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U-M forms collaboration to advance quantum science and technology



The University of Michigan has formed a collaboration with Michigan State University and Purdue University to study quantum science and technology, drawing together expertise and resources to advance the field.
The three universities are partnering to form the Midwest Quantum Collaboratory, or MQC, to “find grand new challenges we can work on jointly, based on the increased breadth and diversity of scientists in the collaboration,” said Mack Kira, professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Michigan Engineering and inaugural director of the collaboration. [Full Story]
Ady Hambarde awarded as outstanding Graduate Student Instructor

Ady (Aaditya) Hambarde
Markus Borsch awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship to support research in quantum engineering



Markus Borsch, doctoral candidate in electrical and computer engineering (ECE), has been awarded a Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship to support his research in next-generation quantum engineering. [Full Story]
Mapping quantum structures with light to unlock their capabilities

Q Combs

A new tool that uses light to map out the electronic structures of crystals could reveal the capabilities of emerging quantum materials and pave the way for advanced energy technologies and quantum computers. [Full Story]
Light could make semiconductor computers a million times faster or even go quantum



Professor Mackillo Kira is working on a technique to manipulate electrons with light that could bring quantum computing up to room temperature. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Kira, Mackillo  Optics and Photonics  Quantum Computing  Quantum Science and Technology  
Ultrashort light pulses for fast ‘lightwave’ computers



Extremely short, configurable “femtosecond” pulses of light demonstrated by an international team could lead to future computers that run up to 100,000 times faster than today’s electronics. Prof. Mack Kira showed that we can control the peaks within the laser pulses and also twist the light. This is a step toward so-called “lightwave electronics” and, in the more distant future, quantum computing. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Kira, Mackillo  Optics and Photonics  Quantum Computing  Quantum Science and Technology
New Courses Offered by ECE: Winter 2017



As technology changes and advances, so does the range of courses offered by our faculty. The following courses being offered to students for the Winter 2017 term include completely new courses as well as nearly-new courses that may soon become a regular part of the curriculum. They are all being offered by faculty uniquely qualified to teach the courses. The faculty bring extensive experience based on their own research in these areas. [Full Story]

Related Topics:  Avestruz, Al-Thaddeus  Berenson, Dmitry  Course Announcements  Forrest, Stephen  Gilchrist, Brian E.  Grbic, Anthony  Hiskens, Ian  Islam, Mohammed  Kira, Mackillo  Pradhan, S. Sandeep  Revzen, Shai  Scott, Clayton D.  Wakefield, Gregory H.  
ECE Welcomes New Faculty



ECE is delighted to welcome these outstanding new faculty members to Michigan. These faculty broaden and deepen ECE’s areas of expertise in robotics, ultra low power circuits, nanophotonics, information theory, and many other areas. [Full Story]