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Vidya Chhabria Receives Louise T. Dosdall Fellowship

Doctoral student Vidya Chhabria is a recipient of the Louise T. Dosdall Fellowship for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Fellowship is awarded by the Graduate School to women graduate students in the natural or physical sciences and engineering, who hold superior academic records and show professional promise. RESEARCH ON ELECTRONIC DESIGN AUTOMATION Vidya’s research focuses […]

Prof. Rhonda Franklin and Prof. Chris Pennell (Medical School) receive IEM Abbott Professorships in Innovative Education

Prof. Rhonda Franklin is an inaugural recipient of the IEM Abbott Professorships in Innovative Education awarded by the Institute for Engineering in Medicine. She shares the award with Prof. Chris Pennell of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.  The newly instituted Abbott Professorships will be awarded to the faculty co-directors of the IEM Inspire […]

Prof. Mehmet Akçakaya Receives 2 NIH Awards for Cardiac Imaging

Prof. Mehmet Akçakaya is the recipient of 2 grants from the National Institutes of Health: a Research Project Grant (R01) from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) Trailblazer Award. Both awards will support Mehmet’s research in improving accuracy, reducing risk, and increasing patient […]

Alumnus Profile: Prof. John G. Hayes of University College Cork

Alumnus John G. Hayes, associate professor at University College Cork, Ireland, is the lead author of the best-selling textbook on electric vehicles, Electric Powertrain: Energy Systems, Power Electronics and Drives for Hybrid, Electric and Fuel Cell Vehicles, published in 2018 by John Wiley & Sons. John earned his master’s degree in electrical engineering from the […]

Hail to Thee!

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty and staff wish all our graduating students congratulations on completing this important milestone in your lives. Message from Department Head, Prof. Randall Victora Dear graduating seniors, The faculty and staff of ECE would like to extend our congratulations to each of you today, the date of your […]

Multidisciplinary Team Work on Development of Handheld COVID-19 Diagnostic Device

A multidisciplinary team of scientists led by Prof. Jian-Ping Wang (Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Robert F Hartmann Chair) of ECE, and Prof. Maxim Cheeran of the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine have designed a handheld diagnostic device that is capable of detecting the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. MagiCoil, as the device is currently […]

Prof. Steven Koester to Lead Minnesota Nano Center Starting Summer 2021

Prof. Steven Koester has been appointed the new director of the Minnesota Nano Center (MNC). The appointment will be effective July 1, 2021, and Prof. Koester will succeed Prof. Stephen Campbell, the current center director. Steve’s Training and Experience Steve brings to the position nearly 30 years of expertise in nanoscience and nanotechnology. His connection […]