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” or “Distinguished University Teacher.”

“With a focus on applications of physics to improve devices, Randall Victora had an extensive career in industry before switching to academics. As a faculty member in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and as director of the Minnesota Micromagnetics and Information Technology Center, he has revitalized the University’s program in magnetics while mentoring graduate students who now lead magnetics research programs across the nation and abroad. As director of graduate studies, Victora enhanced the visibility and competitiveness of graduates with innovations like customized graduate training, which raised the profile of the department and helped launch the careers of many micromagnetics professionals.”