CSE student Tyler Littmann
Research, Students

For CSE senior, undergraduate research paves way to grad school

Posted April 25, 2022

Knowledge and experience from his time in CSE faculty member Vlad Pribiag’s lab has prepared physics student Tyler Littmann to enter the quantum—er, real—world.

CSE professor Sayan Biswas in his lab
Energy-Environment, Research

UMN researchers' $10 plasma igniter produces zero emissions and doubles fuel economy

Posted April 21, 2022

Driven by the urgency of climate change, mechanical engineering assistant professor Sayan Biswas invented a spark plug alternative that leaves no carbon footprint. The project earned him the University's inaugural Innovation Impact Case Award.

CSE student Salomeh Rostami

With mentorship from CSE, student hopes to make a positive environmental impact

Posted April 20, 2022

Environmental engineering student and graduating senior Salomeh Rostami wants to use her mentorship and research experiences to help local communities.

CSE Ph.D. student Qiuge Zhang in the lab
Medical-Health Technology, Research, Students

Qiuge Zhang: Engineering bacteria to treat diseases

Posted April 14, 2022

With the help of the U of M Technology Commercialization office, chemical engineering Ph.D. student Qiuge Zhang's research on "living therapeutics" results in patent applications for two of her projects.

CSE student Katherine Tomaska in Hong Kong

After studying ‘dirt’ and living abroad, CSE student pursues career in natural resources engineering

Posted April 12, 2022

Armed with knowledge from internships, CSE classes, and a semester in Hong Kong, bioproducts and biosystems engineering senior Katherine Tomaska is ready to dive into a career in water resources.

Paige Novak and Justin Revenaugh portraits

Professors Novak and Revenaugh chosen as new department heads

Posted April 6, 2022

Professor Paige Novak was named the new head of the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering. Professor Justin Revenaugh was named the new head of the Winchell School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Both begin duties on July 1.

Artist rendering of Fraser renovation exterior looking west

University of Minnesota requests funding for new chemistry teaching labs

Posted April 5, 2022

The University of Minnesota is requesting $72 million from the 2022 Minnesota State Legislature to renovate Fraser Hall to create a 117,000-square-foot modern chemistry teaching laboratory building.

Premature baby with breathing tube
Medical-Health Technology, Research

Study discovers molecular properties of lung surfactants that could lead to better treatments for respiratory illnesses

Posted April 5, 2022

A University of Minnesota-led research team analyzed the fundamental properties and structures of the naturally occurring substances that help human lungs expand and contract, providing insight into how the substances help us breathe.

CSE senior Benjamin Alva

CSE senior takes on climate change and, eventually, bioproducts in space

Posted April 4, 2022

Biomedical engineering senior and undergraduate researcher Benjamin Alva started Syntrophy, a student organization to develop a bioreactor that could help save coral reefs.

Two examples of erosion impact on granular sand (left) versus hard plaster (right)

New study solves mystery of how soft liquid droplets erode hard surfaces

Posted March 28, 2022

A new study led by University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers shows why liquid droplets have the ability to erode hard surfaces, a discovery that could help engineers design more erosion-resistant materials.