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  • 06/28/2018
    Press Release
    Eighty-four of the nation’s brightest young engineers have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 24th annual US Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) symposium.
  • 06/25/2018
    FOE alum and NAE member Sangeeta Bhatia at MIT has engineered malaria in dormant form, which is resistant to most antimalarial drugs and can reawaken months or years later, causing disease relapse. Learning about the biology of these dormant parasites could help lead to the development of drugs that target them.
  • 06/21/2018
    FOE alum and NAE member Zhigang Suo at Harvard University is engineering materials with bonding capability built-in rather than needing a separate agent to bond, which will better enable electrical devices to mimic the function of muscle, skin, and other tissues.
  • 06/18/2018
    FOE alum and NAE member Dina Katabi at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) uses AI to teach wireless devices to sense people’s postures and movement, even from the other side of a wall.
  • 06/14/2018
    FOE alum Tina Salguero at the University of Georgia has contributed to the development of prototype devices made of an exotic material that can conduct a current density 50 times greater than conventional copper interconnect technology.
  • 06/11/2018
    NC State's Michael Escuti (USFOE 2012) has developed a light diffraction technology that allows for more light input and greater efficiency, an advance that could lead to more immersive augmented reality displays.
  • 06/07/2018
    FOE alum He (Helen) Huang at NC State and UNC at Chapel Hill has developed a generic musculoskeletal model that takes the place of an amputee’s missing muscles, joints, and bones to generate control signals for prosthetics.
  • 06/04/2018
    MIT's Timothy Lu (CAFOE 2017) has engineered an ingestible pill that senses signs of disease inside the body, then sends a wireless alert to a phone.
  • 05/31/2018
    FOE alum Carmel Majidi at Carnegie Mellon University has created a self-repairing material — composed of liquid metal droplets suspended in a soft rubber — that can spontaneously repair itself after sustaining extreme mechanical damage.
  • 05/24/2018
    FOE alum Andrea Armani at the University of Southern California has developed a portable optical diagnostics system prototype to detect malaria, which primarily impacts low-resource environments where supply chain management is difficult and access to power can be unreliable.
  • 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 ...
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