Author: Liz Sheeley

Shrinking Down Soft Robots

A novel four-step process has been developed by researchers including Assistant Professor Tommaso Ranzani (ME) and Assistant Professor Sheila Russo (ME) to construct microfluidic origami for reconfigurable pneumatic/hydraulic (MORPH) systems. Their work, published in Advanced Materials, details the process and demonstrates its capabilities with the fabrication of a highly complex soft structure.

Bespoke Biology

With the development of a DIY framework named eVOLVER, Assistant Professor Ahmad ‘Mo’ Khalil (BME) is hoping to disrupt a longstanding experimental compromise. The work has been published online and is scheduled to appear as the cover story of the July issue of Nature Biotechnology.

ENG Graduates Urged to Become Lifelong Learners and Innovators

Using the skill of the engineer to improve society during a time of rapid technological change was the theme of the College of Engineering’s undergraduate and graduate Commencement Exercises last week. At separate ceremonies, more than 700 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees were awarded to the Class of 2018.

Cassandras, Paschalidis Lend Smart Cities Knowledge to Special Issue of Proceedings of the IEEE

Professor Christos Cassandras (ECE, SE) was invited to be one of three guest editors on the April 2018 issue of the Proceedings of the IEEE on smart cities; he also co-authored one of the papers along with Professor Ioannis Paschalidis (ECE, BME, SE), who co-authored two.