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  • Lower Cost and Durable Smart Windows
    Lower Cost and Durable Smart Windows
    Thu, July 09, 2020
    Michael McGehee (USFOE 2005) at the University of Colorado Boulder is engineering smart window technology that enables users to adjust the amount of sunlight and heat entering through windows without blocking views.
  • Think It's Hot? Dams Feel It Too
    Think It's Hot? Dams Feel It Too
    Thu, July 02, 2020
    FOE alum Amir AghaKouchak at the University of California, Irvine says to expect more dam failures like that in Central Michigan, as decades-old dams were not designed to withstand rapidly-rising temperatures.
  • 3D Printing Safer Padding for Helmets
    3D Printing Safer Padding for Helmets
    Mon, June 29, 2020
    Thomas Plaisted (IAFOE 2010) at the Army Research Lab has engineered new materials and manufacturing methods to create helmet padding that reduces the likelihood of head injury in combat and recreation.
  • Improved Wi-Fi Connectivity
    Improved Wi-Fi Connectivity
    Mon, June 22, 2020
    Patrick Mercier (CAFOE 2019) at the University of California, San Diego is engineering a new chip that provides ultra-low power Wi-Fi connectivity to IoT devices, with applications like more portable, fully wireless smart home setups, lower power wearables, and batteryless smart devices.
  • Nanoscale Stress and Strain Sensors
    Nanoscale Stress and Strain Sensors
    Mon, June 08, 2020
    Norman Yao (USFOE 2018) at the University of California, Berkeley is engineering nanoscale sensor technology to image and measure the stresses and strains on materials under high pressures which could lead to new materials, or new phases of matter with numerous applications.
  • Tracking Metabolites in Sweat
    Tracking Metabolites in Sweat
    Thu, June 04, 2020
    Michael Daniele (GAFOE 2019) at North Carolina State University is engineering a wearable device that uses metabolites from sweat to monitor key chemical markers including glucose and lactose, which can indicate flagging performance or potential health issues.
  • Smart Insulin Delivery
    Smart Insulin Delivery
    Mon, June 01, 2020
    UCLA's Zhen Gu (USFOE 2016) is engineering an insulin-delivery patch that could one day monitor and manage glucose levels in diabetics and deliver insulin.
  • Wear a Mask!
    Wear a Mask!
    Thu, May 14, 2020
    FOE alum John Zhai, a buildings systems engineer at the University of Colorado Boulder, discusses the importance of wearing masks with a proper fit to protect against COVID.
  • Reading Vital Signs Remotely
    Reading Vital Signs Remotely
    Thu, May 14, 2020
    Canan Dagdeviren (USFOE 2019) at MIT Media Lab Clothing is engineering fabric embedded with electronic sensors to monitor respiration and heart rate, which could enable doctors to monitor patients who remain at home or astronauts’ health while they are in space.
  • Multi-Application 3D Printed Corals
    Multi-Application 3D Printed Corals
    Mon, May 11, 2020
    Shaochen Chen (CAFOE 2015) at the University of California San Diego is engineering 3D-printed coral-inspired structures that could improve biofuel production, as well as techniques to repair and restore coral reefs.
  • Misinformation Pandemic
    Misinformation Pandemic
    Thu, May 07, 2020
    Kate Starbird (USFOE 2013) at the University of Washington is examining how misinformation is spreading during the pandemic and how scientific expertise factors into public perceptions.
  • No Quick Fix for Pandemic
    No Quick Fix for Pandemic
    Mon, May 04, 2020
    Northeastern University's Alessandro Vespignani (USFOE 2005) notes the need to build a system that controls the spread of the virus beyond social distancing measures.