Prof. Rhonda Franklin Receives 2016-17 Tate Award

Prof. Rhonda Franklin has been awarded the 2016-17 John Tate Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising. She is one of four recipients named for this year’s award. Prof. Franklin has been a keen and dedicated participant in the University’s Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP), and the NSF-sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. As ECE’s […]

Best Poster Award for Chunhui Dai

ECE doctoral student Chunhui Dai has won the Best Poster award at the 2016 Materials Research Society’s (MRS) Fall meeting. His research poster was one of only 5 Best Poster award winners from among 600 posters presented at the MRS meeting. Chunhui’s poster is titled “Nanoscale In Situ Self-Assembly Using Ion-Beam Microscopy System.” He is […]

In the Crystal (Ball): Future Perspectives and Applications of 2D Materials

In an international/multi-institutional undertaking, Prof. Tony Low from ECE and researchers from other institutions have conducted a study that highlights how manipulation of 2D materials could make our modern day devices faster, smaller, and better. The findings are published in the most recent edition of Nature Materials, a leading journal in materials science and engineering research. […]

Prof. Steven Koester Named IEEE Fellow

ECE faculty, Prof. Steven Koester has been named an IEEE Fellow effective January 2017. He is cited by the IEEE for “contributions to group-IV electronic and photonic devices.” Prof. Koester’s research focuses on novel electronic, photonic and sensing device concepts with an emphasis on graphene and other 2D materials. He has authored or co-authored over […]

Photons Do the Twist, And Scientists Can Now Measure It

Measurement of optical torque by scientists holds promise for industrial and consumer devices Researchers at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota, have measured the twisting force, or torque, generated by light on a silicon chip.  Torque, in the context of light, stems from the spin angular momentum of photons (particles of […]

Kai Wu and Hamza Farooq Awarded Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowships

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is proud to announce that two of our doctoral students have been awarded the highly coveted Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year, by the University of Minnesota. The ECE awardees are doctoral candidates Hamza Farooq and Kai Wu. The award honors their excellence in their academic […]