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Washington University in St. Louis
Engineering News

JANUARY 2015

Research opens opportunities to develop targeted drug therapy for cardiac arrhythmia

The heart is controlled by a complex system of electrical signals. If any of the signals fail, the results can be fatal. Jianmin Cui, PhD, professor of biomedical engineering, and Mark Zaydman, a fifth-year MD/PhD student, and their team are studying the fundamental mechanisms behind this complex system.

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Students

 

Engineering students blog about life at Wash U

Mariah Cushman and Dera Ikeme chronicle their lives as undergraduate students dealing with classes, getting internships and daily life at Wash U.

Faculty

 

Nanotechnology changes behavior, structure of materials

Elijah Thimsen, PhD, assistant professor of energy, environmental & chemical engineering, and a team of engineers have developed a technique to increase the performance and electroconductivity of thin films using nanotechnology.

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Alumni

 

Demissie credits internships, networking for success in construction management

A summer internship with a contractor led to Mahi Demissie’s passion for construction management, a blend of technical engineering and working with people to get new buildings built.

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Upcoming events

Jan. 21

Facilitating Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Washington University and St. Louis

Jan. 22

Idea Labs/ Translation Labs Design Review

Jan. 30

Coffee with a Mentor: David Karandish of Answers.com

Feb. 6

Engineering Undergraduate Research Fair

 

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Research News

Elbow stiffness after injury focus of new research

Spencer Lake, PhD, has received a one-year, $19,919 grant from the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons to study the causes of post-traumatic joint stiffness.

Agarwal named fellow of Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Ramesh Agarwal, PhD, has been elected an International Fellow of the Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

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