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  • Migratory Cancer Cell Discoveries
    Migratory Cancer Cell Discoveries
    Mon, August 10, 2020
    Vanderbilt University's Cynthia Reinhart-King (USFOE 2016) is engineering a trailblazing process to sort breast cancer cells, leading to findings on how cancer spreads that can be expanded to other highly metastatic and lethal cancers.
  • A New Ultrafast Insulin
    A New Ultrafast Insulin
    Thu, August 06, 2020
    Stanford's Eric Appel (JAFOE 2018) is engineering a new insulin formulation that begins to take effect almost immediately upon injection, potentially working four times as fast as current commercial fast-acting insulin formulations.
  • MIT Technology Review's 35 Under 35
    MIT Technology Review's 35 Under 35
    Thu, July 30, 2020
    Rose Faghih (USFOE 2019) at the University of Houston is among MIT Technology Review's 35 Under 35 for her work on a sensor-laden wristwatch that could monitor brain states.
  • Real-time Health Check from Smartwatches
    Real-time Health Check from Smartwatches
    Thu, July 23, 2020
    Sam Emaminejad (USFOE 2018) at the University of California, Los Angeles is engineering a thin film that adheres to the underside of a smartwatch to monitor the wearer’s body chemistry.
  • Efficiently Charging Electric Vehicles
    Efficiently Charging Electric Vehicles
    Thu, July 16, 2020
    Scott Moura (CAFOE 2017) at the University of California, Berkeley is researching the charging preferences of electric car drivers, which can affect emissions management.
  • New Technique Shows How Decisions Light Up the Brain
    New Technique Shows How Decisions Light Up the Brain
    Mon, July 13, 2020
    At Stanford, NAE member Karl Deisseroth (JAFOE 2009) and Gordon Wetzstein (USFOE 2016) are engineering a new optical technique that enables the study of sensory perception in animals and screening to develop better psychiatric drugs.
  • Lower Cost and Durable Smart Windows
    Lower Cost and Durable Smart Windows
    Thu, July 09, 2020
    Michael McGehee (USFOE 2005) at the University of Colorado Boulder is engineering smart window technology that enables users to adjust the amount of sunlight and heat entering through windows without blocking views.
  • Think It's Hot? Dams Feel It Too
    Think It's Hot? Dams Feel It Too
    Thu, July 02, 2020
    FOE alum Amir AghaKouchak at the University of California, Irvine says to expect more dam failures like that in Central Michigan, as decades-old dams were not designed to withstand rapidly-rising temperatures.
  • 3D Printing Safer Padding for Helmets
    3D Printing Safer Padding for Helmets
    Mon, June 29, 2020
    Thomas Plaisted (IAFOE 2010) at the Army Research Lab has engineered new materials and manufacturing methods to create helmet padding that reduces the likelihood of head injury in combat and recreation.
  • Improved Wi-Fi Connectivity
    Improved Wi-Fi Connectivity
    Mon, June 22, 2020
    Patrick Mercier (CAFOE 2019) at the University of California, San Diego is engineering a new chip that provides ultra-low power Wi-Fi connectivity to IoT devices, with applications like more portable, fully wireless smart home setups, lower power wearables, and batteryless smart devices.
  • Nanoscale Stress and Strain Sensors
    Nanoscale Stress and Strain Sensors
    Mon, June 08, 2020
    Norman Yao (USFOE 2018) at the University of California, Berkeley is engineering nanoscale sensor technology to image and measure the stresses and strains on materials under high pressures which could lead to new materials, or new phases of matter with numerous applications.
  • Tracking Metabolites in Sweat
    Tracking Metabolites in Sweat
    Thu, June 04, 2020
    Michael Daniele (GAFOE 2019) at North Carolina State University is engineering a wearable device that uses metabolites from sweat to monitor key chemical markers including glucose and lactose, which can indicate flagging performance or potential health issues.
  • Smart Insulin Delivery
    Smart Insulin Delivery
    Mon, June 01, 2020
    UCLA's Zhen Gu (USFOE 2016) is engineering an insulin-delivery patch that could one day monitor and manage glucose levels in diabetics and deliver insulin.