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Research Highlights

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. 

Qiangfei Xia, professor of electrical and computer engineering, was recently awarded anapproximately $1.1 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a camera with a very high dynamic range and no motion blur.


Electrical and computer engineering postdoctoral researcher Andrew McClung is one of several researchers who have created a gear-shaped photonic crystal microring that increases the strength of light-matter interactions without sacrificing optical quality. 

Sandip Kundu is head of an international team of collaborators whose paper on analyzing fake news classification has been accepted for publication by the 16th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Conference on Semantic Computing (IEEE ICSC).

A multi-institutional team led by Paul Siqueira (ECE) has been awarded a $4.5 million NASA contract to develop a sensing instrument capable of characterizing the depth and density of North American snowpack with unprecedented accuracy.