Professor Emeritus Paul Penfield, chronicler of entropy and lifelong teacher, dies at 88.
A long-time department head who established the MEng degree for EECS undergraduates, Penfield developed courses illuminating the equivalence of information and thermodynamic entropy.
Work on three graphene-based devices may yield new insights into superconductivity.
He is recognized for key technical contributions to InGaAs-based transistors for high frequency and CMOS applications, and pioneering studies on GaN transistor reliability.
Researchers have integrated diamond-based sensing components onto a chip to enable low-cost, high-performance quantum hardware.
The new approach harnesses the same fabrication processes used for silicon chips and offers key advance toward next-generation computers.
The EECS faculty member was recognized for designing technology that lets powerful artificial intelligence programs run more efficiently on low-power hardware.
A device made from flexible, inexpensive materials could power large-area electronics, wearables, medical devices, and more.
The device uses ultrafast “frequency hopping” and data encryption to protect signals from being intercepted and jammed.