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 […]

Scientists Discover Ferromagnetic Properties in Ruthenium

University Scientists Lead the Discovery of Ferromagnetism in Ruthenium A collaborative effort led by researchers at the University of Minnesota has resulted in the experimental discovery of ferromagnetic properties in Ruthenium, making it the fourth single element with such properties in the periodic table. The discovery opens an exciting new chapter in the fundamental studies […]

ECE Alumnus Bodhisatwa Sadhu leads IBM Research Team to win the Lewis Winner Award at the 2017 ISSCC

ECE alumnus Bodhisatwa Sadhu (Ph.D. 2012), led the team from IBM Research to win the Lewis Winner Award for Outstanding Paper at the 2017 ISSCC (International Solid-State Circuits Conference). The winning paper is titled “A 28GHz 32-Element Phased-Array Transceiver IC with Concurrent Dual Polarized Beams and 1.4 Degree Beam-Steering Resolution for 5G Communications,” and is […]

ECE in Communications of the ACM

The approaching end to Moore’s law has compelled researchers to look for alternatives to CMOS technology, and spintronics is fast appearing to be a viable option. In a recent article in Communications of the ACM titled “The Rise of Spintronics,” ECE faculty Prof. Sachin Sapatnekar explains the challenges posed by the end of Moore’s Law. […]

Prof. Jian-Ping Wang and researcher Yang Lv in the news

Scientists from the department have been in the news recently for developments that could lead to some exciting big leaps in stochastic computing and brain like computing. At the 2017 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting, Prof. Jian-Ping Wang and researcher Yang Lv, both from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, introduced a nanoscale device […]