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  • An AI-powered TV News Analyzer
    An AI-powered TV News Analyzer
    Thu, September 17, 2020
    FOE alumni Maneesh Agrawala and Kayvon Fatahalian at Stanford have engineered an interactive tool that uses AI to search transcripts and calculate the screen time of public figures appearing on cable TV news, increasing transparency around broadcasters’ editorial decisions.
  • Microscale Surgery by Robot
    Microscale Surgery by Robot
    Mon, September 14, 2020
    Harvard's Robert Wood (EU-US FOE 2010) has engineered a microscale surgical robot, an origami-inspired miniature remote center of motion manipulator that has been used in two mock procedures.
  • Better Wastewater Treatment? It's a Wrap
    Better Wastewater Treatment? It's a Wrap
    Thu, September 10, 2020
    NAE member Pedro Alvarez (USFOE 1997) at Rice University is engineering a shield of graphene that helps particles destroy antibiotic-resistant bacteria and free-floating antibiotic resistance genes in wastewater treatment plants.
  • Apply for the Constellation Prize by Sept. 30
    Apply for the Constellation Prize by Sept. 30
    Tue, September 08, 2020
    FOE alumni Mira Olson at Drexel University and Darshan Karwat at Arizona State University have collaborated to create this award for US engineers who have used their engineering training to promote social justice, human rights, peace, and/or environmental protection.
  • Improving Oral Drug Effectiveness Beyond the Stomach
    Improving Oral Drug Effectiveness Beyond the Stomach
    Thu, September 03, 2020
    Kelly Schultz (USFOE 2016) at Lehigh University is engineering a hydrogel material with the capacity to degrade and spontaneously reform in the gastrointestinal tract that could help researchers develop more effective methods for oral drug delivery.
  • Empty Roadways Invite New Thinking
    Empty Roadways Invite New Thinking
    Thu, August 27, 2020
    FOE alum Kevin Krizek at the University of Colorado Boulder writes about the environmental design and transport possibilities with people sticking closer to home because of COVID-19 and cities having less traffic, noise, congestion, and pollution.
  • Upcycling Plastic to Energy Storage
    Upcycling Plastic to Energy Storage
    Mon, August 24, 2020
    Mihri Ozkan at the University of California, Riverside (USFOE 2008) is engineering a way to recycle plastic waste, such as soda or water bottles, into a nanomaterial useful for energy storage, which could reduce plastic pollution and hasten the transition to 100% clean energy.
  • Enhanced Water Repellent Could Reinforce PPE
    Enhanced Water Repellent Could Reinforce PPE
    Mon, August 17, 2020
    Penn State's Tak-Sing Wong (USFOE 2014) has identified a nanostructure that can be used to engineer stronger, more resilient water repellent coatings, with potential applications for personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Ferroelectricity at the Atomic Scale
    Ferroelectricity at the Atomic Scale
    Thu, August 13, 2020
    Sayeef Salahuddin (GAFOE 2013) at the University of California, Berkeley has engineered an ultrathin material that demonstrates a unique electrical property called ferroelectricity and could lead to the creation of more advanced batteries and sensors.
  • Migratory Cancer Cell Discoveries
    Migratory Cancer Cell Discoveries
    Mon, August 10, 2020
    Vanderbilt University's Cynthia Reinhart-King (USFOE 2016) is engineering a trailblazing process to sort breast cancer cells, leading to findings on how cancer spreads that can be expanded to other highly metastatic and lethal cancers.
  • A New Ultrafast Insulin
    A New Ultrafast Insulin
    Thu, August 06, 2020
    Stanford's Eric Appel (JAFOE 2018) is engineering a new insulin formulation that begins to take effect almost immediately upon injection, potentially working four times as fast as current commercial fast-acting insulin formulations.
  • MIT Technology Review's 35 Under 35
    MIT Technology Review's 35 Under 35
    Thu, July 30, 2020
    Rose Faghih (USFOE 2019) at the University of Houston is among MIT Technology Review's 35 Under 35 for her work on a sensor-laden wristwatch that could monitor brain states.
  • Real-time Health Check from Smartwatches
    Real-time Health Check from Smartwatches
    Thu, July 23, 2020
    Sam Emaminejad (USFOE 2018) at the University of California, Los Angeles is engineering a thin film that adheres to the underside of a smartwatch to monitor the wearer’s body chemistry.
  • Efficiently Charging Electric Vehicles
    Efficiently Charging Electric Vehicles
    Thu, July 16, 2020
    Scott Moura (CAFOE 2017) at the University of California, Berkeley is researching the charging preferences of electric car drivers, which can affect emissions management.
  • New Technique Shows How Decisions Light Up the Brain
    New Technique Shows How Decisions Light Up the Brain
    Mon, July 13, 2020
    At Stanford, NAE member Karl Deisseroth (JAFOE 2009) and Gordon Wetzstein (USFOE 2016) are engineering a new optical technique that enables the study of sensory perception in animals and screening to develop better psychiatric drugs.
  • Lower Cost and Durable Smart Windows
    Lower Cost and Durable Smart Windows
    Thu, July 09, 2020
    Michael McGehee (USFOE 2005) at the University of Colorado Boulder is engineering smart window technology that enables users to adjust the amount of sunlight and heat entering through windows without blocking views.