Alumna Prof. Becky Peterson named Director of Lurie Nanofabrication Facility

University of Minnesota and ECE alumna Prof. Becky Peterson was recently named the new director of the Lurie Nanofabrication Facility at the University of Michigan. The facility serves the University of Michigan as well as users from other institutions and industry.  Peterson is an associate professor at the University of Michigan, in the Electrical Engineering […]

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Prof. Jian-Ping Wang Elected Fellow of American Physical Society

Distinguished McKnight University Professor Jian-Ping Wang has been elected fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). The APS citation reads: “For outstanding contributions to the synthesis and fundamental understanding of magnetic and spintronic materials, and to the fabrication of devices for applications in computing.” The Society’s Fellowship Program recognizes members who have contributed to the […]

Prof. Ned Mohan and Dr. Siddharth Raju Author Textbook on Electric Drives

Regents Professor Ned Mohan (NAE) and Dr. Siddharth Raju are the authors of Analysis and Control of Electric Drives: Simulations and Laboratory Implementations. Designed as a textbook for both undergraduate and graduate students, and published by Wiley (September 2020), the book offers a comprehensive understanding of electric drives and their applications in electric vehicles and […]

Prof. Mingyi Hong Receives Intel-NSF Research Award and 2020 IBM University Award

Prof. Mingyi Hong was recently named the recipient of 2 awards: an Intel-NSF joint research award to develop artificial neural networks for wireless network systems, and the 2020 IBM University Award. INTEL-NSF JOINT RESEARCH AWARD The Intel-NSF joint research award for wireless communication stems from the program, Machine Learning for Wireless Network Systems (MLWiNS), the […]

Alumna Laura Odell Receives Society of Women Engineers’ WE20 Spark Award

Alumna Laura Odell was recently honored with the WE20 Spark Award by the Society of Women Engineers. The award recognizes individuals who have “contributed to the advancement of women by mentoring those around them.”  Laura earned her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1986 from the University of Minnesota. She currently serves as an assistant […]

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Prof. Yahya Tousi Receives DARPA’s 2020 Young Faculty Award

Prof. Yahya Tousi is a recipient of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s 2020 Young Faculty Award for his project titled, “Wideband and Interference-Resilient Mixed Mode Time Transfer for Distributed Radios.” The purpose of the DARPA YFA is to identify and support promising junior researchers and expose them to the needs of the Department of Defense, […]

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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 […]