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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

Northwestern and MIT Receive Funding from Army’s Synthetic Biology Center

These awards are part of the Army’s recently established basic research center that applies synthetic biology to design advanced materials and to engineer environmental microbial communities.
Jan 5, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Researchers Detect Fluoride in Water with New Simple Color Change Test

A cross-disciplinary team of synthetic biologists is developing a sensor platform that will be able to detect a range of environmental and biological targets in real-world samples.
Jan 4, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Scientists Discover ‘Single Concise’ Phenomenon That Determines How Long You’ll Live

The Daily Mirror wrote about the recent research from Professor Luís A. N. Amaral that found longer and shorter genes are linked to longer and shorter lifespans, respectively.
Dec 16, 2022|from The Daily Mirror (England)

Sharmila Mulligan Stresses Curiosity During Commencement Remarks

Mulligan spoke at the Saturday, December 10 PhD Hooding and Master’s Recognition Ceremony, telling graduates that curiosity is “the very basis of education.”
Dec 12, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News

Aging is Driven by Unbalanced Genes

In a new study, Professor Luis Amaral used artificial intelligence to analyze data from a wide variety of tissues, collected from humans, mice, rats, and killifish, and discovered that the length of genes can explain most molecular-level changes that occur during aging.
Dec 9, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News

Search Committee Formed to Find New Dean of the McCormick School of Engineering

The individual chosen will succeed Julio M. Ottino, who will step down as dean at the end of the academic year.
Nov 16, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News

McCormick Faculty Named Among Global ‘Highly Cited Researchers’ for 2022

The list identifies researchers who showed significant influence by publishing highly cited papers.
Nov 15, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News

Synthetic Biology Summit Brings Science and Business Together

The daylong event — the first in a series of programming affiliated with Northwestern’s Querrey InQbation Lab — highlighted the field’s strength and promise with discussions and presentations from academic and investment leaders.
Nov 9, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News

Dario Robleto, Ann Druyan, and the Essence of Humanity

During a Dean’s Seminar Series lecture, Robleto previewed his upcoming art exhibit that examines the material traces of life.
Nov 7, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News

Expanding the Chemistry of Living Systems

New work from Professor Michael Jewett shows how the ribosome can be used to make novel pyridazinone bonds with alternative backbone structures, holding promise to enable the production of novel classes of medicines and materials.
Oct 25, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News

The Nexus and Understanding Different Ways of Thinking

Dean Julio M. Ottino and Bruce Mau shared insights from their recent book during their talk “The Nexus: The Concepts, Its Design, and Implications.”
Oct 25, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News
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