2019 Innovation Award for Prof. Jian-Ping Wang

In recognition of his entrepreneurial spirit and his outstanding ability to bring to life and commercialize innovative new technologies, Prof. Jian-Ping Wang (Robert Hartmann Chair in Electrical Engineering) has been awarded the 2019 Innovation Award for Entrepreneurial Researcher. The award celebrates his research on the magnetic spin of electrons, and exploration of its usage for […]

Prof. Yahya Tousi and Co-authors Win the IEEE JSSC Best Paper Award

Prof. Yahya Tousi and co-authors were recipients of IEEE’s Journal of Solid State Circuits (JSSC) best paper award. The award winning paper is titled “A 28-GHz 32-element TRX phased-array IC with concurrent dual-polarized operation and orthogonal phase and gain control for 5G communications. An eminent publication in the field of integrated circuits and systems, JSSC […]

ECE joint effort creating special in-memory computation is best paper at 2019 ISQED

“Using Spin-Hall MTJs to Build an Energy-Efficient In-memory Computation Platform,” a paper that is the product of research conducted in ECE, has received the best paper award at the 2019 International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED).   The paper is an outcome of collaborative research conducted by multiple ECE research teams led by professors […]

Prof. Chris Kim Named IEEE Fellow

ECE faculty, Prof. Chris Kim has been named an IEEE Fellow effective January 2019. He has been cited by the IEEE for his contributions to on-chip circuit reliability evaluation and characterization. Prof. Kim’s research focuses on developing circuit technologies that can enable smart and energy-efficient integrated systems. He leads the VLSI Research Laboratory, and under […]

M. Hassan Najafi Receives EDAA’s Outstanding Dissertations Award for 2018

M. Hassan Najafi has been awarded the European Design and Automation Association’s  2018 Outstanding Dissertations Award for his research contributions to the advancement of design, automation, and test. Established to promote the work of young researchers in the field, and to recognize the importance of university research, the award is open to researchers across the […]

Prof. Jian-Ping Wang to Lead a $10.3 Million Spintronic Materials and Devices Research Center

The University of Minnesota has received funding to the tune of $10.3 million to establish a research center on spintronic materials and devices. The funding comes from National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and its partners in the Nanoelectronic Computing Research (nCORE) consortium, which includes the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), 12 semiconductor industry sponsors, and the […]

Prof. Sachin Sapatnekar to lead $5.3 million federal grant to improve electronic circuit design

The University of Minnesota recently received a four-year, $5.3 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense, to lead an effort that could spark the next wave of U.S. semiconductor innovation and broaden the competitive field for circuit design. Integrated circuits power almost every electronic device we use […]

Spinning toward Advancements in Science and Technology

In a cross-departmental collaborative undertaking, scientists at the University of Minnesota have successfully grown a quantum material, bismuth selenide, by magnetron sputtering, a process compatible with large scale production, and currently in use commercially. The development bears significance for the semiconductor industry, holding the possibility of improved energy efficiency for computing and memory devices. The […]

Prof. Jian-Ping Wang to Lead DARPA Funded Exploration into Novel Materials For Electronics

Researchers at the University of Minnesota will receive $3.1 million from the Department of Defense (DoD) to explore new materials, architectures, and systems that can overcome Moore’s Law, and push electronics technology forward, capable of meeting engineering, economic, and defense challenges. Distinguished McKnight Professor and Robert F. Hartmann Chair in Electrical Engineering Jian-Ping Wang is […]