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  • Implanting Cardiac Muscle Tissue
    Implanting Cardiac Muscle Tissue
    Mon, September 26, 2022
    Christopher Chen (USFOE 2001) at Boston University is engineering viable heart tissue in the lab from the patient's own cells that can be transplanted directly into a heart to repair damage or abnormalities.
  • Better Cancer Treatment
    Better Cancer Treatment
    Thu, September 22, 2022
    Jeffrey Hubbell at the University of Chicago has engineered a new “masked” version of cancer immunotherapies to reduce the plethora of side effects that usually accompany the treatment.
  • Blood Pressure E-tattoo for Continuous, Mobile Monitoring
    Blood Pressure E-tattoo for Continuous, Mobile Monitoring
    Mon, September 19, 2022
    Roozbeh Jafari (JAFOE 2016) at Texas A&M University is engineering an electronic tattoo that can be worn comfortably on the wrist for hours and deliver continuous blood pressure measurements at an accuracy level exceeding nearly all available options on the market today.
  • An AI-powered Tool to Turn 2D Photos Into 3D Models
    An AI-powered Tool to Turn 2D Photos Into 3D Models
    Thu, September 15, 2022
    NVIDIA's David Luebke (USFOE 2016) leads a team that is engineering an AI-powered tool that could enable architects, designers, concept artists, and other professionals to quickly import an object into a graphics engine, the "holy grail" unifying computer vision and computer graphics.
  • Jet Fuel from
    Jet Fuel from "Jaws" Bacteria Process
    Mon, September 12, 2022
    NAE member Jay Keasling's (USFOE 2005) lab at University of California, Berkeley is engineering a way to generate an alternative jet fuel by harvesting an unusual carbon molecule produced by the metabolic process of bacteria commonly found in soil.
  • Safer Button Batteries
    Safer Button Batteries
    Thu, September 08, 2022
    Jeff Karp (USFOE 2007) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is engineering a low-cost solution to curb trauma from accidental ingestion of button and coin cell batteries, which causes a visit to an ER every 1.25 hours among children under 18.
  • Humans in the Loop Help Robots Find Their Way
    Humans in the Loop Help Robots Find Their Way
    Thu, September 01, 2022
    FOE alum Lydia Kavraki at Rice University has engineered an interactive program that allows humans to help complex robots build efficient solutions to 'see' their environments and carry out tasks.
  • Electrospinning Promises Major Improvements in Wearable Technology
    Electrospinning Promises Major Improvements in Wearable Technology
    Mon, August 29, 2022
    Electrical and computer engineer Sameer Sonkusale (USFOE 2015) at Tufts University discusses progress in electrospinning nanomaterials for physical activity monitoring, motion tracking, measuring biopotentials, chemical and biological sensing, and even batteries, transistors, and antennas.
  • Gait Dynamics Offer a Powerful Diagnostic Tool
    Gait Dynamics Offer a Powerful Diagnostic Tool
    Mon, August 22, 2022
    Kristin Morgan (USFOE 2021) at the University of Connecticut is engineering rehabilitation strategies for individuals with neuromuscular or neurological dysfunction to improve the patient’s gait, reduce the risk of falling, increase mobility, and reestablish independence.
  • Microfluidic Chips for Biomedical Applications
    Microfluidic Chips for Biomedical Applications
    Fri, August 05, 2022
    FOE alum Yong Chen at the University of Southern California has engineered a specialized novel 3D-printing technique that allows microfluidic channels to be fabricated on chips at a precise microscale, with important applications in medical research, drug development, and diagnostic tools.
  • Studying Health on the International Space Station
    Studying Health on the International Space Station
    Thu, August 04, 2022
    Biomedical engineer Ronke Olabisi (USFOE 2020) at the University of California, Irvine is working on a multidisciplinary initiative dedicated to fostering the capabilities for interstellar travel and habitats with artificial partial gravity.
  • Engineered Crystals Could Help Computers Run on Less Power
    Engineered Crystals Could Help Computers Run on Less Power
    Thu, July 28, 2022
    Sayeef Salahuddin (GAFOE 2013) at the University of California, Berkeley has engineered a major breakthrough in the design of a component of transistors that could significantly reduce their energy consumption without sacrificing speed, size or performance.
  • And Now, a Bionic Ear
    And Now, a Bionic Ear
    Mon, July 25, 2022
    FOE alum Hod Lipson at Columbia University has engineered a 3D-bioprinted ear implant from the patient’s own living cells and could lead to tissue implants for treating other conditions and traumatic injuries, reconstructive and regenerative therapy, and even the biomanufacture of whole organs.
  • Sustainable Electronics
    Sustainable Electronics
    Mon, July 18, 2022
    Ying Diao (USFOE 2017) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is engineering a way to improve the charge capacity of flexible solar cells, which could expand access to affordable renewable energy.
  • Plant-based Jet Fuel That is More Climate-Friendly
    Plant-based Jet Fuel That is More Climate-Friendly
    Thu, July 14, 2022
    Joshua Heyne (USFOE 2021), now at Washington State University Tri-Cities and Pacific Northwest National Lab, is engineering an experimental plant-based jet fuel that dispenses with aromatics and could improve aircraft engine performance and efficiency.
  • Capturing Carbon With Inspiration From Battery Chemistry
    Capturing Carbon With Inspiration From Battery Chemistry
    Mon, July 11, 2022
    Bryan McCloskey (USFOE 2015) at the University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is engineering an electrochemistry approach to capture carbon dioxide that could be less energy-intensive than current systems.
  • Photos Worth 1,000 Words - and Bevy of Medical Diagnostic Tests
    Photos Worth 1,000 Words - and Bevy of Medical Diagnostic Tests
    Thu, July 07, 2022
    Ehsan Hoque (EU-US FOE 2019) at the University of Rochester is engineering algorithms that can analyze whether a person who takes a selfie is likely to develop Parkinson’s disease—as reliably as expensive, wearable digital biomarkers that monitor motor symptoms.
  • 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.