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Larry Edwards
Awards-Grants, Energy-Environment, Research

Professor Larry Edwards receives Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Sciences

Posted January 27, 2023

University of Minnesota Twin Cities Professor R. Lawrence “Larry” Edwards has been awarded the Franklin Institute’s 2023 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Sciences recognizing his achievements in the field.

Brittany Hartwell
Awards-Grants, Research

Biomedical engineering Assistant Professor Brittany Hartwell receives Michelson Prize for excellence in vaccine research

Posted January 26, 2023

University of Minnesota Biomedical Engineering Assistant Professor Brittany Hartwell is one of four researchers worldwide who has been awarded a 2022 Michelson Prize, which recognizes early-career investigators who represent “the next generation of innovators in human immunology and vaccine research.”

Professor Emeritus David Kohlstedt
Awards-Grants, Energy-Environment, Research

Professor Emeritus David Kohlstedt receives Vetlesen Prize, the ‘Nobel Prize of Earth Sciences’

Posted January 25, 2023

University of Minnesota Twin Cities Professor Emeritus David Kohlstedt has been awarded the Vetlesen Prize, one of the highest honors in Earth sciences and considered to be the field’s Nobel Prize equivalent.

Professor Chris Kim
Awards-Grants, Digital Technology

Professor Chris Kim to lead NSF-, DARPA-funded $8M quantum-inspired computing efforts

Posted January 17, 2023

University of Minnesota Twin Cities Professor Chris Kim will lead three new projects to study quantum-inspired computing, supported by more than $8 million in program funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

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Research

New research shows dynamics of memory-encoding synapses in the brains of live mice

Posted January 12, 2023

A University of Minnesota Twin Cities researcher is part of an international team that has used two-photon imaging technology to show, for the first time, the creation and elimination of synapses between neurons in the brains of live mice.

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Corporate Partners, People-Profiles

Former Emerson VP Jane Lansing named chair of CSE Dean’s Advisory Board

Posted January 10, 2023

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities College of Science and Engineering (CSE) announced today that Dean Andrew Alleyne has appointed alumna Jane Lansing (CivE ‘76) as the first woman to serve as chair of the CSE Dean’s Advisory Board.

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Energy-Environment, Research

Chemical researchers discover catalyst to make renewable paints, coatings, and diapers

Posted January 6, 2023

A team led by University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers has invented a groundbreaking new catalyst technology that converts renewable materials like trees and corn to the key chemicals, acrylic acid, and acrylates used in paints, coatings, and superabsorbent polymers.

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Students

Minnesota, via New York and Honduras

Posted January 3, 2023

The University of Minnesota's reputation in STEM programs drew Honduras-born Tarik Merzkani to CSE. He was named a 3M Impact Scholar his first year on campus.

Professor Bharat Jalan
Research

Researchers discover new process to create freestanding membranes of 'smart' materials

Posted December 22, 2022

A University of Minnesota Twin Cities-led team has developed a new method for making nano-membranes of “smart” materials, which will allow scientists to harness their unique properties for use in devices such as sensors and flexible electronics.

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Corporate Partners, Events, Infrastructure/Transportation

TLI, Thermo King launch state’s first graduate credential in electrification engineering

Posted December 20, 2022

The program, housed at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities' Technological Leadership Institute, will provide students a comprehensive look at electrification trends, state-of-the-art technologies, and the environmental benefits of electric infrastructure.