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A research team led by Jun Yao, an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department and an adjunct of the Biomedical Engineering Department, has invented integrated nano-electronic sensors capable of simultaneously probing electrical and mechanical cellular responses in cardiac tissue, the most important physiological parameters for assessing tissue state. 

A UMass Amherst team has engineered a biofilm that can generate constant electricity from your skin’s evaporated sweat in order to run wearable electronics. See UMass News Office story. 

Winning paper introduces microwave engineers to quantum computing and explains how their distinctive expertise can enrich this field. 

PI Michael Zink will lead an effort, funded by a $399,676 National Science Foundation grant, to expand a cutting-edge UMass Amherst computer cluster. See UMass News coverage. 

Provost John McCarthy has approved the promotion of three faculty members from the College of Engineering to full professor with tenure. The three promotions go to Do-Hoon Kwon of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department and Wei Fan and Jessica Schiffman from the Chemical Engineering (ChE) Department.

June Lukuyu, a doctoral student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, has accepted a tenure-track position at the University of Washington. 

Professor Michael Zink of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department was the subject of the cover story and interview in the February edition of the Red Hat Research Quarterly. Read online version of the article.

Seven College of Engineering students have received awards and scholarships from the UMass Amherst Alumni Association, including one Greater Boston Alumni Network Scholarship, one Senior Leadership Award, and five William F. Field Alumni Scholars awards. 

The research role of a UMass team in FlyNet, a multi-institutional effort funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and led by Principal Investigator Michael Zink of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, was recently highlighted by the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The recipients of the 2022 College of Engineering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Award are Jay Taneja, assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department, and Rebecca Louisthelmy, a graduating senior in the Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department.

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