Keyword: People and personalities

Q&A: Materials

Jingcheng Ma, along with a team of researchers at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, found a way to make ultra-thin water-resistant surface coatings robust enough to...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Incorporating semiconductor components, microscopic robots are made to walk with standard electronic signals.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Directly visualizing external stresses of plastics is useful in development of materials with improved mechanical properties.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The protective coating works like body armor for the atomically thin materials.
Facility Focus: Energy
Today, Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering performs research in robotics, cyberphysical systems, artificial intelligence, biomedicine, energy, and other topics.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The method could be applied to carbon waste streams.
Application Briefs: Unmanned Systems
As the U.S. lands a craft on the Moon for the first time since 1972, technology built by Louisiana State University students will report back from the lunar surface.
Application Briefs: Motion Control
Ewellix (Gothenburg, Sweden) has developed a planetary roller screw that's now on Mars.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
See how COMSOL is supporting upcoming modifications to railway infrastructure in India.
Briefs: Motion Control
Artificial intelligence helps train robots to work together to move an object around two obstacles and through a narrow door in computer simulations.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Designed for soldier uniforms, the fiber can sense, store, analyze, and infer activity when sewn into a piece of clothing.
Briefs: Energy
A skin-like device can measure small facial movements in patients who have lost the ability to speak.
Facility Focus: Automotive
Learn about the batteries, skin sensors, flexible antennas, and other cutting-edge research coming from Penn State Engineering.
Q&A: Materials

Fiorenzo Omenetto, Frank C. Doble Professor of Engineering at Tufts University School of Engineering, Dean of Research, and Director of the Tufts Silklab led a team that has...

Briefs: Imaging
The ultra-compact, wearable hologram sensor immediately notifies the user of volatile gas detection.
Briefs: Imaging
A novel nanostructure produces uniquely shaped light.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
By introducing defects to a common material, a highly efficient capacitor offers dramatically increased energy density.
Facility Focus: Nanotechnology
WPI supports research in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, cybersecurity, and fire safety.
Briefs: Materials
The soft material demonstrates autonomous, heartbeat-like oscillating properties.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The size and shape of the nanostructure can be controlled as it is assembled piece by piece.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A robot could immediately alert a human of small changes in their surrounding environment.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This system enhances processing via real-time, non-destructive defect tracking.
Facility Focus: Imaging
Duke Engineering supports clinical ultrasound imaging, restoration of hearing by cochlear implant, megapixel photography, and metamaterials.
Technology Leaders: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Sensors play a pivotal role in solving critical business challenges.
Briefs: Materials
Complete integrated circuits with more than 1,000 organic electrochemical transistors can be screen-printed.
Q&A: Robotics, Automation & Control
New autonomous robotic devices can survey hazardous or difficult-to-reach sites faster than humans.
Facility Focus: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Berkeley’s academic research reflects pressing global challenges in the areas of health, energy, and the environment.
Facility Focus: Communications
Notable graduates of the school include Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos, Google executive Eric Schmidt, Internet pioneer Bob Kahn, former Chrysler head Lee Iacocca, and six NASA astronauts.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The sensors could be used in medical applications such as neuroscience and metabolism processes.