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Department News

Taylor Barton
Assistant professor awarded prestigious NSF CAREER award

Jan. 7, 2019

Assistant Professor Taylor Barton has been awarded a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for her work on enabling the next generation of wireless communication systems. These prestigious awards support early career faculty who have the potential to become leaders in research and education in their fields. Barton, who...

Three students troubleshoot their safecracking robot in the BTU Lab
ECEE alum teaches class on safecracking for ATLAS Institute

Dec. 17, 2018

Nathan Seidle and Alicia Gibb are challenging students to stretch their engineering and design skills to solve a real-world problem in an environment that lets them feel like secret agents for the semester.

The BREK team: Bob Erickson, Kala Majeti and Roger Bell
Startup awarded $250,000 grant to develop more efficient solar power technology

Nov. 13, 2018

Co-founded by Robert Erickson, professor and interim chair of electrical, computer and energy engineering, and Kala Majeti of CU Boulder’s Technology Transfer Office, BREK will use the grant funds to develop the world’s first compact 250 kilowatt (kW) solar string inverter.

Rows of servers in a data center
Ultra-efficient power converters for data centers getting attention from industry

Nov. 7, 2018

With the growing demand for online data and cloud computing, data centers are becoming one of the fastest-growing loads on the U.S. electrical grid and a major source of global carbon emissions. A large part of this energy consumption – expected to hit 73 billion kWh or $7.3 billion by...

Bob McLeod with a student in his lab
GAANN fellowships available for grad students interested in materials research

Nov. 5, 2018

Two faculty members in electrical, computer and energy engineering have won grants from the U.S. Department of Education to train students with the skills needed to design high-tech materials, and the ability to teach those skills to others.