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April 13, 2017

Congratulations to Mahdi Jamali and co-workers! Their joint work “Evaluation of spin waves and ferromagnetic resonance contribution to the spin pumping in a Ta/CoFeB structure” published in Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics was selected by the Editorial Board to feature in Highlights of 2016.

March 22, 2017

Graduation of Dr. Xiaowei Zhang from Wang's group. His dissertation topic is Giant Saturation Magnetization Fe16N2 Thin Film. Dr. Zhang is heading to Niron Magnetics Inc., a startup company co-founded by Prof. Jian-Ping Wang. 

Congratulations to Dr. Zhang

February 28, 2017

Jun-Yang Chen and co-workers have created a magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) that can be switched by a pulse of light lasting one trillionth of a second, setting a speed record. The magnetic tunnel junction is a device critical to information technology with the termination of Moore’s law, a principle that has ruled the microelectronics industry for five decades.

This advancement holds promise for the development of new, optically controlled, ultrafast magnetic devices collectively called spintronics (electronics that combine optical and magnetic nanotechnologies). These devices could lead to innovations in the storage, processing, and communication of information in the coming decade. An example of such innovation would be the development of a system that like the human brain, can both store and analyze a large amount of data simultaneously.

The details of the device and the tests conducted on it are reported in the paper “All-Optical Switching of Magnetic Tunnel Junctions with Single Subpicosecond Laser Pulses,” published in Physical Review Applied (volume 7, issue 3).

This breakthrough news is also covered by Phys.org, ScienceNewsline, and EE Times Asia.

Flipping a magnetic memory cell with a light pulse

January 6, 2017

Graduation of Dr. Schhlip from Wang's group and congrats to his NRC fellowship and joining NIST.

Photo of Prof. Wang and Dr. SchhlipPhoto of Prof. Wang and Dr. Schhlip_2

Graduation of Dr. Schhlip from Wang's group

September 26, 2016

Kai Wu won the Best Poster Award at the 2016 Annual Conference and Retreat for the Institute for Engineering in Medicine. Presented under the Cellular and Molecular Biosensing theme.

July 15, 2016

Kai Wu won the Bronze Poster Award at 2016 IEEE Magnetics Summer School, Sendai, Japan.

Won the Bronze Poster Award at 2016 IEEE Magnetics Summer School

July 6, 2016

Prof. Jian-Ping Wang has been appointed to the newly established Hartmann Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The Hartmann chair was established by a generous gift from Robert F. Hartmannn who received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1965 and went on to found Altera Corporation in 1983, one of only two major FPGA companies in the world. Altera was recently purchased by Intel.  Previously, Prof. Wang held Centennial Endowed Chair Professorship. He is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor too. 

Find the news relase on CSE news announcement, ECE news anouncement.

June 1, 2016

Graduation of Dr. Klemm from Wang's group. Dr. Klemm is heading to Intel.

Graduation of Dr. Klemm from Wang's group

May 4, 2016

Patrick Quarterman is awarded the 2016-17 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from the Graduate School. The fellowship supports his Ph.D. study for one academic year and provides a travel grant for him to present his work at a conference. Congratulations, Patrick!

February 2, 2016

Kai Wu is awarded the highly coveted Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship (IDF) for the 2016-2017 academic year, by the University of Minnesota.

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