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  • Studying Health on the International Space Station
    Studying Health on the International Space Station
    Thu, August 04, 2022
    Biomedical engineer Ronke Olabisi (USFOE 2020) at the University of California, Irvine is working on a multidisciplinary initiative dedicated to fostering the capabilities for interstellar travel and habitats with artificial partial gravity.
  • Engineered Crystals Could Help Computers Run on Less Power
    Engineered Crystals Could Help Computers Run on Less Power
    Thu, July 28, 2022
    Sayeef Salahuddin (GAFOE 2013) at the University of California, Berkeley has engineered a major breakthrough in the design of a component of transistors that could significantly reduce their energy consumption without sacrificing speed, size or performance.
  • And Now, a Bionic Ear
    And Now, a Bionic Ear
    Mon, July 25, 2022
    FOE alum Hod Lipson at Columbia University has engineered a 3D-bioprinted ear implant from the patient’s own living cells and could lead to tissue implants for treating other conditions and traumatic injuries, reconstructive and regenerative therapy, and even the biomanufacture of whole organs.
  • Sustainable Electronics
    Sustainable Electronics
    Mon, July 18, 2022
    Ying Diao (USFOE 2017) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is engineering a way to improve the charge capacity of flexible solar cells, which could expand access to affordable renewable energy.
  • Plant-based Jet Fuel That is More Climate-Friendly
    Plant-based Jet Fuel That is More Climate-Friendly
    Thu, July 14, 2022
    Joshua Heyne (USFOE 2021), now at Washington State University Tri-Cities and Pacific Northwest National Lab, is engineering an experimental plant-based jet fuel that dispenses with aromatics and could improve aircraft engine performance and efficiency.
  • Capturing Carbon With Inspiration From Battery Chemistry
    Capturing Carbon With Inspiration From Battery Chemistry
    Mon, July 11, 2022
    Bryan McCloskey (USFOE 2015) at the University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is engineering an electrochemistry approach to capture carbon dioxide that could be less energy-intensive than current systems.
  • Photos Worth 1,000 Words - and Bevy of Medical Diagnostic Tests
    Photos Worth 1,000 Words - and Bevy of Medical Diagnostic Tests
    Thu, July 07, 2022
    Ehsan Hoque (EU-US FOE 2019) at the University of Rochester is engineering algorithms that can analyze whether a person who takes a selfie is likely to develop Parkinson’s disease—as reliably as expensive, wearable digital biomarkers that monitor motor symptoms.
  • Keeping Plastics Out of Landfills and the Environment
    Keeping Plastics Out of Landfills and the Environment
    Mon, June 13, 2022
    Alan Jacobsen (USFOE 2011) at Amazon and Gregg Beckham (USFOE 2017) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory are engineering technologies and materials that will lead to less material in landfills and more back into the circular economy.
  • Decoding a Material’s ‘Memory’
    Decoding a Material’s ‘Memory’
    Mon, June 06, 2022
    Mechanical engineer Celia Reina (EU-US FOE 2017) at the University of Pennsylvania is studying the relationship between particle structure and flow in disordered materials, yielding insights that can be used to understand systems ranging from mudslides to biofilms.
  • Simulated Human Eye Movement
    Simulated Human Eye Movement
    Thu, May 26, 2022
    Duke University's Maria Gorlatova (USFOE 2020) is engineering virtual eyes that simulate how humans look at the world accurately enough for companies to train virtual reality and augmented reality programs and will help protect user data in the rapidly expanding metaverse.
  • Upcycling Human Waste to Fertilize Plants
    Upcycling Human Waste to Fertilize Plants
    Mon, May 23, 2022
    Krista Wigginton (JAFOE 2018) at the University of Michigan is engineering plant fertilizer from urine, a less intensive process that produces the same nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium nutrients as synthetic fertilizer.
  • New Drug Combinations With COVID-19 Therapeutic Potential
    New Drug Combinations With COVID-19 Therapeutic Potential
    Thu, May 19, 2022
    FOE alum Jingyue Ju at Columbia University is working on an initiative with a consortium of pharmacologists, virologists, medicinal chemists, and structural biologists to engineer new therapeutics with enhanced potency and safety profiles for COVID-19.
  • Five FOE Alumni Elected to National Academy of Sciences
    Five FOE Alumni Elected to National Academy of Sciences
    Thu, May 12, 2022
    The National Academy of Sciences has announced its new members, including five FOE alumni.

    Belcher, Angela M.; James Mason Crafts Professor and head, department of biological engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

    Cui, Yi; professor of materials ...
  • Cloud Hosting for S/4HANA
    Cloud Hosting for S/4HANA
    Mon, May 09, 2022
    IBM's Hillery Hunter (USFOE 2010) is engineering a process to help enterprise client bases move their estate in a modernized direction and move their estate to cloud and hybrid cloud environments with reliability, control over their environment, and security.
  • AI Enables Strategic Hydropower Planning Across Amazon Basin
    AI Enables Strategic Hydropower Planning Across Amazon Basin
    Thu, May 05, 2022
    Computer science engineer Carla Gomes (USFOE 2009) at Cornell worked with an disciplinary team from more than two dozen academic institutions and NGOs in the US, Europe, and South America to understand how to meet hydropower needs with the least amount of environmental damage.