Anushree Ramanath: Improving Clean Energy Practices

Doctoral candidate Anushree Ramanath is fighting the good fight: her research addresses the absence of an analytical basis and standard design procedure for designing a DC-DC converter with integrated magnetics. Her solution? A novel, descriptive approach, an analytical tool, and a hardware prototype that is an efficient, reliable, and cost-effective solution that can be used […]

Mohit Sinha Wins 2019 Best Dissertation Award

The University of Minnesota Graduate School’s Best Dissertation Award for 2019 has been conferred on alumnus Mohit Sinha in the physical sciences and engineering category. The award comes with a $1,000 honorarium.  Mohit’s research bears tremendous potential in enabling next-generation power systems driven by power-electronics based energy conversion interfaces. In his dissertation titled, “On Decentralized […]

2019-2020 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Awardees

ECE’s Ibrahim Ahmed, Chunhui Dai, and Vasileios Ioannidis are recipients of the 2019-2020 Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. Vasileios Ioannidis has received the fellowship for his research titled “Deep Learning from Limited and Dynamic Graph Data.” He is working under the guidance of Prof. Georgios Giannakis. Vasileios’ fellowship-winning dissertation research is focused on addressing some […]

Prof. Jian-Ping Wang Honored with 2019 SRC Technical Excellence Award

Congratulations to Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Robert F. Hartmann Chair in Electrical Engineering, Jian-Ping Wang on being awarded the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Technical Excellence Award for 2019. The award recognizes his “innovations and discoveries in nanomagnetics and novel materials that accelerated the production of magnetic random-access memories.” The SRC Technical Excellence Award honors […]

Multidisciplinary team wins Minnesota Futures grant

A multidisciplinary team comprising experts from ECE (professors Jungwon Choi, Sairaj Dhople, and Steven Koester), Department of Mechanical Engineering (Prof. Xiaojia Wang who is also lead PI), and Institute on the Environment (Ellen Anderson) have been awarded the Minnesota Futures grant by the University’s Office of the Vice President for Research. The electrical power systems […]

Prof. Ned Mohan Honored with Regents Professorship

The University of Minnesota has honored Prof. Ned Mohan with the Regents Professorship. It is the highest honor the University bestows on its faculty and is in recognition of the recipient’s “exceptional contributions to the University through teaching, research, scholarship, or creative work, and contributions to the public good.” As a faculty member who specializes […]

2019 IEEE PES Outstanding Young Engineer Award for Prof. Sairaj Dhople

Prof. Sairaj Dhople is a recipient of the 2019 IEEE Power and Energy Society’s Outstanding Young Engineer Award. The award recognizes his contributions to the “analysis and control of renewable generation and microgrids.” Sairaj’s primary research interests are modeling, analysis, and control of power electronics and power systems with a focus on renewable integration. He […]

Prof. Doug Ernie Receives George W. Taylor Award for Distinguished Teaching

In recognition of his exemplary service and dedication to the enhancement of the educational experience of our graduate and undergraduate students, Prof. Doug Ernie has been awarded the 2019 George W. Taylor/CSE Alumni Society Award for Distinguished Teaching. The George W. Taylor Awards are endowed within the College of Science and Engineering in memory of […]

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 […]