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  • Mapping Greenhouse Emissions
    Mapping Greenhouse Emissions
    Thu, April 11, 2024
    Aerospace engineer Riley Duren (USFOE 2009) at Carbon Mapper will use hyperspectral data to monitor greenhouse gas and make methane and carbon dioxide emissions data visible in a transparent fashion through a public data portal.
  • Using Data to Improve EV Battery Reliability
    Using Data to Improve EV Battery Reliability
    Mon, April 08, 2024
    FOE alum and materials and corrosion engineer Nicholas Faenza at Exponent describes how electric vehicle data can deliver insights that help manufacturers respond to recalls and improve future battery design by continuous monitoring and responding quickly to incidents.
  • Power When the Sun Doesn't Shine
    Power When the Sun Doesn't Shine
    Thu, April 04, 2024
    NAE member Yet-Ming Chiang (JAFOE 2000) at MIT is engineering energy storage technologies that can facilitate access to renewable energy sources, boost the stability and reliability of power grids, and ultimately accelerate grid decarbonization.
  • Predicting Auto Crash Sites
    Predicting Auto Crash Sites
    Mon, April 01, 2024
    Engineer Simos Gerasimidis (EU-US FOE 2021) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst used machine learning to predict which roads may be the most dangerous based on abrupt changes in speed limits, incomplete lane markings, and other influential factors.
  • A Twist to Classical Material Design
    A Twist to Classical Material Design
    Mon, March 25, 2024
    Stanford's Yi Cui (CAFOE 2017) has engineered a twisted multilayer crystal structure for the first time that could help researchers develop next-generation materials for solar cells, quantum computers, lasers, and other devices.
  • What's On Your Mind?
    What's On Your Mind?
    Thu, March 21, 2024
    Duygu Kuzum (USFOE 2017) at the University of California, San Diego has engineered a neural implant that provides information about activity deep inside the brain while sitting on its surface, bringing researchers closer to building a minimally invasive brain-computer interface.
  • Penn Center for Innovation Inventor of the Year
    Penn Center for Innovation Inventor of the Year
    Thu, March 14, 2024
    FOE alum Shu Yang at the University of Pennsylvania has engineered simple yet effective technologies, including kirigami-inspired structures that aid in breast reconstruction, to the manipulation of knots to create stronger sutures.
  • Painless Treatment Regimen for Arrhythmia
    Painless Treatment Regimen for Arrhythmia
    Mon, March 11, 2024
    Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez (CAFOE 2019) at the University of Texas at Austin is engineering a ground-breaking treatment regimen for treating ventricular arrhythmia pain management and overall wellness for patients with heart, lung, and blood diseases.
  • Hidden Damage of Mild Brain Injuries
    Hidden Damage of Mild Brain Injuries
    Thu, February 29, 2024
    NAE member Samir Mitragotri (USFOE 2008) at Harvard has engineered a new brain imaging method that diagnoses mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs), even when existing imaging techniques like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) don’t show any structural abnormalities.
  • Using Fossils to Engineer Softbotic Answers
    Using Fossils to Engineer Softbotic Answers
    Mon, February 26, 2024
    At CMU, FOE alumni Carmel Majidi and Phil LeDuc seek to broaden modern perspective of animal design and movement by using softbotics, robotics with flexible electronics and soft materials, to understand the biomechanical factors that drove evolution, using extinct organisms.
  • Adaptive Roof Tile to Cut Heating and Cooling Costs
    Adaptive Roof Tile to Cut Heating and Cooling Costs
    Thu, February 22, 2024
    Elliot Hawkes (JAFOE 2021) at the University of California, Santa Barbara is engineering an adaptive tile that could reduce energy consumption, the amount of fossil fuel burned, and the strain on an aging energy infrastructure during times of extreme temperatures.
  • FOE Alumni Among the National Academy of Inventors 2023 Fellows
    FOE Alumni Among the National Academy of Inventors 2023 Fellows
    Thu, February 15, 2024
    The NAI Fellows Program highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society. Election to NAI Fellow is the highest ...
  • Sixteen FOE Alumni Elected to NAE
    Sixteen FOE Alumni Elected to NAE
    Mon, February 12, 2024
    Sixteen FOE alumni are among the 114 new members and 21 international members of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those ...
  • Shelf-stable mRNA Therapies
    Shelf-stable mRNA Therapies
    Thu, February 08, 2024
    FOE alum William Murphy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is engineering a process to use mineral coatings that can maintain mRNA activity for up to six months, which could be a gamechanger in the fight against disease in sub-Saharan Africa and similar settings.
  • Dare Mighty Things at Kent State University
    Dare Mighty Things at Kent State University
    Mon, February 05, 2024
    FOE alum Christina Bloebaum inaugurated the recently expanded aeronautics and engineering building, saying "you want to fail in an environment where you can recover…[without being] afraid of going out on a limb.”
  • Removing CO2 at the Gigaton Scale
    Removing CO2 at the Gigaton Scale
    Thu, February 01, 2024
    Simon Pang (USFOE 2021) at Lawrence Livermore National Lab has completed a first-of-its-kind assessment of carbon dioxide removal that charts a path for the US to achieve a net-zero greenhouse gas economy by 2050, helping to ensure the nation’s climate security and resilience.
  • Revitalizing US Manufacturing
    Revitalizing US Manufacturing
    Thu, January 25, 2024
    Three years ago, Tony Schmitz (2011 EU-US FOE) at the University of Tennessee launched America’s Cutting Edge’s online training program to inspire young people about jobs in manufacturing, kickstart careers with machining training, and help others further develop related skillsets.