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  • Helping Robots Collaborate to Get the Job Done
    Helping Robots Collaborate to Get the Job Done
    Mon, September 20, 2021
    George Pappas (GAFOE 2007) at the University of Pennsylvania has engineered an algorithm to ensure the fruitful cooperation of information-gathering robot teams in complex, unpredictable environments such as mapping or search-and-rescue.
  • Using Affordable Gold Leaf to Diagnose Infections
    Using Affordable Gold Leaf to Diagnose Infections
    Thu, September 16, 2021
    FOE alum Catherine Klapperich at Boston University is engineering gold leaf electrodes that, in combination with a CRISPR-based assay, could sensitively detect human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA in human samples. The method also could be modified to diagnose other viral infections.
  • Machine Learning and Earthquake Risk Prediction
    Machine Learning and Earthquake Risk Prediction
    Mon, September 13, 2021
    At the University of Texas at Austin, Ellen Rathje (JAFOE 2000) is using machine learning to study geotechnical engineering responses to liquefaction, when solid ground turns to liquid during earthquakes, which can topple buildings and bridges.
  • Acoustoelectronic Nanotweezers
    Acoustoelectronic Nanotweezers
    Thu, September 09, 2021
    Duke University's Tony Jun Huang (EU-US FOE 2014) is engineering a label-free, dynamically controllable method of moving and trapping nanoparticles over a large area, which holds promise for applications in fields ranging from condensed matter physics to biomedicine.
  • Has the Carbontech Revolution Begun?
    Has the Carbontech Revolution Begun?
    Thu, September 02, 2021
    Columbia University's Julio Friedmann (IAFOE 2008) discusses carbon-removal engineering that can pull carbon out of the air at a profit, supporting a circular carbon economy.
  • A Test That Predicts Brain Cancer Patient Response
    A Test That Predicts Brain Cancer Patient Response
    Thu, August 26, 2021
    FOE alum Matthew Gevaert at KIYATEC announced clinically meaningful prediction of patient-specific responses to standard of care therapy, prior to treatment, in newly diagnosed glioblastoma and other high-grade glioma patients.
  • Safer Ultra-low Temperature Batteries
    Safer Ultra-low Temperature Batteries
    Mon, August 23, 2021
    Zheng Chen (CAFOE 2019) at the University of California, San Diego has engineered a new technology that could dramatically improve the safety of lithium-ion batteries, with future applications to power vehicles in the extreme cold, such as spacecraft, satellites, and deep-sea vessels.
  • A Smartwatch That Can Predict Blood Tests
    A Smartwatch That Can Predict Blood Tests
    Thu, August 19, 2021
    FOE alum Jessilyn Dunn at Duke University is engineering commercial smartwatches that can predict simple blood test results by flagging early signs of dehydration, anemia, or illness, and in some cases are able to give more consistent and precise vital signs than those taken at doctor’s offices.
  • AI Tool Calculates Based on Photos
    AI Tool Calculates Based on Photos
    Mon, August 16, 2021
    FOE alum Markus Buehler at MIT has engineered a technique that quickly determines certain properties of a material and could one day eliminate the need for arduous physics-based calculations, instead relying on computer vision and machine learning to generate estimates in real time.
  • Inequity Extends to Pollution
    Inequity Extends to Pollution
    Thu, August 12, 2021
    Bioproducts and biosystems engineer Jason Hill (GAFOE 2013) at the University of Minnesota found that deadly air pollutant disproportionately and systematically harms Americans of color, who face higher levels of exposure to fine particulate matter from traffic, construction, and other sources.
  • Revealing New Key Insight Into Human Brain Activity
    Revealing New Key Insight Into Human Brain Activity
    Mon, August 09, 2021
    Razi Haque at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has engineered thin-film electrodes that generate never-before-seen recordings of brain activity in the hippocampus, a region responsible for memory and other cognitive functions.
  • New Voices in Science, Engineering, and Medicine
    New Voices in Science, Engineering, and Medicine
    Thu, July 29, 2021
    FOE alumni Behnam Bastani, Darshan Karwat, and Hussam Mahmoud were selected for this National Academies initiative that will bring diverse perspectives from early-career US leaders to important dialogues about shaping the global future.
  • Taking the Long View on Driver Safety
    Taking the Long View on Driver Safety
    Mon, July 26, 2021
    Thomas Dingus (USFOE 2002), a human factors engineer who has led the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute for a quarter century, knows how to keep Americans alive on the road, but many are not listening.
  • This is Not Your Mother's Rubik's Cube
    This is Not Your Mother's Rubik's Cube
    Thu, July 22, 2021
    Dave Garrett (USFOE 2012) at Syntiant has engineered the Heykube smart puzzle, an upgrade to the popular 80's toy. Heykube guides users to solve it or make patterns, and there's an app for additional training.
  • The Fastest Researcher in the Optical World
    The Fastest Researcher in the Optical World
    Mon, July 19, 2021
    Xi (Vivian) Chen (JAFOE 2021) at Nokia Bell Labs has engineered optical transmitters to blink faster with increased efficiency and advanced the experimental state of the art with new classes of optical components.
  • Neural Implant Hints at Whole Brain Function
    Neural Implant Hints at Whole Brain Function
    Thu, July 15, 2021
    Duygu Kuzum (USFOE 2017) at the University of California, San Diego has engineered a neural implant that monitors the activity of different parts of the brain at the same time, showing how cognition and behavior rapidly adapts to changing environments.
  • Freeze-Dried Vaccines
    Freeze-Dried Vaccines
    Thu, July 01, 2021
    Northwestern University's Michael Jewett (USFOE 2012) has engineered a new way to make shelf-stable vaccines by cracking open a cellular membrane, significantly broadening access to potentially lifesaving medicines.