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  • New Drug Combinations With COVID-19 Therapeutic Potential
    New Drug Combinations With COVID-19 Therapeutic Potential
    Thu, May 19, 2022
    FOE alum Jingyue Ju at Columbia University is working on an initiative with a consortium of pharmacologists, virologists, medicinal chemists, and structural biologists to engineer new therapeutics with enhanced potency and safety profiles for COVID-19.
  • Five FOE Alumni Elected to National Academy of Sciences
    Five FOE Alumni Elected to National Academy of Sciences
    Thu, May 12, 2022
    The National Academy of Sciences has announced its new members, including five FOE alumni.

    Belcher, Angela M.; James Mason Crafts Professor and head, department of biological engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

    Cui, Yi; professor of materials ...
  • Cloud Hosting for S/4HANA
    Cloud Hosting for S/4HANA
    Mon, May 09, 2022
    IBM's Hillery Hunter (USFOE 2010) is engineering a process to help enterprise client bases move their estate in a modernized direction and move their estate to cloud and hybrid cloud environments with reliability, control over their environment, and security.
  • AI Enables Strategic Hydropower Planning Across Amazon Basin
    AI Enables Strategic Hydropower Planning Across Amazon Basin
    Thu, May 05, 2022
    Computer science engineer Carla Gomes (USFOE 2009) at Cornell worked with an disciplinary team from more than two dozen academic institutions and NGOs in the US, Europe, and South America to understand how to meet hydropower needs with the least amount of environmental damage.
  • Surprising New Material for Energy Transfer
    Surprising New Material for Energy Transfer
    Mon, May 02, 2022
    FOE alum Alfred Crosby at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst has engineered a new programmable rubber-like solid substance that can absorb and release large quantities of energy and holds great promise for a wide array of applications, from robots to protective equipment.
  • Testing Nanoparticle Payload Delivery
    Testing Nanoparticle Payload Delivery
    Thu, April 28, 2022
    Jordan Green (USFOE 2012) at Johns Hopkins University has engineered a test for nanoparticle payload delivery that could be key to the development of next-generation medicines and therapies.
  • NAE Receives $10 Million Endowment from The Grainger Foundation
    NAE Receives $10 Million Endowment from The Grainger Foundation
    Thu, April 21, 2022
    The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) is pleased to announce a $10 million endowment from The Grainger Foundation to support the Frontiers of Engineering program. This generous commitment from The Grainger Foundation builds on more than a decade of philanthropic support to Frontiers of ...
  • Pioneering a Universal Decoder
    Pioneering a Universal Decoder
    Mon, April 18, 2022
    NAE member Muriel Medard (USFOE 2007) at MIT has engineered a silicon chip that decodes error-correcting codes, which can protect data sent over the Internet—including email, text messages, and images—from being damaged by electromagnetic interference.
  • Saving Heat Energy
    Saving Heat Energy
    Mon, April 04, 2022
    Shashank Priya (GAFOE 2008) at Penn State is engineering a new flexible thermoelectric generator that wraps around hot surfaces to convert waste heat into electricity more efficiently.
  • Helping Her Ukrainian Homeland
    Helping Her Ukrainian Homeland
    Thu, March 31, 2022
    Iryna Zenyuk (USFOE 2021) at the University of California, Irvine has launched a program to bring Ukrainian university faculty to UCI and, potentially, other University of California campuses.
  • A Better Refrigerant
    A Better Refrigerant
    Mon, March 21, 2022
    Miki Oljaca (USFOE 2003) at Koura is engineering a new, lower global-warming-potential refrigerant as an alternative to R-134a for automotive aftermarket air-conditioning applications.
  • Women’s Futures Month
    Women’s Futures Month
    Mon, March 14, 2022
    FOE alumni Amy Elliott at Oak Ridge National Lab and Ritu Raman at MIT are among a diverse coalition of contemporary women STEM innovators being depicted by statue for the Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building’s FUTURES exhibition as part of Women's History Month.
  • Unlocking 5G's Potential
    Unlocking 5G's Potential
    Thu, March 10, 2022
    FOE alumni John Smee and Jilei Hou at Qualcomm are engineering seamless connectivity and intelligent processing by combining wireless domain knowledge with modern machine-learning practices to create new, advanced wireless communication and computing power.
  • Innovative Pop-up Sensors for Heart Cells
    Innovative Pop-up Sensors for Heart Cells
    Mon, March 07, 2022
    Sheng Xu (USFOE 2019) at the University of California, San Diego is engineering a powerful new tool that monitors the electrical activity inside heart cells using tiny “pop-up” sensors that poke into cells without damaging them and could lead to insights into various heart disorders and diseases.
  • Building a Better Cookstove
    Building a Better Cookstove
    Thu, March 03, 2022
    MIT's Sili Deng (USFOE 2021) is engineering a new cookstove design tool for the three billion people who burn solid fuels to cook and heat their homes. These stoves often emit soot and carbon monoxide, leading to millions of deaths each year and worsening the world’s greenhouse gas emission problem.
  • World’s First Carbon-negative Green Hydrogen Project
    World’s First Carbon-negative Green Hydrogen Project
    Mon, February 28, 2022
    FOE alum Joshuah Stolaroff at Mote and Lawrence Livermore National Lab is engineering a process to convert wood waste into H2 by utilizing biomass that has absorbed carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and then capturing and storing it.