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 […]

Prof. Tony Low Receives McKnight Presidential Fellowship

Prof. Tony Low has been awarded the McKnight Presidential Fellowship for 2019-2020 through 2021-2022. The award recognizes his outstanding research into light-matter interactions in two-dimensional atomic crystals. Professor Tony Low has made significant contributions to the fundamental understanding of plasmonic and optoelectronic properties in the exciting class of atomically thin two-dimensional materials. His internationally recognized […]

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 […]

Collaborative Team of University and Macalester College Students Win at MinneHack 2019

University of Minnesota students Anushree Ramanath (ECE), Kate Kuehl (CFANS), and Jacob Lindahl (CS&E), and Jacob Weightman from Macalester College formed a winning team and placed first overall at MinneHack 2019. Based on the problem statement, the team designed and implemented a website called FishInA.net—a site that helps fish farmers correctly estimate the optimum amount […]

Anushree Ramanath Wins Best Poster Award at 2019 IEEE PECI

Doctoral candidate Anushree Ramanath has received the best poster award at the 2019 IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois. The poster is titled, “Analysis, Design, and Implementation of Cuk Converter with Integrated Magnetics for Residential Solar Applications.” Anushree’s poster was recognized among 166 entries from other institutions and industry entities.   An ideal photovoltaic […]

Prof. Sang-Hyun Oh Receives Distinguished McKnight University Professorship

Prof. Sang-Hyun Oh (Sanford P. Bordeau Chair in Electrical Engineering) has received the University of Minnesota’s Distinguished McKnight University Professorship for 2019. The award recognizes the achievements and contributions of outstanding mid-career faculty whose careers have developed and flourished at the University. Recipients hold the title of Distinguished McKnight University Professor for as long as […]

Prof. Yahya Tousi and Co-authors Win the IEEE JSSC Best Paper Award

Prof. Yahya Tousi and co-authors were recipients of IEEE’s Journal of Solid State Circuits (JSSC) best paper award. The award winning paper is titled “A 28-GHz 32-element TRX phased-array IC with concurrent dual-polarized operation and orthogonal phase and gain control for 5G communications. An eminent publication in the field of integrated circuits and systems, JSSC […]

ECE joint effort creating special in-memory computation is best paper at 2019 ISQED

“Using Spin-Hall MTJs to Build an Energy-Efficient In-memory Computation Platform,” a paper that is the product of research conducted in ECE, has received the best paper award at the 2019 International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED).   The paper is an outcome of collaborative research conducted by multiple ECE research teams led by professors […]

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. […]

M. Hassan Najafi Receives EDAA’s Outstanding Dissertations Award for 2018

M. Hassan Najafi has been awarded the European Design and Automation Association’s  2018 Outstanding Dissertations Award for his research contributions to the advancement of design, automation, and test. Established to promote the work of young researchers in the field, and to recognize the importance of university research, the award is open to researchers across the […]