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Designing Way to Potentially Make Oxygen Injectable

A new approach to transport gases using a class of materials called porous liquids represents a big step toward artificial oxygen carriers and demonstrates the immense biomedical potential of these unusual fluids.
Sep 2, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News

Northwestern Receives $10 Million for New National Energy Research Center

The Northwestern-led research team will work to provide a scientific foundation for practical developments in carbon-neutral energy and materials for brain-inspired computing.
Aug 25, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News

Controlling the Shape of Chiral Molecules

The work from Michael Bedzyk and Monica Olvera de la Cruz analyzed how to organize the molecules into bigger units and has implications in drug delivery and nanoelectronics.
Aug 16, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News

Efforts to Counter Warming Temperatures, Microplastics in Lake Michigan

From Plastic Free July to a nano-tech coated sponge, scientists in the Chicago area including Professor Vinayak Dravid are working hard to fight climate change and waste.
Jul 18, 2022|from WBEZ Chicago

Nerve-cooling Implant Could Offer Pain Relief Alternative to Opioids, Say Researchers

Professor John Rogers has developed a device which can dissolve in the body that represents an “engineering approach to treating pain.”
Jul 13, 2022|from The Guardian

Collaborative Research Shows Good Bacteria Can Be Protected in Fight Against Infections

An interdisciplinary team of Northwestern engineers led by Danielle Tullman-Ercek combined synthetic biology, computational modeling, and molecular-scale simulation to study how changes in the geometry of bacterial microcompartments can influence their function.
Jul 5, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News

Dissolving Implantable Device Relieves Pain Without Drugs

The first-of-its-kind device developed by Northwestern Engineering researchers could provide a much-needed alternative to opioids and other highly addictive medications.
Jun 30, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News

Dunand Project Receives DOE Funding to Reduce Industrial Emissions

The project is with Professor David Dunand is receiving $500,000 from the DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office as part of an initiative to reduce industrial emissions and manufacture clean energy technologies.
Jun 28, 2022

Solving the Puzzle of 2D Disorder

An interdisciplinary team developed a new method to characterize disorder in 2D materials, which is crucial to understanding and improving their performance.
Jun 16, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News

Latonia Harris Encourages Master’s, PhD Graduates to Honor Their Supporters

Harris and Dean Julio M. Ottino spoke during the 2022 PhD Hooding and Master’s Degree Recognition Ceremony on June 12, where they discussed the value of education and perseverance.
Jun 13, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News

Annette Rippert Encourages Graduating Seniors to Use Power of Change

Rippert and Dean Julio M. Ottino spoke at the 2022 Undergraduate Convocation on June 12 and implored graduates to use their skills to improve the world.
Jun 13, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News

Photosynthesis-inspired Process Makes Commodity Chemicals

A Northwestern team used light and water to convert acetylene into ethylene, a widely used, highly valuable chemical that is a key ingredient in plastics.
Jun 9, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News

Stephen Davis’s Memory Present at Symposium in his Honor

Cambridge’s Grae Worster delivered the keynote address at the 2022 Stephen H. Davis Symposium, and Northwestern Engineering’s Michael Miksis and Peter Voorhees recited Davis’s extensive contributions to research and the University.
Jun 1, 2022|from Northwestern Engineering News

MSE Hosts 39th Annual John E. Hilliard Lecture and Symposium

The symposium is the department’s annual capstone event, highlighting its senior graduate students’ original research.
May 31, 2022

These Miniature Remote-controlled Robot Crabs May Someday be Used in Heart Surgeries

The walking robot, created by Professors John Rogers and Yonggang Huang to look like a peekytoe crab, is the smallest-ever remote-controlled walking robot.
May 27, 2022|from USA Today
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