Local hydrogel-mediated delivery of interventions...2020 | Natalie Artzi with Henry Brem and Michelle Zarrella, et al.
This team focused on glioblastoma is developing injectable, adhesive hydrogels to mediate controlled local delivery of therapies. Read more
Solid-state drones2020 | Steven Barrett & David Perreault
After demonstrating near-silent drone propulsion for brief flights, this project will focus on a small drone that flies for 10 to 30 minutes. Read more
Single-cell encapsulation methods for enhancing...2020 | Ariel Furst with Chelsea Catania
This team is developing a self-assembling coating for the protection of microorganisms in the probiotics manufacturing process. Read more
Real-time speech modification system to enhance...2020 | Satrajit Ghosh & Tod Machover with Rebecca Kleinberger
This team has developed a portable solution to reduce stuttering using novel alterations of auditory feedback during speech production. Read more
Noninvasive assessment of pulmonary edema using...2020 | Polina Golland with Ruizhi Liao, Steven Horng, and Seth, et al.
This team uses machine learning algorithms to automatically assess the severity of pulmonary edema from chest X-ray images, providing a more complete... Read more
Automated human oocyte cryopreservation device2020 | Linda Griffith & Scott Manalis with Max Stockslager
The project aims to design a fully automated oocyte vitrification system, capable of successfully repeating the vitrification process in a reliable... Read more
Ultrawide field-of-view metasurface flat-optics...2020 | Juejun Hu & Tian Gu with Mikhail Shalaginov
This project is developing novel metasurface flat optics for ultra-compact, high-performance optical imaging, sensing, projection, and display. Read more
Cleavable additives for degradable, recyclable...2020 | Jeremiah Johnson with Peyton Shieh and Keith Husted
This team is developing recyclable versions of existing high-performance thermosets by incorporating small quantities of a degradable co-monomer. Read more
Augmentative communication technologies using...2020 | Pattie Maes & Rosalind Picard with Jaya Narain, et al.
This project is developing a full-feedback augmentative-communication system, using a database of vocalizations from individuals and machine learning... Read more
Novel device for obstructive sleep apnea in Down...2020 | Ellen Roche, Ravi Rasalingam & Tarsha Ward with David, et al.
This team has created a custom-fit oral prosthesis that stabilizes the mouth muscles and prevents obstruction of the airway at night. Read more
A prototype of low-cost aluminum molten salt...2020 | Donald Sadoway with Ji Zhao and Sherrie Qian
This team aims to demonstrate a prototype of a radically new battery based on aluminum metal and common molten salt. Read more
Wide-field-of-view chip-scale LiDAR for autonomous...2020 | Marin Soljačić
This team is developing a next-generation LiDAR sensor that will enable autonomous machines and vehicles to see and navigate. Read more
Point-of-care integrated sample-sparing system for...2020 | Joel Voldman with Bruce Levy, Rebecca Baron, and, et al.
This sepsis project aims to create a portable automated prototype system suitable for obtaining large-scale data from human disease samples. Read more
Artificial axons as a myelination assay for drug...2019 | Krystyn Van Vliet & Nicholas Fang with Anna Jagielska, et al.
Finding cures for neurological diseases is challenging. Most drug candidates fail in clinical trials, in part due to the lack of adequate in vitro... Read more
Multiplexed measurement of miRNA in tissue sections2019 | Patrick Doyle & Frank Slack with Maxwell Nagarajan
Spatially-resolved gene expression patterns are emerging as a key component of medical studies, including companion diagnostics, yet technologies... Read more
High-strength tape for surgical sealing2019 | Xuanhe Zhao & Christoph Nabzdyk with Hyunwoo Yuk
The removal of diseased tissue and the re-connection of the remaining healthy tissues (anastomosis) are cornerstones of surgery. Rates of tissue... Read more
Antimicrobial & easy-care SmartPE fabrics2019 | Svetlana V. Boriskina & Gang Chen with Marcelo Lozano &, et al.
Conventional fabrics absorb body heat and perspiration, providing fertile ground for bacterial growth. Textile production pollutes water with... Read more
Learned Control of Manufacturing Processes2019 | Brian Anthony
The control of a manufacturing process is critical in maintaining the consistent quality of materials or products. Machine learning, especially... Read more
Early detection system for crop pathosystems2019 | Karen Gleason with Maxwell Robinson
Huanglongbing (HLB), or citrus greening disease, is incurable and threatens the survival of the U.S. citrus industry. Current detection strategies... Read more
Polymer membranes with exceptional performance and...2019 | Zachary Smith with Mason Wu, Timothy Swager, Sharon Lin, et al.
The development of polymeric materials for commercial membrane-based gas separations has stagnated for a quarter of a century. This project is... Read more