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  • Injectable Hydrogel for the Heart
    Injectable Hydrogel for the Heart
    Thu, May 16, 2024
    FOE alum Karen Christman at the University of California, San Diego is engineering a biomaterial that mitigates damage to the right ventricle of the heart, improving function and allowing it to tolerate increased blood pressure and volume and hopefully delaying need for transplant.
  • Speaking Without Vocal Cords
    Speaking Without Vocal Cords
    Mon, May 13, 2024
    UCLA’s Jun Chen (USFOE 2022) has engineered a soft, thin, stretchy device measuring just over a square inch that can be attached to the skin outside the throat to help people with dysfunctional vocal cords regain their voice function.
  • Next-generation Solar Cells
    Next-generation Solar Cells
    Mon, May 06, 2024
    Michael McGehee (USFOE 2005) at the University of Colorado Boulder is engineering an innovative method to manufacture new solar cells using perovskite, a synthetic semiconducting material with the potential to convert substantially more solar power than silicon at a lower production cost.
  • Wildfire Mitigation as a Community
    Wildfire Mitigation as a Community
    Mon, April 29, 2024
    Engineer and FOE alum Hussam Mahmoud at Colorado State University discusses how community-wide wildfire mitigation using computer models that can capture the transfer of heat and how it interacts with vegetation and buildings increases the effectiveness of hardening solutions.
  • Mechanisms of Landslides and Earthquakes
    Mechanisms of Landslides and Earthquakes
    Thu, April 25, 2024
    MIT’s Ruben Juanes (USFOE 2006) has engineered detailed 3D experiments that reveal how forces are transmitted through granular materials and how the shapes of the grains can dramatically change the outcomes, which may lead to better understanding of landslides as well as industrial processes.
  • Inspiration from a Backyard Insect
    Inspiration from a Backyard Insect
    Mon, April 22, 2024
    Engineer Tak-Sing Wong (USFOE 2014) at Penn State is getting inspiration and instructions for next-generation technology from leafhoppers, which could lead to bioinspired optical materials with applications ranging from invisible cloaking devices to coatings to more efficiently harvest solar energy.
  • Detecting Pathogens and Sepsis by Melting DNA
    Detecting Pathogens and Sepsis by Melting DNA
    Thu, April 18, 2024
    Stephanie Fraley at the University of California, San Diego has engineered a new analysis method that can detect pathogens in blood samples faster and is significantly less likely to generate false positives compared to other emerging DNA detection-based technologies.
  • Challenges of Depopulating US Cities
    Challenges of Depopulating US Cities
    Mon, April 15, 2024
    Sybil Derrible (USFOE 2023) at the University of Illinois at Chicago studied and describes how engineering solutions can help mitigate the impact of population decline and aging infrastructure systems that create social, economic, and policy challenges, including possible disruptions in basic ...
  • Mapping Greenhouse Emissions
    Mapping Greenhouse Emissions
    Thu, April 11, 2024
    Aerospace engineer Riley Duren (USFOE 2009) at Carbon Mapper will use hyperspectral data to monitor greenhouse gas and make methane and carbon dioxide emissions data visible in a transparent fashion through a public data portal.
  • Using Data to Improve EV Battery Reliability
    Using Data to Improve EV Battery Reliability
    Mon, April 08, 2024
    FOE alum and materials and corrosion engineer Nicholas Faenza at Exponent describes how electric vehicle data can deliver insights that help manufacturers respond to recalls and improve future battery design by continuous monitoring and responding quickly to incidents.
  • Power When the Sun Doesn't Shine
    Power When the Sun Doesn't Shine
    Thu, April 04, 2024
    NAE member Yet-Ming Chiang (JAFOE 2000) at MIT is engineering energy storage technologies that can facilitate access to renewable energy sources, boost the stability and reliability of power grids, and ultimately accelerate grid decarbonization.
  • Predicting Auto Crash Sites
    Predicting Auto Crash Sites
    Mon, April 01, 2024
    Engineer Simos Gerasimidis (EU-US FOE 2021) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst used machine learning to predict which roads may be the most dangerous based on abrupt changes in speed limits, incomplete lane markings, and other influential factors.
  • A Twist to Classical Material Design
    A Twist to Classical Material Design
    Mon, March 25, 2024
    Stanford's Yi Cui (CAFOE 2017) has engineered a twisted multilayer crystal structure for the first time that could help researchers develop next-generation materials for solar cells, quantum computers, lasers, and other devices.
  • What's On Your Mind?
    What's On Your Mind?
    Thu, March 21, 2024
    Duygu Kuzum (USFOE 2017) at the University of California, San Diego has engineered a neural implant that provides information about activity deep inside the brain while sitting on its surface, bringing researchers closer to building a minimally invasive brain-computer interface.
  • Penn Center for Innovation Inventor of the Year
    Penn Center for Innovation Inventor of the Year
    Thu, March 14, 2024
    FOE alum Shu Yang at the University of Pennsylvania has engineered simple yet effective technologies, including kirigami-inspired structures that aid in breast reconstruction, to the manipulation of knots to create stronger sutures.
  • Painless Treatment Regimen for Arrhythmia
    Painless Treatment Regimen for Arrhythmia
    Mon, March 11, 2024
    Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez (CAFOE 2019) at the University of Texas at Austin is engineering a ground-breaking treatment regimen for treating ventricular arrhythmia pain management and overall wellness for patients with heart, lung, and blood diseases.
  • Hidden Damage of Mild Brain Injuries
    Hidden Damage of Mild Brain Injuries
    Thu, February 29, 2024
    NAE member Samir Mitragotri (USFOE 2008) at Harvard has engineered a new brain imaging method that diagnoses mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs), even when existing imaging techniques like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) don’t show any structural abnormalities.