Past Projects

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 Management

2016 | 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

Fouling Resistant Nanoporous Membranes

2015 | 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 Membranes

2015 | 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

Platform Device for Non-Invasive Gastrointestinal...

2015 | Timothy Lu with Mark Mimee, Isaak Mueller, and Jacob, et al.

This device will enable the detection and reporting of gastrointestinal disease biomarkers in a non-invasive and near-real-time fashion, thus... Read more

Effective PTSD Drug Therapy

2015 | Ki Goosens with Vikash Mansinghka and Mireya Nadal, et al.

The team has shown that the stress hormone, ghrelin, plays a key role in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This project will focus on... Read more

Color and Motion Magnification

2015 | 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

Drug-eluting Platform Device to Locally Treat...

2014 | Elazer Edelman with Laura Indolfi and David Ting

Pancreatic cancer is a devastating therapy-resistant disease. By locally delivering a large amount of drugs directly into a tumor mass via devices,... Read more

Exceedingly Small Iron Oxide Nanoparticles as T1...

2014 | Moungi Bawendi with Oliver Bruns, Jose Cordero, Eric, et al.

This project aims to produce a contrast agent with similar properties to GBCA (gadolinium based contrast agents) but with less toxicity. These new... Read more

Waterproof & Smart Fabrics Using Symmetry-...

2014 | Kripa Varanasi with Taylor Farnham, Henri Girard, Karen, et al.

The current solutions for waterproof textiles are based on hydrophobic membranes or modifiers and are environmentally unfriendly. This project... Read more

Fluorinated Non-Stick Coatings for High Performance...

2014 | Yogesh Surendranath with Sterling Chu

This project will develop a novel passivation method for high surface carbon electrodes using fluorocarbon film. The proposed coating can be applied... Read more

Wavelength-Selective Light Scattering for...

2014 | Marin Soljacic with Emma Anquilare, Austin Clark, Eric, et al.

This project explores a new type of transparent display based on the wavelength-selective scattering of light from nanostructures. The advantages of... Read more

A Drug Delivery Platform for Sustained Treatment of...

2014 | Martha Gray and Jeffrey Karp with Tony Aliprantis, Omid, et al.

This project will create a delivery systems for the treatment of inflammatory diseases, such as arthritis. The system would release a measured amount... Read more

Electrochemically-Mediated Carbon Dioxide Capture

2014 | T. Alan Hatton with Aly El-Tayeb and Ryan Shaw

Current CO2 capture technology is energy intensive, expensive, and difficult to integrate with existing infrastructure. This project will develop a... Read more

Covert and Robust Micron-Scale Tags for Anti-...

2014 | Patrick Doyle with Paul Bisso

This project will develop new methods to covertly encode objects such as pharmaceutical packaging, currency, and electronics using smartphone-... Read more

Globally Optimal Engineering System Design

2014 | Marc Baldo with Paul Azunre

The design of thin film optical interference coatings remains more art than science. This project is developing the first algorithm which can... Read more

Scalable Photonic Links for Ethernet Systems

2013 | Team: Michael Watts with Jonathan Bradley, Michele, et al.

Network limitations can have an adverse affect on the performance of large-scale computing systems such as data centers. This project will integrate... Read more

Shape Memory Ceramic Actuators

2013 | Team: Chris Schuh with Alan Lai

Shape memory materials are solid state actuators that can produce both large forces and displacements, making them ideal materials for actuation... Read more

Fast Flow Peptides

2013 | Team: Bradley Pentelute and Klavs Jensen with Andrea, et al.

Peptides are an important and growing area of therapeutics. The development of peptide-based pharmaceuticals requires the synthesis of custom peptide... Read more

A Platform for Multi-Material Fabrication

2013 | Team: Wojciech Matusik with Desai Chen, Moira Forberg, et al.

Current multi-material additive manufacturing systems have many limitations with regards to both software and hardware. This project proposes to... Read more

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