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  • 10/16/2017
    FOE alum Andrew Alleyne at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign has been named a recipient of the 2017 Advocating for Women in Engineering Award. The award is presented by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and honors individuals who have demonstrated professional excellence in their chosen STEM fields and have proven to be advocates of women in engineering and SWE’s objectives.
  • 10/12/2017
    Emmanuel Candès (EU-US FOE 2010) at Stanford University was among the 24 individuals recently named as MacArthur Fellows. With applications in healthcare, digital photography, radar imaging, and wireless communications, the framework he developed holds promise for phase retrieval, a problem arising in many applications such as crystallography, diffraction imaging (X-ray), and astronomical instrumentation.
  • 10/09/2017
    FOE alum Shu Yang at the University of Pennsylvania is using a $100,000 grant from the Keck Futures Initiative—a project of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that supports forward-thinking, highly interdisciplinary collaborations—to develop a garment that gathers health information from its wearer through his or her sweat. Her team's nanotechnology-inspired yarn can be knitted like its conventional counterparts and could alert the wearer to potential adverse health indications, such as heat stroke.
  • 10/05/2017
    Cornell University's Jenny Sabin (USFOE 2017) collaborates across disciplines on architectural designs that can adapt and respond to environmental conditions. By exploring new ways to construct 3-D structures out of 2-D surfaces that can be manufactured and transported easily, they can achieve economy through saving materials for assembly and construction and efficiency of digital fabrication planning.
  • 09/21/2017
    At Carnegie Mellon University, FOE alumni Kathryn Whitehead and Alan Russell have created a packaged protein that survives digestion-like conditions and is easily transported across the intestinal barrier in a cell culture model, paving the way for oral alternatives to injectable medications.
  • 09/18/2017
    FOE alum Philip LeDuc at Carnegie Mellon University has taken a multidisciplinary approach to combining computational design search methods with biomechanical fundamentals to develop synthetic muscles for applications in regenerative medicine or robotics.
  • 09/14/2017
    FOE alum Dennis Hong at UCLA encourages his students to push the limits when building faster, stronger robots that do the three "D"s - work that is dirty, dull, or dangerous.
  • 09/11/2017
    FOE alum James Gregory at Ohio State University set world records for speed and longest out-and-back for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of any size, pending verification. With sustained average speeds of 147 mph over a 28-mile course, the 70-pound autonomous jet aircraft opens up new capabilities for applications such as rapid package delivery or search-and-rescue, where both high speed and long range are mission critical.
  • 09/07/2017
    Amanda Randles (USFOE 2017), Jenna Wiens (JAFOE 2016), Phillipa Gill (GAFOE 2015), Franziska Roesner (USFOE 2015), and Suchi Saria (USFOE 2017) are among the inspiring and creative innovators selected this year for working on the most important emerging technologies across a broad spectrum of engineering fields.
  • 08/31/2017
    NAE member and FOE alum John Rogers of Northwestern University is developing wireless biosensors that combine big data and artificial intelligence technologies to enable portable access to collection, storage, and analysis of health information, with particular applications in remote rural areas.
  • 08/28/2017
    FOE alum William Schneider at the University of Notre Dame is designing catalysts that can reduce nitrogen oxide emissions at lower exhaust temperatures, such as in congested urban driving and from future vehicles that operate more efficiently.
  • 08/21/2017
    Purdue University's Alina Alexeenko (USFOE 2015) is developing the FEMTA (Film-Evaporation MEMS Tunable Array) thruster that uses heaters to create water vapor, which flows into the vacuum of space through tiny capillaries. Such reductions in mass, volume, and power in micropropulsion technologies may one day integrate with small spacecraft.
  • 08/17/2017
    Georgia Tech's Zhiqun Lin (USFOE 2010) is using a meniscus-assisted solution printing (MASP) technique that boosts power conversion efficiency by controlling crystal size and orientation.
  • 08/14/2017
    FOE alum Rashid Bahsir at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed a point-of-care device that quickly identifies markers of sepsis infection from a single drop of blood. Helping doctors identify sepsis, which can rapidly lead to organ failure and death, at its onset, could even point to a prognosis.
  • 08/10/2017
    Electrical engineer and computer science expert Gary S. May (USFOE 2000) became chancellor at the University of California, Davis, where he will oversee all aspects of the university’s teaching, research, and public service mission. He looks forward to boldly leading the university to new heights in academic excellence, public service, diversity and upward mobility for students from all backgrounds.
  • 08/03/2017
    Georgia Tech's Mark Prausnitz (USFOE 2008) has successfully tested a flu vaccine patch that delivered as much protection as a traditional jab with a needle, which doctors and public health experts hope will boost the number of people who get immunized and prevent some of the half-million worldwide flu deaths each year.
  • 07/31/2017
    FOE alum Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo at Princeton has developed a smart window featuring solar cells that selectively absorb near-ultraviolet (near-UV) light, so the new windows are completely self-powered.
  • 07/27/2017
    Christopher Chen (USFOE 2001) at Boston University and NAE member Sangeeta Bhatia (USFOE 2000) at MIT have created an expandable liver the size of a contact lens that they hope will help patients with deadly diseases such as cirrhosis and hepatitis.
  • 07/24/2017
    At North Carolina State University, Mehmet Ozturk (USFOE 1996) and Michael Dickey (USFOE 2014) have designed a flexible thermoelectric energy harvester that could rival the effectiveness of existing wearable electronic devices that use body heat as an energy source.
  • 07/17/2017
    Tune in for the webcast beginning on July 19 of the 2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit (GGCS), which aims to spark global collaborations that lead to innovative ways of addressing critically important engineering challenges and inspiring the next generation of change makers.
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