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  • New Voices in Science, Engineering, and Medicine
    New Voices in Science, Engineering, and Medicine
    Thu, July 29, 2021
    FOE alumni Behnam Bastani, Darshan Karwat, and Hussam Mahmoud were selected for this National Academies initiative that will bring diverse perspectives from early-career US leaders to important dialogues about shaping the global future.
  • Taking the Long View on Driver Safety
    Taking the Long View on Driver Safety
    Mon, July 26, 2021
    Thomas Dingus (USFOE 2002), a human factors engineer who has led the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute for a quarter century, knows how to keep Americans alive on the road, but many are not listening.
  • This is Not Your Mother's Rubik's Cube
    This is Not Your Mother's Rubik's Cube
    Thu, July 22, 2021
    Dave Garrett (USFOE 2012) at Syntiant has engineered the Heykube smart puzzle, an upgrade to the popular 80's toy. Heykube guides users to solve it or make patterns, and there's an app for additional training.
  • The Fastest Researcher in the Optical World
    The Fastest Researcher in the Optical World
    Mon, July 19, 2021
    Xi (Vivian) Chen (JAFOE 2021) at Nokia Bell Labs has engineered optical transmitters to blink faster with increased efficiency and advanced the experimental state of the art with new classes of optical components.
  • Neural Implant Hints at Whole Brain Function
    Neural Implant Hints at Whole Brain Function
    Thu, July 15, 2021
    Duygu Kuzum (USFOE 2017) at the University of California, San Diego has engineered a neural implant that monitors the activity of different parts of the brain at the same time, showing how cognition and behavior rapidly adapts to changing environments.
  • Freeze-Dried Vaccines
    Freeze-Dried Vaccines
    Thu, July 01, 2021
    Northwestern University's Michael Jewett (USFOE 2012) has engineered a new way to make shelf-stable vaccines by cracking open a cellular membrane, significantly broadening access to potentially lifesaving medicines.
  • Black Trailblazers in Engineering
    Black Trailblazers in Engineering
    Mon, June 28, 2021
    FOE alum and NAE member Paula Hammond at MIT recently served as guest editor for the Chemical & Engineering News 2021 Trailblazers issue, which highlighted African Americans making a positive impact on the world through science, technology, engineering, and medicine.
  • AI with Audio Perception
    AI with Audio Perception
    Mon, June 21, 2021
    Kristen Grauman (USFOE 2016) is engineering a new AI simulator called SoundSpaces, an independent “agent” that guides itself to noise-producing objects through 3D environments to achieve better spatial understanding from audiovisual observations.
  • A Rainbow Connection
    A Rainbow Connection
    Fri, June 11, 2021
    Mikhail Kats (USFOE 2020) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has engineered an optical technique to measure transparent, layered structures found in plants, animals, geological samples, and synthetic materials and could lead to a new understanding of climate history.
  • Dynamic, Cost-Saving Additive Platform
    Dynamic, Cost-Saving Additive Platform
    Thu, June 10, 2021
    FOE alum Yong Chen at the University of Southern California is engineering a prototype 3D printing platform with adjustable metal pins that negate the need to print excess support structures. This could save 30% on material, with biomedical, automotive, aerospace, and maritime applications.
  • Taking a Patient's Pulse Remotely with Camera
    Taking a Patient's Pulse Remotely with Camera
    Fri, June 04, 2021
    Shwetak Patel (EU-US FOE 2014) University of Washington is engineering a way to use machine learning and the camera on an electronic device to take pulse and respiration signals from a real-time video of a patient’s face.
  • Using AI for Sustainable Energy and Water
    Using AI for Sustainable Energy and Water
    Thu, June 03, 2021
    Seth Darling (USFOE 2016) at Argonne National Laboratory is engineering an artificial intelligence-assisted system for recovery of energy, nutrients, and freshwater from municipal wastewater.
  • Inhaled Covid-19 Vaccines in Development
    Inhaled Covid-19 Vaccines in Development
    Thu, May 27, 2021
    Bioengineer Renata Pasqualini (GAFOE 2013) at Rutgers University is developing an inhalable covid-19 vaccine that would be easier to administer and more accessible than a jab, and there’s reason to believe it could work better, too.
  • Using Advanced Light to Reveal How Biofuels Behave
    Using Advanced Light to Reveal How Biofuels Behave
    Mon, May 24, 2021
    The University of Central Florida's Subith Vasu (2019 EU-US FOE) has engineered a model that uses light to help engine designers, fuel chemists, and federal agencies identify cleaner burning and renewable alternatives to gasoline.
  • Predicting Virus Evolutions Using AI
    Predicting Virus Evolutions Using AI
    Thu, May 20, 2021
    Electrical and computer engineer Paul Bogdan (USFOE 2019) at USC developed an algorithm that identifies how online rumors mutate into full-blown fake news could be retrained and reclassified to detect the next mutation of viruses like COVID-19.
  • Workplace Air Quality Standards
    Workplace Air Quality Standards
    Mon, May 17, 2021
    Chemical engineer Leonard Pease (CAFOE 2017) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory joins other researchers in issuing a call to action to improve indoor air quality as a safeguard against the spread of airborne contagions like the coronavirus.
  • Origami-inspired Medical Solutions
    Origami-inspired Medical Solutions
    Thu, May 13, 2021
    MIT's Xuanhe Zhao (USFOE 2013) is engineering a medical patch that can be folded around minimally invasive surgical tools and delivered through airways, intestines, and other narrow spaces to patch up internal injuries.
  • The Secret of Why Hummingbirds Hum
    The Secret of Why Hummingbirds Hum
    Mon, May 10, 2021
    Stanford's David Lentink (USFOE 2016) studies biological flight as an inspiration for engineering design. He recently used 3D sound mapping to show aerodynamic forces during flight that explain the hummingbird's eponymous sound.