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Meet the New Director of Engineering Career Development

Erik J. Friedman joined McCormick in September after seven years as associate dean of career development and industry relations at Columbia College following a 15-year run at DePaul University.
Dec 4, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Megan Greenfield to Address Graduates at PhD Hooding and Master’s Degree Recognition Ceremony

Greenfield, a partner at McKinsey & Company, will speak to graduates and their families during a ceremony on December 9 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall.
Dec 4, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

New Wearable Listens to Belly Gurgling and Other Bodily Noises to Monitor Health

Recent work from Professor John Rogers, which could provide an entirely new way of monitoring people’s health, was featured in The Independent.
Nov 21, 2023|from The Independent

First-of-Their-Kind Wearables Capture Body Sounds to Continuously Monitor Health

The new devices developed by a team with Professor John Rogers were tested on a range of patients, from premature babies to the elderly.
Nov 16, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

McCormick Faculty Named Among Global ‘Highly Cited Researchers’ for 2023

The list identifies researchers who showed significant influence by publishing highly cited papers.
Nov 15, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

A Breath of Fresh Air Keeps Drug-Producing Cells Alive Longer

A new device developed by Professor Jonathan Rivnay could improve the outcomes of cell-based therapies.
Nov 10, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

‘Super Melanin’ Heals Skin Injuries from Sunburn, Chemical Burns

A synthetic cream developed by a team with Professor Nathan Gianneschi also protects skin from sun damage.
Nov 2, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Using Super-Resolution Imaging to Better Understand Human Skin Cells

Collaboration between Professors Hao F. Zhang and Xiaomin Bao found that different parts of a well-established cell structure can localize to other places and function beyond their well-recognized roles, which could have implications in the understanding of healthy human tissues and disease progression.
Oct 18, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

C-THAN Receives up to $8 Million in Funding over Five Years

Northwestern Engineering researchers will use the support to further work with partners in Africa to foster an ecosystem of point-of-care technology development to better detect and monitor HIV and common fatal comorbidities and complications.
Oct 16, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Protein-Like Polymers Illuminate the Path to Macular Degeneration Treatment

Invented by Professor Nathan Gianneschi, the proteomimetic polymers could help fight a leading cause of blindness.
Oct 13, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Ameer Wins BMES Athanasiou Medal of Excellence in Translational Bioengineering

The medal recognizes Professor Guillermo Ameer’s translational achievements and contributions to the field of biomedical engineering.
Oct 11, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Making Material Advancements at the Nanoscale

The work by Professors Horacio Espinosa and Chad Mirkin explored the engineering of materials at the nanoscale, emphasizing the unique properties that nanoscale structures can exhibit compared to bulk materials.
Sep 29, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

How a Cheek Swab Could Help Fight Lung Cancer

The novel test developed by Professor Vadim Backman detects chromatin alterations, changes that are associated with the earliest stages of carcinogenesis and cancer progression.
Sep 26, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Small, Implantable Device Could Sense and Treat Cancer

A multi-institutional team of researchers, including Professors Jonathan Rivnay and Shana Kelley, has received $45 million from the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health to fast-track the development of a first-of-its-kind implant to sense and treat cancer.
Sep 26, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Eric J. Perreault Named Vice President for Research

As associate dean of Northwestern Engineering, Perreault helped facilitate a 30% increase in research funding to the school and helped drive an increase in research collaborations with other schools and departments across the University.
Sep 11, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News
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