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  • Rapid, Longer-Lasting COVID Disinfectant
    Rapid, Longer-Lasting COVID Disinfectant
    Mon, October 19, 2020
    Sudipta Seal (USFOE 2009) at the University of Central Florida is engineering a new, rapid-acting, long-lasting disinfectant spray that instantly kills viruses on high-contact areas such as door handles, elevators, and bannisters without using harsh chemicals.
  • Green Method to Produce Hydrogen Peroxide in House
    Green Method to Produce Hydrogen Peroxide in House
    Mon, October 12, 2020
    Zheng Chen (CAFOE 2019) at the University of California, San Diego has engineered a portable, more environmentally friendly method to produce hydrogen peroxide that could enable hospitals to make their own supply of the disinfectant on demand and at lower cost.
  • Top Society of Women Engineers Award for Jayshree Seth
    Top Society of Women Engineers Award for Jayshree Seth
    Thu, October 08, 2020
    Congratulations to Jayshree Seth (USFOE 2008) at 3M for receiving SWE's highest award for her visionary, sustainability-focused contributions to adhesives, release, and fastener technologies and for deeply influential STEM advocacy.
  • Improving COVID Antibody Testing
    Improving COVID Antibody Testing
    Mon, October 05, 2020
    FOE alum Andrew Tsourkas at the University of Pennsylvania is engineering improvements to a COVID-19 detection technology to enable faster and more sensitive antibody tests for COVID-19 patients.
  • The Intersection of AI and Graphics
    The Intersection of AI and Graphics
    Thu, October 01, 2020
    NVIDIA's David Luebke (USFOE 2016) was featured recently on AI Podcast, discussing how AI is especially useful in graphics by replacing or augmenting components of the traditional computer graphics pipeline, from content creation to mesh generation to realistic character animation.
  • Influential Researcher and Passionate Mentor
    Influential Researcher and Passionate Mentor
    Mon, September 28, 2020
    FOE alum Thomas Epps at the University of Delaware has been awarded the Percy Julian award by the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers for engineering innovative technologies to convert biomass waste for use in car tires, rubber bands, and ...
  • Go Vote!
    Go Vote!
    Thu, September 24, 2020
    FOE alum Ken Goldberg at the University of California, Berkeley has engineered a fun tool to help expand voter awareness. Just click to create a unique link, share it with friends on email or social media, then return to see how your node expands as the network grows.
  • 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).