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October 2015

The Koester group has received funding from the Minneaota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics to take the first step toward commercialization of a novel wireless radiation dosimeter to assist in cancer therapy. Prof. Koester will collaborate with Drs. Gruce Gerbi and Margaret Reynolds at the UMN and Drs. Michale Grams and Sean Park at the Mayo Clinic.

November 2014

The Koester group will participate in the NSF-funded MRSEC program.

July 2014

The Koester group received funding from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency to study radiation effects in two-dimensional (2D) materials. Professor Koester will collaborate with Prof. Chris Kim at UMN and researchers at Vanderbilt University on this project.

July 2013

The Koester group has received two recent awards related to bio-medical sensors.  In the first program, we are collaborating with Drs. Yogish Kudva and Ananda Basu at the Mayo Clinic develop novel intravascular wireless glucose sensors for use in closed-loop glucose control systems. Kudva's “Graphene-Based Wireless Glucose Sensing for the ArtificialPancreas” has been selected for funding by the "Decade of Discovery: A University of Minnesota/ Mayo Clinic Partnership to Conquer Diabetes" with an approved total budget of $500,000, to begin on January 1, 2012. These projects are supported by the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology & Medical Genomics and the National Institutes of Health.

January 2013

The Koester group will participate in the newly funded C-SPIN center, homed in the ECE Department at the University of Minnesota.  C-SPIN is a member of STARnet, a joint program supported by SRC and DARPA.  Prof. Koester will serve as an associate director of the center. Read more...

November 2012

Nazila and Yulong passed the Written Preliminary Exam. Congratulations Nazila and Yulong!!

October 2012

Mona Ebrish passed her Oral Preliminary Exam.  Congratulations Mona!!

September 2012

Prof. Koester's collaborative research with the Mayo Clinic on graphene-based glucose sensors was highlighted by the Minnesota Medical Foundation. Read more...

July 2012

Prof. Koester is now a member of the University of Minnesota Department of Biomedical Engineering Graduate Faculty. Read more...

April 2012

Prof. Koester describes the graphene varactor sensor concept that could have potential to create ultrasmall, wireless continuous glucose monitors. Read more...

March 2012

Prof. Koester's collaboration with the Mayo Clinic on continuous glucose monitors for the artificial pancreas was highlighted in the Rochester Post Bulletin. Read more...

December 2011

Prof. Steve Koester and Yogish C. Kudva's “Graphene-Based Wireless Glucose Sensing for the ArtificialPancreas” has been selected for funding by the "Decade of Discovery: A University of Minnesota/ MayoClinic Partnership to Conquer Diabetes" with an approved total budget of $500,000, to begin on January 1, 2012. Read more...

September 2011

ECE Professors Jian-Ping Wang (PI), Chris Kim (Co-PI) and Steven Koester (Co-PI) and Physics Professor Paul Crowell (Co PI) have received a National Science Foundation research grant to work on All-Spin Non-Volatile Logic Devices and Circuits. This project is awarded under the Nanoelectronics for 2020 and Beyond competition, with support by multiple Directorates and Divisions at the National Science Foundation as well as by the Nanoelectronics Research Initiative of the Semiconductor Research Corporation. Minnesota is one of only ten universities who won this NSF NEB award. Read more...

March 2010

ECE faculty member Steven Koester received The George Abraham Outstanding Paper Award from the 2009 Government Microcircuit Applications and Critical Technology Conference (GOMACTech-09).


January 2010

Steven J. Koester joined the ECE faculty as full professor on Jan. 19, 2010. Dr. Koester received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Notre Dame and his Ph.D. from University of California, Santa Barbara.