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 […]

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 […]

Kai Wu Receives IEM Best Poster Award

Kai won 2nd place for his poster titled “Surface Functionalized Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles for Multiplex Detection Immunoassays” at the 2016 Annual Conference and Retreat for the Institute for Engineering in Medicine. The poster was presented under the Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering theme. Kai is advised by Prof. Jian-Ping Wang

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 Receives Bronze Poster Award at 2016 IEEE Magnetics Summer School

Kai Wu’s poster “Smart Magnetic Nanoparticles for Multiplex Detection of Diseases” has received the Bronze Poster Award at the 2016 IEEE Magnetics Summer School hosted by Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan. There were 110 posters presented at the summer school. Due to their size, comparable to biomolecules such as proteins, magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) have been […]

ECE Faculty Collaborate on a Technique to Create Ultra-Sharp Pyramids and Wedges

Prof. Sang-Hyun Oh and Prof. Randall Victora in a collaboration with faculty and researchers from the Dept. of Biomedical Engineering and the Dept. of Physics at UMN, and from Imperial College in London introduce a technique called template stripping to create ultra-sharp pyramids and wedges. The technique, presented in a paper titled “Template-Stripped Multifunctional Wedge […]