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How to Break Symmetry in Colloidal Crystals

How to Break Symmetry in Colloidal Crystals

New research shows, for the first time, how low-symmetry colloidal crystals can be made – including one phase for which there is no known natural equivalent.
Jan 13, 2022
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Microplastic Pollution Lingers in Rivers for Years Before Entering Oceans

Microplastic Pollution Lingers in Rivers for Years Before Entering Oceans

Researchers have found hyporheic exchange — a process in which surface water mixes with water in the riverbed — can trap lightweight microplastics that otherwise might be expected to float.
Jan 12, 2022
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‘Fitbit for the Face’ Can Turn Any Face Mask into Smart Monitoring Device

‘Fitbit for the Face’ Can Turn Any Face Mask into Smart Monitoring Device

Northwestern Engineering researchers have developed a new smart sensor platform for face masks that uses a tiny magnet to attach to any N95, cloth, or surgical face mask.
Jan 12, 2022
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Northwestern Engineering Magazine

Fall 2021: Back on Campus

This issue of our magazine dives into how engineers meet the challenge of a changing world through technological innovation.McCormick Magazine

Field Museum Collaborations Span Prehistoric Earth to the Moon

Northwestern Engineering professors have long enjoyed strong collaborative ties with researchers at the Field Museum in Chicago. Two recent projects highlight the interdisciplinary, evolving teamwork between the institutions.

Biomaterial Technology Moves from Lab Bench to the Orthopedic Market

Resorbable anti-inflammatory tendon fixation technology used in patients for the first time.

Building Community. Making an Impact.

Student groups foster exciting experiences, innovative thinking, and lasting memories beyond the classroom.

Leading Decision-Making in the Age of Machine Learning

The IEMS Department leads the field in decision-making for complex environments through innovation in algorithms, computation, and mathematical modeling.
 

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Using Data to Make the Justice System More Just

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Northwestern-led team work to make US court documents free and open to the public.
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