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Medical Imaging Innovator Christine Hendon Wins Presidential Honor

Christine Hendon, assistant professor of electrical engineering at Columbia Engineering, has won the Presidential Early Career Award (PECASE), the highest honor the U.S. government gives to young scientists and engineers. Hendon, who develops...
11-Jan-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Implantable Microrobots: Innovative Manufacturing Platform Makes Intricate Biocompatible Micromachines

Columbia Engineering researchers have developed a way to manufacture microscale-sized machines from biomaterials that can safely be implanted in the body. Working with hydrogels, they have invented a new technique that stacks the soft material in...
1-Jan-2017 7:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Erasing the Line Between Imaging and Analyzing


Current biomedical imaging and sensing technologies include computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, optical coherence tomography, spectroscopy, and ultrasound. These technologies are at the intersection of the physical sciences,...
9-Dec-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Prof Steve WaiChing Sun Wins Air Force’s Young Investigator Program Award


Columbia Engineering Prof Steve WaiChing Sun has won the Air Force’s Young Investigator Program Award to model load response of granular materials; he is leading a combined experiential-modeling effort to help understand the high-strain-rate...
8-Dec-2016 4:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

Increasing Tornado Outbreaks—Is Climate Change Responsible?


In a new study, Columbia Engineering researchers looked at increasing trends in the severity of tornado outbreaks where they measured severity by the number of tornadoes per outbreak. They found that these trends are increasing fastest for the most...
30-Nov-2016 1:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Method Increases Energy Density in Lithium Batteries


Columbia Engineering Professor Yuan Yang has developed a new method to increase the energy density of lithium batteries. He has built a trilayer structure that is stable even in ambient air, which makes the battery both longer lasting and cheaper to...
24-Oct-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Electrons in Graphene Behave Like Light, Only Better


Researchers have directly observed—for the first time—negative refraction for electrons passing across a boundary between two regions in a conducting material. They observed the effect in graphene, demonstrating that electrons in the material...
5-Oct-2016 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New $5M Grant to Support Robotics Research for Spinal Cord Injury Patients

Balance is an essential component of daily life, something many of us take for granted. But not everyone can. Studies have shown, however, that activity-based interventions offer a promising approach, and Columbia Engineering Professor Sunil Agrawal...
27-Sep-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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