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. 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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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 […]

Congratulations to our 2020-2021 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Winners

The recipients of the 2020-2021 Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship are Alireza Sadeghi (advisor: Prof. Georgios Giannakis), Karthik Srinivasan (advisor: Prof. Beth Stadler), Masoud Zabihi (advisor: Prof. Sachin Sapatnekar), and Kaveh Khilji (advisor: Prof. Tony Low) Alireza Sadeghi Alireza Sadeghi is a recipient of the fellowship for his doctoral research titled, “Scalable Learning Robust to […]

Multidisciplinary Team Work on Development of Handheld COVID-19 Diagnostic Device

A multidisciplinary team of scientists led by Prof. Jian-Ping Wang (Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Robert F Hartmann Chair) of ECE, and Prof. Maxim Cheeran of the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine have designed a handheld diagnostic device that is capable of detecting the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. MagiCoil, as the device is currently […]

Prof. Steven Koester to Lead Minnesota Nano Center Starting Summer 2021

Prof. Steven Koester has been appointed the new director of the Minnesota Nano Center (MNC). The appointment will be effective July 1, 2021, and Prof. Koester will succeed Prof. Stephen Campbell, the current center director. Steve’s Training and Experience Steve brings to the position nearly 30 years of expertise in nanoscience and nanotechnology. His connection […]

Doctoral Candidates Burhaneddin Yaman, Renata Saha, and Anushree Ramanath Receive Travel Grants

Graduate students Burhaneddin Yaman and Renata Saha are recipients of the IEM Walter Lang Barnes fellowship awarded by the Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM). The fellowship has been instituted to provide graduate students at the University with financial support for travel to conferences for research presentations.  Doctoral candidate Burhaneddin (pictured right) will be traveling […]

Alumnus Mark Lauby Elected Member of National Academy of Engineering

University of Minnesota Twin Cities alumnus and ECE graduate Mark Lauby has been elected member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), class of 2020 “[f]or the development and application of techniques for electric grid reliability analysis.” He will be joining the ranks of over 2500 professionals who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, […]