Best Paper Award for Prof. Ramesh Harjani, Naser Mousavi, and Zhiheng Wang

Prof. Harjani and his group has been awarded the 2018 European Solid-State Circuit Conference (ESSCIRC) Best Paper Award. ESSCIRC is the premier European conference in Integrated Circuit (IC) design. The paper was co-authored by PhD students Naser Mousavi, Zhiheng Wang, and Professor Harjani. The paper was presented at the 2018 European Solid State Circuits Conference […]

Regents Professor Ned Mohan Receives 2019 IEEE IAS Outstanding Educator Award

Regents Professor Ned Mohan (NAE) is the recipient of IEEE’s 2019 IAS Outstanding Educator award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to education and mentorship of students and young engineers within the fields of interest of the IEEE Industry Applications Society.  The criteria for the award include development of educational materials, teaching and mentorship activities of […]

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 […]

Using Atomic Force Microscopy to Aid in Study of Human Protein

Multi-department research team makes discovery that could influence investigation of treatment options for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy In a collaborative undertaking, scientists from Prof. Murti Salapaka’s research group, and multiple other University departments are the first to observe and report the mechanical characteristics of utrophin using atomic force microscopy (AFM). Data gathered in the study indicate […]

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 […]

Bhaskar Sen Awarded IEM Fellowship

Doctoral candidate Bhaskar Sen is a recipient of the 2019-2020 IEM (Institute for Engineering in Medicine) fellowship. Bhaskar is motivated by interdisciplinary collaborative work and his research combines ideas from engineering and computing with psychiatry and neuroscience. In his doctoral dissertation, Bhaskar uses machine learning and signal processing- based techniques for diagnosing psychiatric disorders such […]

Project led by Prof. Sartori and Hari Cherupalli Awarded NSF’s Partnership for Innovation Grant

Prof. John Sartori is the recipient of a Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) award from the National Science Foundation. The award, effective July 2019 for the Technology Transfer track, will amount to $250,000 for a duration of two years through June 2021. The NSF’s PFI program supports researchers in science and engineering disciplines that are funded […]