March 15, 2018

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

By James Urton, UW News For biologists, a single cell is a world of its own: It can form a harmonious part of a tissue, or go rogue and take on a diseased state, like cancer. But biologists have long struggled to identify and track the many different types of cells hiding within tissues. Researchers…

February 21, 2018

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

By James Urton, UW News Although mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones let us communicate, work and access information wirelessly, their batteries must still be charged by plugging them in to an outlet. But engineers at the University of Washington have for the first time developed a method to safely charge a smartphone wirelessly…

February 15, 2018

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

By Jackson Holtz, UW News Arka Majumdar, assistant professor of electrical engineering and of physics, has been awarded an early-career fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Open to scholars in eight scientific and technical fields — chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, molecular biology, neuroscience, ocean sciences and physics — the fellowships honor those early-career…

February 13, 2018

Hybrid optics bring color imaging using ultrathin metalenses into focus

By James Urton, UW News For photographers and scientists, lenses are lifesavers. They reflect and refract light, making possible the imaging systems that drive discovery through the microscope and preserve history through cameras. But today’s glass-based lenses are bulky and resist miniaturization. Next-generation technologies, such as ultrathin cameras or tiny microscopes, require lenses made of…

February 2, 2018

Lecturer search 2017-2018

2017-2018 Lecturer Search (AA26949) — The Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Washington invites applications for multiple positions at the lecturer level in the fields of electrical and computer engineering. We are looking for excellent candidates in the areas of energy systems, big physical data analytics, biomedical systems, Internet of Things, hardware platforms, robotics…

January 30, 2018

Nanofabrication Short Course 2018

Is nanofabrication the next step in your engineering knowledge? We’re pleased to offer a one-week survey course that introduces key nanofabrication techniques, tools and methods. The Nanofabrication Intensive Short Course (March 19-23) involves hands-on laboratory sessions coupled with lectures that will give attendees a high-level and real-time experience in fabrication technologies. Course is open to…

January 25, 2018

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

University of Washington electrical engineering professors and CEI member faculty Daniel Kirschen and Baosen Zhang hosted faculty from Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) for a symposium on smart energy systems on December 8, 2017. The Tsinghua group was led by Chongqing Kang, professor of electrical engineering and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Department. “Our two groups have collaborated for a…

December 20, 2017

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

In many urban environments throughout the U.S., growing economic and public health problems scourge communities. Population growth, aging and resource scarcity are among the top challenges. In Seattle, for example, booming house prices cater to only a small group, the upper echelon of potential homebuyers. These soaring housing costs and rock-bottom vacancy rates shed light…

December 15, 2017

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

Founded by University of Washington Electrical Engineering (UW EE) Professor John Sahr and Affiliate Professor Tony Goodson, OneRadio was developed to create a single radio that is capable of performing multiple functions simultaneously. The company’s signal receiver technology combines hardware advances with software applications to allow users to perform many functions at once via software applications….

December 14, 2017

Students access new technology through UW engineering, Sonos partnership

University of Washington engineering and design 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. In the past, only companies like Pandora and Spotify have been able to secure this opportunity. Sonos, the home sound system developer, presented…

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