Past Projects

A 3 Dimensional Lithographic Microfabrication System

2008 | Peter So

The efficiency of photolithography for 2D microfabrication is responsible for ushering in the microelectronics era. This project will use a novel 3D... Read more

Pericardial Intoropic Drug Delivery for Heart...

2007 | Team: Elazer Edelman with Mark Lovich

A unique means of safely administering perioperative drugs for heart failure patients. Read more

High throughput cell microinjector

2007 | Klavs Jensen

Scientific progress in areas ranging from stem cell research to cancer biology has been slowed by the inability of researchers to efficiently inject... Read more

CD-4 T Lymphocyte-Counting Microchip

2007 | Utkan Demirci and Martha Gray

More than 35 million HIV-infected people live in the developing world, where resources are scarce. The World Health Organization has stated that... Read more

Compound to Enhance Immune Stimulation

2007 | Gerald Fink and Ifat Rubin-Bejerano

Monoclonal antibodies, currently a means of enabling speedier and more economic drug development, also have enormous untapped potential for use in... Read more

Rapid Multiplexed Analysis for Molecular Diagnostics

2007 | Team: Patrick Doyle with Daniel Pregibon

Molecular diagnostics is a multi-billion dollar market that directly impacts the progression in a variety of important medical research; from cancer... Read more

High efficiency multi-crystalline solar cells

2007 | Emanuel Sachs

Well over half of the current $10B photovoltaic (PV) market is based on multi-crystalline silicon wafers that operate at an approximate 16%... Read more

Phase contrast X-ray imaging

2007 | Richard Lanza

The basic principle of x-ray imaging; relying solely on the difference in absorption as the source of contrast, has remained essentially unchanged... Read more

Power Source for Terahertz Imaging

2007 | Keith Nelson

Terahertz (THz) imaging has the potential to provide a safe and efficient means of quick screening for explosives at airports and other facilities,... Read more

Drug delivery system to enhance healing of wounds...

2007 | Ioannis Yannas and Francois Berthiaume

Apart from causing deformity and death, wounds and burns severely burden the US healthcare system, costing overall $16-24 billion annually and... Read more

Super-hydrophobic Nanomaterials

2007 | Francesco Stellacci and Jing Kong

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science In recent memory, there have been numerous oil spill or leakage accidents that have drawn... Read more

High throughput Nanoscale Imaging

2007 | Henry Smith and Rajesh Menon

Visual inspection of nanoscale structures is increasingly important for applications ranging from imaging of biological specimens to inspection and... Read more

Gallium Nitride High Electron Mobility Transistors

2007 | Team: Tomas Palacios with Will Chung and Bin Lu

Silicon (Si) transistor technology is widely used in electronics, but the technology is reaching its physical limits; thus creating a need for new... Read more

Renewable Propane from Biomass

2007 | Jefferson Tester

Current biofuel technologies replace petroleum-based fuels, but they are not chemically identical to the fuels they are replacing. When accepted as... Read more

Portable Power Sources

2007 | Carol Livermore and Timothy Havel

 Nobody questions the need for smaller, more efficient and longer lasting portable power sources. In the United States alone, the market for... Read more

Low-Cost Continuous Drug Delivery

2007 | Yet-Ming Chiang and Michael Cima

The effectiveness of parenteral drugs for chronic conditions may be increased by delivery via portable infusion pumps. The high cost, complexity and... Read more

Medicine delivery method for bladder disorders

2006 | Michael Cima

Bladder disorders,  from incontinence to interstitial cystitis to cancer, affect more than 33 million people in the United States alone. Even the... Read more

Human liver models for faster, safer drug...

2006 | Team: Sangeeta Bhatia with Salman Khetani

Each new pharmaceutical drug costs roughly $1 billion to develop, and late-stage failures, such as Vioxx and Rezulin, are dangerous and enormously... Read more

High- Throughput Dense Wireless Networks

2006 | Dina Katabi

Wireless networks are increasingly critical to modern communications, from cellular phones to distributed sensors and emailing from the local coffee... Read more

High-Amperage Energy Storage Device

2006 | Team: Donald Sadoway with David Bradwell

Large-scale storage of electrical energy is a huge problem in an array of fields from leveling loads on power grids to providing uninterruptible... Read more