This scanning electron microscope image shows the distinct bow tie shape of an optical rectenna. (Credit: Moddel lab)

Scientists debut world’s most efficient 'optical rectennas,' devices that harvest power from heat

May 18, 2021

Working rectennas could, theoretically, harvest the heat coming from factory smokestacks or bakery ovens that would otherwise go to waste.

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Three ECEE faculty members earn top NSF award for junior faculty

May 13, 2021

Huang, Chen and Nicotra recognized with CAREER awards for both their early career success and potential to serve as role models in research and education.

Callie Higgins with her hybrid atomic force microscope 3D printer.

Alumna a finalist for federal Service to America Medal

May 6, 2021

Callie Higgins (MElEngr'14, PhD'17) is a materials research engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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Undergraduate recognized by college for excellence in research

April 30, 2021

Jimmy Gammell has been named an Outstanding Undergraduate for Research by the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

Gloved hands holding a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

To safely return to 'normal,' 70% of Coloradans must get COVID vaccine

April 28, 2021

Three ECEE researchers involved in mathematical study that explores what it might take for the state to safely shed mask mandates, limits on indoor dining and more.

Misha Sinner and a fellow student stand on scaffolding to work on a turbine model.

International collaboration explores ways to improve wind turbine operation

April 26, 2021

PhD candidate Misha Sinner discusses his paper summarizing findings from a partnership that tested a control method on a model wind turbine operating in a state-of-the-art wind tunnel.

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Explorations of science and society lead alumna to role as intersectional scientist

April 12, 2021

Kendra Krueger (MElEngr’11) is an engineer by training, but she had to come up with her own title to encompass all of her passions in science, education, philosophy and art.

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NSF fellowships will enable projects in power electronics and renewable energy

April 12, 2021

Electrical engineering PhD students Matthew Bossart and Skye Reese have won prestigious Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation.

A diagram showing robust and efficient control of connected autonomous multi-vehicle systems

By combining machine learning and control theory, Poveda expands field of autonomy

April 12, 2021

Assistant professor has been working for years to improve the ways autonomous systems overcome problems they encounter on the job.

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CU Hyperloop team 'digs in' for a shot at victory

March 18, 2021

Competition asks teams to design new techniques for increasing tunneling speeds and reducing costs to enable the ultrafast transportation networks of the future.