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  • 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.
  • Destroying Forever Chemicals With Sunlight
    Destroying Forever Chemicals With Sunlight
    Thu, October 20, 2022
    FOE alum Michael Wong at Rice University has engineered an improved design for a light-powered catalyst that rapidly breaks down PFOA, one of the world’s most problematic “forever chemical” pollutants.
  • Tackling an Existential Crisis
    Tackling an Existential Crisis
    Mon, October 17, 2022
    Ranveer Chandra (USFOE 2016), managing director of Research for Industry and chief technology officer (CTO) of Agri-food at Microsoft is engineering techniques using AI and machine learning to kickstart climate change fightback.
  • Fiber Actuator with Potential for Robotics
    Fiber Actuator with Potential for Robotics
    Mon, October 10, 2022
    Manish Kumar (USFOE 2016) at the University of Texas at Austin is engineering a new type of fiber that performs like a muscle actuator, an advance with potential applications in robotics, prosthetic limbs, and surgical procedures.
  • Protecting Authenticity of Engineered Cell Lines
    Protecting Authenticity of Engineered Cell Lines
    Thu, October 06, 2022
    Yiorgos Makris (USFOE 2007) at University of Texas at Dallas has engineered a first-of-its-kind method to create a unique identifier for each copy of a cell line to allow users to verify its authenticity and protect the manufacturer's intellectual property.
  • AI Automates Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease
    AI Automates Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease
    Thu, September 29, 2022
    Ioannis Paschalidis (USFOE 2002) at Boston University has engineered a tool that could automate the process of diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease, an advance that could eventually be available online and offer care providers a step closer to early intervention.
  • Implanting Cardiac Muscle Tissue
    Implanting Cardiac Muscle Tissue
    Mon, September 26, 2022
    Christopher Chen (USFOE 2001) at Boston University is engineering viable heart tissue in the lab from the patient's own cells that can be transplanted directly into a heart to repair damage or abnormalities.
  • Better Cancer Treatment
    Better Cancer Treatment
    Thu, September 22, 2022
    Jeffrey Hubbell at the University of Chicago has engineered a new “masked” version of cancer immunotherapies to reduce the plethora of side effects that usually accompany the treatment.