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Assistant professor Baosen Zhang serves as panelist at DOE Artificial Intelligence Summit

Zhang discussed Artificial Intelligence for Energy Grid Optimization at event hosted by Dept. of Energy Rick Perry.

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ECE professor Arka Majumdar’s lab creates new metasurface design that can control optical fields in three dimensions

A team led by scientists at the University of Washington has designed and tested a 3D-printed metamaterial that can manipulate light with nanoscale precision.

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Professor Howard Chizeck profiled by Robotics Business Review

Joanne Pransky, associate editor for Industrial Robot Journal, recently spoke with Chizeck about haptic feedback challenges and the lessons he’s learned through the founding of several robotics companies.

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Professor Lih Lin named 2020 Optical Society Fellow

Dr. Lin has been awarded an Optical Society of America (OSA) Fellowship for the significant technical achievements and contributions she has made in the field of photonics.

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ECE Professor Linda Bushnell elected International Federation of Automatic Control Fellow

Dr. Bushnell is the first UW recipient of the IFAC Fellow Award, for "contributions to the analysis and design of networked control systems.”

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2017 Alumna Elaine Reeves receives Distinguished New Engineer Award

ECE's Professional Master’s Program's own, 2017 Alumna Elaine Reeves will be receiving the SWE Distinguished New Engineer Award.

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                    [post_content] => [caption id="attachment_16041" align="alignright" width="200"] Assistant Professor Baosen Zhang[/caption]

ECE assistant professor Baosen Zhang recently attended the 4th InnovationXLab Artificial Intelligence Summit at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, Illinois from Oct. 2-3. The event, hosted by U.S. Secretary of Energy and keynote speaker Rick Perry and the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, discussed the DOE's latest AI research and the recent establishment of its Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office (AITO) and Artificial Intelligence Program (DOE AI) to "harness and accelerate the Department’s world-class leadership in high-performance computing, facilities, and team science in applying AI across the entire National Laboratory system to increase the pace of discovery in energy, materials science, health care, transportation, and beyond." Zhang, who researches power systems and cyberphysical systems in the ECE Department at the University of Washington, served on a panel to discuss AI for Energy Grid Optimization, and was the sole representative from the fields of academia and engineering.
“The world is in the midst of the Golden Age of AI, and DOE’s world class scientific and computing capabilities will be critical to securing America’s dominance in this field,” said Secretary Perry.  “This new office housed within the Department of Energy will concentrate our existing efforts while also facilitating partnerships and access to federal data, models and high performance computing resources for America’s AI researchers. Its mission will be to elevate, accelerate and expand DOE’s transformative work to accelerate America’s progress in AI for years to come.”
[caption id="attachment_16042" align="alignleft" width="911"] Zhang speaking on AI for Energy Grid Optimization panel[/caption]                                   More information on the event and these new initiatives can be found on the InnovationXLab's blog page. [post_title] => Assistant professor Baosen Zhang serves as panelist at DOE Artificial Intelligence Summit [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => baosen-zhang-ai [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-10-08 15:28:01 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-10-08 22:28:01 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.ece.uw.edu/?post_type=spotlight&p=16037 [menu_order] => 1 [post_type] => spotlight [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 16024 [post_author] => 26 [post_date] => 2019-10-07 14:11:14 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-10-07 21:11:14 [post_content] => (re-posted from UW News) A team led by scientists at the University of Washington has designed and tested a 3D-printed metamaterial that can manipulate light with nanoscale precision. As they report in a paper published Oct. 4 in the journal Science Advances, their designed optical element focuses light to discrete points in a 3D helical pattern. The team’s design principles and experimental findings demonstrate that it is possible to model and construct metamaterial devices that can precisely manipulate optical fields with high spatial resolution in three dimensions. Though the team chose a helical pattern — a spiral helix — for their optical element to focus light, their approach could be used to design optical elements that control and focus light in other patterns. Devices with this level of precision control over light could be used not only to miniaturize today’s optical elements, such as lenses or retroreflectors, but also to realize new varieties. In addition, designing optical fields in three dimensions could enable creation of ultra-compact depth sensors for autonomous transportation, as well as optical elements for displays and sensors in virtual- or augmented-reality headsets. Read the full article here. [post_title] => ECE professor Arka Majumdar’s lab creates new metasurface design that can control optical fields in three dimensions [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => ece-professor-arka-majumdars-lab-creates-new-metasurface-design-that-can-control-optical-fields-in-three-dimensions [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-10-07 14:11:14 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-10-07 21:11:14 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.ece.uw.edu/?post_type=spotlight&p=16024 [menu_order] => 2 [post_type] => spotlight [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 15955 [post_author] => 26 [post_date] => 2019-09-30 15:59:58 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-09-30 22:59:58 [post_content] => [caption id="attachment_16019" align="alignright" width="252"] Howard Chizeck[/caption] ECE professor Howard Chizeck was interviewed recently by Robotics Business Review (RBR) about his telerobotic research involving haptic navigation and control for telerobotic devices, including robotic surgery and underwater systems. His neural engineering work involves the design and security of brain-machine interfaces, and the development of devices to control symptoms of essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease. He is also a founder and chair of the board of directors for Olis Robotics, established in 2013 under the name BluHaptics, which aims to commercialize haptic rendering, haptic navigation and other UW telerobotic technologies. Read the full interview.   [post_title] => Professor Howard Chizeck profiled by Robotics Business Review [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => chizeck-rbr [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-10-03 09:44:19 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-10-03 16:44:19 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.ece.uw.edu/?post_type=spotlight&p=15955 [menu_order] => 3 [post_type] => spotlight [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 15899 [post_author] => 26 [post_date] => 2019-09-27 12:21:40 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-09-27 19:21:40 [post_content] => Professor Linda Bushnell   Professor Linda Bushnell, a Research Professor in UW ECE since 2000, has been elected an International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Fellow for “contributions to the analysis and design of networked control systems.” The IFAC Fellow Award is given to persons who have made outstanding and extraordinary contributions in the field of interest of IFAC, in the role of Engineer/Scientist, Technical Leader or Educator.   
“The primary objective of IFAC is to serve all those concerned with the theory and application of automatic control and systems engineering, wherever they are situated. We want to promote the Science and Technology of systems theory and automatic control in diverse systems – from engineering, biological, social to economic systems, while maintaining the highest technical level of scientific excellence.” - Frank Allgöwer, IFAC President 2017-2020
  Professor Bushnell is the first UW recipient of the IFAC Fellow Award. The first Fellows were elected at the IFAC World Congress in Prague in July 2005, and the 2017-2020 IFAC Fellows were voted on by the IFAC Council in September, 2019. For this triennium, 25 Fellows were chosen by the Fellow Selection Committee. Pins and Certificates will be presented at the 2020 World Congress in Berlin. The full list of IFAC Fellows can be found here.     Prof. Bushnell received her Ph.D. in EE from UC Berkeley in 1994, her M.A. in Mathematics from UC Berkeley in 1989, her M.S. in EE from UConn - Storrs in 1987 and her B.S. in EE from UConn - Storrs in 1985. She also received her MBA from the UW Foster School of Business in 2010. Her research interests include networked control systems and secure-control. She is also a Fellow of the IEEE for contributions to networked control systems, and has received numerous other honors and awards throughout her career. More information about Prof. Bushnell’s research can be found on her faculty webpage.     [post_title] => ECE Professor Linda Bushnell elected International Federation of Automatic Control Fellow [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => ifac_linda_bushnell [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-09-27 14:10:33 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-09-27 21:10:33 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.ece.uw.edu/?post_type=spotlight&p=15899 [menu_order] => 4 [post_type] => spotlight [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 15890 [post_author] => 26 [post_date] => 2019-09-30 14:44:34 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-09-30 21:44:34 [post_content] => Professor Lih Lin, an ECE professor at UW since 2003, has been awarded an Optical Society (OSA) Fellowship for 2020 due to the significant technical achievements and contributions she has made in the field of photonics. Dr. Lin has demonstrated pioneering efforts in several new research frontiers, including the research and development of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) optical switching technologies and innovation in solution-processed photonic components and devices.   The OSA Fellow is a membership designation of The Optical Society (OSA) that denotes distinguished scientific accomplishment in the advancement of optics and photonics, and requires peer group nomination. The bylaws of this society allow just 10% of its membership to be designated as an OSA Fellow, and the number elected each year is limited to approximately 0.5% of the previous year's membership total.  
Being named an OSA Fellow is an honor accorded to those of rare distinction in their field, and carries the responsibility of service to and leadership of the optics and photonics communities.” -Ian Walmsley, OSA President 
  Dr. Lin has been contributing to the field of Photonics since 1993. Her overall achievement is represented by more than 90 refereed journal publications, over 180 invited and contributed conference papers, short courses and tutorials and 33 granted U.S. patents. She has been a member of OSA since 1996, and is also a member of IEEE, where she was elected as a Fellow in 2010.   Prior to joining UW, she worked as a Senior Technical Staff Member in AT&T Labs-Research from 1996-2000, where she made pioneering contributions to MEMS optical switching technologies for optical networking. She first proposed and demonstrated the potential of free-space integrated MEMS technology to enable high-capacity optical switching for optical fiber communication networks. In 2000, she joined Tellium Inc. as Director of Optical Technologies to lead research and development efforts to commercialize high port-count MEMS optical cross-connects. Her work in this field has been well cited, demonstrating its impact.    Since joining UW, Dr. Lin has been exploring the new research frontier of solution-processed materials for integrated photonic components and devices. Her research group first demonstrated sub-diffraction limit optical waveguides utilizing colloidal CdSe/ZnS quantum dots. Since 2015, Dr. Lin started investigating metal halide perovskite materials for integrated photonics. This new class of materials have unique optoelectronic properties that are superior to previous solution-processed materials, and it’s expected that they will enable low-cost manufacturing of versatile photonic devices that could not be achieved by prior technologies. Through collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, they demonstrated record-high power conversion efficiency for quantum dot solar cells. At the same time, Dr. Lin believes that the highest impact of perovskite materials may be enabling low-cost integration of lasers on passive substrates, an overarching goal in the field of photonics. Her group demonstrated perovskite quantum dot vertical cavity lasers with low threshold through optical pumping as a first step in this direction. This was the lowest lasing threshold among optically pumped perovskite lasers with designed resonant cavities at the time of report. More information about Dr. Lin's research can be found here and here.   [post_title] => Professor Lih Lin named 2020 Optical Society Fellow [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => lih-lin-osa [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-10-01 14:03:40 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-10-01 21:03:40 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.ece.uw.edu/?post_type=spotlight&p=15890 [menu_order] => 5 [post_type] => spotlight [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 15744 [post_author] => 25 [post_date] => 2019-09-10 10:06:58 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-09-10 17:06:58 [post_content] => Elaine Reeves "The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is the world’s largest advocate and catalyst for change for women in engineering and technology. The not-for-profit educational and service organization is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. To ensure SWE members reach their full potential as engineers and leaders, the Society offers unique opportunities to network, provides professional development, shapes public policy and provides recognition for the life-changing contributions and achievements of women engineers. As a champion of diversity, SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in their personal and professional lives. SWE announced the recipients of its annual awards program, a nod to the movers and shakers who are making significant contributions to the STEM community and the advancement of women in engineering. SWE award recipients include professionals and collegiates from influential businesses, corporations, and universities across the globe. “The men and women recognized have lived and learned through significant contributions to the engineering community, and they continue to lead in their careers and personal lives,” said Cindy Hoover, president of SWE. “They are leaders paving the way to empower and inspire future women engineers across the globe.” This year’s award recipients will be recognized at WE19, the world’s largest conference and career fair for women engineers, Nov. 7-9, 2019 in Anaheim, Calif. The conference will gather more than 14,000 professional and collegiate men and women in engineering and technology for professional development, education, and networking. The awards recipients will be recognized at the WE Awards banquet on Nov. 8, 2019 or the WE19 Celebrate SWE! Ceremony on Nov. 9, 2019. ECE's Professional Master’s Program's own, 2017 Alumna Elaine Reeves, an EMC Test Engineer at Microsoft will be receiving the SWE Distinguished New Engineer Award which honors women who have demonstrated outstanding technical performance, as well as leadership in professional organizations and the community, in the first ten years of their career." — Read More at Globalnewswire [post_title] => 2017 Alumna Elaine Reeves receives Distinguished New Engineer Award [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => elainereeves [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-09-10 10:19:52 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-09-10 17:19:52 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.ece.uw.edu/?post_type=spotlight&p=15744 [menu_order] => 6 [post_type] => spotlight [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) ) [_numposts:protected] => 6 [_rendered:protected] => 1 [_classes:protected] => Array ( [0] => view-block [1] => block--spotlight-robust-news ) [_finalHTML:protected] =>
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“The world is in the midst of the Golden Age of AI, and DOE’s world class scientific and computing capabilities will be critical to securing America’s dominance in this field,” said Secretary Perry.  “This new office housed within the Department of Energy will concentrate our existing efforts while also facilitating partnerships and access to federal data, models and high performance computing resources for America’s AI researchers. Its mission will be to elevate, accelerate and expand DOE’s transformative work to accelerate America’s progress in AI for years to come.”
[caption id="attachment_16042" align="alignleft" width="911"] Zhang speaking on AI for Energy Grid Optimization panel[/caption]                                   More information on the event and these new initiatives can be found on the InnovationXLab's blog page. [post_title] => Assistant professor Baosen Zhang serves as panelist at DOE Artificial Intelligence Summit [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => baosen-zhang-ai [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-10-08 15:28:01 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-10-08 22:28:01 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.ece.uw.edu/?post_type=spotlight&p=16037 [menu_order] => 1 [post_type] => spotlight [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 16024 [post_author] => 26 [post_date] => 2019-10-07 14:11:14 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-10-07 21:11:14 [post_content] => (re-posted from UW News) A team led by scientists at the University of Washington has designed and tested a 3D-printed metamaterial that can manipulate light with nanoscale precision. As they report in a paper published Oct. 4 in the journal Science Advances, their designed optical element focuses light to discrete points in a 3D helical pattern. The team’s design principles and experimental findings demonstrate that it is possible to model and construct metamaterial devices that can precisely manipulate optical fields with high spatial resolution in three dimensions. Though the team chose a helical pattern — a spiral helix — for their optical element to focus light, their approach could be used to design optical elements that control and focus light in other patterns. Devices with this level of precision control over light could be used not only to miniaturize today’s optical elements, such as lenses or retroreflectors, but also to realize new varieties. In addition, designing optical fields in three dimensions could enable creation of ultra-compact depth sensors for autonomous transportation, as well as optical elements for displays and sensors in virtual- or augmented-reality headsets. Read the full article here. [post_title] => ECE professor Arka Majumdar’s lab creates new metasurface design that can control optical fields in three dimensions [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => ece-professor-arka-majumdars-lab-creates-new-metasurface-design-that-can-control-optical-fields-in-three-dimensions [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-10-07 14:11:14 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-10-07 21:11:14 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.ece.uw.edu/?post_type=spotlight&p=16024 [menu_order] => 2 [post_type] => spotlight [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 15955 [post_author] => 26 [post_date] => 2019-09-30 15:59:58 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-09-30 22:59:58 [post_content] => [caption id="attachment_16019" align="alignright" width="252"] Howard Chizeck[/caption] ECE professor Howard Chizeck was interviewed recently by Robotics Business Review (RBR) about his telerobotic research involving haptic navigation and control for telerobotic devices, including robotic surgery and underwater systems. His neural engineering work involves the design and security of brain-machine interfaces, and the development of devices to control symptoms of essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease. He is also a founder and chair of the board of directors for Olis Robotics, established in 2013 under the name BluHaptics, which aims to commercialize haptic rendering, haptic navigation and other UW telerobotic technologies. Read the full interview.   [post_title] => Professor Howard Chizeck profiled by Robotics Business Review [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => chizeck-rbr [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-10-03 09:44:19 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-10-03 16:44:19 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.ece.uw.edu/?post_type=spotlight&p=15955 [menu_order] => 3 [post_type] => spotlight [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 15899 [post_author] => 26 [post_date] => 2019-09-27 12:21:40 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-09-27 19:21:40 [post_content] => Professor Linda Bushnell   Professor Linda Bushnell, a Research Professor in UW ECE since 2000, has been elected an International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Fellow for “contributions to the analysis and design of networked control systems.” The IFAC Fellow Award is given to persons who have made outstanding and extraordinary contributions in the field of interest of IFAC, in the role of Engineer/Scientist, Technical Leader or Educator.   
“The primary objective of IFAC is to serve all those concerned with the theory and application of automatic control and systems engineering, wherever they are situated. We want to promote the Science and Technology of systems theory and automatic control in diverse systems – from engineering, biological, social to economic systems, while maintaining the highest technical level of scientific excellence.” - Frank Allgöwer, IFAC President 2017-2020
  Professor Bushnell is the first UW recipient of the IFAC Fellow Award. The first Fellows were elected at the IFAC World Congress in Prague in July 2005, and the 2017-2020 IFAC Fellows were voted on by the IFAC Council in September, 2019. For this triennium, 25 Fellows were chosen by the Fellow Selection Committee. Pins and Certificates will be presented at the 2020 World Congress in Berlin. The full list of IFAC Fellows can be found here.     Prof. Bushnell received her Ph.D. in EE from UC Berkeley in 1994, her M.A. in Mathematics from UC Berkeley in 1989, her M.S. in EE from UConn - Storrs in 1987 and her B.S. in EE from UConn - Storrs in 1985. She also received her MBA from the UW Foster School of Business in 2010. Her research interests include networked control systems and secure-control. She is also a Fellow of the IEEE for contributions to networked control systems, and has received numerous other honors and awards throughout her career. More information about Prof. Bushnell’s research can be found on her faculty webpage.     [post_title] => ECE Professor Linda Bushnell elected International Federation of Automatic Control Fellow [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => ifac_linda_bushnell [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-09-27 14:10:33 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-09-27 21:10:33 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.ece.uw.edu/?post_type=spotlight&p=15899 [menu_order] => 4 [post_type] => spotlight [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 15890 [post_author] => 26 [post_date] => 2019-09-30 14:44:34 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-09-30 21:44:34 [post_content] => Professor Lih Lin, an ECE professor at UW since 2003, has been awarded an Optical Society (OSA) Fellowship for 2020 due to the significant technical achievements and contributions she has made in the field of photonics. Dr. Lin has demonstrated pioneering efforts in several new research frontiers, including the research and development of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) optical switching technologies and innovation in solution-processed photonic components and devices.   The OSA Fellow is a membership designation of The Optical Society (OSA) that denotes distinguished scientific accomplishment in the advancement of optics and photonics, and requires peer group nomination. The bylaws of this society allow just 10% of its membership to be designated as an OSA Fellow, and the number elected each year is limited to approximately 0.5% of the previous year's membership total.  
Being named an OSA Fellow is an honor accorded to those of rare distinction in their field, and carries the responsibility of service to and leadership of the optics and photonics communities.” -Ian Walmsley, OSA President 
  Dr. Lin has been contributing to the field of Photonics since 1993. Her overall achievement is represented by more than 90 refereed journal publications, over 180 invited and contributed conference papers, short courses and tutorials and 33 granted U.S. patents. She has been a member of OSA since 1996, and is also a member of IEEE, where she was elected as a Fellow in 2010.   Prior to joining UW, she worked as a Senior Technical Staff Member in AT&T Labs-Research from 1996-2000, where she made pioneering contributions to MEMS optical switching technologies for optical networking. She first proposed and demonstrated the potential of free-space integrated MEMS technology to enable high-capacity optical switching for optical fiber communication networks. In 2000, she joined Tellium Inc. as Director of Optical Technologies to lead research and development efforts to commercialize high port-count MEMS optical cross-connects. Her work in this field has been well cited, demonstrating its impact.    Since joining UW, Dr. Lin has been exploring the new research frontier of solution-processed materials for integrated photonic components and devices. Her research group first demonstrated sub-diffraction limit optical waveguides utilizing colloidal CdSe/ZnS quantum dots. Since 2015, Dr. Lin started investigating metal halide perovskite materials for integrated photonics. This new class of materials have unique optoelectronic properties that are superior to previous solution-processed materials, and it’s expected that they will enable low-cost manufacturing of versatile photonic devices that could not be achieved by prior technologies. Through collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, they demonstrated record-high power conversion efficiency for quantum dot solar cells. At the same time, Dr. Lin believes that the highest impact of perovskite materials may be enabling low-cost integration of lasers on passive substrates, an overarching goal in the field of photonics. Her group demonstrated perovskite quantum dot vertical cavity lasers with low threshold through optical pumping as a first step in this direction. This was the lowest lasing threshold among optically pumped perovskite lasers with designed resonant cavities at the time of report. More information about Dr. Lin's research can be found here and here.   [post_title] => Professor Lih Lin named 2020 Optical Society Fellow [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => lih-lin-osa [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-10-01 14:03:40 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-10-01 21:03:40 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.ece.uw.edu/?post_type=spotlight&p=15890 [menu_order] => 5 [post_type] => spotlight [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 15744 [post_author] => 25 [post_date] => 2019-09-10 10:06:58 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-09-10 17:06:58 [post_content] => Elaine Reeves "The Society of Women Engineers (SWE), founded in 1950, is the world’s largest advocate and catalyst for change for women in engineering and technology. The not-for-profit educational and service organization is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career aspiration for women. To ensure SWE members reach their full potential as engineers and leaders, the Society offers unique opportunities to network, provides professional development, shapes public policy and provides recognition for the life-changing contributions and achievements of women engineers. As a champion of diversity, SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in their personal and professional lives. SWE announced the recipients of its annual awards program, a nod to the movers and shakers who are making significant contributions to the STEM community and the advancement of women in engineering. SWE award recipients include professionals and collegiates from influential businesses, corporations, and universities across the globe. “The men and women recognized have lived and learned through significant contributions to the engineering community, and they continue to lead in their careers and personal lives,” said Cindy Hoover, president of SWE. “They are leaders paving the way to empower and inspire future women engineers across the globe.” This year’s award recipients will be recognized at WE19, the world’s largest conference and career fair for women engineers, Nov. 7-9, 2019 in Anaheim, Calif. The conference will gather more than 14,000 professional and collegiate men and women in engineering and technology for professional development, education, and networking. The awards recipients will be recognized at the WE Awards banquet on Nov. 8, 2019 or the WE19 Celebrate SWE! Ceremony on Nov. 9, 2019. ECE's Professional Master’s Program's own, 2017 Alumna Elaine Reeves, an EMC Test Engineer at Microsoft will be receiving the SWE Distinguished New Engineer Award which honors women who have demonstrated outstanding technical performance, as well as leadership in professional organizations and the community, in the first ten years of their career." — Read More at Globalnewswire [post_title] => 2017 Alumna Elaine Reeves receives Distinguished New Engineer Award [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => elainereeves [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-09-10 10:19:52 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-09-10 17:19:52 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.ece.uw.edu/?post_type=spotlight&p=15744 [menu_order] => 6 [post_type] => spotlight [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) ) [post_count] => 6 [current_post] => -1 [in_the_loop] => [post] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 16037 [post_author] => 26 [post_date] => 2019-10-08 15:24:53 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-10-08 22:24:53 [post_content] => [caption id="attachment_16041" align="alignright" width="200"] Assistant Professor Baosen Zhang[/caption] ECE assistant professor Baosen Zhang recently attended the 4th InnovationXLab Artificial Intelligence Summit at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, Illinois from Oct. 2-3. The event, hosted by U.S. Secretary of Energy and keynote speaker Rick Perry and the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, discussed the DOE's latest AI research and the recent establishment of its Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office (AITO) and Artificial Intelligence Program (DOE AI) to "harness and accelerate the Department’s world-class leadership in high-performance computing, facilities, and team science in applying AI across the entire National Laboratory system to increase the pace of discovery in energy, materials science, health care, transportation, and beyond." Zhang, who researches power systems and cyberphysical systems in the ECE Department at the University of Washington, served on a panel to discuss AI for Energy Grid Optimization, and was the sole representative from the fields of academia and engineering.
“The world is in the midst of the Golden Age of AI, and DOE’s world class scientific and computing capabilities will be critical to securing America’s dominance in this field,” said Secretary Perry.  “This new office housed within the Department of Energy will concentrate our existing efforts while also facilitating partnerships and access to federal data, models and high performance computing resources for America’s AI researchers. Its mission will be to elevate, accelerate and expand DOE’s transformative work to accelerate America’s progress in AI for years to come.”
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