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  • L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award
    L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award
    Thu, February 13, 2020
    NAE member and FOE alum Kristi Anseth at the University of Colorado, Boulder has been recognized for her outstanding contribution in converging engineering and biology to develop innovative biomaterials that help tissue regeneration and drug delivery.
  • PigeonBot Brings Aircraft Closer to Feathered Flight
    PigeonBot Brings Aircraft Closer to Feathered Flight
    Thu, February 06, 2020
    Stanford University's David Lentink (USFOE 2016) has engineered a radio-controlled "PigeonBot" with wings made with 40 real feathers, bringing us closer to building an aircraft that can fly as nimbly as birds, whose morphable wings allow for faster, tighter turns and more efficient gliding.
  • Living Concrete Made From Bacteria
    Living Concrete Made From Bacteria
    Mon, February 03, 2020
    The University of Colorado Boulder's Wil Srubar (USFOE 2017) is engineering bacteria that has mechanical properties similar to concrete but that can continue to grow at exponential rates and could make energy-intensive concrete production more environmentally friendly utilizing photosynthesis.
  • What Happens at the US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium?
    What Happens at the US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium?
    Thu, January 30, 2020
    Read papers from the 2019 US FOE online, or purchase the publication in print. Included is leading-edge research in Advanced Manufacturing in the Age of Digital Transformation; Engineering the Genome; Self-Driving Cars: Technology and Ethics; and Blockchain Technology.
  • The Superpowers of Super-Thin Materials
    The Superpowers of Super-Thin Materials
    Mon, January 27, 2020
    FOE alumni Tomás Palacios at MIT and Jeff Urban at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab are engineering embedded electronics using super-thin materials that will be the linchpin of the internet of everything, from a window that forecasts weather to concrete monitors in tunnels and bridges.
  • Water Filtration Inspired by Water Transport in Our Bodies
    Water Filtration Inspired by Water Transport in Our Bodies
    Thu, January 16, 2020
    Manish Kumar (USFOE 2016) at the University of Texas at Austin is engineering a new water filtration method with implications for a variety of technologies, such as desalination plants, breathable and protective fabrics, and carbon capture in gas separations.
  • This Helmet Will Save Football. Actually, Probably Not.
    This Helmet Will Save Football. Actually, Probably Not.
    Mon, January 13, 2020
    Stanford's David Camarillo (USFOE 2018) is engineering football helmet advances to help prevent brain disease from repeated hits to the head. Virginia Tech's Stefan Duma (USFOE 2002) evaluates sports helmets and is skeptical about how much can be achieved.
  • Digital Production's Next Wave
    Digital Production's Next Wave
    Fri, January 03, 2020
    Ohio State University's Glenn Daehn (USFOE 1996) is developing metamorphic manufacturing, also known as robotic blacksmithing, which could take over computer numerical control (CNC) machining and even additive manufacturing, with time-saving and less expensive processes.
  • Converting Lignin Waste to Valuable Materials
    Converting Lignin Waste to Valuable Materials
    Thu, January 02, 2020
    FOE alum Thomas H. Epps, III at the University of Delaware is engineering sustainable materials from renewable biomass such as lignin, a component of trees and plants that paper manufacturers throw away. Unlocking lignin's value could have a sizeable economic and environmental impact.
  • Converting 2D Images Into 3D Using Deep Learning
    Converting 2D Images Into 3D Using Deep Learning
    Thu, December 19, 2019
    FOE alum Aydogan Ozcan at UCLA has engineered a technique to precisely label living cells and tissue with dyes that glow under special lighting using artificial intelligence to turn two-dimensional images into stacks of virtual three-dimensional slices.
  • Using Plastic
    Using Plastic "Hair" and Silica to Enhance Durability
    Mon, December 16, 2019
    Georgia Tech's Zhiqun Lin (USFOE 2010) is engineering perovskite nanocrystals encased inside a double-layer protection system made of plastic and silica, which holds promise for improving a wide variety of optoelectronic devices from lasers to light emitting diodes (LEDs).
  • Bolstering Energy Production from Biogas
    Bolstering Energy Production from Biogas
    Thu, December 12, 2019
    Margaret Wooldridge at the University of Michigan (USFOE 2000) is researching how to get more energy out of landfill gas from “siloxanes,” synthetic compounds that are increasingly used in everyday products like shampoo and motor oil and finding their way into landfills.
  • Human Bone May Hold Key to Stronger 3D-printed Lightweight Structures
    Human Bone May Hold Key to Stronger 3D-printed Lightweight Structures
    Mon, December 09, 2019
    Purdue University's Pablo Zavattieri (USFOE 2014) is engineering a material that mimics the structure inside human bone, built to handle a lifetime's worth of wear and tear. These 3D-printed lightweight materials could last up to 100 times longer for use in buildings, aircraft, and other structures.
  • Chemical Weapon Afterlife
    Chemical Weapon Afterlife
    Thu, December 05, 2019
    The University of Central Florida's Subith Vasu (2019 EU-US FOE) has discovered how long it takes for toxic chemical compounds to deteriorate in the intense fire of an explosion, as well as the chemical product residues that remain after their destruction.
  • Illuminating Biology at the Speed of Life
    Illuminating Biology at the Speed of Life
    Thu, November 21, 2019
    FOE alum Elizabeth Hillman at Columbia University has engineered microscopy that reveals unseen details of living creatures with far superior resolution and at speeds up to 30 times faster than previously possible.