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  • Harnessing Blue Energy from Mixing of Freshwater and Seawater
    Harnessing Blue Energy from Mixing of Freshwater and Seawater
    Thu, August 22, 2019
    Stanford's Yi Cui (CAFOE 2017) has engineered a new battery made from affordable and durable materials that generates energy from places where salt and fresh waters mingle. The technology could make coastal wastewater treatment plants energy-independent and carbon neutral.
  • Infrared Imaging Shines Light on Cancer Biomarkers
    Infrared Imaging Shines Light on Cancer Biomarkers
    Mon, August 19, 2019
    Purdue University's Ali Shakouri (USFOE 2000) has engineered new infrared chemical imaging that gives doctors a quick and accurate way of detecting biomarkers within cells for different forms of cancer, which can reduce unnecessary surgeries.
  • A Portable Device That Tracks Chemotherapy
    A Portable Device That Tracks Chemotherapy
    Thu, August 15, 2019
    FOE alum Mehdi Javanmard at Rutgers University has engineered a portable device that determines with up to 95% accuracy whether targeted chemotherapy is working on individual cancer patients, which will enable more personalized interventions and better disease management and detection.
  • Why Are These Mice Hallucinating?
    Why Are These Mice Hallucinating?
    Thu, August 08, 2019
    NAE member and FOE alum Karl Deisseroth at Stanford has engineered a device that creates hallucinations by striking dozens of individual brain neurons at once with tiny beams of red light. Understanding how hallucinations are created could help us learn how to stop them.
  • Robot Arm
    Robot Arm "Tastes" with Engineered Bacteria
    Mon, August 05, 2019
    FOE alum Carmel Majidi at Carnegie Mellon University is engineering biohybrid robots that draw inspiration from nature to sense chemicals, with the ultimate goal to adapt their abilities to sense, feel, and move in response to changes in environmental conditions.
  • Autofocus Lenses for Presbyopia
    Autofocus Lenses for Presbyopia
    Thu, July 25, 2019
    Stanford's Gordon Wetzstein (USFOE 2016) has engineered lenses that overcome limitations of progressive lenses used for presbyopia, currently affecting more than a billion people.
  • 3D Printing Flexible Medical Devices
    3D Printing Flexible Medical Devices
    Mon, July 22, 2019
    John Hart's (USFOE 2010) lab at MIT is engineering personalized flexible medical devices, such as joint braces or implantable supportive meshes using additive manufacturing.
  • Top Tech IPOs In 2019 Were Started By Immigrants
    Top Tech IPOs In 2019 Were Started By Immigrants
    Fri, July 19, 2019
    As reported in Forbes, Airbnb's Vanja Josifovski (USFOE 2008) oversaw Pinterest's overall technical vision and strategy, including the building of its machine learning and search platforms, as well as managing some of the company’s core engineering teams.
  • Seeking Self-Sufficiency for Long-Term Space Journeys
    Seeking Self-Sufficiency for Long-Term Space Journeys
    Mon, June 17, 2019
    FOE alum Adam Arkin at the University of California, Berkeley is genetically engineering processes to convert the carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and water found in Mars’ atmosphere to food, drugs, and even resins that could be fashioned into tools and other usable objects.
  • Additive Manufacturing Glass Optics
    Additive Manufacturing Glass Optics
    Thu, June 13, 2019
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Rebecca Dylla-Spears (USFOE 2014) has engineered a direct ink writing (DIW) process for 3D printing glass that ultimately could lead to improving the size, weight, and power of optical systems.
  • Rise of the Plastic Eaters
    Rise of the Plastic Eaters
    Thu, June 06, 2019
    Gregg Beckham (USFOE 2018) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has engineered a new enzyme capable of breaking down plastic bottles, which could put a much-needed dent in plastic pollution.
  • Quantum Leap Into the Brain
    Quantum Leap Into the Brain
    Thu, May 30, 2019
    Purdue's Shriram Ramanathan (USFOE 2010) has engineered a quantum material that may help in early diagnosis of neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s and could even lead to unlocking science-fiction concepts like downloading the contents of the brain.
  • Inspiration from a Nobel Prize Winner
    Inspiration from a Nobel Prize Winner
    Thu, May 23, 2019
    From appearing on the Big Bang Theory to visiting her high school alma mater, Nobel Prize winner, NAE member, and FOE alum Frances Arnold continues to inspire the next generation of engineers to never stop learning.
  • Desalinating Hypersaline Brines
    Desalinating Hypersaline Brines
    Thu, May 16, 2019
    Ngai Yin Yip (JAFOE 2018) at Columbia University has engineered a process to treat hypersaline brines, which are produced by industrial processes such as oil and gas production and present a growing environmental concern around the world.