Aelios Technology Move To the National Cleantech UP Competition

The Aelios Technology team, comprising ECE doctoral students Shreyas Bhaban and Sourav Patel, and mechanical engineering doctoral student Saurav Talukdar, and Carlson MBA student Atul Fotedar, were one of two startup companies named runners-up in the 2018 Cleantech University Prize (Cleantech UP) Midwest Showcase. Bagging the runner-up position gives the team the opportunity to participate in […]

ECE Alumnus Bodhisatwa Sadhu leads IBM Research Team to win the Lewis Winner Award at the 2017 ISSCC

ECE alumnus Bodhisatwa Sadhu (Ph.D. 2012), led the team from IBM Research to win the Lewis Winner Award for Outstanding Paper at the 2017 ISSCC (International Solid-State Circuits Conference). The winning paper is titled “A 28GHz 32-Element Phased-Array Transceiver IC with Concurrent Dual Polarized Beams and 1.4 Degree Beam-Steering Resolution for 5G Communications,” and is […]

Prof. Soheil Mohajer Wins NSF CAREER Award for “Coded Caching for Wireless Content Delivery Networks: Challenges and Opportunities”

Prof. Soheil Mohajer has been awarded the CAREER award by the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. This is one of the most prestigious awards instituted by the NSF to recognize and support faculty early in their careers, who show the potential to “serve as academic role models in research and education […]

Prof. Mehmet Akçakaya Named 2018-20 McKnight Land-Grant Professor

Prof. Mehmet Akçakaya has been named McKnight Land-Grant Professor for his work on “Transforming Healthcare and Biomedical Sciences with Fast High-Precision Magnetic Resonance Imaging.” He is one of nine recipients of the McKnight Land-Grant Professorship Program for 2018-20. His research is inter-disciplinary in nature, and lies at the intersection of signal processing, computational imaging, machine […]

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 […]

New Kind of Magnetoresistance Has Implications for Semiconductor Industry

Scientists at the University of Minnesota, in collaboration with researchers from Pennsylvania State University have discovered the existence of magnetoresistance in topological insulator-ferromagnetic bilayers. This discovery has significant implications for the semiconductor industry, and opens up the door to enabling low power computing, brain-like computing, and chips for robots in the near future. The details […]

Congratulations to Winners of the Louise T. Dosdall Graduate Fellowship

Kriti Agarwal and Meghna Mankalale are recipients of the Louise T. Dosdall Fellowship for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Fellowship is awarded by the Graduate School to women graduate students in the natural or physical sciences and engineering, who hold superior academic records and show professional promise. Meghna’s research focuses on the design and optimization […]

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, […]