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These Researchers Used AI to Design a Completely New 'Animal Robot'

Scientific American produced a video about “Xenobots,” the world’s first computer-designed organisms developed by a team including Professor Sam Kriegman.
Mar 9, 2023|from Scientific American

The Challenges of Mining for Electric-Vehicle Batteries

Professor Jennifer Dunn and PhD student Jenna Trost’s commentary in Nature Sustainability argues that the Inflation Reduction Act’s standard for electric-vehicle batteries could have unintended consequences.
Mar 6, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Northwestern to Co-lead New CZ Biohub Chicago

Northwestern professor Shana Kelley named president of the biomedical science hub, which will develop new technologies for studying human tissues with unprecedented resolution.
Mar 2, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Ramping Up Domestic Graphite Production Could Aid the Green Energy Transition

The paper from Jennifer Dunn is the first natural and synthetic graphite material flow analysis for the US.
Feb 22, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

The Art in Bringing Humanity to Science

Artist Dario Robleto urges us to remember the humans hidden within scientific discovery.
Feb 22, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Three Named to Department Leadership Positions

Effective September 1, Mark Hersam, Simge Küçükyavuz, and Justin Notestein will serve as the chairs of the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, and Chemical and Biological Engineering, respectively.
Feb 21, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Could AI Swamp Social Media with Fake Accounts?

Speaking to the British Broadcasting Corporation, Professor Luís A. Nunes Amaral said platforms should be flagging phony content.
Feb 14, 2023|from BBC

Arthur Prindle Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

The award, which is worth $561,450 over five years, will fund research into understanding group behaviors in bacterial biofilm communities.
Feb 10, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Biosensors Change the Way Water Contamination is Detected

The new biosensor device developed at Northwestern has been field tested in rural Kenya, providing evidence that water testing for fluoride can be easily used outside of a lab and accurately interpreted by nonexperts.
Feb 8, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Finding Emotion and Empathy in Science

During a February 4 opening event, Dario Robleto discussed his new exhibition at the Block Museum of Art that employs scientific research in the search for empathy beyond the boundaries of time and space.
Feb 7, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Julius Lucks, Danielle Tullman-Ercek to Lead Center for Synthetic Biology

Lucks and Tullman-Ercek will succeed Michael Jewett as co-directors of the center, which has attracted renowned interdisciplinary researchers focused on advancing this emerging area of excellence.
Feb 6, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Daniel Abrams Named NICO Codirector

An expert on nonlinear dynamics, mathematical geoscience, and the physics of social systems, Abrams will succeed Professor Luís A.N. Amaral on February 1.
Jan 27, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Julio M. Ottino Selected for 2023 G.I. Taylor Medal

Awarded by the Society of Engineering Science, Ottino was recognized for “pioneering theoretical and experimental contributions to the fluid mechanics of mixing.”
Jan 23, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Vertical Electrochemical Transistor Pushes Wearable Electronics Forward

The electrochemical transistor is compatible with blood and water and can amplify important signals, making it especially useful for biomedical sensing.
Jan 19, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Chad Mirkin Receives King Faisal Prize for Work in Chemistry

Mirkin is the first Northwestern professor to win the most prestigious award in the Muslim world.
Jan 5, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News
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