CSE professor Bharat Jalan and Ph.D. student Sreejith Nair
Nanotechnology, Research

Stretching metals at the atomic level allows researchers to create important materials for quantum, electronic, and spintronic applications

Posted May 22, 2023

A University of Minnesota Twin Cities-led team has developed a first-of-its-kind breakthrough method that makes it easier to create high-quality metal oxide films that are important for various next generation applications such as quantum computing and microelectronics.

Computer data chip
Digital Technology, Nanotechnology, Research

Researchers create breakthrough spintronics manufacturing process that could revolutionize the electronics industry

Posted March 20, 2023

University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers, along with staff at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), have developed a breakthrough process for making spintronic devices that has the potential to create semiconductor chips with unmatched energy efficiency and storage for use in computers, smartphones, and many other electronics.

CSE students Matt Stein, Yujie Luo, and Sam Keller
Nanotechnology, Research

Researchers use ultrasound waves to move objects hands-free

Posted December 6, 2022

University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers have discovered a new method to move objects using ultrasound waves, opening the door for using contactless manipulation in industries such as robotics and manufacturing.

Materials synthesis illustration
Digital Technology, Nanotechnology, Research

Researchers solve mystery surrounding dielectric properties of unique metal oxide

Posted June 13, 2022

A University of Minnesota Twin Cities-led research team has solved a longstanding mystery surrounding strontium titanate, a metal oxide semiconductor, providing insight for future research on the material and its applications to electronic devices and data storage.

CSE Professor Beth Stadler

CSE Professor Beth Stadler discusses nanotechnology research on NNI podcast

Posted March 8, 2022

Electrical engineering Professor Beth Stadler was recently featured on the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) podcast, where she discussed how nanotechnology can play a role in improving organ preservation for transplantation.

Gloved hand showing flexibility of fully 3D-printed OLED display
Digital Technology, Nanotechnology, Research

Researchers develop first fully 3D-printed, flexible OLED display

Posted January 7, 2022

In a groundbreaking new study, researchers at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities used a customized printer to fully 3D print a flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display.

Plastic deformation process
Nanotechnology, Research

Induced flaws in quantum materials could enhance superconducting properties

Posted October 4, 2021

In a surprising discovery, an international team of researchers, led by scientists in the University of Minnesota Center for Quantum Materials, found that induced imperfections in the crystal structure of quantum materials can actually improve the material’s superconducting and electrical properties.

A cartoon drawing of a nanoparticle with a broken phone near a lake
Energy-Environment, Nanotechnology, Students

How to use nanotechnology responsibly

Posted March 1, 2021

Graduate students in the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology partner with Lifeology, a science communication company, to explain the environmental impact of nanoparticles to non-scientists.

Illustration of solvents spontaneously react with metal nanoparticles
Nanotechnology, Research

Discovery improves catalytic production of chemicals

Posted February 16, 2021

In a new study, a national team of researchers, including a University of Minnesota Twin Cities professor, have discovered an innovative way to improve catalytic processes used in the production of chemicals.

CSE professors Rhonda Franklin, Beth Stadler, and University of Texas at Dallas associate professor Rashaunda Henderson
Nanotechnology, Research

Efficient power to the people

Posted January 29, 2021

Electrical engineering professor Rhonda Franklin is part of an all-women faculty team that’s building faster, more energy efficient electronic circuits for the next generation of wireless networks.