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Regents Professor Ned Mohan in his office

In memoriam: Regents Professor Ned Mohan

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ECE mourns the loss of a brilliant researcher, a generous educator, and an individual who deeply cared for the welfare of his fellow human beings.

Professor Jian-Ping Wang in blue shirt and blue sweater smiling into the camera
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Professor Jian-Ping Wang honored with IEEE Magnetics Society Achievement Award

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Wang's contributions to magnetic materials and devices have profoundly impacted information storage and computation

Prof. Chris Kim holding the fabricated chip in his hands
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IEEE Spectrum highlights Ising solver chip designed by Professor Chris Kim’s research team

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The chip emulates quantum properties, has been developed using existing manufacturing technology and design software, and is on the path to resolving large scale optimization problems.

Professor Giannakis in a dark suit and tie facing the camera
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Professor Georgios Giannakis elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

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A prominent scientist in the field of signal processing and communications, Giannakis has made significant contributions that have impacted wireless communications

Uncooled thermal detector
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New uncooled infrared detector with high sensitivity to significantly expand thermal imaging field of applications

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Scientists have developed a highly sensitive uncooled infrared thermal detector that could expand the field of applications for thermal cameras.

Prof. Chris Kim holding the fabricated chip in his hands
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All-to-all connected quantum-inspired Ising solver chip for faster, energy efficient solutions to optimization problems

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The team has used existing chip manufacturing technologies and design software to develop a chip that emulates quantum properties to find optimal solutions.

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Celebration of life for Professor Robert Lambert

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The celebration of life will be held on August 3 at St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Roseville, Minnesota

Artistic impression of a chip in blue
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New semimetal could support quest for energy efficient electronic devices

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Scientists at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities have fabricated a thin film of a new topological semimetal that could have a significant application in electronics.