Mohit Sinha Wins 2019 Best Dissertation Award

The University of Minnesota Graduate School’s Best Dissertation Award for 2019 has been conferred on alumnus Mohit Sinha in the physical sciences and engineering category. The award comes with a $1,000 honorarium.  Mohit’s research bears tremendous potential in enabling next-generation power systems driven by power-electronics based energy conversion interfaces. In his dissertation titled, “On Decentralized […]

Using Atomic Force Microscopy to Aid in Study of Human Protein

Multi-department research team makes discovery that could influence investigation of treatment options for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy In a collaborative undertaking, scientists from Prof. Murti Salapaka’s research group, and multiple other University departments are the first to observe and report the mechanical characteristics of utrophin using atomic force microscopy (AFM). Data gathered in the study indicate […]

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 […]

Chair and Professorship Announcements for Nicola Elia, and Steven Koester

Prof. Nicola Elia has been appointed to the Vincentine Hermes-Luh Chair in Electrical Engineering, and Prof. Steve Koester has been appointed as Louis John Schnell Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Both positions are for a 5-year term and are effective July 1, 2019. The Vincentine Hermes-Luh Chair was established in 1996 to recognize and […]

Prof. Nicola Elia Named IEEE Fellow

ECE faculty, Prof. Nicola Elia has been named an IEEE Fellow effective January 2019. He has been cited by the IEEE for his contributions to networked control systems. Prof. Elia’s research focuses on topics within decision and control systems, including control with communication constraints and networked control systems. His recent research has focused on networked […]

Prof. Murti Salapaka to Lead $3.8 Million Energy Innovation Project Funded by ARPA-E

The University of Minnesota will receive nearly $4 million in funding from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA‑E) to develop a load management framework that can support grid infrastructure and implement coordinated management during power contingencies. The project will be led by Prof. Murti Salapaka as principal investigator (PI) and Prof. Donatello Materassi as co-PI. […]

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 […]

ECE’s 2017-2018 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Winners

ECE has 5 doctoral dissertation fellowship winners for the 2017-2018 academic year. They are Shreyas Bhaban (advised by Prof. Murti Salapaka), Tianyi Chen (advised by Prof. Giorgios Giannakis), Xingguo Li (Prof. Jarvis Haupt), MohammadHassan Najafi (Prof. David Lilja), and Chen Zhou (Prof. Chris Kim). The award will allow these accomplished PhD candidates the opportunity to […]

Hamza Farooq in Nature’s Scientific Reports

Doctoral candidate Hamza Farooq from ECE, in collaboration with other researchers and faculty from CMRR and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has shown that intricate brain tissue microstructure imaging can be obtained using diffusion MRI (dMRI) data. The paper titled “Microstructure Imaging of Crossing (MIX) White Matter Fibers from diffusion MRI” published in […]

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 […]