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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.