Prof. Keshab Parhi to be Inducted Fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Distinguished McKnight University Professor Keshab K. Parhi has been elected as Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). The NAI Fellows Selection Committee recognizes that he has “demonstrated a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development, and […]

ECE researchers report ultrastrong coupling of light and phonons within nanoscale coaxial cable

Opens up possibilities for developing new quantum-based devices A multi-institutional team of scientists led by ECE’s Professor Sang-Hyun Oh have reported vibrational ultrastrong coupling of light and matter within nanocavities at mid-infrared frequencies (MIR). The finding is particularly significant because it throws open a new frontier in cavity quantum electrodynamics (QED) that could enable quantum-based […]

Prof. Rhonda Franklin Shares Her Experiences Leading to Her ARCS Scientist of the Year Award

Prof. Rhonda Franklin has been named Scientist of the Year for 2020 by the ARCS Foundation Minnesota chapter. The award recognizes her work “mentoring and encouraging students to follow careers in science.” The honor is not surprising considering Prof. Franklin’s history of deep and sustained engagement with students and young professionals, helping them meet their […]

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CSE 3MT Competition winners: Yali Zhang Places 1st, Aditya Dave is People’s Choice

Congratulations to Yali Zhang for placing first, and Aditya Dave for winning the people’s choice award at the CSE-level 3MT competition. The competition is open to doctoral students and the challenge is to present their research in 3 minutes in a compelling manner to a non-scientific audience. ECE students Yali and Aditya (both completing their […]

Prof. David Orser Receives Penrose Teaching Award

Teaching professor David Orser is the latest recipient of the Penrose teaching award. The award is a timely recognition of the energy and engagement with which Orser has approached his responsibilities that include lab and experiential learning curriculum development, and training for teaching assistants, in addition to teaching his regular load of classes.  Orser’s teaching and […]

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Interdisciplinary Team Reports Extremely High Resonant Frequency in Cobalt-Palladium Multilayers

Finding Has Significant Technological Applications Scientists at the University of Minnesota have reported direct observation of magnon-phonon coupling in time and frequency domains under femtosecond laser excitation. Based on their observations, the team have also proposed a theoretical model explaining the physical mechanism underlying this strain-spin interaction. The results of their work are reported in […]

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 […]

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