450-million-year-old organism finds new life in Softbotics Opens in new window
Researchers in the Department of Mechanical Engineering used fossil evidence to engineer a soft robotic replica of pleurocystitids, a marine organism that existed nearly 450 million years ago and is believed to be one of the first echinoderms capable of movement using a muscular stem.
From 2D to 3D: MXene’s path to revolutionizing energy storage and more Opens in new window
For the first time, researchers have arranged 2D MXene nanosheets into a 3D structure without compromising performance—a technology with the potential to have a tremendous impact on energy storage devices for applications like electric vehicles.
Afretec research planning grant brings assistive technologies to those in need Opens in new window
In 2022, the African Engineering and Technology Network awarded one of its first planning grants to a team of researchers whose goal is to make assistive technologies accessible in second and third-world countries.
Scalable manufacturing unlocks potential of soft electronics Opens in new window
New research from Burak Ozdoganlar, Carmel Majidi, and Kadri Burga Ozutemiz seeks to develop a scalable manufacturing method that combines the best of quality and quantity on a miniature scale, with the potential to reimagine how wearable medical devices are made.
Dowd Fellowship supports “high-risk, high-reward” research Opens in new window
Each year, thanks to a generous gift from alumnus Philip Dowd (B.S. MSE ’63) and his wife Marsha, the Dowd Engineering Seed Fund for Graduate Student Fellowships supports a year of doctoral expenses for multiple Ph.D. students.
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