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  • Game-based Tech Detects and Intervenes for Stress and Anxiety
    Game-based Tech Detects and Intervenes for Stress and Anxiety
    Mon, January 30, 2023
    Meeting kids and others where they are, Purdue University’s Wenzhuo Wu (CAFOE 2022) is engineering game-based interventions to help users identify stress- and anxiety-related events in real time and receive a personalized intervention of deep breathing techniques and relaxation.
  • Freestanding Membranes of Smart Materials
    Freestanding Membranes of Smart Materials
    Thu, January 26, 2023
    Bharat Jalan (USFOE 2022) at the University of Minnesota has engineered a new method for making smart materials that can change in response to stimuli like light, magnetic fields, or electric fields for better devices such as sensors, smart textiles, and flexible electronics.
  • And Now, Artificial...Smelling?
    And Now, Artificial...Smelling?
    Mon, January 23, 2023
    Google's Alex Wiltschko (USFOE 2020) has engineered a type of AI known as a graph neural network to predict what a compound will smell like to a person—rose, medicinal, earthy, and so on—based on the chemical features of odor molecules.
  • Cloaking Objects That Trick Light and Sound
    Cloaking Objects That Trick Light and Sound
    Thu, January 19, 2023
    FOE alum Andrea Alù at City University of New York has engineered a cloak that reduces radio waves, making them hard to detect by radar. Metamaterial cloaks for small objects and longer wavelengths, such as those of sound, could change radar, wireless communications, and sensor technologies.
  • Printing Degradable Polymers Using Salt
    Printing Degradable Polymers Using Salt
    Mon, January 09, 2023
    Emily Pentzer (USFOE 2020) at Texas A&M University is engineering a 3D-printed polymer process which she hopes will lead to creating packaging materials like boxes and tape that can degrade quickly rather than sitting in a landfill for years to come.
  • Discovery of Obscure Heat Transfer Behaviors
    Discovery of Obscure Heat Transfer Behaviors
    Thu, January 05, 2023
    UCLA's Yongjie Hu (USFOE 2019) has discovered a new physics principle that may lead to novel materials for smart energy systems with built-in "pressure windows" with systems that only switch on within a certain pressure range before shutting off automatically after reaching a maximum pressure point.
  • Bias and Vulnerability in Remote Proctoring Software
    Bias and Vulnerability in Remote Proctoring Software
    Thu, December 15, 2022
    NAE member Edward Felten (USFOE 2007) at Princeton University conducted a study on remote proctoring software used by educators and licensing boards and found bias towards minorities as well as issues surrounding cybersecurity, data privacy, and artificial intelligence.
  • Pipes Two Million Times Smaller Than an Ant
    Pipes Two Million Times Smaller Than an Ant
    Mon, December 12, 2022
    Rebecca Schulman (USFOE 2020) at Johns Hopkins University is engineering nanotubes that self-assemble, self-repair, and can connect themselves to different biostructures, a significant step that one day might deliver specialized drugs, proteins, and molecules to targeted cells in the human body.
  • A New Kind of Shape-Memory Material
    A New Kind of Shape-Memory Material
    Thu, December 08, 2022
    NAE member and FOE alum Christopher Schuh has engineered a new category of shape-memory materials made of ceramic rather than of metal, which could open up a new range of applications, especially for high-temperature settings, such as actuators inside a jet engine or a deep borehole.
  • Human-Centered Biomedical Design
    Human-Centered Biomedical Design
    Mon, December 05, 2022
    Leila Ladani (EU-US FOE 2017) at Arizona State University is engineering the design and manufacturing of biomedical devices and implants while cultivating a human-centered mindset in her lab.
  • Remote Tracking of Parkinson's Disease
    Remote Tracking of Parkinson's Disease
    Thu, December 01, 2022
    NAE member Dina Katabi (USFOE 2014) at MIT has engineered a small device that can wirelessly monitor disease progression in patients' homes, improving equity and access for those who cannot easily go to medical facilities.
  • Nanomolding New Topological Materials
    Nanomolding New Topological Materials
    Mon, November 28, 2022
    Cornell's Judy Cha is engineering nanomolding of topological nanowires that could speed the discovery of new materials for applications such as quantum computing, microelectronics and clean-energy catalysts.
  • Encrypted Skin-Sensing Technology
    Encrypted Skin-Sensing Technology
    Mon, November 21, 2022
    Sam Emaminejad (USFOE 2018) at the University of California, Los Angeles has engineered a secure, noninvasive, one-touch technology that gives detailed information about an individual's blood composition, such as metabolites, hormones, nutrients, pharmaceuticals, and blood oxygen.
  • An Energy-Efficient Neuromorphic Chip
    An Energy-Efficient Neuromorphic Chip
    Thu, November 17, 2022
    At the University of California, San Diego, Gert Cauwenberghs (USFOE 2000) is engineering a chip that runs computations directly in memory, with applications ranging from smart watches, to VR headsets, smart earbuds, smart sensors in factories and rovers for space exploration.
  • Brainlike Computers
    Brainlike Computers
    Mon, November 14, 2022
    Jean Anne Incorvia (EU-US FOE 2021) at the University of Texas at Austin has engineered new biocompatible transistors that mimic brain synapses, an advancement that could help scientists rebuild neural pathways or create brain implants.
  • Corporate Support for Academic Diversity in Robotics
    Corporate Support for Academic Diversity in Robotics
    Thu, November 10, 2022
    Derek Paley (USFOE 2016) of the Maryland Robotics Center and Microsoft have announced a new strategic partnership focused on enhancing diversity and innovation in robotics and autonomy, helping to meet the growing demand for talent in engineering.
  • Damage from UV Rays
    Damage from UV Rays
    Mon, November 07, 2022
    FOE alum Maurizio Porfiri at New York University is engineering a process that sheds light on a photochromic nylon webbing that could lead to new ways to estimate ultraviolet damage to materials, affecting their integrity and reducing their mechanical strength.
  • Tracking Mental States Through the Skin
    Tracking Mental States Through the Skin
    Thu, November 03, 2022
    Rose Faghih (USFOE 2019) at New York University is engineering wearable technology to measure key brain mechanisms indicating emotional status such as internal stresses, pain, exhaustion, or a particularly packed schedule.
  • Stickers for Continuous Ultrasound Imaging
    Stickers for Continuous Ultrasound Imaging
    Mon, October 31, 2022
    MIT's Xuanhe Zhao (USFOE 2013) is engineering new stamp-sized ultrasound adhesives that can see inside the body to produce clear images of heart, lungs, and other internal organs during various activities, including sitting, standing, jogging, and biking.
  • Gender Bias in Faculty Hiring
    Gender Bias in Faculty Hiring
    Thu, October 27, 2022
    At the University of California, San Diego, engineers Pamela Cosman (USFOE 1997) and Stephanie Fraley (USFOE 2022) studied rubrics as a hiring tool, which they still recommend even though their use does not eliminate all bias.