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Professor John Tobiason of our Civil and Environmental Engineering Department was a prime interviewee for an August 16 Smithsonian magazine article commenting about The Drinkable Book, a remarkable publication made of pages that can purify water in developing countries using silver nanoparticles implanted in the paper. Researcher Theresa Dankovich of Carnegie...

There has been national news coverage of a four-year, $632,369 grant from the National Science Foundation to support students transferring from community colleges to the College of Engineering. David M. Ford, professor of chemical engineering and associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Engineering, is heading up the program. He says scholarships for academically strong engineering students, who may not otherwise be able to afford college, will increase the number of engineering graduates entering the workforce. Read articles:...

Professor Zlatan Aksamija of our Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is a co-principal investigator for a multi-disciplinary team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), MIT, and UMass Amherst that has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) $1,999,966 grant to study the heterostructures of 2D materials and their thermal properties. The grant was awarded by the NSF’s Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) Program, and the research project is entitled “Thermal Transport in 2D Materials for Next Generation Nanoelectronics - From...

Jungwoo Lee, chemical engineering, is part of a research team that has developed a new design for a microchip that can retrieve microfluidically attached cancer cells for analysis by integrating a three-dimensional hydrogel scaffold into a fluidic device. The research attracted the interest of many websites in the scientific media, including AZOnano, Science Daily, ...

The news website of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has posted an article about the nanoscale memristive radiofrequency switches developed by two of DARPA’s Young Faculty Award (YFA) recipients, Qiangfei Xia and Joseph Bardin, both assistant professors from our Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. The DARPA story is entitled “New Nanoscale Programmable Switches Promise Faster, More Versatile Chip-scale Devices.”...