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 […]

Burhaneddin Yaman Receives Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship and the 2020 IEEE ISBI Best Paper Award

Doctoral candidate Burhaneddin Yaman was recently awarded the interdisciplinary doctoral fellowship for the 2020-2021 academic year. His research focuses on MRI reconstruction from sub-sampled data to improve patient care while also reducing scan time. Continuing on that trajectory of excellence, Burhan also recently received the best paper award at the 2020 ISBI for his research […]

Prof. Chris Kim’s Protégés at 2020 ISSCC

In an impressive coincidence, five alumni who earned their doctoral degrees under the guidance of  Prof. Chris Kim presented their papers at the prestigious and competitive 2020 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), often dubbed the Chip Olympics. Prof. Jie Gu, Chris’ first student presented “A Compute-Adaptive Elastic Clock-Chain Technique with Dynamic Timing Enhancement for 2D […]

Sandeep Avvaru Receives MnDrive Graduate Fellowship in Neuromodulation

Doctoral candidate Sandeep Avvaru has been awarded the MnDrive Graduate Fellowship in Neuromodulation. The fellowship recognizes and advances excellence in graduate training by providing financial support to outstanding doctoral students specializing in neuromodulation. Sandeep’s doctoral research focuses on the analysis and introduction of changes in neural activity to enhance cognitive control through deep brain stimulation […]

Doctoral Candidates Burhaneddin Yaman, Renata Saha, and Anushree Ramanath Receive Travel Grants

Graduate students Burhaneddin Yaman and Renata Saha are recipients of the IEM Walter Lang Barnes fellowship awarded by the Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM). The fellowship has been instituted to provide graduate students at the University with financial support for travel to conferences for research presentations.  Doctoral candidate Burhaneddin (pictured right) will be traveling […]

Researchers from the University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic to develop magnetic nanodevice arrays to treat neurological diseases

A project jointly undertaken by scientists from ECE, the departments of Neurosurgery, and Biomedical Engineering, and the Mayo Clinic has received close to $1 million in a grant from the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics. The project is titled, “Magnetic Nanodevice Arrays for the Treatment of Neurological Diseases.” The funding will enable the […]