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With new ‘shuffling’ trick, researchers can measure gene activity in single cells

A team led by Georg Seelig has developed an innovative approach to reliably track gene activity in a tissue down to the level of single cells.

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Using a laser to wirelessly charge a smartphone safely across a room

In another UW first, researchers have developed a method to charge a smartphone using a laser — safely, wirelessly and potentially as quickly as a standard USB cable.

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Assistant Professor Arka Majumdar awarded Sloan Fellowship for early-career research

Assistant Professor Arka Majumdar has received a fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for his research at the forefront of combining quantum materials and nanophotonics.

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Hybrid optics bring color imaging using ultrathin metalenses into focus

UW EE research breakthrough could lead to an ultrathin lens for cameras or microscopes — without glass.

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Nanofabrication Short Course 2018

We're pleased to offer a one-week survey course that introduces key nanofabrication techniques, tools and methods!

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UW, Tsinghua researchers explore challenges and opportunities for smart, renewable energy grids

What does the future of smart energy systems look like? UW EE power and energy experts hosted colleagues from Tsinghua University for a symposium to explore the challenges and possibilities.

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New NSF-funded initiative tackles urban challenges, supports smart cities

UW researchers introduce MOHERE to build a multi-disciplinary research community consisting of experts in social, behavior, economic, and learning sciences, design, built environments, computer science and engineering in partnership with local communities.

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UW EE startup OneRadio's signal receiver technology engages security researchers

The company, which was founded by UW Electrical Engineering Professor John Sahr and Affiliate Professor Tony Goodson, has received the first customer for its advanced signal receiver technology.

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Students access new technology through UW engineering, Sonos partnership

Engineering students gathered to receive exclusive access to the Sonos API and smart speakers. These students are the first to receive this level of professional developer access. Three teams were recognized with the best projects.

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The 2017 Research Review Day

UW EE hosted its first annual Research Review Day. Industry partners joined University of Washington faculty and students to discuss top research in the field of electrical engineering.

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Undergraduate student Vijay Singh selected as IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholar

This prestigious award is awarded to the highest-achieving electrical engineering students, with a focus in the power and energy sector, across the U.S.

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Dr. Joshua Smith becomes Milton and Delia Zeutschel Professor for Entrepreneurial Excellence

The new professorship was established through a generous gift from UW EE alum Milton Zeutschel (BSEE '60) and his wife Delia Zeutschel (BA '58) to recruit and retain entrepreneurially-driven faculty.

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Researchers develop WiFi that connects to 3D printed materials without electronics

UW engineers develop 3-D printing plastic objects and sensors that can collect useful data and communicate with other WiFi-connected devices entirely on their own.

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UW launches Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems

The Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems (NanoEs) will pursue impactful advancements in a variety of disciplines — including energy, materials science, computation and medicine. It is housed in a new, multimillion-dollar facility on the UW’s Seattle campus and led by UW EE Professor Karl Böhringer.

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UW Team wins international Amazon Alexa Prize for the design of conversational AI

The UW EE-led team developed Sounding Board, a conversational agent designed to interact with users with engaging and informative conversation and transform how people interact with information.

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