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$3M Lockheed Martin partnership forges new opportunities in RF for students, researchers

Sept. 7, 2016

The Lockheed Martin Radio Frequency Space Systems Research Center will boost engineering expertise at the college and create new curriculum to fill in-demand skills in the space sector. Spread over four years, the sponsorship will establish new academic programs focused on radio frequency (RF) systems.

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Researchers earn NSF grant to develop miniature 3D microscope

Aug. 19, 2016

"Adaptive optical devices that are included in a miniature microscope are a game changer," said grant co-investigators Juliet Gopinath, assistant professor in electrical, computer and energy engineering and Victor Bright, professor of mechanical engineering, both at CU Boulder. "They enable truly miniature 3D imaging devices without mechanically moving parts."

Juliet Gopinath and Khurram Afridi

Gopinath, Afridi win 2016 CAREER Awards from NSF

April 6, 2016

Assistant professors Juliet Gopinath and Khurram Afridi have received 2016 CAREER Awards, the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty. "We anticipate with excitement that this new class of CAREER grantees will make pioneering discoveries and inspire young minds to advance the engineering enterprise and improve the lives...

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CU Boulder spinout takes top honors in industry contests

March 31, 2016

Double Helix , a startup company co-founded by Professor Rafael Piestun that specializes in 3D nano-scale imaging, has been turning a lot of heads in the optics and photonics industry lately. In February, the company won first place in the 2016 SPIE Startup Challenge , which invited new entrepreneurs to...

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Pao's 'morphing' wind turbine inspired by nature

Feb. 17, 2016

Three years ago, Professor Lucy Pao and her colleagues responded to a call for proposals from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) with a plan for a morphing wind turbine. But they didn't make the cut, she thinks, because their proposal wasn't "disruptive" enough. So they went bigger.

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Professor receives IEEE undergrad teaching award

Feb. 15, 2016

ECEE professor and vice chancellor for research Terri Fiez was awarded the 2016 IEEE Undergraduate Teaching Award this month at the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco. IEEE is the world’s largest professional technical association, and honors one individual each year for inspirational undergraduate teaching. Fiez was honored...

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Popovic plays lead role in breakthrough light-based microprocessor chip

Dec. 28, 2015

Groundbreaking microprocessor chip uses light, rather than electricity, to transfer data at rapid speeds while consuming minute amounts of energy. The researchers also anticipate that the new technology can be integrated into current manufacturing processes smoothly and scaled up for commercial production with minimal disruption.

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Alum’s company stays true to hands-on roots

Dec. 7, 2015

Jason Breitbarth’s experiences at CU-Boulder continue to impact the way Holzworth Instrumentation does business.

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New program: Earn a professional master's in embedded systems

Nov. 11, 2015

To help our students, alumni and industry friends keep pace with technology trends – including the Internet of Things – the Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering has expanded its options in embedded systems design, starting in fall 2015.

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ECEE alum: Prepare for explosion in visual media technologies

Nov. 11, 2015

When people think of futuristic virtual reality, the holodeck from Star Trek often comes to mind. But while that technology may still be a ways off, a CU-Boulder alum says that using visual data to make photos and video feel more personal is a lot closer to reality.