, holds a unique position among the ECE faculty. He came to the
University as an undergraduate student in 1952, graduated with his PhD, was subsequently
hired as an Assistant Professor, and served as Department Chair for 19 years. He also
served as Director of the Solid-State Electronics Laboratory, was Director of the Center
for High-Frequency Microelectronics, and PI for the ARO-MURI Program on Low Power/
Low Noise Electronics. He has graduated 58 PhD students, many of whom have continued his legacy of
education and research excellence combined with an abiding concern for others. His early research
spanned masers, parametric amplifiers, detectors, and electron-beam devices, and later turned to
microwave and millimeter-wave solid-state devices and monolithic integrated circuits, microwave-optical
interactions and optoelectronic devices, and integrated circuits. Though recently retired, he remains active
in Departmental and College affairs.
Election Citation: Forcontributionstomicrowaveelectronicsandforleadershipinelectricalengineering
researchandeducation
Fawwaz Ulaby joined the faculty in 1984, and proceeded to leave an impressive mark in
the area of Applied Electromagnetics as well as research administration. He was
Director of the Radiation Laboratory between 1987–1998, Director of the NASA Center for
Space Terahertz Technology 1988–1999, and served as the U-M Vice President for
Research 1999–2005. His research focused primarily on the development of highresolution satellite radar sensors for mapping Earth’s terrestrial environment, and
expanded to include the development of microelectronic devices and circuits that operate at terahertz frequencies. In addition to remarkable achievements in research, he has been an extremely popular teacher,
even in large undergraduate courses. Through the course of his career, he supervised 115 Master’s and
PhD students. Professor Ulaby was recently appointed founding Provost and Executive Vice President
for Academic Affairs of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia,
and still maintains an appointment with the Department.
Election Citation: Forcontributionstothescienceandtechnologyofradarremotesensingand
itsapplications
Kensall D. Wise, William Gould Dow Distinguished University Professor of Electrical
Engineering and Computer Science and J. Reid and Polly Anderson Professor of
Manufacturing Technology, joined U-M as a faculty member in 1974. He is a pioneer in the
field of microsystems (including microsensors, MEMS, and wireless communications),
providing a link between the electronic and non-electronic world. He is a leader in developing the Michigan Probe, a microelectronic interface to the brain, and for two decades
has led the development of an advanced cochlear implant for the profoundly deaf. As Director of the NSF
Center for Wireless Integrated MicroSystems (WIMS), Professor Wise leads efforts in the development of
a gas chromatograph, which will have multiple uses including environmental monitoring and food safety,
and continued efforts in brain micro implants, which have already been shown to mediate the effects of
Parkinson’s disease. His overriding goal is to apply science to the benefit of mankind. He is co-founder of
Integrated Sensing Systems (ISSYS), which specializes in MEMS systems for medical and scientific
sensing applications.
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Annals of Vascular Surgery, September 2005, v. 19, n. 5
the stentenna shown on the cover was invented by Kensall D. Wise,
Yogesh Gianchandani, Andrew DeHennis, and Kenichi Takahata,
and reprinted on the cover with their permission.
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Sensors Magazine, August 1, 2006
Sensors Magazine cover © Questex Media Group, Inc. All rights
reserved. Reprinted by permission. Cover originally appeared in
August 2006 issue of Sensors Magazine from the article, MEMS
Update: What’s Near, What’s Here by Joe Giachino.
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The Control Systems Magazine, October 2003, v. 23 n. 5
RABBIT: A Testbed for Advanced Control Theory,
by Christine Chevallereau, Gabriel Abba, Yannick Aoustin,
Franck Plestan, Eric R. Westervelt, Carlos Canudas-de-Wit,
and Jessy W. Grizzle, pp. 57–59.
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Production Systems Engineering, by Jingshan Li and
Semyon M. Meerkov. Springer 2008.
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Proceedings of the IEEE, September 2007, v. 95, n. 9
(Special Issue)
Quantum-Dot Optoelectronic Devices, by Pallab Bhattacharya and
Zetian Mi, pp. 1723–1740. High-Temperature Tunneling Quantum-Dot
Intersublevel Detectors for Mid-Infrared to Terahertz Frequencies, by
Pallab Bhattacharya, Xiaohua Su, G. Ariyawansa, and A.G.U.
Perera, pp. 1828–1837.
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Cytometry Part B, January 2009, v. 76B
Analysis of Clinical Flow Cytometric Immunophenotyping Data by
Clustering on Statistical Manifolds: Treating Flow Cytometry Data as
High-Dimensional Objects, by William G. Finn, Kevin M. Carter,
Raviv Raich, Lloyd M. Stoolman, and Alfred O. Hero, pp. 1–7.
www.eecs.umich.edu/ece
MEMS and Integrated Microsystems
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Applied Physics Letters, February 4, 2008, v. 92 n. 5
Direct Vapor Jet Printing of Three Color Segment Organic Light
Emitting Devices for White Light Illumination, by Michael S. Arnold,
Gregory J. McGraw, Stephen R. Forrest, and Richard R. Lunt.
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Applied Physics Letters, January 5, 2009 v. 94 n. 1
Flexible Photodetectors on Plastic Substrates by Use of Printing
Transferred Single-Crystal Germanium Membranes, by Hao-Chih
Yuan, Jonghyun Shin, Guoxuan Qin, Lei Sun, Pallab Bhattacharya,
Max G. Lagally, George K. Celler, and Zhenqiang Ma.
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Integrated Circuits and VLSI
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Applied Electromagnetics
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Control Systems
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Table of Contents
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Welcome to ECE
Research Areas
Applied Physics Letters, March 10, 2008, v. 92 n. 10
Branched SnO2 Nanowires on Metallic Nanowire Backbones With
Sub-ppm Sensitivity to Ethanol, by Qing Wan, Jin Huang, Zhong Xie,
Taihong Wang, Eric N. Dattoli, and Wei Lu.
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Hearing Research, August 2008, v. 242, n. 102
Cover photo is from the article, High-Density Cochlear Implants With
Position Sensing and Control, by Kensall D. Wise, Pamela T. Bhatti,
Jianbai Wang, Craig R. Friedrich, pp. 22–30.
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Laser Focus World, April 2008
ULTRAFAST LASERS: Michigan Group Achieves Laser Intensity
Record, by Jim Hecht. Copyright PennWell Corp. 2008, reprinted
by permission.
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Robotics and Computer Vision
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Energy and Power Systems
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Quantum Science and Devices
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Communications
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