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Former ECE Dept. Head, Prof. Emeritus Robert Collins dies
Prof. Emeritus Robert Collins, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Head (1964-69 and 1984-90), passed away in July, 2014. Collins held tenure with the department from 1963-1993.
Prof. Collins was Department Head during the groundbreaking and building of Keller Hall, the current site of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). Collins participated in the ground breaking on Oct. 1, 1985; the building was completed in 1988.
During the 1980s, he and other department heads were responsible for hiring new faculty in the emerging fields of signal processing, communications, VLSI, computer systems, microelectronics and controls. While Collins was department head, ECE enrollments reached 1,300 students, a near historic high. For 20 years prior, steady growth had preceded this milestone.
During his tenure, Collins was a member of the Quantum Electronic and Optics Group in the 1970s researching particle sizing, semiconductor annealing with electron and laser beams, and laser interaction with solids. In the 1980s, Prof. Collins was a member of the Devices Research Group whose research included ultrasonic wave devices and microscopy; high speed, microwave and millimeter-wave devices and integrated circuits; three-dimensional integrated circuits; thin-film amorphous devices; complementary heterojunction insulated gate FETs; optoelectronic devices and circuits; silicon heterojunction devices; physics of heterojunctions; magnetic thin film devices; superlattice and quantum-well structures and devices, among others.
Memorial services will be held in Washington, D.C., with burial in Pennsylvania.
Prof. Rhonda Franklin receives Sara Evans Faculty
Woman Scholar/Leader Award
| Prof. Rhonda Franklin received the The Sara Evans|
Faculty Woman Scholar/ Leader Award. The award
recognizeswomen faculty at the University of
Minnesota-Twin Cities who have achieved
significant national and international
accomplishments and honors and who
contribute as leaders on campus. Only two
awards are given each year: one in science and
engineering, and one in humanities.
University start up develops fast, accurate early disease detection
Through University of Minnesota’s Prof. Jian-Ping
For more go to: http://z.umn.edu/detectdisease
Prof. Mihailo Jovanovic receives Transdiciplinary Faculty Fellowship
Prof. Mihailo Jovanovic has received
U of MN Ph.D. student Sechul Park and Prof. Heiko Jacob's research
cited in Nanowerks
| The research of Ph.D Student Sechal Park, along|
with Prof. Heiko Jacobs of Technische Universisitat
Ilmenau (formerly of University of Minnesota
College of Science and Engineering - ECE) and his
Nanotechnology Group, was cited in the July 10
Web posting of Nanowerk. The article — "Self-
assembly machines - a vision for the future of
manufacturing" — discussed the research teams'
proof-of-concept demonstrations testing new self-
assembly concepts. The article was in response to
the publishing in the Web edition of Advanced
Materials of the research teams' paper, "A First
Implementation of an Automated Reel-to-Reel
Fluidic Self-Assembly Machine." The paper
outlines the first example of a device to assemble
and to distribute LEDs over large areas for solid
state lighting applications. This reel-to-reel (RTR)
fluidic self-assembly platform assembles and
electrically connects semiconductor chips with a
yield exceeding a 99 percent benchmark set by a
robotic pick and place machine. To read more, go to
Prof. Zhi-Quan Luo elected to Royal Society of Canada
| Prof. Zhi-Quan (Tom) Luo has been elected |
to the Royal Soceity of Canada, the highest
honor for a scholar or artist in Canada.
Prof. Georgios Giannakis ro receive the 2015 IEEE Fourier Technical
| Prof. Georgios Giannakis has been selected |
to receive the 2015 IEEE Fourier Technical
Field Award (TFA) for his contributions to the
theory and practice of statistical signal
processing and its applications to wireless
communications. The TFA award was
established in 2013 and Prof. Giannakis is
its first recipent.
Prof. Chris Kim receives funding award for
MnDrive Transdiciplinary Research
Prof. Chris Kim has received a funding award
Prof. Ned Mohan to join Pres. Kaler's delegation to Norway
| Prof. Ned Mohan has been invited to be a part |
of the delegation led by University of Minnesota
President Kaler during the president's trip to
Norway this summer. The delegation will visit the
University of Olso, the University of Trondheim,
and the University of Agder.
Paper written by ECE alumnus Bodhisatwa Sadhu (Ph.D.'12) cited as
most downloaded by IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits
A paper written by ECE alumnus Bodhisatwa
Charles Babbage Institute Newsletter Spring 2014
Among the topics covered for the spring issue are: Sloan Grant to
CBI for “Tripling Women in Computing (1965-85)”; CBI-Los Alamos
HPC History Project; Misa Interviews Control Data Australia
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
Science and Engineering Career Fair
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014
Time: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Mariucci Arena
Math & Science Family Fun Fair
Date: Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
Time: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: Coffman Memorial Union
Community Events of Note
Robotics Alley Conf. and Expo
Saint Paul River Center
Saint Paul, MN
Cyber Security Summit 2014
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