September 19, 2018

ECE welcomes 2018 faculty members

Tenure Track Faculty   Brian Johnson Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2013 M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2009  B.S. Physics, Texas State University, 2008 Brian Johnson will join the Electrical Engineering department in the spring as an assistant professor. For the past five years, he…


September 14, 2018

Electrical Engineering celebrates new name: Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

UW Electrical Engineering has changed its name to the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) to expand student opportunities and better reflect current teaching, research and service. By Chelsea Yates The department’s new name — which went into effect on September 16, 2018 — has been widely endorsed by university and college leadership, faculty, students, staff,…


August 1, 2018

Nanofabrication Intensive Short Course


July 24, 2018

Advancing the world of optics

When it comes to lenses, we expect a lot: perfect zooming capability on our camera phones, a flawless 3D visualization experience with augmented reality glasses, and compact and simplified variations of microscopes. Traditional glass lenses have limitations on how much they can do. Metasurface optics—which are ultra-thin, manufactured, man-made surfaces—are advancing the world of optics….


July 19, 2018

Electrical engineering professors receive NSF grant

“Semiconductor synthetic biology promises to exceed limits of current data storage and processing methods.” — National Science Foundation. Read more about their award.


July 12, 2018

Robotics team heads to China to participate in challenge

Electrical engineering students participating in the UW Advanced Robotics team are heading to Shenzen, China later this month to take part in RoboMaster 2018, the world’s leading robotics competition. Designed to “pit university students against each other in the ultimate battle of engineering,” according to the RoboMaster site, the international challenge is hosting 185 colleges,…


July 3, 2018

Hwang’s team wins competition in AI challenges

Every day, people are using artificial intelligence (AI) in a variety of capacities to make lives easier, safer and more advanced—including in transportation. A team of UW graduate and undergraduate students and researchers has been recognized for its significant research in making transportation systems smarter and safer. The group, led by Electrical Engineering Professor Jenq-Neng…


June 27, 2018

Electrical Engineering student selected to attend Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Germany

Edward Wang, a doctoral student in electrical engineering at the University of Washington, has been selected to attend the 2018 Heidelberg Laureate Forum. The forum brings together laureates of prestigious awards in mathematics and computer science, and 200 carefully chosen young researchers from around the world, for a week of scientific inspiration, social networking and…


June 13, 2018

Alcantara honored with UW Excellence in Teaching Award

A good teacher understands the needs and challenges of his or her students and gives them the tools to succeed. Electrical engineering Ph.D. student Eldridge Alcantara exemplifies this each day when he works with undergraduate students. His organization, innovation and creativity in teaching has not gone unnoticed. Alcantara has been honored with the University of…


UW Engineering STARS program flourishing

The Washington State Academic RedShirt (STARS) program, a two year program that helps engineering and computer science students from low-income backgrounds and underserved high schools transition into college-level engineering courses, has already seen success. Since beginning five years ago, the program, as reported by The Seattle Times, is showing strong results. Eve Riskin, electrical engineering…



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