Lorraine Francis is a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota and the 3M Chair in Experiential Learning in the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. Her research is focused on the field of materials processing. She has developed several courses and authored a textbook.
David Orser teaches and develops undergraduate education curriculum with a focus on laboratory courses for the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. His courses leverage project-based learning, experiential learning, and self-paced activities.
David has over ten years of industry experience specializing in mixed-signal RF integrated circuit design, power systems, and power electronics.
Prof. Kia Bazargan is an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota. Has has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters related to FPGAs and VLSI computer-aided design. He received his Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Sharif University, Tehran, Iran, and the MS and PhD degrees in Electrical and Computer engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, in 1998 and 2000, respectively. He has served as an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on CAD of Integrated Circuits and Systems, and as a guest coeditor of the ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems Special Issue on Dynamically Adaptable Embedded Systems. He has served on the technical program committee of a number of IEEE/ACM sponsored conferences (e.g., Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), Field Programmable Logic (FPL), Design Automation Conference (DAC), International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD), and Asia and South Pacific DAC). He served as the program chair of the FPGA'18 and the general chair of the FPGA'19 conference. He has received a US National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award.
Susan Mantell is the James J. Ryan Professor and Head of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. Prof. Mantell received her BS and PhD degrees from Stanford University, and her MS degree from Northeastern. Her research investigates the interrelationship between polymer morphology and mechanical performance. Prof. Mantell is the recipient of several research and teaching awards including the National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award and the University of Minnesota Morse Alumni Award for Teaching.
Joshua Feinberg is a Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Minnesota. His research is focused on magnetic materials. He has developed courses and undergraduate majors at the departmental and college level, and runs a national multi-user facility at the University of Minnesota.
Russell J. Holmes is a Professor and the Director of Graduate Studies for Materials Science and Engineering in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota. His research is focused on organic and hybrid organic-inorganic semiconductors for application in optoelectronic devices.
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