U of M launches record 18 startup companies in FY17

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Eleven of the new startups based on research by CSE faculty, students, and alumni MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (08/15/2017) — The University of Minnesota announced today that it launched a record 18 startup companies in fiscal year 2017 based on discoveries and inventions by its researchers. Eleven of the 18 new startups […]

University of Minnesota to play key role in planned neutrino experiment

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Research provides new insight into the beginnings of the Universe MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (07/25/2017) — With the turning of a shovelful of earth a mile underground, a new era in international particle physics research officially has begun. University of Minnesota physicists will play an important role in the project. The international neutrino […]

$10 million in private support will fund new robotics labs

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Nine new labs will accommodate research on ground, water, and aerial robots MINNEAPOLIS (06/21/2017) — Robotics research at the University of Minnesota received a big boost, thanks to $10 million in private support to the University’s College of Science and Engineering. The donations will fund a renovation for robotics labs on the […]

U of M tech transfer ranks sixth among public universities

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MINNEAPOLIS (05/04/2017) —  The University of Minnesota has one of the leading technology commercialization enterprises among U.S. universities, according to a recent research report. The Milken Institute, a nonprofit think tank based in California, ranked the U’s Office for Technology Commercialization sixth among U.S. public research institutions and second in the Big […]

Help astronomers find ‘baby’ galaxies that give birth to new stars

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Project is 100th project of Zooniverse citizen science platform MINNEAPOLIS (05/31/2017) — A new citizen science project, led by astronomers at the University of Minnesota, is asking volunteers to help them with web classifications of galaxy spectra to find “baby” galaxies that are giving birth to new stars. The project, named Galaxy Nurseries, […]

3D-printed ‘bionic skin’ could give robots the sense of touch

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Discovery could lead to electronics printed on real human skin MINNEAPOLIS (05/10/2017) — Engineering researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed a revolutionary process for 3D printing stretchable electronic sensory devices that could give robots the ability to feel their environment. The discovery is also a major step forward in printing electronics […]

Discovery of new transparent thin film material could improve electronics and solar cells

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Conductivity is highest-ever for thin film oxide semiconductor material MINNEAPOLIS (05/05/2017) — A team of researchers, led by the University of Minnesota, have discovered a new nano-scale thin film material with the highest-ever conductivity in its class. The new material could lead to smaller, faster, and more powerful electronics, as well as more […]

CSE Professor Marc Hillmyer receives Entrepreneurial Researcher Award

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University recognizes top inventors for entrepreneurial spirit MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (03/29/2017) — University of Minnesota Chemistry Professor Marc Hillmyer received the Entrepreneurial Researcher Award at the University’s Inventor Recognition Event for his pioneering research in developing environment-friendly materials from renewable sources. Hillmyer is one of four University researchers recognized for groundbreaking research and entrepreneurial spirit […]

Researchers flip magnetic memory cell with light pulse at record speed

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New discovery holds promise for development of systems that can both store and analyze a large amount of data simultaneously MINNEAPOLIS/ST.PAUL (03/09/17) — University of Minnesota electrical and computer engineering researchers have created a magnetic tunnel junction that can be switched by a pulse of light lasting one trillionth of a second—a new […]

University ranked eighth among public research institutions

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Diversified approach to research paying dividends for U of M, state While University of Minnesota Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Jian-Ping Wang develops transformative technology using electron spin as the basis for computer logic and memory advances, his Center for Spintronic Materials, Interfaces and Novel Architectures (C-SPIN) continues to receive significant financial support […]