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  • 05/23/2016
    Guihua Yu (USFOE 2015) at the University of Texas, Austin has developed a new gel that repairs and connects electronic circuits, creating opportunities to advance the development of flexible electronics, biosensors, and batteries as energy storage devices.
  • 05/19/2016
    Georgia Tech's Athanasios Nenes (JAFOE 2009) combined information about power plant operation with real-time air quality predictions to create the hybrid Air Pollutant Optimization Model to minimize the impact of air pollution from electric power generation on cardiovascular and respiratory health.
  • 05/16/2016
    Penn State mechanical engineer Tak-Sing Wong (USFOE 2014) is developing nature-inspired slippery liquid materials with a variety of applications, such as bio-compatible medical devices and highly durable ship hulls. More possibilities include keeping walls clear of graffiti and aircraft free of ice.
  • 05/12/2016
    Maryam Shanechi (USFOE 2015) will lead US and British researchers in neuroscience, machine learning, and signal processing to develop new methods for modeling neural, behavioral, and physiological data from humans in an attempt to understand the brain’s multisensory processing.
  • 05/09/2016
    Congratulations to FOE alum and NAE member Arup Chakraborty on his election to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
  • 05/05/2016
    Amy Lo (USFOE 2015) has been working on Northrop Grumman's project to engineer the world's largest space telescope. The James Webb Space Telescope is scheduled to launch in 2018 and soar a million miles above Earth, giving astronomers an unprecedented glimpse at the edge of space and the beginning of time.
  • 05/02/2016
    University of Florida's Juan Gilbert (USFOE 2005) just conducted the "world's first" drone race involving a brain-controlled interface (BCI), which might one day be worn like a watch to interact with the external world.
  • 04/28/2016
    Anna Erickson (USFOE 2015) at Georgia Tech has developed a new imaging technique that can detect the presence of "special nuclear materials" carried in cargo containers. The method can simultaneously measure the suspected material's density and atomic number, while minimizing the amount of radiation entering the container itself, thus reducing the likelihood of harming electronics and other items inside.
  • 04/25/2016
    Andrew Singer (USFOE 2008) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign used shop-bought pork loin and beef liver to provide high data rates with low error rates through tissues at frequencies that would allow propagation through the body. These ultrasonic signal processing techniques that enable high-quality video data to be transmitted through samples of meat could lead to major advances in medical implant technology.
  • 04/21/2016
    FOE alum Aydogan Ozcan has created a $400 souped-up smartphone that could identify copy-number variations and disease risk, replacing detection methods that require hundreds of thousands of dollars of equipment. Medical staff practicing in rural or resource-limited environments would benefit the most from this immediate and low-cost risk assessment.
  • 04/18/2016
    Chad Bouton (USFOE 2011) at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research reconnected a paralyzed man's brain to his body by bypassing the damaged spinal cord, marking the first time a paralyzed patient has been able to regain movement in his own body by using signals that originated within the brain. The patient can move his hand with significant accuracy to hold a glass of water and pour it out, play Guitar Hero, and swipe a credit card.
  • 04/14/2016
    FOE alumni Hans Koenigsmann and Lars Blackmore are on the SpaceX team that successfully landed a reusable Falcon 9 rocket booster — the second such landing for the company and the first successful touchdown on a ship.
  • 04/13/2016
    The NAKFI Conference on Discovering the Deep Blue Sea: Research, Innovations, Social Engagement , November 9-12 in Irvine, California, will engage scientists, engineers and medical researchers – working with artists and designers – in an exploration of the frontiers of deep ocean ...
  • 04/13/2016
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  • 04/13/2016
    The fourth Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine symposium will be held November 5-7, 2016, hosted by Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (Abu Dhabi, UAE), in partnership with NYU Abu Dhabi, Khalifah University and Petroleum Institute.

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  • 04/11/2016
    Kate Starbird (USFOE 2013) at the University of Washington's Emerging Capacities of Mass Participation (emCOMP) Laboratory found that a simple statement from an official can turn the tides on rumors gone viral.
  • 04/07/2016
    Rahul Mangharam (USFOE 2012) leads engineering students at the University of Pennsylvania in the design and build of autonomous 1/10th scale F1 race cars capable of speeds in excess of 40MPH to learn about perception, planning, and control for autonomous navigation.
  • 04/04/2016
    MIT's Dina Katabi (USFOE 2014) is developing a system known as Chronos that could eliminate the need for Wi-Fi passwords by identifying unauthorized users, or allow smart home technology to adapt depending on how many people are at home. Applications include adjusting temperature based on number and location of home occupants, finding lost devices, and enhancing “geofencing” technology that restricts Wi-Fi access to specific boundaries.
  • 03/31/2016
    USC's Chris Kyriakakis (USFOE 2004) recently set out to analyze the acoustics of Byzantine era churches when a UCLA art history and archaeology professor realized something was missing from her already-deep understanding of Byzantine art.
  • 03/28/2016
    FOE alum Isaac Chuang at MIT has developed a quantum computer made of five atoms that can solve a simple factoring problem. With the potential to expand the principles to solve much more complex problems, this breakthrough is likely to shake the world of encryption to its core.
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