Past Projects

Turbocharging single-cylinder engines to increase...

2018 | Amos Winter and Michael Buchman

Many diesel-powered devices (delivery vehicles, tractors, generators, etc.) in emerging markets use single-cylinder engines.  They have to meet ever... Read more

A novel prodrug platform as the next generation...

2018 | Jeremiah Johnson with Yivan Jiang, Hung Nguyen &, et al.

Multiple Myeloma (MM) is a deadly blood cancer that has 30,000 new diagnoses each year. In 2022, the market for treating this cancer is expected to... Read more

Biomass torrefaction for high-yield,...

2018 | Ahmed Ghoniem with Sonal Thengane & Kevin Kung

Many smallholder farmers in rural areas depend on costly, imported synthetic fertilizers that over the long term may acidify and degrade their soils... Read more

Low-cost spectroscopy solutions for Raman sensing...

2017 | Rajeev Ram with Amir Atabaki

The cost and size of high-performance spectroscopy instruments often limits their application. This project leverages recent advances in photonic... Read more

Digital 3D Printing of Microparticles

2017 | John Hart with Justin Beroz and Ulrich Muecke 

On-demand production, especially for complex and high value parts, would be valuable to many industries. Additive manufacturing processes broadly aim... Read more

Development of synthetic substrates for...

2017 | Paula Hammond & Linda Griffith with Marianna Sofman

As the prevalence of neurodegenerative diseases continues to grow, there has been increased attention toward advancing stem cell therapies. This... Read more

Local Drug Delivery for Facilitating Expedited...

2017 | Michael Cima with Christopher Lee and Brian Eisner

Twelve percent of men and five percent of women will experience at least one symptomatic urinary stone by age 70. Stones when lodged in the ureter... Read more

Structured Nucleic Acid Nanoparticle Therapeutic...

2017 | Mark Bathe, Darrell Irvine, Feng Zhang with Remi, et al.

Targeted, efficient delivery of nucleic acid therapeutics is one of the largest current bottlenecks to the treatment of human diseases. This project... Read more

Developing intelligent selective electrodialysis...

2017 | John Lienhard with Kishor Nayar & Amit Kumar

Intelligent Selective Electrodialysis (ISED) can selectively remove monovalent ions from a water stream, tailoring waters for specific applications... Read more

Field-scale Quality Assurance in India’s Dairy...

2017 | Sanjay Sarma with Pranay Jain

Milk procurement in India’s dairy industry is complicated, uncontrolled, and vulnerable to tampering.  The safety and quality of milk products are... Read more

Digital tools for in-field data collection

2016 | Chris Zegras with Daniel Heriberto Palencia Arreola, 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 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

Non-invasive white cell count prototype

2016 | 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

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 Screening

2016 | 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 Remediation

2016 | 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 Batteries

2016 | 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 Infections

2016 | Katharina Ribbeck with Kelsey Wheeler and Bradley, et al.

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 xylem

2016 | Rohit Karnik & Amy Smith with Krithika Ramchander, Luda, 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