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Julia Hirschberg Elected to the National Academy of Engineering


Professor Julia Hirschberg has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the highest professional distinctions awarded to an engineer. Hirschberg was cited by the NAE for her “contributions to the use of prosody in...
23-Feb-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Professors Ateshian and Myers Win ASME Honors for Bioengineering Research


Two Columbia Engineering professors were honored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Gerard Ateshian won the H.R. Lissner Medal for his work on developing better modalities for the treatment of osteoarthritis, including stronger...
26-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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

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