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  • Water Filtration Inspired by Water Transport in Our Bodies
    Water Filtration Inspired by Water Transport in Our Bodies
    Thu, January 16, 2020
    Manish Kumar (USFOE 2016) at the University of Texas at Austin is engineering a new water filtration method with implications for a variety of technologies, such as desalination plants, breathable and protective fabrics, and carbon capture in gas separations.
  • This Helmet Will Save Football. Actually, Probably Not.
    This Helmet Will Save Football. Actually, Probably Not.
    Mon, January 13, 2020
    Stanford's David Camarillo (USFOE 2018) is engineering football helmet advances to help prevent brain disease from repeated hits to the head. Virginia Tech's Stefan Duma (USFOE 2002) evaluates sports helmets and is skeptical about how much can be achieved.
  • Digital Production's Next Wave
    Digital Production's Next Wave
    Fri, January 03, 2020
    Ohio State University's Glenn Daehn (USFOE 1996) is developing metamorphic manufacturing, also known as robotic blacksmithing, which could take over computer numerical control (CNC) machining and even additive manufacturing, with time-saving and less expensive processes.
  • Converting Lignin Waste to Valuable Materials
    Converting Lignin Waste to Valuable Materials
    Thu, January 02, 2020
    FOE alum Thomas H. Epps, III at the University of Delaware is engineering sustainable materials from renewable biomass such as lignin, a component of trees and plants that paper manufacturers throw away. Unlocking lignin's value could have a sizeable economic and environmental impact.
  • Converting 2D Images Into 3D Using Deep Learning
    Converting 2D Images Into 3D Using Deep Learning
    Thu, December 19, 2019
    FOE alum Aydogan Ozcan at UCLA has engineered a technique to precisely label living cells and tissue with dyes that glow under special lighting using artificial intelligence to turn two-dimensional images into stacks of virtual three-dimensional slices.
  • Using Plastic
    Using Plastic "Hair" and Silica to Enhance Durability
    Mon, December 16, 2019
    Georgia Tech's Zhiqun Lin (USFOE 2010) is engineering perovskite nanocrystals encased inside a double-layer protection system made of plastic and silica, which holds promise for improving a wide variety of optoelectronic devices from lasers to light emitting diodes (LEDs).
  • Bolstering Energy Production from Biogas
    Bolstering Energy Production from Biogas
    Thu, December 12, 2019
    Margaret Wooldridge at the University of Michigan (USFOE 2000) is researching how to get more energy out of landfill gas from “siloxanes,” synthetic compounds that are increasingly used in everyday products like shampoo and motor oil and finding their way into landfills.
  • Human Bone May Hold Key to Stronger 3D-printed Lightweight Structures
    Human Bone May Hold Key to Stronger 3D-printed Lightweight Structures
    Mon, December 09, 2019
    Purdue University's Pablo Zavattieri (USFOE 2014) is engineering a material that mimics the structure inside human bone, built to handle a lifetime's worth of wear and tear. These 3D-printed lightweight materials could last up to 100 times longer for use in buildings, aircraft, and other structures.
  • Chemical Weapon Afterlife
    Chemical Weapon Afterlife
    Thu, December 05, 2019
    The University of Central Florida's Subith Vasu (2019 EU-US FOE) has discovered how long it takes for toxic chemical compounds to deteriorate in the intense fire of an explosion, as well as the chemical product residues that remain after their destruction.
  • Illuminating Biology at the Speed of Life
    Illuminating Biology at the Speed of Life
    Thu, November 21, 2019
    FOE alum Elizabeth Hillman at Columbia University has engineered microscopy that reveals unseen details of living creatures with far superior resolution and at speeds up to 30 times faster than previously possible.
  • Building STEM Equity
    Building STEM Equity
    Mon, November 18, 2019
    FOE alum Naomi Chesler at the University of Wisconsin has launched a new entity to increase STEM productivity and creativity by educating people, departments, and institutions about best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • A Printable Semiconductor from a Failed Cancer Drug
    A Printable Semiconductor from a Failed Cancer Drug
    Thu, November 14, 2019
    Many potential pharmaceuticals end up failing during clinical trials, but Ying Diao (USFOE 2017) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is engineering organic semiconductors for use in chemical sensors and transistors from biological molecules once considered for cancer treatment.
  • This Gel Could Prevent Wildfires
    This Gel Could Prevent Wildfires
    Mon, November 11, 2019
    Stanford's Eric Appel (JAFOE 2018) has engineered a nontoxic, biodegradable gel that can be sprayed on wildfire-prone vegetation as a long-term fire retardant.