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  • Call for Community-based Digital Inclusion
    Call for Community-based Digital Inclusion
    Thu, January 27, 2022
    FOE alum Youngmoo Kim at Drexel University discusses how the pandemic has highlighted the digital divide and shortcomings in digital equity that leave those who lack socioeconomic privilege behind.
  • Touchy-feely Glove Senses and Maps Tactile Stimuli
    Touchy-feely Glove Senses and Maps Tactile Stimuli
    Fri, January 21, 2022
    MIT's Nicholas Fang (USFOE 2010) has engineered a glove that could help retrain motor function and coordination in people who have suffered a stroke, with pressure sensors that could also be integrated into flexible adhesives to track vital signs more accurately than wearable monitors.
  • FOE Alumni Among the National Academy of Inventors 2021 Fellows
    FOE Alumni Among the National Academy of Inventors 2021 Fellows
    Thu, January 20, 2022
    The NAI Fellows Program highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society. Election to NAI Fellow is the highest ...
  • Making Building Air Less Infectious
    Making Building Air Less Infectious
    Thu, January 13, 2022
    FOE alum John Zhai at the University of Colorado Boulder discusses how engineers can help the engineering protect against COVID by adjusting HVAC operating guidelines to increase outdoor air dilution and improve filtration while maintaining guest and associate comfort.
  • 3D Printed Military Smart Helmet
    3D Printed Military Smart Helmet
    Mon, January 10, 2022
    Rice University's Ashok Veeraraghavan (USFOE 2020) is engineering image processing that eliminates the need for lenses, enabling a ‘smart helmet’ with a nanomaterial-enhanced exoskeleton with embedded sensors to actively protect the brain against the effects of kinetic or directed-energy.
  • Recycling Materials in Electric Car Batteries
    Recycling Materials in Electric Car Batteries
    Thu, January 06, 2022
    FOE alum Desiree Plata at MIT is engineering a device to extract valuable metals from mining residue or discarded electric batteries that is easy to move and adapt and is far more efficient and environmentally friendly than the traditional methods of smelting or using a chemical wash.
  • Advanced Approaches to Study Admixed Genomes
    Advanced Approaches to Study Admixed Genomes
    Mon, January 03, 2022
    Lucila Ohno-Machado (USFOE 2009) at the University of California, San Diego is launching a center that will use the largest genomic datasets of individuals with diverse ancestry, in combination with socioeconomic data, to better predict health and disease in admixed individuals.
  • This Robot Walks AND Flies
    This Robot Walks AND Flies
    Thu, December 16, 2021
    CalTech's Soon-Jo Chung (USFOE 2018) has engineered a bipedal robot that combines walking with flying to create a new type of agile and nimble locomotion that enables moving through challenging environments more efficiently than traditional robots.
  • Pioneering Socially Responsible AI
    Pioneering Socially Responsible AI
    Mon, December 13, 2021
    Duke University's Cynthia Rudin (JAFOE 2016) was awarded the $1M Squirrel AI Award for Artificial Intelligence for the Benefit of Humanity for engineering machine learning algorithms that prevent manhole cover explosions and help make decisions that deeply affect people’s lives.
  • Launch of Quantum Biology Center
    Launch of Quantum Biology Center
    Thu, December 09, 2021
    UCLA's Clarice Aiello (GAFOE 2021) will lead a new interdisciplinary center that will explore bio-inspired engineering and delve into whether the physiology of humans and other organisms can be influenced by manipulating quantum effects.
  • Lab-on-a-Chip Devices Smaller Than Ever
    Lab-on-a-Chip Devices Smaller Than Ever
    Mon, December 06, 2021
    Greg Nordin (USFOE 1997) at Brigham Young University is engineering 3D-printed microfluidic lab-on-a-chip devices with channels and valves smaller than ever before. The devices will help with rapid diagnosis through blood, cost less, and will be more accessible to more people.
  • Nanotube Fibers to Monitor the Heart
    Nanotube Fibers to Monitor the Heart
    Thu, December 02, 2021
    Rice University's Matteo Pasquali (USFOE 2008) is engineering nanotubes that when sewn into sportswear are as conductive as metal wires, but washable, comfortable, and less likely to break, and are better at gathering data than a standard chest-strap monitor.
  • Studying Thermophoresis in Space
    Studying Thermophoresis in Space
    Mon, November 29, 2021
    Lehigh University's Kelly Schultz (USFOE 2016) is engineering an interdisciplinary project studying thermophoresis in quiescent fluids for bioseparations that could help in detecting viruses like SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
  • Synthetic Muscle Fibers
    Synthetic Muscle Fibers
    Mon, November 22, 2021
    Young-Shin Jun (EU-US FOE 2016) at Washington University in St. Louis and Sinan Keten (USFOE 2017) at Northwestern University are engineering proteins that are nearly identical to those found in muscle tissue and could be a great material for sutures and tissue engineering.
  • Glow-in-the-Dark Plants
    Glow-in-the-Dark Plants
    Thu, November 18, 2021
    NAE member Michael Strano (USFOE 2007) at MIT is engineering rechargeable lighting embedded in plant leaves that could start to replace the current unsustainable urban electrical lighting grid for the mutual benefit of all plant-dependent species — including people.
  • Mask Alternative for Extended Use
    Mask Alternative for Extended Use
    Mon, November 15, 2021
    Jelena Srebric at the University of Maryland Global Campus is engineering new type of personal protective equipment that is far more comfortable than a surgical mask or N95 ventilator for workers who currently face the discomfort and inconvenience of wearing masks for hours at a time.
  • New Solid-State Battery With Surprises
    New Solid-State Battery With Surprises
    Thu, November 11, 2021
    FOE alum Shirley Meng at the University of California San Diego is engineering a new type of battery that weaves two promising battery sub-fields into a single safe, long-lasting, and energy-dense battery and holds promise for a wide range of applications from grid storage to electric vehicles.
  • New Options for Osteoarthritis
    New Options for Osteoarthritis
    Thu, November 04, 2021
    Vanderbilt's Craig Duvall (CAFOE 2017) is engineering new drug treatments for the prevention of post-traumatic osteoarthritis caused by injury that will help reduce associated health care costs as well as the loss of quality of life.
  • Brain-Inspired Random Computing Power
    Brain-Inspired Random Computing Power
    Mon, November 01, 2021
    Brad Aimone (USFOE 2017) at Sandia National Lab is engineering a probabilistic computer that can create smarter maintenance schedules, help analyze subatomic shrapnel inside particle colliders, simulate nuclear physics experiments, and process images faster and more accurately.