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Engineering News

APRIL 2015

Big data allows computer engineers to find genetic clues in humans
Computer scientists tackled some big data about an important protein and discovered its connection in human history as well as clues about its role in neurological diseases.
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Students design custom device for local high-school student

A team of senior biomedical engineering students is creating a device that may change the life of a young woman from St. Charles.



High-tech method allows rapid imaging of functions in living brain

Using a new high-speed, high-resolution imaging method, Lihong Wang, PhD, and his team were able to see blood flow, blood oxygenation and oxygen metabolism inside a living mouse brain at faster rates than ever before.



Meet this year’s Alumni Achievement Award winners

This year’s Alumni Achievement Award winners include investors, entrepreneurs, a mechanical contractor, a restaurateur, an information systems executive and a professor. Watch them tell their stories in these videos.


Upcoming events

Apr. 30

Final Exams begin

May 14

Undergraduate Recognition Ceremony

May 15


May 15

Graduate Recognition Ceremony

May 14-16

ReUnion 2015 at Commencement

Research News

Three faculty receive Young Investigator Research awards from Air Force

ShiNung Ching, PhD, Brendan Juba, PhD, and Fuzhong Zhang, PhD, have received three-year grants from the competitive Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) through the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

Researchers find less expensive way to convert carbon dioxide

A collaboration of researchers in the School of Engineering & Applied Science and Korea University used copper oxide nanowires as a catalyst to convert carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide using solar energy.

Zhang receives Young Investigator Award for synthetic biology research

Fuzhong Zhang, PhD, has received a Young Investigator Award from the Human Frontier Science Program Organization to study fatty-acid metabolism of E. coli bacteria.

READ: In the Spring 2015 issue of Engineering Momentum magazine, learn more about drones; and meet Aaron Bobick, PhD, the new dean of the school; Rohit Pappu, PhD, professor of biomedical engineering; eight diverse engineering students and Ruth Chandeysson, who was the only woman in her graduating class in 1957.


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