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 […]

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 […]

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 Named IEEE Fellow

ECE faculty, Prof. Murti Salapaka (Vincentine Hermes-Luh Chair in Electrical Engineering) has been named an IEEE Fellow effective January 2019. He has been cited by the IEEE for his application of control and systems technology in nano-science. Prof. Salapaka’s research focuses on systems and control, and spans control theory and its applications to nano-interrogation and […]

Chunhui Dai Receives First Place in NSF Student Research Poster Competition

Doctoral student Chunhui Dai has been awarded first place in the National Science Foundation student research poster competition. The competition was held at the 2018 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) in Pittsburgh, PA in November. The poster is titled “In-Situ Monitored Self-Assembly of 3D Graphene-based Nanostructures.” Chunhui’s poster was selected from more than […]

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 […]