Graduate Student Yao Zhang Finalist For Best Student Paper Award at 2016 IEEE Sensors Conference

Graduate student Yao Zhang, advised by ECE faculty Prof. Steve Koester and Chemistry faculty Prof. Phil Buhlmann was a finalist for the Best Student Paper Award at the 2016 IEEE Sensors Conference held in Orlando, Florida (Oct. 30 to Nov. 2). Yao’s poster “Glucose Sensing with Graphene Varactors” describes a new method of detecting glucose […]

ECE Takes Lead On ARPA-E Funded Project

The University of Minnesota has been awarded funding by the DoE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to address challenges to system reliability and power quality by widespread stochastic renewable power generation. The project will be under the NODES (Network Optimized Distributed Energy Systems) program by ARPA-E. The $33 million undertaking will involve 12 institutions and […]

Bhaskar Sen Receives IEM Fellowship And Best Poster Award

Bhaskar Sen has been awarded the 2016 IEM (Institute for Engineering in Medicine) Walter Barnes Lang fellowship. The award supports travel for research presentations. Recipients of the award are graduate students at the University engaged in research related to engineering in medicine, advised by IEM members, and are evaluated on their record of academic achievement, quality […]

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 […]

2016 SRC Technical Excellence Award Goes to Prof. Chris Kim

Congratulations to ECE faculty Prof. Chris Kim on being awarded the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Technical Excellence Award for 2016. The award recognizes his work in the invention of a new class of compact on-chip sensors called “silicon odometers” that can accurately and efficiently measure circuit aging effects. Wear and tear of systems and devices […]

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 […]

ASYNC 2016 Best Paper Award

“Ring Oscillator Clocks and Margins,” a paper resulting from a collaboration between ECE faculty Prof. Sachin Sapatnekar and Prof. Jordi Cortadella’s group from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), has received the best paper award at the 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Asynchronous Circuits and Systems (ASYNC 2016). Modern chip technologies are susceptible to variations […]

Ricci Curvature to Predict Financial Market Risk

Prof. Tryphon Georgiou, and co-authors Romeil Sandhu and Prof. Allen Tannenbaum (at the Department of Computer Science, and the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, respectively at SUNY, Stony Brook) demonstrate that curvature can be used as an indicator of the fragility of financial markets. In their paper titled “Ricci Curvature: An Economic Indicator for […]