December 8, 2017

Dr. Joshua Smith becomes Milton and Delia Zeutschel Professor for Entrepreneurial Excellence

When describing Professor Joshua Smith, University of Washington Electrical Engineering (UW EE) Professor and Chair Radha Poovendran focused on one word – “limitless.” “Professor Smith is not limited by boundaries,” Poovendran said. “In addition to being an excellent researcher, he is training tomorrow’s leaders to be the next great thinkers to solve incredible challenges with…

December 5, 2017

Researchers develop WiFi that connects to 3D printed materials without electronics

University of Washington (UW) engineers develop 3-D printing plastic objects and sensors that can collect useful data and communicate with other WiFi-connected devices entirely on their own. UW Electrical Engineering doctoral student Vikram Iyer is a co-author on the project. See the full article here.

UW launches Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems

On December 4, The University of Washington (UW) launched a new institute aimed at accelerating nanoscale research. The Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems (NanoEs) will pursue impactful advancements in a variety of disciplines — including energy, materials science, computation and medicine. The institute is housed in a new, multimillion-dollar facility on the UW’s Seattle campus. UW Professor…

November 28, 2017

UW Team wins international Amazon Alexa Prize for the design of conversational AI

A team of researchers from University of Washington Department of Electrical Engineering (UW EE) and the Paul G. Allen School won Amazon’s international Alexa Prize, announced at AWS re:Invent 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The UW team developed Sounding Board, a conversational agent designed to interact with users with engaging and informative conversation and transform…

November 13, 2017

Professor Smith discusses how the IoT will change our daily lives

UW Professor of Electrical Engineering and Allen School Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Joshua Smith discusses our future in a world of technology – complete connectivity through the Internet. According to Smith, the Internet of Things (IoT) is already transforming the way we communicate with the world around us, from implantable devices that monitor our…

November 7, 2017

Researchers achieve quantum dot solar cell world record

A collaboration between researchers at the University of Washington Department of Electrical Engineering (UW EE) and the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) yields a new world efficiency record for quantum dot solar cells at 13.4 percent. Quantum dots are incredibly small electronic materials. Ranging from 3 to 20 nanometers in size, they…

November 3, 2017

Researchers reprogram yeast mating habits for the future of medicine

When developing new drug treatments for disease, researchers look to yeast. With its rapid cell cycle and the ease with which its genes can be tweaked, yeast is a flexible tool used to test how a particular drug, chemical or enzyme affects unicellular organisms (e.g. bacteria). Like human cells, yeast has a eukaryotic structure (nucleus, cytoplasm and…

November 2, 2017

UW NNCI WNF celebrates completion of $37M remodel project

On October 24, 2017, The University of Washington National Nanotechnology Coordinated Structure (NNCI) Washington Nanofabrication Facility (WNF)  officially opened the doors of its remodeled facility – a 15,000 square-foot space that offers an open-access cleanroom and expert resources to users. The environment further enhances the shared discovery and dissemination of new technologies focused on nanotechnology and fabrication…

October 30, 2017

Researchers receive ASME JDSMC Kalman Best Paper Award

Drs. Ivan Yeoh, Per Reinhall, Martin Berg, Howard Chizeck and Eric Seibel received the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control (JDSMC) Rudolf Kalman Best Paper Award for their paper “Electromechanical Modeling and Adaptive Feedforward Control of a Self-Sensing Scanning Fiber Endoscope.” The paper presents the first online-adaptive control strategy for the…

October 23, 2017

WNF supports the development of flexible ‘skin’ for robots

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