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8 faculty named 2017 Amazon Catalyst Fellows

In a partnership with the University of Washington, Amazon Catalyst supports bold solutions to world problems.

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UW EE leads NIST PSCR grant for next-generation broadband

The UW is one of 19 universities awarded the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) grant to develop performance analysis tools for the proposed next-generation broadband LTE based FirstNet.

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UW team achieves a factor of 10 performance improvement for BCI Recording Systems

UW researchers present a system that addresses BCI challenges, increasing channel recording density by ten times current state-of-the-art systems.

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UW researchers develop world's first battery-free phone

The breakthrough technology harvests the few microwatts of power it requires from either ambient radio signals or light to energize the device.

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Researchers deliver first targeted treatment for movement disorder

Professor Howard Chizeck and researchers from electrical engineering, CSNE and UW Medicine develop a system to relieve symptoms of essential tremors with a smaller cost on battery life.

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Partnership with CMMB launches new center on smart, connected communities

CMMB Vision has awarded UW Electrical Engineering a $1.5 million gift to establish the CMMB Vision-UW Center on Satellite Multimedia and Connected Vehicles.

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For Researchers

Each day, we are working together to build great things. From utilizing DNA to store a legion of digital files to discovering advanced protections against elite computer hacking, we value our research collaborations. There are many ways to contribute to our research, so let’s come together and tackle the big questions together.

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We have over 50 faculty members across a multitude of research concentrations and focuses.  Search our faculty »

See Our Research

We pursue research across a broad range of areas, from antennas to photonics to vehicular technology. Some of our research is housed in major multi-university centers, like the University of Washington Nanofabrication Facility. Additional research projects are part of collaborative electrical engineering faculty groups, like our BioRobotics Lab. There are many opportunities to see our research in action. Come visit our labs! Contact Kelly Williams to schedule a tour: kvw9880@uw.edu

Entrepreneurial Engineering Capstone Course

Developed in 2015, the Entrepreneurial Capstone enables students to work in teams on industry sponsored projects. The first entrepreneurial system design course of its kind in the department, the option is designed to develop students’ skills in innovation, systems engineering and project management. The program offers select companies an opportunity to benefit from the vibrant innovation culture at UW EE.

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