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  • Keeping Plastics Out of Landfills and the Environment
    Keeping Plastics Out of Landfills and the Environment
    Mon, June 13, 2022
    Alan Jacobsen (USFOE 2011) at Amazon and Gregg Beckham (USFOE 2017) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory are engineering technologies and materials that will lead to less material in landfills and more back into the circular economy.
  • Decoding a Material’s ‘Memory’
    Decoding a Material’s ‘Memory’
    Mon, June 06, 2022
    Mechanical engineer Celia Reina (EU-US FOE 2017) at the University of Pennsylvania is studying the relationship between particle structure and flow in disordered materials, yielding insights that can be used to understand systems ranging from mudslides to biofilms.
  • Simulated Human Eye Movement
    Simulated Human Eye Movement
    Thu, May 26, 2022
    Duke University's Maria Gorlatova (USFOE 2020) is engineering virtual eyes that simulate how humans look at the world accurately enough for companies to train virtual reality and augmented reality programs and will help protect user data in the rapidly expanding metaverse.
  • Upcycling Human Waste to Fertilize Plants
    Upcycling Human Waste to Fertilize Plants
    Mon, May 23, 2022
    Krista Wigginton (JAFOE 2018) at the University of Michigan is engineering plant fertilizer from urine, a less intensive process that produces the same nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium nutrients as synthetic fertilizer.
  • New Drug Combinations With COVID-19 Therapeutic Potential
    New Drug Combinations With COVID-19 Therapeutic Potential
    Thu, May 19, 2022
    FOE alum Jingyue Ju at Columbia University is working on an initiative with a consortium of pharmacologists, virologists, medicinal chemists, and structural biologists to engineer new therapeutics with enhanced potency and safety profiles for COVID-19.
  • Five FOE Alumni Elected to National Academy of Sciences
    Five FOE Alumni Elected to National Academy of Sciences
    Thu, May 12, 2022
    The National Academy of Sciences has announced its new members, including five FOE alumni.

    Belcher, Angela M.; James Mason Crafts Professor and head, department of biological engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

    Cui, Yi; professor of materials ...
  • Cloud Hosting for S/4HANA
    Cloud Hosting for S/4HANA
    Mon, May 09, 2022
    IBM's Hillery Hunter (USFOE 2010) is engineering a process to help enterprise client bases move their estate in a modernized direction and move their estate to cloud and hybrid cloud environments with reliability, control over their environment, and security.
  • AI Enables Strategic Hydropower Planning Across Amazon Basin
    AI Enables Strategic Hydropower Planning Across Amazon Basin
    Thu, May 05, 2022
    Computer science engineer Carla Gomes (USFOE 2009) at Cornell worked with an disciplinary team from more than two dozen academic institutions and NGOs in the US, Europe, and South America to understand how to meet hydropower needs with the least amount of environmental damage.
  • Surprising New Material for Energy Transfer
    Surprising New Material for Energy Transfer
    Mon, May 02, 2022
    FOE alum Alfred Crosby at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst has engineered a new programmable rubber-like solid substance that can absorb and release large quantities of energy and holds great promise for a wide array of applications, from robots to protective equipment.
  • Testing Nanoparticle Payload Delivery
    Testing Nanoparticle Payload Delivery
    Thu, April 28, 2022
    Jordan Green (USFOE 2012) at Johns Hopkins University has engineered a test for nanoparticle payload delivery that could be key to the development of next-generation medicines and therapies.
  • NAE Receives $10 Million Endowment from The Grainger Foundation
    NAE Receives $10 Million Endowment from The Grainger Foundation
    Thu, April 21, 2022
    The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) is pleased to announce a $10 million endowment from The Grainger Foundation to support the Frontiers of Engineering program. This generous commitment from The Grainger Foundation builds on more than a decade of philanthropic support to Frontiers of ...
  • Pioneering a Universal Decoder
    Pioneering a Universal Decoder
    Mon, April 18, 2022
    NAE member Muriel Medard (USFOE 2007) at MIT has engineered a silicon chip that decodes error-correcting codes, which can protect data sent over the Internet—including email, text messages, and images—from being damaged by electromagnetic interference.
  • Saving Heat Energy
    Saving Heat Energy
    Mon, April 04, 2022
    Shashank Priya (GAFOE 2008) at Penn State is engineering a new flexible thermoelectric generator that wraps around hot surfaces to convert waste heat into electricity more efficiently.
  • Helping Her Ukrainian Homeland
    Helping Her Ukrainian Homeland
    Thu, March 31, 2022
    Iryna Zenyuk (USFOE 2021) at the University of California, Irvine has launched a program to bring Ukrainian university faculty to UCI and, potentially, other University of California campuses.