Prof. Steven Koester Named IEEE Fellow

ECE faculty, Prof. Steven Koester has been named an IEEE Fellow effective January 2017. He is cited by the IEEE for “contributions to group-IV electronic and photonic devices.” Prof. Koester’s research focuses on novel electronic, photonic and sensing device concepts with an emphasis on graphene and other 2D materials. He has authored or co-authored over […]

ECE Takes Lead On ARPA-E Funded Project

The University of Minnesota has been awarded funding by the DoE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to address challenges to system reliability and power quality by widespread stochastic renewable power generation. The project will be under the NODES (Network Optimized Distributed Energy Systems) program by ARPA-E. The $33 million undertaking will involve 12 institutions and […]

Most Influential Paper Award

Sanjay V. Kumar (Ph.D. ’09), Prof. Chris H. Kim, and Prof. Sachin S. Sapatnekar have won the ACM/IEEE William J. McCalla Ten Year Retrospective Most Influential Paper Award for “An Analytical Model for Negative Bias Temperature Instability.” The paper develops a physics-based analytical model for a transistor aging mechanism called negative bias temperature instability, and shows […]

Bhaskar Sen Receives IEM Fellowship And Best Poster Award

Bhaskar Sen has been awarded the 2016 IEM (Institute for Engineering in Medicine) Walter Barnes Lang fellowship. The award supports travel for research presentations. Recipients of the award are graduate students at the University engaged in research related to engineering in medicine, advised by IEM members, and are evaluated on their record of academic achievement, quality […]

Kai Wu Receives Bronze Poster Award at 2016 IEEE Magnetics Summer School

Kai Wu’s poster “Smart Magnetic Nanoparticles for Multiplex Detection of Diseases” has received the Bronze Poster Award at the 2016 IEEE Magnetics Summer School hosted by Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan. There were 110 posters presented at the summer school. Due to their size, comparable to biomolecules such as proteins, magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) have been […]

ASYNC 2016 Best Paper Award

“Ring Oscillator Clocks and Margins,” a paper resulting from a collaboration between ECE faculty Prof. Sachin Sapatnekar and Prof. Jordi Cortadella’s group from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), has received the best paper award at the 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Asynchronous Circuits and Systems (ASYNC 2016). Modern chip technologies are susceptible to variations […]

Diamond Jubilee Fellowship for Prof. James Leger

Prof. James Leger has been awarded the prestigious Diamond Jubilee International Visiting Fellowship by the University of Southampton, UK.  The fellowship spans a three year period to support the development of a collaborative partnership between the fellow and their University of Southampton host staff member. Professor Leger’s research will concentrate on fiber lasers, ranging from […]

Prof. Randall Victora Honored as Distinguished University Teaching Professor

The University of Minnesota has honored Prof. Victora with this year’s Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate and Professional Education Award. The award recognizes his contributions to excellence in graduate and professional education. Recipients of the award become members of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers (ADT) and are conferred with the title “Distinguished University Teaching Professor” […]

Prof. Doug Ernie Honored with Morse-Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Award

The University of Minnesota has honored Prof. Douglas Ernie with the Morse-Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Award. Each year since 1965, the University of Minnesota has recognized a select group of teachers for their outstanding contributions to undergraduate education. As a recipient of the Morse-Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Award, Prof. Ernie will become a member of the Academy of […]

Christopher Ertsgaard Receives NSF GRFP Fellowship

ECE first year Ph.D. student Christopher Ertsgaard had been selected to receive a 2016 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship. GRFP fellows are annually selected from a highly diverse and competitive set of applicants, and awards are based on candidates demonstrating their potential to make significant contributions to science and engineering […]