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  • 05/21/2018
    Rice University's Richard Baraniuk (EU-US FOE 2010) has made a microscope mounted on a microchip small enough to sit on a fingertip, and yet capable of micron resolution. The FlatScope could work inside the body as an endoscope, and as a bonus, could be very inexpensive.
  • 05/17/2018
    FOE alum Ali Khademhosseini at UCLA has developed a technique that uses a specially adapted 3D printer to build therapeutic biomaterials from multiple materials. The advance could be a step toward on-demand printing of complex artificial tissues for use in transplants and other surgeries.
  • 05/14/2018
    Rice University's Matteo Pasquali (USFOE 2008) has developed a method to quickly produce fibers from microscopic carbon nanotubes.
  • 05/10/2018
    MIT's John Hart (USFOE 2010) has developed a reel-to-reel technique for making graphene film, which could be particularly useful for making filtration membranes.
  • 05/07/2018
    Gregg Beckham (USFOE 2017) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory solved the crystal structure of PETase, an enzyme that digests polyethylene terephthalate (PET). In the process, he engineered an even better enzyme that could lead to a recycling solution for the millions of tons of plastic bottles, which will remain in the environment for hundreds of years.
  • 04/30/2018
    FOE alum Hussam Mahmoud at Colorado State University created a dynamic mathematical model that integrates a community's infrastructural, social, and economic features to quantify, in space and time, how well a community would withstand a major shakeup such as a natural disaster like a flood or a social disruption like the Arab Spring in 2011.
  • 04/26/2018
    Drexel University's Michele Marcolongo (USFOE 2007) has bioengineered devices that are commercially sold or are in clinical trials. To bring other budding academic entrepreneurs along, she has published an easy-to-read roadmap for translating technology to a product launch.
  • 04/23/2018
    Jeff Karp (USFOE 2007) at Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital has bioengineered a soft, flexible hydrogel that can be loaded with arthritis drugs and injected locally into an inflamed joint to treat unpredictable and often sudden worsening of arthritis symptoms, which can be debilitating.
  • 04/19/2018
    MIT's Sara Seager (USFOE 2015) worked on the team that developed the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, bristling with cameras and ambition to scan for alien worlds, that launched April 18 on a SpaceX Falcon 9, taking the torch from Kepler.
  • 04/17/2018
    The sixth Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine symposium will be held in partnership with the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) in Kuwait, November 4-6, 2018. This program will bring together outstanding young scientists, engineers, and medical ...
  • 04/17/2018
    Read the recent editorial by NAE president Dan Mote on the importance of “E”—creating solutions that make life on our planet more sustainable, healthy, secure, and joyful – in inspiring kids to make a difference.  
  • 04/17/2018
    The NAS, NAE, and NAM presidents announced that the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are exploring ways to mobilize our expertise to counter misinformation on the web related to science, engineering, and health. 
  • 04/16/2018
    Khurram Afridi (USFOE 2017) at the University of Colorado Boulder is engineering wireless power transfer of electrical energy through electric fields at very high frequencies.
  • 04/12/2018
    Toyota's Debasish Banerjee (USFOE 2015) developed “omnidirectional” structural color, a unique and colorless nanostructure that reflects or absorbs certain wavelengths of light and does not change when viewed from different angles.
  • 04/09/2018
    NAE member David Sedlak (IAFOE 2010) at UC Berkeley notes that Californians are becoming more accepting of recycled water to help manage the effects of droughts and climate change.
  • 04/05/2018
    Joshuah Stolaroff at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is studying the impacts of replacing diesel-powered delivery trucks with drones.
  • 04/02/2018
    Philip Feng (USFOE 2013) at Case Western Reserve University is developing "drumheads" that will likely contribute to making the next generation of ultralow-power communications and sensory devices smaller and with greater detection and tuning ranges.
  • 03/26/2018
    William Messner (USFOE 1999) at Tufts University discusses the autonomous vehicle industry following the recent fatality involving Uber.
  • 03/22/2018
    NAE member and FOE alum Linda Griffith at MIT has created a “body on a chip” that can test the effects of medications on the human body, which could lead to more accurate research and eliminate the need for animal testing.
  • 03/15/2018
    FOE alum Julia Greer at CalTech has used a new 3D printing technique to produce complex nanoscale metal structures that are orders of magnitude smaller than previously possible, which could be used to engineer tiny medical implants, 3D logic circuits on computer chips, and ultra-lightweight aircraft components.
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