November 13, 2017

Professor Smith discusses how the IoT will change our daily lives

UW Professor of Electrical Engineering and Allen School Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Joshua Smith discusses our future in a world of technology – complete connectivity through the Internet. According to Smith, the Internet of Things (IoT) is already transforming the way we communicate with the world around us, from implantable devices that monitor our…


November 7, 2017

Researchers achieve quantum dot solar cell world record

A collaboration between researchers at the University of Washington Department of Electrical Engineering (UW EE) and the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) yields a new world efficiency record for quantum dot solar cells at 13.4 percent. Quantum dots are incredibly small electronic materials. Ranging from 3 to 20 nanometers in size, they…


November 3, 2017

Researchers reprogram yeast mating habits for the future of medicine

When developing new drug treatments for disease, researchers look to yeast. With its rapid cell cycle and the ease with which its genes can be tweaked, yeast is a flexible tool used to test how a particular drug, chemical or enzyme affects unicellular organisms (e.g. bacteria). Like human cells, yeast has a eukaryotic structure (nucleus, cytoplasm and…


November 2, 2017

UW NNCI WNF celebrates completion of $37M remodel project

On October 24, 2017, The University of Washington National Nanotechnology Coordinated Structure (NNCI) Washington Nanofabrication Facility (WNF)  officially opened the doors of its remodeled facility – a 15,000 square-foot space that offers an open-access cleanroom and expert resources to users. The environment further enhances the shared discovery and dissemination of new technologies focused on nanotechnology and fabrication…


October 30, 2017

Researchers receive ASME JDSMC Kalman Best Paper Award

Drs. Ivan Yeoh, Per Reinhall, Martin Berg, Howard Chizeck and Eric Seibel received the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control (JDSMC) Rudolf Kalman Best Paper Award for their paper “Electromechanical Modeling and Adaptive Feedforward Control of a Self-Sensing Scanning Fiber Endoscope.” The paper presents the first online-adaptive control strategy for the…


October 23, 2017

WNF supports the development of flexible ‘skin’ for robots


October 18, 2017

Two UW EE graduate students receive best paper award from leading IEEE signal/audio workshop

UW Electrical Engineering (UW EE) Ph.D. student Thomas Powers and UW EE alum Scott Wisdom (Ph.D. ’17) received the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics in New Paltz, New York on October 15. Their paper “Deep Recurrent NMF for Speech Separation by Unfolding Iterative…


October 16, 2017

Baosen Zhang appointed as Keith and Nancy Rattie Endowed Career Development Professor

Over 40 years ago, Keith Rattie (BSEE ’76) received a phone call that would change his life. In August 1975, Rattie was entering his senior year in the University of Washington Department of Electrical Engineering (UW EE). UW EE chair at the time, Dr. Daniel Dow, shared the news with Rattie that Standard Oil of…


October 10, 2017

Professor Kirschen discusses renewable energy for Puerto Rico on NPR’s Marketplace

Although it has been a little over two weeks since Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico, 90 percent of the island is still without power. Sustainability advocates see an opportunity; the island is primed for the rebirth of renewable energy. The power grid can be reset and rebuilt around these renewables. However, as experts note,…


October 4, 2017

CMMB Vision honored at 2017 UW Recognition Gala

CMMB Vision (CMMB) was honored on September 8 at the 2017 UW Recognition Gala for their partnership with the UW Department of Electrical Engineering (UW EE) and support in establishing the CMMB Vision-UW EE Center on Satellite Multimedia and Connected Vehicles. This past spring, CMMB awarded UW EE a $1.5 million gift to build the new research…



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