Digital Tools for In-Field Data Collection2016 | Chris Zegras with Daniel Heriberto Palencia Arreola and, et al.
The promise of “big data” does not ensure that the right data will make it into the right hands to solve today’s urban challenges. Flocktracker... Read more
Floating Solar Receivers for Distributed...2016 | Gang Chen with Svetlana V. Boriskina, Thomas Cooper and, et al.
Increasingly, communities are turning to seawater desalination to manage intense droughts and satisfy growing freshwater demand. This project... Read more
Plastics for Thermal Management2016 | Gang Chen with Yanfei Zu and Jiawei Zhou
Polymers have low thermal conductivities and are not used to transfer heat. However, high thermal conductivity plastics have been developed in the... Read more
Non-invasive white cell count prototype2016 | Martha Gray with Carlos Castro-Gonzalez
Several chemotherapy regimens yield better survival when administered with higher frequency and dose. However, because chemotherapy administration... Read more
Bedside Testing of Coagulation Function and...2016 | James Fox with Galit Frydman
Many diseases disrupt the balance in our blood coagulation system and result in life- threatening bleeding and clotting events. While there have... Read more
Efficient Drug Discovery Screening2016 | Paul Blainey with Anthony Kulesa, Jared Kehe and, et al.
In the United States, antibiotic-resistant infections cause >23,000 deaths and $20-35 billion in direct healthcare costs. Modern biology... Read more
Targeted Electrochemical Water Remediation2016 | Alan Hatton with Xiao Su
A particular challenge in wastewater treatment are extremely toxic pollutants and contaminants of emerging concern, often present at low levels and... Read more
Active Structural Batteries2016 | Angela Belcher with Alan Ransil
Currently 60-90% of the weight of the battery package in an electric car or an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is inactive - does not contribute to... Read more
Mucin-inspired Agents to Manage Infections2016 | Katharina Ribbeck with Wesley Chen
The global rise of antibiotic resistance presents a clear danger and urges the development of innovative approaches to treat and prevent... Read more
Low-Cost Water Filter Using Sapwood Xylem2016 | Rohit Karnick and Amy Smith with Krithika Ramchander, et al.
This project explores a novel approach to address the largely unmet need for providing safe and affordable drinking water to low-income groups by... Read more
Convention Enhanced Electrochemical Energy Storage2016 | Fikile Brushett with Thomas Carney
Modern enclosed rechargeable batteries are generally limited in performance because inactive components occupy a majority of the battery weight... Read more
Rapid Detection of Pathogenic Bacteria2016 | Timothy Swager and Alexander Klibanov with Myles, et al.
Foodborne illnesses can lead to human sufferings, expensive medical treatments, lawsuits, government sanctions, product recalls, tarnished corporate... Read more
A Multiplex, Nanosensor Platform for the Real Time...2015 | Michael Strano and Anthony Sinskey with Ivy Dong, et al.
Food and water safety requires real-time monitoring of contaminants at the point of use. This project seeks to develop a single integrated platform... Read more
Fouling Resistant Nanoporous Membranes2015 | Jeffrey Grossman with Shreya Dave, Jatin Patil, and, et al.
A water treatment plant needs to significantly pre-treat feed water before it reaches the fragile separation membranes that remove salt or other... Read more
Handling Assembly of Ultra-thin Silicon Membranes2015 | Henry Smith and Paul Lozano with Ash Dyer, Dakota, et al.
3D integrated electronic components require the stacking of thin layers of semiconductors. Manufacturing of such devices is very difficult as the... Read more
WiFi Based Indoor Positioning Platform2015 | Daniela Rus and Dina Katabi with Joe DelPreto, David, et al.
While GPS has revolutionized positioning, it does not work indoors. This project is developing an indoor positioning platform that is compatible with... Read more
Exploring the Therapeutic Potential of Small...2015 | Angela Koehler with Francisco Caballero and Eric Stefan
Controlling the function of overactive transcription factors is an emerging therapeutic stress strategy in oncology. The team has identified... Read more
Color and Motion Magnification2015 | Fredo Durand and William Freeman with Justin Chen, Abe, et al.
This project has developed an algorithm that reveals small motions of small changes in color within a video. The team plans to develop easy-to-use... Read more
The Nanosatellite Optical Downlink Experiment (NODE)2015 | Kerri Cahoy with Raichelle Aniceto, James Clark, Andrew, et al.
The team will develop a miniature, low-cost, free space optical communications terminal for small satellites, such as CubeSats. The system will be... Read more
Novel Approaches to Antibody-Drug Conjugates2015 | Stephen Buchwald and Bradley Pentelute with Timothy, et al.
Antibody-Drug Conjugates (ADCs) for cancer therapy are synthesized by attaching cytotoxic small molecule drugs to monoclonal antibodies, using... Read more