Chunhui Dai Receives First Place in NSF Student Research Poster Competition

Doctoral student Chunhui Dai has been awarded first place in the National Science Foundation student research poster competition. The competition was held at the 2018 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) in Pittsburgh, PA in November. The poster is titled “In-Situ Monitored Self-Assembly of 3D Graphene-based Nanostructures.” Chunhui’s poster was selected from more than […]

Haoran Sun Receives Best Student Paper Award at Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers

Doctoral student Haoran Sun is a recipient of the best student paper contest at the 2018 Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, for the paper “Distributed Non-Convex First-Order Optimization and Information Processing: Lower Complexity Bounds and Rate Optimal Algorithms.” A prestigious prize among signal processing conferences, Haoran’s paper competed against 86 student papers, and came […]

Prof. Jian-Ping Wang to Lead DARPA Funded Exploration into Novel Materials For Electronics

Researchers at the University of Minnesota will receive $3.1 million from the Department of Defense (DoD) to explore new materials, architectures, and systems that can overcome Moore’s Law, and push electronics technology forward, capable of meeting engineering, economic, and defense challenges. Distinguished McKnight Professor and Robert F. Hartmann Chair in Electrical Engineering Jian-Ping Wang is […]

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 […]

Alumnus and trailblazer Prof. Alejandro Ribeiro on the cover of Penn Engineering magazine

ECE alumnus and Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, Alejandro Ribeiro is featured in Penn Engineering Magazine, a biennial magazine put out by the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS). In a feature titled “Expanding Applications of Network Science,” he points out that the real […]

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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Mehran Elyasi Is A Facebook Fellowship Awardee

Doctoral candidate Mehran Elyasi has been recognized as a 2018 Facebook Fellow. The Facebook Fellowship Program awards its fellows with tuition and fees for the academic year (up to two years), a stipend, travel funds, and the opportunity to meet with and present their work to other researchers at Facebook’s annual summit.  Established seven years […]

Prof. Jian-Ping Wang and researcher Yang Lv in the news

Scientists from the department have been in the news recently for developments that could lead to some exciting big leaps in stochastic computing and brain like computing. At the 2017 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting, Prof. Jian-Ping Wang and researcher Yang Lv, both from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, introduced a nanoscale device […]

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, […]

ECE’s IEEE-HKN Chapter Wins Outstanding Chapter Award

At the beginning of the year, HKN received the 2015-2016 IEEE-HKN Outstanding Chapter Award (OCA) conferred by the IEEE-HKN Board of Governors. The awards are based on the annual reports submitted by chapters, with successful reports presenting individual chapter activities, including multiple instances and perspectives of their work, all of which together highlight their accomplishments. […]