Catching up with the Şeker Lab: Serendipity and Collaboration

Erkin Şeker, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, and his team have adapted a pre-Columbian era jewelry making process to create the nanoporous gold they use for biomedical applications. “Depletion gilding [purifying gold by removing other elements] would start with an alloy of copper and gold called tumbaga. Artisans would use a chemical reaction to remove the copper and leave behind the gold, which gives the golden finish to the artifacts.

ECE UC Davis During the Pandemic: Alumni and Industry Support

By Professor Josh Hihath

In the Spring of 2020, when the pandemic was just beginning, everyone’s lives were disrupted. Schools and offices closed, friends and family had to remain separate, and masks and social distancing came to represent the “new normal”. 

Cloud-based FPGA Curriculum Developed by UC Davis Team is Recognized by Intel

Professor Houman Homayoun and Najmeh Nazari, from the ASEEC lab at ECE UC Davis, created a curriculum to design hardware accelerators by taking advantage of Intel's DevCloud, a cloud based solution for Data Center to Edge Workloads focusing on accelerating artificial intelligence and machine learning applications. Intel selected this curriculum a as a Third-Party Training Module for academics and industry use

National Engineers Week Spotlight: Inspiring Women in STEM

UC Davis ECE is devoted to providing an inclusive STEM education. We recognize that women are an underrepresented group in STEM, and our goal is to provide women engineers strong support networks in order for them to feel like they are part of an inclusive community. Research shows that offering students the opportunity to conduct meaningful engineering activities with role models, can engage their interest and enthusiasm.

In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Wayne Current

Wayne Current, professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering, passed away on February 8th, one day after his 72nd birthday. Current received his bachelor's, master's, and then in 1974, his Ph.D.

Professor William Putnam Receives NSF CAREER Award

Prof. Putnam is developing high-speed optical detectors that could revolutionize infrared spectroscopy

William Putnam, an assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). This CAREER award will support his proposal entitled, “Chip-Scale, Field-Resolved Detection of Mid-Infrared Light”.

Professor Marina Radulaski Receives NSF CAREER Award

Prof. Radulaski is developing quantum nanophotonic devices to enable the next generation of quantum hardware

Marina Radulaski, assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER award for the project entitled Scalable Quantum Photonics based on Color Center Integration with Angle-etched Silicon Carbide Devices.

Professor John Owens Named IEEE 2020 Fellow

Dr. John Owens, Child Family Professor of Engineering and Entrepreneurship, has been named an IEEE Fellow in recognition of his contributions to heterogeneous parallel computing. The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed 0.1% of the total voting membership.