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 […]

Doctoral Candidates Burhaneddin Yaman, Renata Saha, and Anushree Ramanath Receive Travel Grants

Graduate students Burhaneddin Yaman and Renata Saha are recipients of the IEM Walter Lang Barnes fellowship awarded by the Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM). The fellowship has been instituted to provide graduate students at the University with financial support for travel to conferences for research presentations.  Doctoral candidate Burhaneddin (pictured right) will be traveling […]

Alumnus Mark Lauby Elected Member of National Academy of Engineering

University of Minnesota Twin Cities alumnus and ECE graduate Mark Lauby has been elected member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), class of 2020 “[f]or the development and application of techniques for electric grid reliability analysis.” He will be joining the ranks of over 2500 professionals who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, […]

Researchers from the University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic to develop magnetic nanodevice arrays to treat neurological diseases

A project jointly undertaken by scientists from ECE, the departments of Neurosurgery, and Biomedical Engineering, and the Mayo Clinic has received close to $1 million in a grant from the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics. The project is titled, “Magnetic Nanodevice Arrays for the Treatment of Neurological Diseases.” The funding will enable the […]

Prof. Sachin Sapatnekar to lead DARPA funded project to build open-source hardware generators

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities recently received a $2.2 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense, to build open-source hardware generators for a range of machine learning algorithms that process data in real time. The project is being funded under the Real Time […]

Sachin Sapatnekar smiling into camera

Doctoral student Vidya Chhabria receives Women in Technology scholarship by Cadence

Doctoral student Vidya Chhabria is a recipient of Cadence’s Women in Technology scholarship. The scholarship program seeks to foster inclusion and encourage diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas in keeping with the company’s goal to support and expand diversity in technology within academia and in the workplace. Vidya’s research focuses on electronic design automation (EDA) which […]

Recognition for ECE Alumni Eric Severson and Tong Zhang

2019 saw ECE alumni receive recognition and support for their research. Alumnus Eric Severson received the NSF CAREER award in the Energy, Power, Control, and Networks sub-division (under the Directorate for Engineering) and alumnus Tong Zhang was recently elevated to IEEE Fellow effective January 2020.  ERIC SEVERSON’S RESEARCH ON BEARINGLESS MOTOR TECHNOLOGY Eric’s research will endeavor […]

Omer Demirel Awarded American Heart Association’s pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Doctoral student Omer Demirel was recently awarded the American Heart Association’s pre-doctoral fellowship for his research titled “Rapid High Resolution Whole Heart Perfusion MRI for Evaluation of Coronary Artery Disease.” The fellowship starts at the beginning of 2020 for an amount of $31,000. It is a competitive national award, and applicants are required to submit […]

Alumna Mona Ebrish Participates in 2019 NextProf Nexus Workshop

Alumna Mona Ebrish was selected to attend the 2019 NextProf Nexus workshop hosted at Georgia Tech University in Atlanta in early October. The three-day workshop is designed to diversify the next generation of academic leaders in engineering, and give participants the opportunity to explore and prepare for faculty positions in academia.  Mona earned her doctoral […]

Mona Ebrish standing in a hallway

Prof. Georgios B. Giannakis Named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair Professor Georgios B. Giannakis has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Election to NAI Fellow is the highest professional distinction conferred solely on academic inventors. The 2019 class of Fellows has 168 prolific academic inventors from across the world. The Fellows Program calls attention to academic inventors […]