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Professor Smith discusses how the IoT will change our daily lives

UW EE Professor Joshua Smith speaks with NBC News on how the Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming the way we communicate with the world around us.

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Researchers achieve quantum dot solar cell world record

A collaboration between researchers at the University of Washington Department of Electrical Engineering and the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory yielded a new world efficiency record for quantum dot solar cells at 13.4 percent.

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Researchers reprogram yeast mating habits for the future of medicine

Researchers in the departments of electrical engineering and biochemistry collaborate to redesign yeast for multiple mating types, increasing the speed and efficiency of drug development.

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UW NNCI WNF celebrates completion of $37M remodel project

The NNCI Washington Nanofabrication Facility (WNF) held a ribbon cutting ceremony to recognize the completion of the nearly six-year project, which included a robust remodel of the facilities.

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Researchers receive ASME JDSMC Kalman Best Paper Award

The authors received this top award for their research on electromechanical modeling for precise image capture.

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WNF supports the development of flexible 'skin' for robots

Researchers from the UW and UCLA used the Washington Nanofabrication Facility (WNF) to develop a prosthetic skin for robots that has similar "feel" attributes as the human hand.

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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 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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