Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering Department News - Oct. 17, 2021
A Note from the Chair
When the fall 2021 semester began eight weeks ago, we were all cautiously optimistic that things would feel a bit more “normal.” Thanks to the steps CU Boulder has taken to keep our community safe, we’ve had a great semester so far. It’s wonderful to see faculty, staff and students back on campus, taking advantage of all of the in-person opportunities to learn and build relationships.
We have begun extending those in-person opportunities to our alumni as well. If you haven’t had a chance to visit us yet, we hope to see you at the Homecoming tailgate or one of our other alumni events, listed below. As someone who started at CU Boulder during the pandemic, I certainly look forward to meeting more of you very soon!
The STROBE nano-imaging center — for which Rafael Piestun serves as co-principal investigator — has received a five-year, $22 million renewal from the NSF. ECEE-affiliated faculty members Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn are also part of the center's leadership team. A nano-scale discovery by the center that could help prevent overheating in electronics was featured recently in CU Boulder Today.
Electrical engineering researchers at CU Boulder have designed one of the most precise stopwatches yet — one that can count single photons. The group published its results this week in the journal Optica.
At the 20th Annual APEX Awards ceremony in February, Dan Mackin (ElCompEngr'08) — CEO of cybersecurity and technology advisory company Rule4 — was awarded the Colorado Technology Association’s CEO of the Year.
As chief technology officer and VP of products for an information management company in Norway, Jorgen Solberg (ElEngr'98) was constantly stuck in unproductive meetings. As a remedy, he founded Decisions, a meeting management software, which is now built into MicrosoftTeams and Office 365. The rapidly growing company has won several Microsoft App Awards. He lives in Oslo, Norway.
Phillip DeLeon (MElEngr'92; PhD’95) celebrated his 25th year as an electrical engineering professor at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Currently, he serves as associate vice president for research.