Active Projects

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 drones

2020 | 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 device

2020 | 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 with Josué López and Thomas Mahony

 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 sections

2019 | Patrick Doyle with Frank Slack, Maxwell Nagarajan and, et al.

Spatially-resolved gene expression patterns are emerging as a key component of medical studies, including companion diagnostics, yet technologies... Read more

Novel nature-inspired bioadhesives for tissue...

2019 | Xuanhe Zhao with Christoph Nabzdyk and 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 fabrics

2019 | 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 Processes

2019 | 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 pathosystems

2019 | Olivier de Weck 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 & Timothy Swager with Francesco Benedetti, 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