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 […]

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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Prof. Ned Mohan and Dr. Siddharth Raju Author Textbook on Electric Drives

Regents Professor Ned Mohan (NAE) and Dr. Siddharth Raju are the authors of Analysis and Control of Electric Drives: Simulations and Laboratory Implementations. Designed as a textbook for both undergraduate and graduate students, and published by Wiley (September 2020), the book offers a comprehensive understanding of electric drives and their applications in electric vehicles and […]

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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 […]

Alumnus Profile: Prof. John G. Hayes of University College Cork

Alumnus John G. Hayes, associate professor at University College Cork, Ireland, is the lead author of the best-selling textbook on electric vehicles, Electric Powertrain: Energy Systems, Power Electronics and Drives for Hybrid, Electric and Fuel Cell Vehicles, published in 2018 by John Wiley & Sons. John earned his master’s degree in electrical engineering from the […]

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 […]

Mark Lauby, alumnus and NAE member, on power systems security and reliability

University of Minnesota Twin Cities alumnus and ECE graduate Mark Lauby was recently elected member of the National Academy of Engineering, class of 2020, “[f]or the development and application of techniques for electric grid reliability analysis.” Currently, Mark is senior vice president and chief engineer of North American Reliability Corporation (NERC). While enhancing and maintaining […]