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An electronically tunable metasurface that rotates polarization highlights Prof. Anthony Grbic's research in developing a transparent, electronically tunable metasurface as part of a $7.5M MURI project. Also featured is PhD student, Zhanni Wu, who is a member of Grbic's team. [Full Story]
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Time-varying metamaterials for next generation communication, sensing, and defense systems

With $7.5M MURI grant, Professor Anthony Grbic is developing metamaterials for a new generation of integrated electromagnetic and photonic systems. [Full Story]
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U-M researchers develop small device that bends light to generate new radiation

Prof. Roberto Merlin led the development of a device the size of a match head that can bend light inside a crystal to generate synchrotron radiation in a lab. Prof. Anthony Grbic led the team that designed the metasurface with former doctoral student Carl Pfeiffer. [Full Story]
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Prof. Anthony Grbic receives U-M Faculty Recognition Award

Prof. Anthony Grbic received a 2018 University of Michigan Faculty Recognition Award for outstanding achievement in scholarly research, excellence as a teacher, advisor and mentor, and distinguished service to the institution and profession. Prof. Grbic is a world leader in the development of metamaterials and metasurfaces. [Full Story]
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Four students earn awards at 2018 IEEE APS/URSI

Four University of Michigan graduate students won Honorable Mentions at the 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting. This is the flagship conference for those researching antenna, propagation, and radio sciences, with over 2,000 authors presenting their work. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Antennas   Graduate Students   Sarabandi, Kamal   Sensing and Sensors   Tsang, Leung   Wireless Systems   

Seed-sized U-M computers pumped into oil wells featured at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

A specially created version of the Michigan Micro Mote, measuring 5mmx5mm, is being featured for its role in oil exploration as part of a new exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Blaauw, David   Energy Science and Engineering   Integrated Circuits and VLSI   Millimeter-scale Computing   Phillips, Jamie D.   Sylvester, Dennis   Wentzloff, David   

New Courses Offered by ECE: Winter 2017

As technology changes and advances, so does the range of courses offered by our faculty. The following courses being offered to students for the Winter 2017 term include completely new courses as well as nearly-new courses that may soon become a regular part of the curriculum. They are all being offered by faculty uniquely qualified to teach the courses. The faculty bring extensive experience based on their own research in these areas. [Full Story]
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2016 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards

The EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards are presented annually to faculty members for their outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, and service. The recipients of the 2016 EECS Outstanding Achievement Award are Prof. Anthony Grbic, Dr. David Paoletti, Prof. Mina Rais-Zadeh, and Prof. Thomas F. Wenisch. [Full Story]
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Prof. Anthony Grbic Elected IEEE Fellow for Contributions to the Theory and Design of Electromagnetic Metamaterials

Prof. Anthony Grbic has been elected IEEE Fellow, "for contributions to the theory and design of electromagnetic metamaterials." He has created radically new antennas and optical devices based on the development of novel metamaterials and metasurfaces. His research could pave the way for flat/low profile, integrated optical devices, as well as new generations of wireless consumer electronics and mobile devices that are either smaller or more versatile. [Full Story]
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Cheng Zhang Awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship for Research on Nanophotonic Materials and Devices

Cheng Zhang, a 5th year Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering, has been awarded a Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship to support his doctoral research in new optical materials and device concepts for future optoelectronic devices. Key to one facet of Cheng's research is his investigation of a new kind of silver film, aluminum-doped silver (Al-doped Ag), for device fabrication. In addition, Cheng is investigating nano-size metamaterials for use in optical spectrum filtering and polarization/direction control. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Graduate Students   Guo, L. Jay   Norris, Theodore B.   Optics and Photonics   Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology   

Shrinking the size of optical systems, exponentially

ECE researchers have developed a way to exponentially shrink the size of a system typically needed to control the polarization of light, while maintaining the high level of performance needed for numerous optical applications such as color displays, microscopy and photography. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Applied Electromagnetics and RF Circuits   Graduate Students   Guo, L. Jay   LNF   Solid-State Devices and Nanotechnology   

Gurkan Gok Receives Paper Award for Making Better Antenna Beams

Gurkan Gok (PhD, EE 2014, exp) won Third Place in the Student Paper Competition at the 2014 IEEE Int. Symposium on Antennas and Propagation for his paper that describes an antenna beam former that he developed using metamaterials. The design strategy provides new opportunities in smart antenna development. [Full Story]
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Tailor-made surface swaps light polarization

A new approach to manipulating light using two-dimensional metamaterials called metasurfaces offers a compact alternative to traditional methods. The researchers believe the basic geometry of cascading patterned metallic sheets can provide the basis for cleverly designing and fabricating a broad range of optical devices, including symmetric circular polarizers, polarization rotators, and asymmetric linear polarizers. [Full Story]
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Jason Heebl Receives NDSEG Fellowship

Jason Heebl, a graduate student in the electrical engineering program, was awarded a three-year National Defense Science and Engineering (NDSEG) Fellowship to pursue his doctoral degree in the area of RF metamaterials and wireless power applications. [Full Story]
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How a metamaterial might improve a depression treatment

A brain stimulation technique that is used to treat tough cases of depression could be considerably improved with a new headpiece designed by University of Michigan engineers. [Full Story]
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MCubing by ECE Faculty to find answers - fast

Ten different ECE faculty are teaming up with colleagues across the University - from Epidemiology to Political Science, Ophthalmology to Psychiatry, Neurosurgergy to Astronomy - to pursue new initiatives deemed to have major societal impact in the U-M MCubed program. [Full Story]
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A gift for all time: Ernest and Bettine Kuh Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award

Faculty, students, and friends and family of Ernest and Bettine Kuh gathered together April 25 to dedicate the Ernest and Bettine Kuh Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award. The first recipient of this award is Prof. Tony Grbic. [Full Story]
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Using imprint processing to mass-produce tiny antennas could improve wireless electronics

Prof. Anthony Grbic and Prof. Stephen Forrest, with PhD student Carl Pfeiffer, have found a way to mass-produce antennas so small that they approach the fundamental minimum size limit for their bandwidth, or data rate, of operation. [Full Story]
Related Topics:  Antennas   Applied Electromagnetics and RF Circuits   Electronic devices   Forrest, Stephen   

2011 EECS Promotions

Congratulations Robert Dick, Tony Grbic, Jay Guo, Wei Lu, Scott Mahlke, Dragomir Radev, and Martin Strauss on your recent promotions! [Full Story]
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Prof. Grbic Receives USNC/URSI Booker Fellowship

This triennial award is presented to a U.S. scientist for outstanding contributions to radio science by the U.S Nat. Committee for the Int. Union of Radio Science. [Full Story]
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Tony Grbic Honored as MTT-S Outstanding Young Engineer

Prof. Grbic will receive this award from the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society "for outstanding early career contributions to the microwave profession."

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Anthony Grbic Honored with Henry Russel Award

Prof. Grbic was honored by the University of Michigan for his impressive research and exemplary teaching. [Full Story]
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Tony Grbic Meets the President

Prof. Grbic was honored at the White House along with fellow 2009 winners of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). [Full Story]
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Tony Grbic Awarded Presidential Early Career Award

Prof. Tony Grbic was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on scientists and engineers early in their careers [Full Story]
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Pinpoint microwave resolution could lead to wireless power transfer

Prof. Tony Grbic's research could lead to advances such as laptop computers that recharge without plugging in, higher-resolution microscopes for observing molecules, and CDs that can store vastly more data. A report on the work, co-authored by Prof. Roberto Merlin and graduate student Lei Jiang just appeared in Science. [U-M Press Release] [Science Report]
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Prof. Tony Grbic Awarded CAREER Grant

Prof. Tony Grbic, Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Division, has been awarded an NSF CAREER grant for the project, Advances in Metamaterial Structures and Devices. [Read more...]
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Tony Grbic Receives AFOSR Young Investigator Award

Assistant professor Tony Grbic received a Young Investigator Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). This grant will support research that is expected to open new opportunities in antenna design and microwave/millimeter-wave device development. [Read more...]
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