The professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering describes what makes gallium nitride a superior semiconductor.
Umesh Mishra presents the 2018 Faculty Research Lectur, "Thank God for GaN."
Nov 29, 2018
Professor Dan Blumenthal, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Nov 15, 2018
The FRESCO project received $3.75 million to develop a low-power, low-cost solution for overcoming power and bandwidth scaling limitations.
Turbines spinning in fog at an offshore wind farm reveal the wind shadows the big blades cause. Photo by Vattenfall
Oct 10, 2018
Mechanical engineer models ways to make wind turbines "play nice" together to enhance wind farms' efficiency.
Microbes that are found in bovine digestive tractsand allow the animals to "unlock" the energy in cellulose may be applicable to developing clean fuels.
Oct 09, 2018
A short video describes Michelle O'Malley's research exploring her novel approach to clean energy.
Artist's representation of embryonic tissue being formed. Illustration for Nature cover by Brian Long.
Sep 20, 2018
UCSB researchers uncover a longtime mystery: how tissues and organs are sculpted during embryogenesis.
Mostofi's method is makes it possible to count accurately the people in this room through the walls without anyone holding a device in the room.
Sep 18, 2018
Professor Yasamin Mostofi's method is accurate and requires no devices to be located inside the room.
Cover image from a 2016 EFRC booklet.
Aug 23, 2018
Funds support projects to solve "grand challenges" related to batteries, membranes, quantum coherence, and neuromorphic computing.
Concept art showing the dynamics of water (blue-green shapes at top and bottom) at the interface of a membrane (blue horizontal section at center) with hydrophobic and hydrophilic groups scattered across the surface. Illustration by Peter Allen
Aug 07, 2018
Simulation shows new ways to control the dynamics of water at an interface, with possible application in water filtration membranes.
A small, soft actuator made of liquid metals and flexible polymers is the soft analog of an electromagnetic motor. This image appeared on the cover of Advanced Functional Materials.
May 30, 2018
UCSB researchers develop a low-voltage actuator for soft, wearable robotics.
The original meter-wide bench-top optical frequency synthesizer (top) shown with the new 1-centimeter-wide DODOS version on it, approximately to scale, and in expanded view (bottom)
Apr 30, 2018
Team led by CoE profs John Bowers and Luke Theogarajan achieves major accomplishment in miniaturization.
An illustration of a memristor as a cybersecurity device that appeared on the cover of Nature Electronics. Illustration by Brian Long
Apr 27, 2018
UCSB researchers use emerging memory devices to develop electronic circuits for cybersecurity applications.
Apr 11, 2018
A UCSB team helped create a retinal implant designed to replace support cells damaged by dry age-related macular degeneration
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