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4-174 Keller Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0170
Ph.D. student Patrick Quarterman receives Best Poster Award at
| Ph.D. student Patrick Quarterman received|
the Best Contributed Poster Award about
his research effort to develop future heat
assisted magnetic recording media
beyond 5 Terabit per square inch at the
25th Annual Magnetic Recording Confer-
ence (TMRC 2014) in Berkeley, Calif. The
title of his poster was "Effects of embedded
hark mask patterning process on FePt
HAMR media with ultra-small grain size."
(Prof. Jian-Ping Wang, advisor)
University of Minnesota selected as site for IEEE2015 Magnetics
The University of Minnesota (UMN), College of Science and
Engineering (CSE) has been selected as the site of the 2015 IEEE
Magnetics Summer School, scheduled for June 14-19,2015. As
one of the largest academic centers for magnetics research in North
America, the UMN will offer more than 100 student participants
learning and networking opportunities with world-renowned,
local educators. Previous IEEE Magnetics Summer Schools have
been in Brazil (2014), Italy (2013), and India (2012).
The summer school is designed for graduate students who are
members of the IEEE Magnetics Society and studying magnetism
and related areas. It consists of lectures by international experts
who cover fundamentals and advanced topics in magnetism and
includes poster presentations by participating graduate students.
Graduate student attendees must go through a selection process
including being recommended by their advisors and by IEEE
Magnetics members. Awardees are provided with free room and
board and are reimbursed for most of the cost of transportation
to/from the school. Students from all parts of the world are accepted.
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
Profs. Beth Stadler, chair, and Randall Victora co-chair, will lead
this education event. For more information, click here.
Prof. Massoud Amin writes invited article for National Geographic
| Prof. Massoud Amin was invited by National |
Geographic to write an article about the 11th
aniiversary of the Aug. 14, 2003 U.S. and
Canadian blackout. To read the article, click here.
U of MN Faculty research fuels record 15 startups
The University of Minnesota has launched a record 15 startup
companies based on discoveries and inventions by its
researchers during the past year. These companies, which
top the previous record of 14 companies in fiscal 2013,
demonstrate the university’s commitment to bringing
revolutionary discoveries to the market in key industries
including medical technology and the environment.
Two of the companies feature technology by electrical and
computer engineering professor Dr. Jian-Ping Wang.
St. Paul-based Zepto Life Technology centers on a portable,
low-cost device Wang designed to quickly check a human
sample for traces of more than 60 diseases or conditions
ranging from malaria to cancer. Niron Magnetics, in Palo Alto,
Calif., uses technology Wang developed for fabricating a
powerful new type of permanent magnet. Niron will produce
this magnet as an environmentally friendly replacement for
the expensive rare earth materials now used in motors,
generators and wind turbines.
To read more about U of MN startups, click here.
Prof. Jian-Ping Wang named one of the 2014 Titans of
Technology by Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal
Prof. Jian-Ping Wang has been named one of the 2014 Titans of Technology honorees by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal. Wang is
The award will be presented at a luncheon event in September to showcase the innovators, adopters, and executors impacting the technology industry for the greater good.
CSE Solar Car finishes second in 2014 American Solar Challenge
The University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project team finished second
overall in the 2014 American Solar Challenge, an eight-day, 1,700-mile
race that started in Austin, Texas on July 21 and ended at the University
of Minnesota in Minneapolis today. For more
Former ECE Dept. Head, Prof. Emeritus Robert Collins dies
Prof. Emeritus Robert Collins, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Head (1964-69 and 1984-90), passed away in July, 2014. Collins held tenure with the department from 1963-1993.
Prof. Collins was Department Head during the groundbreaking and building of Keller Hall, the current site of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). Collins participated in the ground breaking on Oct. 1, 1985; the building was completed in 1988.
During the 1980s, he and other department heads were responsible for hiring new faculty in the emerging fields of signal processing, communications, VLSI, computer systems, microelectronics and controls. While Collins was department head, ECE enrollments reached 1,300 students, a near historic high. For 20 years prior, steady growth had preceded this milestone.
During his tenure, Collins was a member of the Quantum Electronic and Optics Group in the 1970s researching particle sizing, semiconductor annealing with electron and laser beams, and laser interaction with solids. In the 1980s, Prof. Collins was a member of the Devices Research Group whose research included ultrasonic wave devices and microscopy; high speed, microwave and millimeter-wave devices and integrated circuits; three-dimensional integrated circuits; thin-film amorphous devices; complementary heterojunction insulated gate FETs; optoelectronic devices and circuits; silicon heterojunction devices; physics of heterojunctions; magnetic thin film devices; superlattice and quantum-well structures and devices, among others.
Memorial services will be held in Washington, D.C., with burial in Pennsylvania.
CSE SHOP: Now Offering 3-D Printing
The CSE Shop designs, fabricates, welds, and repairs prototypes
and scientific research equipment. The shop also provides 3D printing
services, Customers can visit the shop or send drawings for estimates
THE CSE SHOP has two locations: Tate Lab, Physics Room 30 and
Mechanical Engineering , Room 2-134.
More information about the CSE Shop equipment, 3D printer, hourly rates,
and exmaples of shop work cab be found at the CSE SHOP Web Site.
University of Minnesota CSE Machine Shop, Physics
116 Church Street SE, Room 30,
Minneapolis, MN 55455.
Jon Kilgore - Managing Research Engineer - kilgo001 at umn.edu - (612) 624-4328
Ron Bystrom -Shop Foreman - email bystrom002 at umn.edu, - (612) 624-7048
Fax (612) 624-4578
University of Minnesota CSE Shop, ME
111Church St SE, Room 2-134 ME
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Mike Jensen - Managing Research Engineer - mjjensen at umn.edu - (612)-625-2062
Bob Jones - Shop Foreman- jones018 at umn.edu - (612) 625-0549
Past Colloquium presenters
CSE Alumni Society
Tin Whiskers Brewing Co. Event
Tues. Sept. 16, 2014
Tin Whiskers Brewing Co.
25 E. 9th St.
$18 U of MN Alumni Assoc. Members
College of Science and Engineering
Science and Engineering Career Fair
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014
Time: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Mariucci Arena
Math & Science Family Fun Fair
Date: Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
Time: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Coffman Memorial Union
Institute for Engineering in Medicine
Annual Conference & Retreat
Monday, Sept. 22
8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
McNamara Alumni Center
Dr. Gary Glover, Stanford
Dr. Roger Kamm, MIT
Dr. John H. Linehan, Northwestern
Community Events of Note
Robotics Alley Conf. and Expo
Saint Paul River Center
Saint Paul, MN
Cyber Security Summit 2014
A password login site for
ECE faculty, students and staff.
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