DfAI: The missing piece of Artificial Intelligence Engineering Opens in new window
Breakthrough improvements in how industries develop new technology using AI in engineering design has a starting point thanks to a framework developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon and Penn State University.
Nanoprinting electrodes for customized treatments of disease Opens in new window
Researchers pioneer the CMU Array—a customizable, 3D nano-printed, ultra-high-density microelectrode array platform for next-generation brain-computer interfaces to treat neurological disorders.
Scaling up the production of liquid metal circuits Opens in new window
At Carnegie Mellon, mechanical engineering researchers have developed a new scalable and reproducible manufacturing technique that could accelerate the mainstream adoption and commercialization of soft and stretchable electronics.
Modeling neuron traffic jams in the brain Opens in new window
MechE’s Jessica Zhang and Angran Li have developed a new way to model material transport regulation in neurons using cutting-edge parametrization technology and isogeometric analysis. This new, much more detailed modeling will help provide insights on “neural traffic jams,” which contribute to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Huntington’s, and Parkinson’s disease.
Modeling light for solar panel placement in urban settings Opens in new window
Solar panel installation in cities requires setups tailored to the complex geometry of urban spaces that provide the most direct sunlight to each panel. Among the processes for designing the most efficient setup for solar panels is shadow modeling.
A passion for teaching
Nestor Gomez instructs students through hands-on courses that prepare them for real-world problem solving, which he referred to as the “Carnegie Mellon Method.” He has crafted courses that are project heavy, engaging his students to work through problems and find the solutions.
Research on eVTOL aircraft takes flight Opens in new window
Mechanical Engineering researchers are exploring the potential of rechargeable batteries in electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, which could transform transportation in metropolitan areas and battle emissions, congestion, and air pollution.
Faculty projects awarded DURIP funding Opens in new window
Three College of Engineering faculty members have been selected to receive funding for their projects through the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP): Marc De Graef, Anthony Rollett, and Rebecca Taylor.
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