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FALL 2015

Sparo Labs launches crowdfunding campaign for asthma device

Sparo Labs, a digital-health startup company co-founded by WashU mechanical engineering alum Andrew Brimer, has launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund the sensor they developed to measure lung function.

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WashU-designed artificial antibodies on gold nanocages may lead to speedier detection of kidney injury

Srikanth Singamaneni, PhD, is working to develop a technique using gold nanoparticles that will allow for faster screening, early detection, diagnosis and prognosis of kidney disease.

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Lake granted NIH funds to study elbow stiffness

Spencer Lake, PhD, will take a close look at the role of soft tissues and bone in the elbow to determine a cause of this condition with a three-year, $228,750 grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases of the National Institutes of Health.

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WashU alum crucial to successful mission to Pluto

Earlier this year, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft swept past Pluto, ending a 3 billion-mile trip that began in 2006. Alumnus Brian Bauer is in charge of the probe's autopilot software.

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Departmental colloquium seminars are held on Thursdays at 2:45 p.m. in Brauer Hall, Room 12. View a complete list of fall 2015 speakers on our website.

Five mechanical engineering students were among WashU's 28 student-athletes named to the 7th annual UAA Presidents Council Scholar-Athlete Team.

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Senior Nick Strahan, new WashU Racing team president, helped the team place well at the Formula SAE event earlier this year.

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Ramesh Agarwal, PhD, will receive an Honorary Fellowship from Royal Aeronautical Society.

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Srikanth Singamaneni, PhD, is studying how integration of natural and synthetic materials could improve technologies for the U.S. Air Force.

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Guy Genin, PhD, received the highest academic honor from Chinese government.

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Rohan Mishra, PhD, joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science as an assistant professor.

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Deanne Bell recently co-hosted a six-episode series on CNBC called "Make Me a Millionaire Inventor."

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Col. Robert Behnken was among four astronauts selected by NASA to train and prepare for commercial space flights.

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