A diagram showing the damping process in spintronic devices

Researchers discover a key cause of energy loss in spintronic materials

Posted June 9, 2021

A study led by University of Minnesota researchers uncovered a property of magnetic materials that will allow engineers to develop more efficient spintronic devices in the future, which could lead to faster and more efficient computing and data storage.

A polymer “wafer” that, when placed under the tongue, can effectively deliver and preserve protein-based vaccines for diseases
Medical-Health Technology, Research

Polymer ‘wafers’ placed under the tongue could deliver vaccines of the future

Posted May 26, 2021

A team of researchers, led by a University of Minnesota associate professor, have discovered a new way to effectively deliver and preserve vaccines for diseases via a small wafer placed under the tongue.

headshot Time Lodge

Professor Timothy Lodge named inaugural Prager Chair in Macromolecular Science in Chemistry

Posted May 25, 2021

CSE Professor Timothy Lodge has been named the inaugural Prager Chair in Macromolecular Science in Chemistry, the first of two chairs established by the late Professor Emeritus Stephen Prager and the late Dr. Julie Prager.

T cell is changing shape
Medical-Health Technology, Research

New research optimizes body’s own immune system to fight cancer

Posted May 14, 2021

A groundbreaking study shows how engineered immune cells used in new cancer therapies can overcome physical barriers to allow a patient’s own immune system to fight tumors.

Ryan Caverly

Ryan Caverly receives Department of Defense award

Posted May 13, 2021

Aerospace engineering and mechanics Assistant Professor Ryan Caverly will receive a grant of up to $600,000 over three years to develop a unified testing and evaluation approach for hypersonic flight systems.

CSE associate professor Bharat Jalan

Associate Professor Bharat Jalan receives prestigious American Vacuum Society award

Posted May 6, 2021

Chemical engineering and materials science Associate Professor Bharat Jalan was selected from a pool of candidates worldwide to receive the American Vacuum Society’s prestigious Peter Mark Memorial Award.

A telescope image of the Pox 186 galaxy

Small galaxies likely played important role in evolution of the Universe

Posted April 28, 2021

A study led by University of Minnesota researchers found evidence of the first-ever galaxy in a “blow-away” state, which could give more insight into the Universe’s early stages.

car emissions pollution

People of color hardest hit by air pollution from nearly all emission sources

Posted April 28, 2021

A new study that models peoples’ exposure to air pollution—resolved by race-ethnicity, and income level—shows that exposure disparities among people of color and white people are driven by nearly all, rather than only a few, emission source types.

Fruit fly

New method preserves viable fruit fly embryos in liquid nitrogen

Posted April 27, 2021

A University of Minnesota team has developed a first-of-its-kind method for cryopreserving fruit fly embryos that is critical to genetics research and scientific breakthroughs benefiting human health.

Researchers in the lab

University of Minnesota to host new research center for organ and tissue preservation

Posted April 22, 2021

The University of Minnesota is one of two institutions in the United States to host a new center established by the Biostasis Research Institute (BRI) aimed at creating human organ banks through the cryogenic storage of organs donated for transplantation.