Faculty

UC Davis Wins 2 Awards From the W.M. Keck Foundation

For the first time in university history, the W.M. Keck Foundation has awarded two research teams at the University of California, Davis, with $1 million each in the same award cycle. One grant will support the creation of new technology for communications and medicine that operates at wavelengths that are not currently utilized. Associate professors Josh Hihath and Sebastian Gomez-Diaz in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are leading the research.

UC Davis Vice Chancellor Renetta Tull Recognized for Extraordinary DEI Efforts

UC Davis’ Vice Chancellor - Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) and Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Renetta Tull will receive the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Head Association’s (ECEDHA) Diversity Award at their annual conference in March 2022. ECEDHA is the leading association for electrical and computer engineering educators, composed of nearly 250 ABET-accredited ECE university department heads or chairs from across the United States and Canada.

Saif Islam Named Campus Director of the CITRIS Institute at UC Davis

The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society and the Banatao Institute (CITRIS) are pleased to announce that M. Saif Islam, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, Davis, has been named the campus director of CITRIS at UC Davis. 

Spotlight on ECE Professor Omeed Momeni's THz/mm-wave Circuit Research

“When I started working in this field, almost 13 years ago, the THz/mm-wave spectrum was one of the least-tapped frequency bands,” reflects UC Davis electrical and computer engineering (ECE) professor Omeed Momeni.

As a circuit and system designer Momeni finds this line of work exciting. Many innovative structures and ideas are needed to make circuits operational at that frequency range, and the potential future applications are promising.  

ECE Professor Marina Radulaski Recognized With a Women in Quantum - Leading Female Researcher Award by One Quantum

UC Davis electrical and computer engineering (ECE) professor Marina Radulaski earned a OneQuantum award from QuEra Computing. Presented at a ceremony on December 7 at the Q2B conference in Santa Clara, the OneQuantum awards recognize “those who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of global quantum technology.”

Chancellor Gary S. May Awarded Honorary Degree From Georgia Institute of Technology

Chancellor Gary S. May will soon have a fourth degree to add to his curriculum vitae.

He will be awarded an honorary doctorate and deliver the keynote address at the undergraduate commencement of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta on Saturday, Dec. 18.

A beloved graduate of Georgia Tech, May served there for nearly three decades before becoming UC Davis’ seventh chancellor in 2017.

UC Davis ECE Professor Saif Islam Develops Complex Nanostructures for Parallel Manufacturing in Electronics and Photonics

Over many years of research, UC Davis electrical and computer engineering (ECE) professor Saif Islam has developed revolutionary new techniques to construct tiny and sensitive nanostructures for the massively parallel nano-manufacturing of electronics and photonics. 

Islam says the time has come to go beyond strictly silicon-based electronics components. In addition to the increasing cost of creating even smaller and more complex silicon-based devices, the material has inherent technical limitations.