University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering



Spring 2016

Topological photonic crystals
Ling Lu, MIT

Library Skills Seminar


Prof. Nick Fang, MIT

Flexible, Light Weight and High Efficiency GaAs based Solar Cells
Dr. Rao Tatavarti, MicroLink Devices

Fall 2015

Prof. Luke Mawst

Library Skills Seminar
Laura Schmidli & Anne Glorioso, Engineering Librarians from Wendt Commons

Quartz MEMS - Only a matter of Time!
Prof. Srinivas Tadigadapa, Penn State University

Nonlinear light-matter interaction in semiconductor photonic crystals
Prof. Chad Husko, Argonne National Laboratory

Towards Secure & Trustworthy Pervasive Sensing for the IoT Era
Prof. Mani Srivastava, UCLA

Robotic Manipulation of Cellular and Intracellular Structures
Prof. Yu Sun, University of Toronto

Extreme Efficiency and Compact Power Electronics:  From Solar Photovoltaics to Data Centers
Prof. Robert Pilawa, University of Illinois

Patent Basics for UW Researchers
Leah Haman, UW-Madison WARF

VANET Services and Autonomous talk V2
Prof. Mario Gerla, UCLA

ReRAM is making good progress
Dr. Zhiqiang Wei, Panasonic

Spring 2015

Optical Metasurfaces for Molding the Flow of Light
Prof. Mikhail Kats

P-band Rader Retrieval of Subsurface Soil Moisture Profile as a Second-Order Polynomial
Prof. Alireza Tabatabaeenejad, University of Southern California

Emerging-Materials-Enabled Integrated Circuits and Systems for Data Centric Computing
Prof. Jing Li, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Non-Invasive Health Monitoring and Cancer Detection Using Electromagnetic Fields
Prof. Negar Tavassolian, Stevens Institute of Technology

Structural Colors and Ultrasonics by Light Interaction with Nanostructures
Prof. L. Jay Guo, University of Michigan

Smartphone Biosensors:  Lab-in-a-Pocket Diagnostics
Prof. Brian T. Cunningham, University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign

Optics of Graphene and Other 2D Materials
Prof. Alexey Belyanin, Texas A&M

Radio-Frequency Nanoelectromechanical Systems in Atomically-Thin Semiconducting Crystals
Prof. Philip Feng, Case Western Reserve University

Resilient Distributed Consensus Algorithms
Prof. Nitin H. Vaidya, University of Illinois

Fall 2014

Introduction to ECE 600
Prof. Hongrui Jiang, University of Wisconsin-Madison


New Channel Materials and Devices Beyond Si CMOS
Prof. Peidi Ye, Purdue University


Thermal Plasmonics and Metamaterials for Extreme Light Control in the Infrared and Terahertz Regime
Prof. Sheng Shen, Carnegie Mellow University


Patent Basics for UW Researchers
Leah Haman, WARF Intellectual Property Associate


Photonic Devices in Motion
Mo Li, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Library (Information) Resources that Support ECE Research
Jody Hoesly, Assistant Director of Information Services
Dave Bloom, Library Services Assistant

Fundamentals of Single-RF Communications
Prof. Hamid Bahrami, University of Akon, Ohio



Spring 2014


1/27/2014, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
Introduction to ECE 600
Prof. Nam Sung Kim, University of Wisconsin-Madison


2/3/2014, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
FinFETs: Novel Circuit-Architecture Design Opportunities
Prof. Niraj K. Jha, Princeton University


2/10/2014, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
Distributed Storage Systems: Issues, Performance Analysis and Code Design
Prof. Vinay Vaishampayan, Rutgers University


2/24/2014, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
On a Niche for Engineers in Stock Trading Research
Prof. B. Ross Barmish, University of Wisconsin-Madison


2/28/2014, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
Making Accelerators Efficient and Easier to Program
Prof. Tor M. Aamodt, University of British Columbia


3/3/2014, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
HSX and the Quest for Fusion Energy
Robert Wilcox, University of Wisconsin-Madison


3/10/2014, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
Quantum interference noise in grapheme
Nina Markovic, Johns Hopkins


3/28/2014, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
Die Stacking is Happening!
Brya Black, AMD


3/31/2014, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
Optimal absorption engineering of ultra-thin films using metamaterial and nanocavity resonances
Qiaoqiang Gan, University of Buffalo

4/7/2014, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
Cross-Correlation Imaging: Classical and Quantum
Bahaa Saleh, University of Central Florida

4/14/2014, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
See glass in a new light - Novel glass materials and devices for on-chip photonic integration
JJ Hu, University of Delaware

4/21/2014, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106

Michael Taylor, UCSD

4/28/2014, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
Ranveer Chandra

Fall 2013

9/16/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
Dielectric Liquid Lenses
Dr. J. Andrew Yeh, National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan


9/23/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
Intellectual property and WARF’s disclosure, patenting, and licensing processes
Leah Haman, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF)


9/30/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
Foundations for Heterogeneous Datacenter Design and Management
Prof. Ben Lee, Duke University


10/7/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
7 (Information) Habits of Highly Effective Graduate Students
Jody Hoesly, UW-Madison Wendt Commons


10/14/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
Electric Fields for Effective Non-Contact Power Transfer and Torque Production
Prof. Daniel Ludois, UW-Madison


10/21/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
Application of Nanophotonics in Energy Conversion
Prof. Zongfu Yu, UW-Madison

10/28/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
0.15 μm GaN HEMT on SiC Manufacturing Technology for Ka-band MMIC Applications
Sabyasachi Nayak, TriQuint


11/4/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
Novel RF/Microwave Circuits and Systems for Lab on-Chip/on-Board Chemical Sensors
Prof. Kamran Entesari, Texas A&M


11/11/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
GaN, III-V and 2D-Crystals in Tomorrow's Electronics
Prof. Huili Grace Xing, University of Notre Dame


11/18/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
Oracle inequalities and minimax rates for non-local means
Prof. Rebecca Willett, UW-Madison


11/25/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, ME 1106
Designing High-Performance, Energy-Efficient Networks-on-Chip
Prof. Natalie Enright Jerger, University of Toronto

Spring 2013

1/28/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Introduction to ECE 600
Prof. Dan Botez, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2/4/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Perspectives on Internet of Mobility
Prof. Bin Ran, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2/11/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Processing and Characterization of Structural and Functional Materials
Prof. Yongfeng Lu, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2/18/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Stitching it all together - using network coding in heterogeneous settings
Prof. Muriel Medard, MIT

2/25/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Lab-on-a-Chip Technologies Enabled by Acousto-Opto-Fluidics
Prof. Tony (Jun) Huang, Penn State University

3/4/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Intellectual Property Basics and Technology Transfer
Leah Haman, Intellectual Property Associate, WARF

3/18/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Optimization over graph with application to power systems
Prof. Javad Lavaei, Columbia University

4/15/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Human/Computer Vision: Visual Attention Modeling from Basic Research to Commercialization
Dr. Brian Stankiewicz, 3M Corp.

4/22/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
A micro-architectural analysis of switched photonic multi-chip interconnects
Dr. Herb Schwetman, Oracle Labs

4/29/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Highly Agile and Robust Robotic Bipedal Locomotion Through Nonlinear Geometric Control
Prof. Jessy Grizzle, University of Michigan

5/6/2013, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Semiconductor Diode Laser Evolution: 1967 to 1990
Prof. Peter S. Zory, University of Florida

Fall 2012

9/10/2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Introduction to ECE 600
Prof. Luke Mawst, University of Wisconsin-Madison

9/17/2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
An Overview of Wireless Technology Research and Development at Qualcomm
Dr.Tamer Kadous, Qualcomm

10/1/2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
The 7 (Information) Habits of Highly Effective Engineering Graduate Students
Jody Hoesly, Wendt Commons Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison

10/15/2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Phonon Transport in Nanostructures: Development of a Nanoscale Phonon Spectrometer and Thermoelectric Nanomaterials
Prof. Richard Robinson, Cornell University

10/29/2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Can Control Theory Beat the Stock Market?
Professor Jim Primbs, University of Texas, Dallas

11/12/2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Enabling Coexistence of Heterogeneous Wireless Networks
Prof. Xinyu Zhang, University of Wisconsin-Madison

11/19/2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Room Temperature THz Quantum Cascade Laser Sources
Prof. Mikhail Belkin, University of Texas, Austin

11/26/2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Physics and Math for Smart (Power) Grids
Dr. Michael Chertkov, Los Alamos National Laboratory

12/10/2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Human/Computer Vision: Visual Attention Modeling from Basic Research to Commercialization
Brian Stankiewicz, 3M

Spring 2012

1/30/2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1800
Introduction to ECE 600
Prof. Luke Mawst, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2/6/2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1800
TFT vs. ULSIC - from Nano to Giga Electronics
Prof. Yue Kuo, Texas A&M University

2/13/2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1800
Exploiting Saliency in Compressive and Adaptive Sensing
Prof. Jarvis Haupt, University of Minnesota

2/20/2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1800
Introduction to 3GPP LTE/LTE-A Standards and 4G Mobile Networks
Dr. Charlie Zhang, Samsung

2/27/2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1800
Porting Performance across GPUs and FPGAs through Multilevel Granularity Synthesis
Prof. Deming Chen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

3/12/2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1800
Analysis of Complex Modulation in Fiber
Prof. Dan van der Weide, University of Wisconsin-Madison

4/16/2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1800
Electrons in Unusual Flatlands
Prof. Mansour Shayegan, Princeton University

4/23/2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1800
Silicon Nanomembrane based Photonic Crystal Nanostructures for On-chip Open Sensor Systems
Prof. Ray Chen, University of Texas-Austin

4/30/2012, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1800
The Next Wireless Frontier: Challenges and Opportunities at mm-wave and Higher Frequencies
Prof. Akbar Sayeed, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Fall 2011


9/12/2011, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Introduction to ECE 600
Prof. Luke Mawst, University of Wisconsin-Madison

9/19/2011, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
ECE Library Resources to Save You Time and Money
Jody Hoesly, Wendt Commons Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison

9/26/2011, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Measuring gas properties using custom-built lasers in the telecommunications band
Prof. Scott Sanders, Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

10/3/2011, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Space-from-Time Imaging: Acquiring Reflectance and Structure Without Lenses
Prof. Vivek Goyal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

10/10/2011, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
Silicon-Based Resonant Microsensors
Prof. Brand, Georgia Institute of Technology

10/17/2011, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
At the boundaries of high-frequency analog & RF ICs: Speed, energy and uncertainty
Prof. David S. Ricketts, Carnegie Mellon University

11/7/2011, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
CMOS Compatible Electro-Optic Transmitter Design and Considerations for Efficient Data Transport
Dr. Douglas Gill, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

11/14/2011, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
CMOS Reliability Challenges in Nanometer-Scale Integrated Circuits
Prof. Sachin S. Sapatnekar, University of Minnesota

11/21/2011, 3:30-5:00 PM, EH 1610
High efficiency III-V multi-junction solar cells technology
Prof. Jaejin Lee, Ajou University, Korea



Spring 2011


5/2/2011, 3:45-4:45 PM, EH 1800
Adaptive Liquid and Liquid Crystal Photonic Devices
Prof. Shin-Tson Wu, University of Central Florida


4/11/2011, 3:45-4:45 PM, EH 1800
Circuits and Passive Components for Radio-Frequency Power Conversion
Prof. Yehui Han, University of Wisconsin-Madison


4/4/2011, 3:45-4:45 PM, EH 1800
Invisible Traces in Pixels and Bits
Prof. Min Wu, University of Maryland


3/28/2011, 3:45-4:45 PM, EH 1800
Super-Resolving, Biomimetic Electrically Small Antennas and Their Applications
Prof. Nader Behdad, University of Wisconsin-Madison


3/7/2011, 3:45-4:45 PM, EH 1800
Ultra-wide Bandwidth Energy Harvesting: Design with Orthogonal Thinking
Sang-Gook Kim, MIT


2/14/2011, 3:45-4:45 PM, EH 1800
ECE Library Resources to Save You Time and Money
Jody Hoesly and Amy Kindschi, Wendt Commons Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison


2/7/2011, 3:45-4:45 PM, EH 1800 
Robust Optimization of Digital Integrated Circuits: Progress and Challenges
Dr. Chandu Visweswariah, IBM Systems and Technology Group


1/31/2011, 3:45-4:45 PM, EH 1800
Prognostics in a Particle Filtering Framework
Dr. Bhaskar Saha, Mission Critical Technologies, Inc., NASA Ames Research Center

Fall 2010


12/06/2010, 3:45-4:45 PM, EH 1610
The Role of CAD in Solving Intel’s Power/Performance Challenges: Past, Present and Future
Dr. Steven Burns, Intel Corp.


11/15/2010, 3:45-4:45 PM, EH 1610
Microsystem Pathways to a Greener World
Prof. Amit Lal, Cornell University


11/08/2010, 3:45-4:45 PM, EH 1610
Microsystems for Health-Care, Environmental Sensing, and Infrastructure Monitoring
Prof. Yogesh Gianchandani, University of Michigan


10/25/2010, 3:45-4:45 PM, EH 1610
UP from the BOTTOM
Prof. XuRichard Muller, University of California, Berkeley


10/18/2010, 3:45-4:45 PM, EH 1610
Optofluidic Ring Resonator Technology Platform for Rapid and Sensitive Biological and Chemical Sensing
Prof. Xudong (Sherman) Fan, University of Michigan


10/11/2010, 3:45-4:45 PM, EH 1610
Device Physics and Applications of Intersubband Transitions in Wide-Bandgap Nitride Semiconductors
Prof. Roberto Paiella, Boston University


10/04/2010, 3:45-4:45 PM, EH 1610
The Carbon-Silicon Bond - How the Humans Came to Love Their Electronic Devices
Prof. Richard Blahut, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


9/20/2010, 3:45-4:45 PM, EH 1610
Biologically Inspired MEMS Sensors for Medical Applications
Prof. Chang Liu, Northwestern University