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Energy-Environment, Nanotechnology

Researchers discover how caged molecules ‘rattle and sing’

Posted September 10, 2018

A team of energy researchers from the University of Minnesota and University of Massachusetts Amherst has discovered that molecular motion can be predicted with high accuracy when confining molecules in small nanocages. The discovery could improve production of fuels and chemicals.

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Researchers release the most accurate map of Antarctica terrain

Posted September 4, 2018

A team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota and The Ohio State University have released the most accurate high-resolution terrain map of Antarctica ever created.

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Researchers receive $8 million to study fundamental science of waves

Posted August 31, 2018

The University of Minnesota announced today an award of $8 million over the next four years from the Simons Foundation to an international collaboration to study the fundamental science of waves. The University of Minnesota will lead the collaboration.

Bionic eye prototype

Medical-Health Technology

Researchers 3D print prototype for ‘bionic eye’

Posted August 28, 2018

A team of researchers at the University of Minnesota have fully 3D printed an array of light receptors on a hemispherical surface. This discovery marks a significant step toward creating a “bionic eye.”

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Digital Technology

New material could improve efficiency of computer processing and memory

Posted August 21, 2018

A team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota has developed a new material that could potentially improve the efficiency of computer processing and memory.

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2018 CSE at the Minnesota State Fair

Posted August 17, 2018

A variety of College of Science and Engineering exhibits will showcase the relevance of science, engineering, and mathematics to people’s everyday lives at the 2018 Minnesota State Fair. The University of Minnesota exhibit on Dan Patch Avenue and Underwood Street will feature students and faculty in a wide range of fields. College of Science and Engineering faculty and students will also be featured during STEM Day at the Fair in Dan Patch Park and in the Eco Experience Building.

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Medical-Health Technology

New 3D-printed device could help treat spinal cord injuries

Posted August 9, 2018

Engineers and medical researchers at the University of Minnesota have teamed up to create a groundbreaking 3D-printed device that could someday help patients with long-term spinal cord injuries regain some function.

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Medical-Health Technology

Professor Bischof named director of University's Institute for Engineering in Medicine

Posted August 9, 2018

Distinguished McKnight University Professor John Bischof has been appointed for a three-year term as director of the University of Minnesota Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM). He has served as interim director during the past year.

Jian-Ping Wang

Digital Technology

University of Minnesota team receives $3.1 million federal grant to improve electronics

Posted August 9, 2018

The University of Minnesota team will receive $3.1 million over four years from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense, to create new electronics capabilities that protect our country’s economic and national security interests.

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Five CSE faculty receive National Science Foundation CAREER Awards

Posted July 27, 2018

Five University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering early career researcher have received National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER awards to further their research ranging from studying the sun to monitoring structures to speeding up wireless networks.