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Writing in Forbes, a leading international expert in weather and climate referenced a groundbreaking study published by the Electricity Growth and Use in Developing Economies (e-GUIDE) Initiative as led by Assistant Professor Jay Taneja of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department...

A research team from the University of Massachusetts Amherst has created an electronic microsystem that can intelligently respond to information inputs without any external energy input, much like a self-autonomous living organism. This is possible because the microsystem is constructed from a novel type of electronics that can process ultralow electronic signals and incorporates a novel device that can generate electricity “out of thin air” from the ambient environment.

Both of these key components are made from protein nanowires, an exciting “green” electronic material that...

Any serious endeavor to resolve the global climate crisis will need to address the colossal energy generated by cloud computing’s exponential growth. Now Professor David Irwin of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UMass Amherst is part of an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional team that has been awarded $3 million to make cloud computing more low-carbon, sustainable, and “green” by addressing its huge energy output. See UMass Amherst-led Team Awarded $3M Grant to Decarbonize...

A new analysis published by the Electricity Growth and Use in Developing Economies (e-GUIDE) Initiative, led by Assistant Professor Jay Taneja of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department, found that areas with a high minority population were four times as likely to experience power outages than did predominantly white areas during February’s blackouts in Texas. The analysis was completed in collaboration with Zeal Shah, a Ph.D. student in Taneja’s STIMA Lab in the UMass...

According to the UMass News Office, Daniel Holcomb, an associate professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, recently participated in a National Science Foundation media briefing on fundamental research and the future of semiconductors. Joining faculty from Duke University, Boston University, Stanford, and Penn State, Holcomb answered media questions related to semiconductors and the current global...

Jun Yao, an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and an adjunct professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department, is the principal investigator for a Sony Faculty Innovation Award of $100,000. The award is based on Yao’s device, called an "Air Generator," or “Air-Gen,” which is capable of creating inexpensive, renewable, clean energy on a constant basis.

The new technology could...

Guangyu Xu, the Dev and Linda Gupta Endowed Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department, has received a $500,000 award from the prestigious National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. As Xu says, “This research project aims to establish two lab-on-a-chip technologies that will ultimately lead to enabling tools in next-generation precision therapeutics.”

Xu’s NSF research will result in new engineering tools and disease-related assays that will likely make an impact on drug-therapy screening, immunotherapeutic...

The research of Professor Joseph Bardin of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is one of three projects featured in an IEEE Spectrum article, titled “Three Frosty Innovations for Better Quantum Computers,” which examines the potential benefits of cryogenically freezing quantum computers. IEEE Spectrum is the flagship magazine and website of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics...

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