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Demba Komma awarded Microsoft Research Ada Lovelace Fellowship for research on IoT localization technologies

Komma, a PhD student, is working to develop robust low powered localization technology for Artificial Intelligence enabled Internet of Things in locations where GPS is limited or blocked. |Short Read
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ECE students, faculty recognized with 2021 MLK Spirit Awards

The award celebrates those who have gone above and beyond to service and support social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. |Short Read
Kaleo Roberts

Kaleo Roberts receives scholarship from the American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Roberts works to improve remote sensing of soil moisture, which is important for environmental conservation, natural resource management, and agriculture.|Short Read
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Pioneering a way to keep very small satellites in orbit

More than 250 students had a hand in a satellite scheduled to launch on January 17th, the first in space for a project to keep nanosats in orbit by harnessing Earth’s magnetic field. |Medium Read
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DYNAMO achieves first observation of the “charge separation effect”

Research led by Prof. Stephen Rand, Director of the Center for Dynamic Magneto-optics (DYNAMO), has important potential for energy conversion, ultrafast switching, nanophotonics, and nonlinear optics.|Medium Read

Cody Scarborough wins Exceptional Student Contributions Award at Metamaterials 2020

PhD student Cody Scarborough was recognized for his work advancing the understanding and study of electromagnetic waves. |Short Read

Christopher Allemang awarded IEEE EDS PhD Fellowship for his work advancing thin-film electronics

Allemang focuses on amorphous oxide semiconductor thin-film electronics, which can support the next generation of electronic skins, textiles, solar cells, and displays.|Short Read
Cynthia Finelli

Prof. Cindy Finelli named IEEE Fellow for leadership and scholarship in engineering education

Prof. Finelli’s programs and scholarship have enriched the education of countless engineering students.|Short Read

Prof. Sandeep Pradhan named IEEE Fellow for contributions to information theory

Prof. Pradhan has made fundamental contributions to distributed compression and structured coding|Short Read
The electrons absorb laser light and set up “momentum combs” (the hills) spanning the energy valleys within the material (the red line). When the electrons have an energy allowed by the quantum mechanical structure of the material—and also touch the edge of the valley—they emit light. This is why some teeth of the combs are bright and some are dark. By measuring the emitted light and precisely locating its source, the research mapped out the energy valleys in a 2D crystal of tungsten diselenide. Credit: Markus Borsch, Quantum Science Theory Lab, University of Michigan.

Mapping quantum structures with light to unlock their capabilities

Rather than installing new “2D” semiconductors in devices to see what they can do, this new method puts them through their paces with lasers and light detectors.|Medium Read
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U-M, community partners tackle energy insecurity in three Detroit neighborhoods

Johanna Mathieu is one of four principal investigators on a project to improve home energy efficiency and to lower monthly utility bills.|Medium Read

Podcast: Artificial photosynthesis for sustainable solar fuels

In S1E1, unlocking quantum properties to close the loop on carbon emissions.|Long Read