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Department News

Chris Myers headshot
Chris Myers named department chair

June 30, 2020

The Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering is pleased to welcome Chris Myers as Palmer Leadership Chair in Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering.

Pictured above, from left: Fletcher Richman with Halp co-founders Tristan Rubadeau and Komran Rashidov on a balcony in Boulder with the Flatirons in the background.
Enabling the ways we work

July 7, 2020

Alumnus Fletcher Richman's (ElCompEngr'14) startup success grew from a passion for productivity tools.

A silicon chip with a tiled array of serpentine optical phased array (SOPA) tiles. Drawn superimposed are beams from two matching tiles and the far field beam interference pattern demonstrating tiled beam forming.
Leap in lidar could improve safety, security of new technology

July 6, 2020

In a new paper, published in Optica, CU Boulder electrical engineering researchers describe a new silicon chip that improves the resolution and scanning speed needed for a lidar system.

Headshot of Sean Shaheen next to a cover of the journal
Shaheen to serve as editor of Journal of Photonics for Energy

June 16, 2020

JPE covers fundamental and applied research areas focused on the applications of photonics for renewable energy harvesting, conversion, storage, distribution, monitoring, consumption, and efficient usage.

Kristina Johnson
Former faculty member named president of Ohio State University

June 4, 2020

Kristina Johnson was a founding director of the Optoelectronic Computing Systems research center at CU Boulder.