| 200 Union Street SE,|
4-174 Keller Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0170
Welcome from Department Head David J. Lilja
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is committed
to educating the future work force and to conducting research with
collaborators from industry and government.
Prof. Mihailo Jovanovic receives Distinguished Alumni
Award from UCSB
| Prof. Mihailo Jovanovic has received the Distinguished|
Alumni Award in recognition of outstanding scientific
contributions to fluid dynamics, control and optimization.
Prof. Jovanovic received his PhD in 2004 from the
Mechanical Engineering Department at the University
of California, Santa Barbara.
Prof. Rhonda Franklin Receives Sara Evans Award
| Prof. Rhonda Franklin received the Sara Evans|
Faculty Woman Scholar/Leader in Science and
Engineering Award on Friday, Oct. 17 for her
success in developing hardware solutions for
wireless communication methods and her
contributions to the advancement of circuit
designs and interconnect wiring technology
that allows a large variety of signal types from
voice, text, images, and video to travel with
minimal distortion, for her consulting expertise
that is sought by major corporations, and her
commitment to teaching and learning.
MnDRIVE Team works to improve the delivery of more
reliable, inexpensive energy to rural and industrial areas
A recent story published in the U of MN blog "Inquiry"
U of MN Bridges and IEEE-SIGHT conduct workshop for students and
| Karel Kalthoff (left) (Computer Science, |
2016) and WIE President) and Fernando
Mirafuentes (Chemistry 2014, and IE alum),
along with Elliot Cayasso (EE 2014,
National Engineering University of Nicar-
agua) delivered the three day U of MN
Bridges/IEEE-SIGHT workshop for a group
of 30 students and community members
in Jinotega, Nicaragua, October 2-4.
( Prof. Paul Imbertson, Advisor) Imbertson
is in a blue shirt in the center of the group
photo above.) For more, visit the Facebook
page: IEEE Seccion Nicaragua
NSF Workshop on electric power and energy systems
welcomes more thn 175 attendees
|"Reforming Electric Energy Systems Curriculum" held Oct. 4-5 at the University of Minnesota sponsored by National Science Foundation welcomed more than 175 attendees. Workshop chair Prof.Ned Mohan introduced presenters from Office of Naval Research, Minnesota Power, Cummins, NASA Glenn Research Center, SolarBridge Technologies, Purdue University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Oregon State University, Department of Energy, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, and International Rectifier. The workshop also included a poster session and lab demonstrations.|
Treating Brain Disorders through Wearable Technology
| Researchers are|
like this one, into
patches that can
for brain disorders
Prof. Chris Kim
A MnDRIVE (Minnesota’s Discovery, Research
Principle Investigator for the project Prof. Chris
For more, go to: http://wp.me/p4wAsQ-oL
Dr. Morris Collen (EE’35), pioneer in medical computing, dies
Alumnus Dr. Morris Collen (EE’35) died in September, 2014,
at his home in Walnut Creek, Calif.
Dr. Collen pioneered the use of computers to improve medical care
and published a book in 1995 titled “A History of Medical Informatics
in the United States, 1950-1990.” Prior to his death he had just
completed an updated version of the book to include the additional
history of medical informatics from 1990 to 2010.
In addition, Dr. Collen was an original founder of the Kaiser Medical
Group, now Kaiser Permanente Medical Group. He worked part time
at the Kaiser Division of Research until his death.
In 1935, after graduating with a Bachelor in Electronic Engineering
from the University of Minnesota, he went on to study medicine at
the University and graduated in 1938. He did his residency at
USC/Los Angeles County General Hospital and in 1942 he met
Dr. Sidney Garfield. Drs. Garfield and Collen worked together to
provide care for the Henry J. Kaiser shipyard workers of Richmond.
In 1948, along with five other physicians, Garfield and Collen founded
the Kaiser medical group.
Dr. Collen served as chief of medical services from 1942-1952 at
Kaiser’s Oakland Hospital and as medical director until 1953. He
then became the physician-in-chief at Kaiser’s San Francisco
Hospital until 1961.
Alumnus Ted Brekken (Ph.D. '05) received OSU College of
Engineering Teaching Award
| Prof. Ted Brekken (Ph.D. ’05) received the Oregon|
State University, College of Engineering (COE)
Loyd Carter Award. This award is voted on by all
COE students. This past year, Brekken “flipped”
all his classes using the Power engineering
curriculum and materials created by Prof. Ned
Mohan. (Prof. Ned Mohan, former advisor)
CSE SHOP: Now Offering 3-D Printing
The CSE Shop designs, fabricates, welds, and repairs prototypes
and scientific research equipment. The shop also provides 3D printing
services, Customers can visit the shop or send drawings for estimates
THE CSE SHOP has two locations: Tate Lab, Physics Room 30 and
Mechanical Engineering , Room 2-134.
More information about the CSE Shop equipment, 3D printer, hourly rates,
and exmaples of shop work cab be found at the CSE SHOP Web Site.
University of Minnesota CSE Machine Shop, Physics
116 Church Street SE, Room 30,
Minneapolis, MN 55455.
Jon Kilgore - Managing Research Engineer - kilgo001 at umn.edu - (612) 624-4328
Ron Bystrom -Shop Foreman - email bystrom002 at umn.edu, - (612) 624-7048
Fax (612) 624-4578
University of Minnesota CSE Shop, ME
111Church St SE, Room 2-134 ME
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Mike Jensen - Managing Research Engineer - mjjensen at umn.edu - (612)-625-2062
Bob Jones - Shop Foreman- jones018 at umn.edu - (612) 625-0549
Past Colloquium presenters
College of Science and Engineering
Math & Science Family Fun Fair
Date: Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
Time: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Coffman Memorial Union
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