MSI Principal Investigator Bin He (Biomedical Engineering and Director, Institute for Engineering in Medicine) is the senior author of a paper that appeared recently in Brain, a leading journal of neurology. The paper explains a new type of non-invasive brain scan that can help physicians diagnose and treat epilepsy. This study, which involved scans done immediately after a seizure instead of during it, is the first of its kind. The new scan, a form of EEG, uses over twice as many electrodes as most earlier types of scans.


Professor He uses MSI resources for computer simulations of the brain’s bioelectromagnetic field. To read a longer story about the recent paper, see the College of Science and Engineering website.


Research by MSI PI Jian-Ping Wang (Electrical and Computer Engineering) is highlighted on the OVPR Business blog. Professor Wang has developed a new biomedical sensor technique that uses magnetic nanoparticles and a sensor incorporating giant magnetoresistance. The Wang group uses MSI resources for their calculations related to research into magnetization.  


MSI PI Steven Koester is highlighted in a recent OVPR Research blog article. Professor Koester is working on a new kind of glucose monitor that uses graphene. A video about this research appears at the bottom of the linked page.


Professor Koester and other University researchers will be participating in the upcoming Innovation Showcase: Software and Physical Sciences, hosted by the Office for Technology Commercialization. This free event will take place on Thursday, September 27 at the McNamara Alumni Center.


MSI Principal Investigators Randall Victora (MSI Fellow; Electrical and Computer Engineering) and Art Erdman (Mechanical Engineering) were among University faculty who were awarded patents during the past quarter.


The OVPR Research Blog includes links to the patents’ details. The website of the OVPR’s Office for Technology Commercialization has instructions for reporting inventions.

The Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation (GLCPC) has issued a call for proposals for allocations on the Blue Waters High-Performance Computing System. Please see the GLCPC website for details on the call for proposals.

Note that only principal investigators affiliated with an institutional member of the GLCPC are eligible to submit a proposal. The University of Minnesota / Minnesota Supercomputing Institute is a member institution. The deadline to submit a proposal is October 31, 2012.