Prof. David Orser Receives Penrose Teaching Award

Teaching professor David Orser is the latest recipient of the Penrose teaching award. The award is a timely recognition of the energy and engagement with which Orser has approached his responsibilities that include lab and experiential learning curriculum development, and training for teaching assistants, in addition to teaching his regular load of classes.  Orser’s teaching and […]

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Interdisciplinary Team Reports Extremely High Resonant Frequency in Cobalt-Palladium Multilayers

Finding Has Significant Technological Applications Scientists at the University of Minnesota have reported direct observation of magnon-phonon coupling in time and frequency domains under femtosecond laser excitation. Based on their observations, the team have also proposed a theoretical model explaining the physical mechanism underlying this strain-spin interaction. The results of their work are reported in […]

Understanding Individual Antiviral Response to COVID-19

Prof. Marc Riedel is using machine learning, GPUs, and supercomputers to understand the SARS-CoV-2 virus Prof. Marc Riedel recently received an NSF Early Concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) to conduct research on computationally predicting which individuals will present a successful antiviral response to the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19).  The $200,000 grant has been awarded under […]

Alumna Prof. Becky Peterson named Director of Lurie Nanofabrication Facility

University of Minnesota and ECE alumna Prof. Becky Peterson was recently named the new director of the Lurie Nanofabrication Facility at the University of Michigan. The facility serves the University of Michigan as well as users from other institutions and industry.  Peterson is an associate professor at the University of Michigan, in the Electrical Engineering […]

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Prof. Jian-Ping Wang Elected Fellow of American Physical Society

Distinguished McKnight University Professor Jian-Ping Wang has been elected fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). The APS citation reads: “For outstanding contributions to the synthesis and fundamental understanding of magnetic and spintronic materials, and to the fabrication of devices for applications in computing.” The Society’s Fellowship Program recognizes members who have contributed to the […]

Prof. Ned Mohan and Dr. Siddharth Raju Author Textbook on Electric Drives

Regents Professor Ned Mohan (NAE) and Dr. Siddharth Raju are the authors of Analysis and Control of Electric Drives: Simulations and Laboratory Implementations. Designed as a textbook for both undergraduate and graduate students, and published by Wiley (September 2020), the book offers a comprehensive understanding of electric drives and their applications in electric vehicles and […]

Prof. Mingyi Hong Receives Intel-NSF Research Award and 2020 IBM University Award

Prof. Mingyi Hong was recently named the recipient of 2 awards: an Intel-NSF joint research award to develop artificial neural networks for wireless network systems, and the 2020 IBM University Award. INTEL-NSF JOINT RESEARCH AWARD The Intel-NSF joint research award for wireless communication stems from the program, Machine Learning for Wireless Network Systems (MLWiNS), the […]

Prof. Yahya Tousi Receives DARPA’s 2020 Young Faculty Award

Prof. Yahya Tousi is a recipient of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s 2020 Young Faculty Award for his project titled, “Wideband and Interference-Resilient Mixed Mode Time Transfer for Distributed Radios.” The purpose of the DARPA YFA is to identify and support promising junior researchers and expose them to the needs of the Department of Defense, […]

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