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  • A Rainbow Connection
    A Rainbow Connection
    Fri, June 11, 2021
    Mikhail Kats (USFOE 2020) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has engineered an optical technique to measure transparent, layered structures found in plants, animals, geological samples, and synthetic materials and could lead to a new understanding of climate history.
  • Dynamic, Cost-Saving Additive Platform
    Dynamic, Cost-Saving Additive Platform
    Thu, June 10, 2021
    FOE alum Yong Chen at the University of Southern California is engineering a prototype 3D printing platform with adjustable metal pins that negate the need to print excess support structures. This could save 30% on material, with biomedical, automotive, aerospace, and maritime applications.
  • Taking a Patient's Pulse Remotely with Camera
    Taking a Patient's Pulse Remotely with Camera
    Fri, June 04, 2021
    Shwetak Patel (EU-US FOE 2014) University of Washington is engineering a way to use machine learning and the camera on an electronic device to take pulse and respiration signals from a real-time video of a patient’s face.
  • Using AI for Sustainable Energy and Water
    Using AI for Sustainable Energy and Water
    Thu, June 03, 2021
    Seth Darling (USFOE 2016) at Argonne National Laboratory is engineering an artificial intelligence-assisted system for recovery of energy, nutrients, and freshwater from municipal wastewater.
  • Inhaled Covid-19 Vaccines in Development
    Inhaled Covid-19 Vaccines in Development
    Thu, May 27, 2021
    Bioengineer Renata Pasqualini (GAFOE 2013) at Rutgers University is developing an inhalable covid-19 vaccine that would be easier to administer and more accessible than a jab, and there’s reason to believe it could work better, too.
  • Using Advanced Light to Reveal How Biofuels Behave
    Using Advanced Light to Reveal How Biofuels Behave
    Mon, May 24, 2021
    The University of Central Florida's Subith Vasu (2019 EU-US FOE) has engineered a model that uses light to help engine designers, fuel chemists, and federal agencies identify cleaner burning and renewable alternatives to gasoline.
  • Predicting Virus Evolutions Using AI
    Predicting Virus Evolutions Using AI
    Thu, May 20, 2021
    Electrical and computer engineer Paul Bogdan (USFOE 2019) at USC developed an algorithm that identifies how online rumors mutate into full-blown fake news could be retrained and reclassified to detect the next mutation of viruses like COVID-19.
  • Workplace Air Quality Standards
    Workplace Air Quality Standards
    Mon, May 17, 2021
    Chemical engineer Leonard Pease (CAFOE 2017) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory joins other researchers in issuing a call to action to improve indoor air quality as a safeguard against the spread of airborne contagions like the coronavirus.
  • Origami-inspired Medical Solutions
    Origami-inspired Medical Solutions
    Thu, May 13, 2021
    MIT's Xuanhe Zhao (USFOE 2013) is engineering a medical patch that can be folded around minimally invasive surgical tools and delivered through airways, intestines, and other narrow spaces to patch up internal injuries.
  • The Secret of Why Hummingbirds Hum
    The Secret of Why Hummingbirds Hum
    Mon, May 10, 2021
    Stanford's David Lentink (USFOE 2016) studies biological flight as an inspiration for engineering design. He recently used 3D sound mapping to show aerodynamic forces during flight that explain the hummingbird's eponymous sound.
  • New Treatments Post-Heart Attack
    New Treatments Post-Heart Attack
    Thu, May 06, 2021
    FOE alum W. David Merryman, a bioengineer at Vanderbilt University, has identified the protein receptor in specialized heart cells that, when removed, preserves cardiac function after a heart attack. A promising therapeutic development is now underway.
  • Vaccination by Inhalation
    Vaccination by Inhalation
    Mon, May 03, 2021
    FOE alum Darrell Irvine at MIT is engineering a method to deliver vaccines directly to the lungs, which can boost immune responses to respiratory infections from viruses such as COVID-19, or lung cancer.
  • Organ Engineering for Chronic Disease
    Organ Engineering for Chronic Disease
    Thu, April 29, 2021
    NAE member, FOE alum, and bioengineer Linda Griffith at MIT aims to change the conversation about endometriosis from one of women’s pain to one of biomarkers, genetics, and molecular networks.
  • A 100% Renewable Energy Road Map
    A 100% Renewable Energy Road Map
    Thu, April 22, 2021
    Energy systems engineer Paul Denholm (IAFOE 2008) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory found that coal-burning Los Angeles is capable of achieving 98% clean energy within the next decade and 100% by 2035 without causing blackouts or disrupting the economy.
  • A Guide for Women in Aerospace and Aviation
    A Guide for Women in Aerospace and Aviation
    Mon, April 19, 2021
    Purdue University's Alina Alexeenko (USFOE 2015) recently contributed to "Flight Paths to Success,” where women engineers share their in-depth, personal perspectives on the habits, motivations, triumphs, defeats, and lessons learned in their top jobs in the industry.
  • Nobel Prize Summit: Our Planet, Our Future April 26-28
    Nobel Prize Summit: Our Planet, Our Future April 26-28
    Thu, April 15, 2021
    The first-ever Nobel Prize Summit, co-hosted by the National Academy of Sciences, will bring together Nobel Prize laureates, scientists, policymakers, business leaders, and today’s youth leaders to explore actions that can be achieved in this decade to put the world on a path to a ...
  • Teaching a (Robot) Dog New Tricks
    Teaching a (Robot) Dog New Tricks
    Thu, April 15, 2021
    Robert Playter (2010 EU-US FOE) at Boston Dynamics has engineered a robot dog that can grab and carry objects, open doors, and right itself, among other functionality designed for hazardous tasks in workplaces such as nuclear plants and offshore oil fields.