engineering

Mar 29, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Control Soft Robots Using Magnetic Fields

Engineers have made a fundamental advance in controlling so-called soft robots, using magnetic fields to remotely manipulate microparticle chains embedded in soft robotic devices.

Mar 22, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Use Light to Remotely Control Curvature of Plastics

Researchers have developed a technique that uses light to get flat, plastic sheets to curve into 3-D structures, such as spheres, tubes or bowls.

Mar 22, 2017  |  The Abstract

Hands-On Model Helps Students Understand Genetic Engineering

A team of faculty and undergraduate researchers have created an interactive, physical model to teach students about genetics and biological processes at the cellular level.

Mar 21, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

New Approach Uses Ultrasound to Measure Fluid in the Lungs

A team of engineering and medical researchers has found a way to use ultrasound to monitor fluid levels in the lung, offering a noninvasive way to track progress in treating pulmonary edema.

Mar 15, 2017  |  The Abstract

How Living Structures Can Better Protect Our Coastline

Researchers are issuing guidelines to create more effective “living shorelines” that protect against coastal erosion while improving environmental quality.

Mar 13, 2017  |  Partners

Researchers Offer Overview of Composite Metal Foams and Potential Applications

Researchers have developed a range of composite metal foams that can be used in applications from armor to hazardous material transport – and they’re now looking for collaborators to help identify and develop new applications.

Mar 8, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Paper Pumps Power Portable Microfluidics, Biomedical Devices

Biomedical engineering researchers have developed inexpensive paper pumps that use capillary action to power portable microfluidic devices, opening the door to a range of biomedical tools.

Mar 3, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Remotely Control Sequence in Which 2-D Sheets Fold Into 3-D Structures

Inspired by origami, researchers have found a way to remotely control the order in which a two-dimensional sheet folds itself into a three-dimensional structure.

Feb 27, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Tracking the Movement of Cyborg Cockroaches

Research offers new insights into how far and how fast cyborg cockroaches – or biobots – move when exploring new spaces. The work moves researchers closer to their goal of using biobots to explore collapsed buildings and other spaces in order to identify survivors.

Feb 10, 2017

Engineering Honors

The august body elects two College of Engineering faculty members for their groundbreaking work and contributions to society.