February 7, 2020
A project jointly undertaken by scientists from ECE, the departments of Neurosurgery, and Biomedical Engineering, and the Mayo Clinic has received close to $1 million in a grant from the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics. The project is titled, “Magnetic Nanodevice Arrays for the Treatment of Neurological Diseases.” The funding will enable the team to develop an implantable magnetic nanodevice array with the ability to generate highly localized magnetic fields for neuromodulation.
The project will be led by Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Robert F. Hartmann Chair in Electrical Engineering, Jian-Ping Wang (ECE), and Prof. Kendall H. Lee of the Mayo Clinic. Other investigators on the team are Prof. Tay Netoff (Dept. of Biomedical Engineering), and Prof. Walter C. Low (Dept. of Neurosurgery). The grant is spread over 2 years, effective February 2020.
January 31, 2020
Our current group member, postdoctoral associate, Dr. Kai Wu, is recently featured on the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering website. Dr. Wu graduated from our group with a PhD degree in 2017. He is the first student in our group to get the PhD degree within four years right after his undergraduate study. Since joininng our group in 2013, Dr. Wu has published over 30 papers in journals including Small, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, and ACS Sensors. He has also authored a book chapter titled “Magnetic Nanoparticle-based Biosensing” in Clinical Applications of Magnetic Nanoparticles: From Fabrication to Clinical Applications (edited by N.T. Thanh).
Check out the featured story: Crossing Disciplinary Borders with Dr. Kai Wu: Engineering in Medicine
Check out Dr. Wu's work from his personal page
January 10, 2020
Dr. Lee’s team from Mayo Clinic is visiting our lab on this Friday (Jan 10th). His team is working on the deep brain stimulation treatments. Profs. Tay Netoff, Walter C. Low, and Zhi Yang also joined today's meeting. The PIs, postdocs, researchers, and PhD students discussed the ongoing research and future collaboration plans.
November 15, 2019
Congratulations to Diqing and coauthors, their recent article “Tunable magnetic domain walls for therapeutic neuromodulation at cellular level: Stimulating neurons through magnetic domain walls,” has been featured on the cover of Journal of Applied Physics.
November 8, 2019
Congratulations to Diqing and coauthors. Their joint work published on Journal of Applied Physics was featured by AIP Scilight. "An implantable nanodevice may be the solution to current neuron stimulation techniques, which have limited range and require inconvenient, high-power equipment.", said Anashe Bandari.
Link to AIP Scilight "A magnetic trick for treating neurological disorders".
Link to JAP paper: "Tunable magnetic domain walls for therapeutic neuromodulation at cellular level: Stimulating neurons through magnetic domain walls," by Diqing Su, Kai Wu, Renata Saha, and Jian-Ping Wang, Journal of Applied Physics (2019).
October 31, 2019
Congratulations to Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Robert F. Hartmann Chair in Electrical Engineering, Jian-Ping Wang on being awarded the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Technical Excellence Award for 2019. The award recognizes his “innovations and discoveries in nanomagnetics and novel materials that accelerated the production of magnetic random-access memories.”
September 24, 2019
Congratulations to Diqing and Renata! They won the best poster awards at the IEM19 Annual Conference.
Diqing's poster title is "Large-Scale, High-Resolution Brain Sensing with Flexible Magnetic Nanosensors"
Renata's poster title is "Highly Tunable, Ultra-Low Power, Cellular-Level, Magnetic Neurostimulation Through Flexible Spintronic Nanostructures"
September 23, 2019
Renata has been awarded a travel grant for her presentation at MMM 2019 by the Brain Tumor Program (BTP) of the UMN. Renata will be presenting her work “A Highly Tunable Skyrmion-based Neurostimulator (SkyNS) for Low-Power Cellular-Level Implantable Magnetic Stimulation” and its relation to implantable brain stimulation and related tumor therapy.
July 30, 2019
Congratulations to Diqing! She is selected as a recipient of the 2019 IEM Engineering in Medicine Doctoral Fellowship. We wish you all the best in your professional development.