Chris Leighton in office with bookshelves

Professor Leighton to lead NSF-sponsored Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)

Posted October 17, 2022

Professor Chris Leighton has been appointed as the new director of the National Science Foundation-sponsored Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC).

Mohamed Mokbel

Professor's group wins 10-Year Impact Award for location-based recommendation research

Posted October 14, 2022

The recognition, Mohamed Mokbel’s second such honor, was presented by the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Spatial Information for significant value in the field over the past decade.

Lars Hansen

Associate Professor Lars Hansen receives prestigious American Geophysical Union award

Posted October 6, 2022

University of Minnesota Twin Cities Associate Professor Lars Hansen is one of five scientists nationwide to win a 2022 American Geophysical Union James B. Macelwane Medal, which honors the recipients’ significant contributions to the earth and space science fields.

TURBO telescope
Awards-Grants, Research, Students

U of M leading $1 million grant to build superfast ‘TURBO’ telescopes

Posted October 6, 2022

A team led by University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers and undergraduate students is constructing two sets of telescopes that will open a new window into the collisions of neutron stars and black holes.

Ph.D. student Matt Hausladen with a soft robot in the lab
Infrastructure/Transportation, Medical-Health Technology, Research

Engineers discover process for synthetic material growth, enabling soft robots to grow like plants

Posted September 26, 2022

An interdisciplinary team of University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers has developed a new, plant-inspired extrusion process that enables synthetic material growth, and the creation of a soft robot that builds its own solid body from liquid to navigate hard-to-reach places and complicated terrain.

MRI imaging of a knee slice
Medical-Health Technology, Research

Researchers combine data science and machine learning techniques to improve traditional MRI image reconstruction

Posted September 13, 2022

University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers have found a way to improve the performance of traditional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) reconstruction techniques, allowing for faster MRIs without relying on the use of newer deep learning methods.

3D-printed light sensor on arm
Medical-Health Technology

Unique light-sensing 3D-printed device could help people with lupus

Posted September 8, 2022

A team of engineers and doctors at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities have designed a unique 3D-printed light-sensing medical device that could help millions of people worldwide with lupus and other light-sensitive diseases.

Wind farm
Awards-Grants, Energy-Environment

University of Minnesota awarded nearly $22M to lead two Energy Frontier Research Centers

Posted September 6, 2022

Two new University of Minnesota Twin Cities-led Energy Frontier Research Centers will bring together engineers and scientists from across the country to develop promising technologies for storing carbon dioxide and making catalytic chemical reactions more efficient and sustainable.

Stock photo of an antigen showing multivalent binding
Medical-Health Technology, Research

Technology that simulates complex molecular interactions could lead to better treatments for diseases like cancer and COVID-19

Posted September 2, 2022

A team led by University of Minnesota Twin Cities biomedical engineers has developed a universally accessible application that can simulate complex molecular interactions, which will allow researchers to design better treatments for diseases like cancer and COVID-19.

Celina Harris smiling at the camera.
Awards-Grants, Research, Students

Q&A with Knauss Fellowship finalist Celina Harris

Posted August 24, 2022

Chemistry grad student Celina Harris will spend 2023 at a federal office in Washington, D.C. focused on national policy for ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources.