Past Projects

Sensors for Food and Agriculture: Selectivity for...

2013 | Team: Tim Swager with Joe Azzarelli, Brendon Deveney, et al.

Gases emitted by plants indicate the ripeness of produce. An inexpensive low power gas sensor would improve economics by optimizing the harvest,... Read more

eyeMITRA: Feature Revealing Computational Retinal...

2013 | Team: Ramesh Raskar with Amy Canham, Everett Lawson, et al.

Early detection of diabetic retinopathy allows treatment that can prevent blindness. The high cost of retinal imaging devices and the expertise... Read more

Getting a better grip on surfaces: Addressable N-...

2013 | Team: Jeremiah Johnson with Michelle MacLeod, Michael, et al.

This project is developing a new methodology for attaching materials for surfaces using carbene molecules. The technology has applicability in the... Read more

Drug Delivery System for Treating Post Traumatic...

2013 | Team: Alan Grodzinsky and Ambika Bajpayee with Chris, et al.

Joint trauma can injure cartilage and lead to osteoarthritis within 10 to 15 years. Treating the joint and cartilage immediately after the injury... Read more

Medication Dispensing Intraocular Lens (mdIOL) for...

2012 | Team: Paula Hammond and Kenneth Mandell with Myoung, et al.

Cataract surgery patients need to administer medication, using eye drops, for several weeks after a new lens is implanted. This project is developing... Read more

Ensemble-based Processing of Noisy Images

2012 | Team: Dennis McLaughlin with Rafal Wojcik

Many imaging systems used in geology, medicine and industry provide images that are "noisy" and imprecise. This project will allow useful information... Read more

Enabling Big Computation on Big Data for Business...

2012 | Team: Alan Edelman with Jeff Bezanson, Stefan Karpinski, et al.

As more and more data is generated, the analysis of the data becomes daunting and requires complex tools and programming. This project is developing... Read more

Targeting Oral Cancer

2012 | Team: Manijeh Goldberg with Erkin Ayden, Kuan Chen, and, et al.

The current treatment of oral cancer is to intravenously administer a highly toxic chemotherapy drug with systemic side effects. This project is... Read more

Enabling the Oral Delivery of Macromolecules: The...

2011 | Team: Daniel Anderson with Carl Schoellhammer, Avi, et al.

The past two decades have witnessed a revolution in the development and successful implementation of macromolecules as drugs including, monoclonal... Read more

Treatment of water produced from shale gas...

2011 | Team: Gang Chen with Anurag Bajpayee

In hydraulic fracturing of shale gas, large quantities of highly saline water are produced. This water needs to be treated to remove the dissolved... Read more

Implantable Drug Delivery Device for Ovarian Cancer

2011 | Team: Michael Cima with Michael Birrer, Marcela, et al.

The delivery of chemotherapy drugs for ovarian cancer currently requires injecting the drugs via a catheter many times, over several weeks. The... Read more

High resolution simulations for system analysis

2011 | Team: Anthony Patera with Phuong Huynh, David Knezevic, et al.

New generation of computer simulations that are component-­based, parametrized and fast. The underlying technology accelerates high resolution finite... Read more

WikiDo: Large-Scale Automation of Computer Tasks

2010 | Team: Dina Katabi with Regina Barzilay, Satchuthanan R., et al.

A software platform that will reduce the cost and time for computer support and maintenance – by automatically capturing best practices and solutions... Read more

Dislocation Density Reduction in Multicrystalline...

2010 | Team: Tonio Buonassisi with Sergio Castellanos, et al.

This project aims to demonstrate a scalable method to eliminate bulk defects in commercial solar cell materials (including silicon blocks or wafers... Read more

A Robotically Steered Electrode for Tumor Ablation

2010 | Team: Alexander Slocum with Rajiv Gupta, Nobuhiko Hata, et al.

Conventional thermal ablation for treating cancer is limited in precision and configurability as straight needle-like electrodes are manually... Read more

A Low-cost Mobile Diagnostic Tool for Self-...

2010 | Team: Ramesh Raskar with Chika Ekeji and Vitor Pamplona

Hundreds of millions of people, especially in developing countries have uncorrected refractive errors affecting their daily livelihood and leads to... Read more

On-Chip Diagnostic Device

2010 | Team: Geoffrey Beach with Elizabeth Rapoport

Functionalized superparamagnetic beads are the biomedical industry workhorse for tagging, manipulating, and detecting chemical and biological species... Read more

Tissue-Specific Adhesive Materials

2010 | Team: Elazer Edelman with Natalie Artzi, Joel Goldberg, et al.

A big problem after internal surgeries is leakage at the surgical site, leading to complications and inhibiting recovery. This project developed a... Read more

Device for Treatment of Cerebral Edema

2009 | Team: Michael Cima with Robert Carter, Fred Hochberch, et al.

Patients with brain tumors, radiation therapy, or brain surgery often have edema (accumulation of fluid) arising from inflammation in the brain. This... Read more

Nano-engineered Surfaces for Ultra High Power...

2009 | Team: Kripa Varanasi with HyukMin Kwon, Christopher J., et al.

As electronics become denser and consume higher power they generate considerable heat. This heat must be removed rapidly for the devices to function... Read more