Scientists Discover Ferromagnetic Properties in Ruthenium

University Scientists Lead the Discovery of Ferromagnetism in Ruthenium A collaborative effort led by researchers at the University of Minnesota has resulted in the experimental discovery of ferromagnetic properties in Ruthenium, making it the fourth single element with such properties in the periodic table. The discovery opens an exciting new chapter in the fundamental studies […]

Prof. Randall Victora in the News: Interview in AIP

Prof. Randall Victora and doctoral student Rizvi Ahmed, recently presented a technique for the simulation of a magnetic field in chromia (Cr₂O₃), a material that in the not too distant future, could form the key component of computer memory. The findings appear in the paper “A fully electric field driven scalable magnetoelectric switching element,” published […]

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Prof. Bethanie Stadler Elevated to Fellow of the Materials Research Society

The Materials Research Society has recognized Prof. Bethanie Stadler as an MRS Fellow, honoring her exceptional research and her outstanding contributions to the field of materials research. The fellowship is a lifetime appointment, and commends Prof. Stadler “[f]or distinguished service to materials research and for pioneering work in magneto-photonics integration and magnetic nanowire devices that […]

New Kind of Magnetoresistance Has Implications for Semiconductor Industry

Scientists at the University of Minnesota, in collaboration with researchers from Pennsylvania State University have discovered the existence of magnetoresistance in topological insulator-ferromagnetic bilayers. This discovery has significant implications for the semiconductor industry, and opens up the door to enabling low power computing, brain-like computing, and chips for robots in the near future. The details […]

Congratulations to Winners of the Louise T. Dosdall Graduate Fellowship

Kriti Agarwal and Meghna Mankalale are recipients of the Louise T. Dosdall Fellowship for the 2018-2019 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. Meghna’s research focuses on the design and optimization […]

Light Can Drive the Direction of Electrical Current

Light can generate an electrical current in semiconductor materials. This is how solar cells can generate electricity from sunlight and smartphone cameras can take photographs. To collect the generated electrical current, called photocurrent, an electric voltage is needed to force the current to flow in only one direction. However, scientists at the University of Minnesota, […]

Breaking barriers: graphene tweezers bring scientists a step closer to revolutionary diagnostic systems

In a joint research project undertaken by scientists from ECE, and Imperial College, London, graphene has once again proven to be a wonder material. In an article published in Nature Communications titled “Graphene-edge dielectrophoretic tweezers for trapping of biomolecules,” the research team present the path breaking development. Scientists involved in the study are Prof. Steven Koester, Prof. Sang-Hyun […]

Diqing Su Receives Best Poster Award at 2017 MMM Conference

Doctoral candidate Diqing Su’s poster titled “Giant Magnetoresistance-based Handheld Platform for Rapid Detection of Influenza A Virus” has been recognized as the best poster among a hundred others that were presented at MMM 2017, the 62nd Annual Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials. The poster presents the the performance of a giant magnetoresistance(GMR)-based handheld device […]

Graduate Students Awards and Honors

Four Graduate Students Headed to 2017 Rising Stars Workshop Come November, four ECE students will be headed to Stanford University to attend the Rising Stars 2017 workshop. Sandhya Koteshwara, Nazila Haratipour, Sha Shi, and Yenning Shen have been invited to attend the work designed for highly accomplished women graduate students and postdocs as they prepare […]

ECE’s 2017-2018 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Winners

ECE has 5 doctoral dissertation fellowship winners for the 2017-2018 academic year. They are Shreyas Bhaban (advised by Prof. Murti Salapaka), Tianyi Chen (advised by Prof. Giorgios Giannakis), Xingguo Li (Prof. Jarvis Haupt), MohammadHassan Najafi (Prof. David Lilja), and Chen Zhou (Prof. Chris Kim). The award will allow these accomplished PhD candidates the opportunity to […]