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A high-throughput platform for cellular uptake drug screening2022 | Laurie Boyer with John Hickox Day and Catherine Della Santina Active This team is developing a high-throughput platform that allows high-resolution imaging and quantification of drug uptake within target cells.
DNA "Velcro" to improve electrochemical carbon dioxide reduction2022 | Ariel Furst with Gang Fan and Thomas Gill Active Carbon dioxide is abundant, yet has not been extensively harnessed as a potential one-carbon feedstock.
Effective antibody drug discovery against difficult targets2022 | Brandon DeKosky with Matias Gutierrez Active This project is developing a platform for more efficient antibody discovery against both viruses and membrane protein targets.
Hybrid solid-liquid cathode to boost lithium primary battery energy2022 | Betar Gallant with Haining Gao Active This team is developing a new class of energy-dense catholyte that can increase the energy of a Lithium primary battery 20 percent or more
Small spacecraft propellant management2022 | Paulo Lozano with Jonathan MacArthur Active Propulsion is key to enable high-performance, high-value CubeSat missions
Sulfidation chemistry for decarbonizing processing and production2022 | Antoine Allanore with Caspar Stinn Active Selective conversion of some species feedstock from oxides to sulfides could enable targeted, carbon-free methods of metal production.
Tailored nanoporous catalysts for net-zero chemical industry2022 | Rafael Gomez-Bombarelli, Elsa Olivetti & Yuriy Roman Active This team is developing an artificial intelligence-based platform to develop catalysts that would help create efficient, net-zero conversion steps.
AI support system for authoring clinical documentation2021 | David Karger & David Sontag Active This team is developing a system combining machine learning and human-computer interaction to reimagine Electronic Health Records.
Chronic brain implant to deliver antiepileptic medication2021 | Michael J. Cima with Max Cotler and Hannah Jackson Active This project will use a previously developed chronic brain implant to directly deliver antiepileptic medication to seizure regions in the brain.
Color-changing photonic sheets2021 | Mathias Kolle with Ben Miller Active This project aims to show manufacturability at scale of a material that changes color to provide visual feedback.
Continuous directed evolution in mammalian cells2021 | Matthew Shoulders & Amit Choudhary with Sam Hendel and Amanuella Mengiste Active This project strives to enable rapid and continuous directed evolution of high-value protein targets directly in mammalian cells.
Robotic guidewire to treat neurovascular disease2021 | Xuanhe Zhao and Yoonho Kim Active This team is developing a magnetically steerable guidewire to navigate major brain arteries to treat patients affected by stroke or aneurysms.
System for on-site detection of virus-loaded aerosol2021 | Domitilla Del Vecchio with Hsin-Ho Huang and Carlos Barajas Active This project focuses on a device to sample the air of an indoor environment and detect the presence and concentration of a target virus on-site.
System to improve protein production in cells2021 | Peter Dedon and Shane Byrne Active This project is developing a platform to improve protein production in industrially relevant bacteria, yeast, and mammalian cells.
A prototype of low-cost aluminum molten salt battery for nonintermittent off-grid power supply2020 | Donald Sadoway with Ji Zhao and Sherrie Qian Active This team aims to demonstrate a prototype of a radically new battery based on aluminum metal and common molten salt.
Automated human oocyte cryopreservation device2020 | Linda Griffith & Scott Manalis with Max Stockslager Active This team is designing an automated oocyte vitrification system capable of repeating the vitrification process in a reliable and standardized fashion.
Cleavable additives for degradable, recyclable thermoset plastics2020 | Jeremiah Johnson with Peyton Shieh and Keith Husted Active This team is developing recyclable versions of existing high-performance thermosets by incorporating small quantities of a degradable co-monomer.
Local hydrogel-mediated delivery for the treatment of glioblastoma2020 | Natalie Artzi with Henry Brem and Michelle Zarrella Dion Active This team is developing injectable, adhesive hydrogels for glioblastoma tumors to mediate local delivery of therapies.
Noninvasive assessment of pulmonary edema using machine learning2020 | Polina Golland with Ruizhi Liao and Steven Horng Active This team uses machine learning algorithms to assess pulmonary edema from chest X-rays, providing a more complete visualization for physicians.
Novel device for obstructive sleep apnea in Down Syndrome2020 | Ellen Roche, Ravi Rasalingam & Tarsha Ward Active This team has created a custom-fit oral prosthesis that stabilizes the mouth muscles and prevents obstruction of the airway at night.
Real-time speech modification system to enhance fluency in people who stutter2020 | Satrajit Ghosh & Tod Machover with Rebecca Kleinberger Active This team has developed a portable solution to reduce stuttering using novel alterations of auditory feedback during speech production.
Learned control of manufacturing processes2019 | Brian Anthony Active This project is creating a new level of manufacturing system performance using process control methods based on deep reinforcement learning.
Augmentative communication technologies using naturalistic data and personalized machine learning2020 | Pattie Maes & Rosalind Picard with Jaya Narain and Kristina Johnson Past This project is developing an augmentative-communication system to “translate” non-speech sounds.
Point-of-care integrated sample-sparing system for monitoring sepsis2020 | Joel Voldman with Bruce Levy and Rebecca Baron Past This sepsis project aims to create a portable automated prototype system suitable for obtaining large-scale data from human disease samples.
Single-cell encapsulation methods for enhancing microorganism viability2020 | Ariel Furst with Chelsea Catania Past This team is developing a self-assembling coating for the protection of microorganisms in the probiotics manufacturing process.
Solid-state drones2020 | Steven Barrett & David Perreault Past After demonstrating near-silent drone propulsion for brief flights, this project will focus on a small drone that flies for 10 to 30 minutes.
Ultrawide field-of-view metasurface flat-optics platform2020 | Juejun Hu & Tian Gu with Mikhail Shalaginov Past This project is developing novel metasurface flat optics for ultra-compact, high-performance optical imaging, sensing, projection, and display.
Wide-field-of-view chip-scale LiDAR for autonomous machines2020 | Marin Soljačić with Josué López and Thomas Mahony Past This team is developing a next-generation LiDAR sensor that will enable autonomous machines and vehicles to see and navigate.
Antimicrobial & easy-care SmartPE fabrics2019 | Svetlana V. Boriskina & Gang Chen with Marcelo Lozano and Matteo Alberghini Past This team is developing a recyclable, stain-resistant SmartPE polyethylene textile that will reduce plastic waste and save energy and water.
Artificial axons as a myelination assay for drug screening in neurological diseases2019 | Krystyn Van Vliet & Nicholas Fang with Anna Jagielska Past This team is developing artificial axons using advanced 3D printing to accelerate the discovery of drugs that stimulate myelin repair.
Combinatorial engineering of Chimeric Antigen Receptors2019 | Michael Birnbaum with Taeyoon Kyung, Michael Hemann, and Khloe Gordon Past This project created hundreds of thousands of Chimeric Antigen Receptors to select for superior activity, ideally extending therapeutic efficacy.
Early detection system for crop pathosystems2019 | Olivier de Weck with Maxwell Robinson Past The team is developing a detection system to sense concentration changes of volatile organic compounds during early stages of citrus greening disease.
Multiplexed measurement of miRNA in tissue sections2019 | Patrick Doyle with Frank Slack and Maxwell Nagarajan Past Team is developing a method to perform spatially resolved and multiplex microRNA measurements directly from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue.
Novel nature-inspired bioadhesives for tissue sealing2019 | Xuanhe Zhao with Christoph Nabzdyk and Hyunwoo Yuk Past Tissue breakdown and anastomotic leakage in surgery can cause health and economic burdens. This team is developing a bioadhesive for tissue sealing.
Polymer membranes with exceptional performance and stability2019 | Zachary Smith & Timothy Swager with Francesco Benedetti Past This project is developing an approach to make a promising polymeric platform of materials to replace current gas-separation membranes.
Polymer-drug conjugate for osteoarthritis2019 | Paula Hammond & Alan Grodzinsky with Brandon Johnston Past Project is developing nanomaterial for sustained delivery of drugs to cartilage to improve efficacy and treat the underlying cause of osteoarthritis.
Rapid diagnosis of bacterial infection via volatile organic compounds in patient breath2019 | Max Shulaker with Eric Rosenberg Past Project aimed to improve time to diagnosis of bacterial infection using electronic chips with gas sensors to detect volatile compounds in breath.
Rapid, target-directed antimalarial drug discovery2019 | Jacquin C. Niles with Mai Nakashima, Khan T. Osman, and Charisse F. Pasaje Past This project focused on a strategy for prioritizing antimalarial targets and accelerating discovery of molecules that interfere with these functions.
A novel prodrug platform as the next generation blood cancer therapy2018 | Jeremiah Johnson with Yivan Jiang and Hung Nguyen Past This project team invented a novel macromolecular prodrug platform that improves the leading Multiple Myeloma drug therapeutics.
Biomass torrefaction for high-yield, water-saving fertilizer2018 | Ahmed Ghoniem with Sonal Thengane & Kevin Kung Past The project is developing a series of low-cost reactor designs that can be deployed at a small-scale and in a decentralized manner in rural areas.
Hydrogel for reducing immune-related adverse events during immunotherapy2018 | Jeremiah Johnson with Sachin Bhagchandani & Farrukh Vohidov Past Created technology will be able to augment the therapeutic efficacy of combination immunotherapies as well as reduce systemic toxicities.
In-line photonic Raman sensors for accelerated pharmaceutical process development2018 | Juejun Hu with Derek Kita & Jérôme Michon Past This project is developing a Raman spectroscopy system with on-chip photonic sensors, which can be integrated into existing pharmaceutical processes.
On-site soil nutrient analysis system for smallholder farmers2018 | John Hart & Chintan Vaishnav with Michael Arnold Past This team is developing an affordable on-site soil nutrient analysis system, enabling accurate measurement of nitrate, phosphate, potassium, and pH.
Producing E. coli test kits in Nepal2018 | Jeffrey Ravel & Susan Murcott Past This project is focused on low-cost water quality testing kits designed to signal the presence of E. coli.
Robust anti-fouling ultrafiltration membranes2018 | Jeffrey Grossman with Brendan Smith Past Using novel materials, this project is developing robust, anti-fouling ultrafiltration membranes with high thermal and chemical stability.
Turbocharging single-cylinder engines to increase power, improve efficiency, and reduce emissions2018 | Amos Winter and Michael Buchman Past Developing a turbocharging technology that could increase the power of single-cylinder engines by as much as 60% and increase efficiency.
Developing intelligent selective electrodialysis for 21st century agriculture2017 | John Lienhard with Kishor Nayar & Amit Kumar Past Intelligent Selective Electrodialysis can selectively remove monovalent ions from a water stream, tailoring waters for specific applications.
Developing synthetic substrates for neurodegenerative disease platforms2017 | Paula Hammond & Linda Griffith with Marianna Sofman Past Focused on developing synthetic polymer material upon which neural progenitor cells can grow, expand and differentiate into different neural lineages.
Digital 3D printing of microparticles2017 | John Hart with Justin Beroz and Ulrich Muecke Past This project is developing a new direct-write printing technology, to enable high resolution multi-material deposition.
Engineered binding proteins as replacements for antibodies in immunoassays2017 | Hadley Sikes with Eric Miller & Ki Joo Sung Past Focused on replacing antibodies in diagnostic tests with engineered binders for faster development timelines and improved performance.
Engineered protein treatments for hair repair and long-lasting color retention2017 | Bradley Olsen with Justin Paloni, Hursh Sureka & Sieun Kim Past This team is developing polymer-based technology that binds to the hair, providing persistent bioactives that protect the cuticle and repair damage.
Field-scale quality assurance in India’s dairy industry2017 | Sanjay Sarma with Pranay Jain Past This project focused on developing a handheld device that can inexpensively test the quality of milk by measuring milk fat and protein.
Local drug delivery for facilitating expedited urinary stone passage2017 | Michael Cima with Christopher Lee and Brian Eisner Past Focused on developing a locally delivered, outpatient-based therapy offering expedited urinary stone passage.
Low-cost spectroscopy solutions for Raman sensing and beyond2017 | Rajeev Ram with Amir Atabaki Past This project leverages recent advances in photonic integration and in image sensors to reconstruct optical spectra.
Non-invasive hydration sensor for elderly care2017 | Luca Daniel and Martha Gray with Ian Butterworth Past This project is developing a non-invasive sensor to provide actionable information about hydration status.
Optically transparent thermally insulating retrofits for single-pane windows2017 | Evelyn Wang, Gang Chen & Xuanhe Zhao with Elise Strobach Past This team is developing a silica aerogel material that is more transparent than glass and twice as insulating as air.
Reducing runoff and environmental impact of agricultural sprays2017 | Kripa Varanasi with Maxime Costalonga and David Kang Past Novel spray formulations designed to enable the agricultural pesticide drops to adhere better to surfaces.
Solid-state color pixel for e-paper displays2017 | Geoff Beach with Mantao Huang & Aik Jun Tan Past This project team is developing a technology for a simple color pixel structure for e-paper.
Structured nucleic acid nanoparticle therapeutic delivery platform2017 | Mark Bathe, Darrell Irvine and Feng Zhang Past Targeted, efficient delivery of nucleic acid therapeutics is one of the largest current bottlenecks to the treatment of human diseases.
Active structural batteries2016 | Angela Belcher with Alan Ransil and Kieran Strobel Past This project is developing a structural approach to build electrical vehicle components from materials that contribute to energy storage.
Bedside testing of coagulation2016 | James Fox with Galit Frydman Past This project developed rapid, bedside blood diagnostics and drug monitoring capabilities.
Convection-enhanced electrochemical energy storage2016 | Fikile Brushett with Thomas Carney Past This project aims to develop a new energy storage concept: a convection-enhanced rechargeable battery.
Digital tools for in-field data collection2016 | Chris Zegras with Daniel Heriberto Palencia Arreola Past Flocktracker provides an easy-to-deploy and manage, low-cost, cloud-based, field data gathering method, leveraging smartphone technology.
Efficient drug discovery screening2016 | Paul Blainey with Anthony Kulesa and Jared Kehe Past This project aims to bring drug combinatorial discovery within reach by lowering costs and increasing throughput.
Floating solar receivers for distributed desalination2016 | Gang Chen with Svetlana V. Boriskina, Thomas Cooper and George Ni Past Increasingly, communities are turning to seawater desalination to manage intense droughts and satisfy growing freshwater demand.
Low-cost water filter using sapwood xylem2016 | Rohit Karnik & Amy Smith with Krithika Ramchander Past This project explores providing safe drinking water by developing low-cost filters that use the natural capabilities of xylem tissue in wood.
Mucin-inspired agents to manage infections2016 | Katharina Ribbeck with Kelsey Wheeler and Bradley Turner Past This mucin-inspired project will enable healthy microbe diversity by developing a synthetic microbe-taming barrier to microbial infections.
Non-invasive white cell count prototype2016 | Martha Gray with Carlos Castro-Gonzalez Past This project is to develop a noninvasive white blood cell test that enables more frequent measurement.
Plastics for thermal management2016 | Gang Chen with Yanfei Zu and Jiawei Zhou Past This project will investigate the potential of plastics-based heat transfer materials.
Rapid detection of pathogenic bacteria2016 | Timothy Swager and Alexander Klibanov with Kent Harvey and Qifan Zhang Past This project will develop an inexpensive biosensor to rapidly detect pathogenic bacteria in food and water to prevent widespread infection.
Targeted electrochemical water remediation2016 | Alan Hatton with Xiao Su Past A challenge in wastewater treatment is extremely toxic pollutants and contaminants, often present at low levels and energetically costly to remove.
A multiplex, nanosensor platform for the real-time monitoring of food and water-borne contaminants2015 | Michael Strano and Anthony Sinskey with Ivy Dong, et al. Past This project seeks to develop a single integrated platform to address food and water contaminants in a low-cost, widely deployable nanosensor array.
Color and motion magnification2015 | Fredo Durand and William Freeman with Justin Chen, et al. Past This project has developed an algorithm that reveals small motions of small changes in color within a video.
Effective PTSD drug therapy2015 | Ki Goosens with Vikash Mansinghka and Mireya Nadal-Vicens Past This project will focus on identifying a drug to modulate the stress hormone, ghrelin, which would provide a new therapy for stress-related disorders.
Exploring the therapeutic potential of small molecules that modulate the c-Myc oncoprotein2015 | Angela Koehler with Francisco Caballero and Eric Stefan Past The team identified compounds that bind to protein complexes containing the oncoprotein c-Myc and will explore the potential of Myc modulation.
Fouling-resistant nanoporous membranes2015 | Jeffrey Grossman with Shreya Dave, Jatin Patil, and Brendan Smith Past This project is developing novel fouling-resistant materials that would improve the performance of water treatment plants.
Handling assembly of ultra-thin silicon membranes2015 | Henry Smith and Paul Lozano with Ash Dyer, et al. Past This project is developing a novel approach to handling and placing thin layers of semiconductors for use in 3D integrated electronic components.
Novel approaches to antibody-drug conjugates2015 | Stephen Buchwald & Bradley Pentelute with Timothy Senter Past Antibody-Drug Conjugates for cancer therapy are synthesized by attaching cytotoxic small molecule drugs to monoclonal antibodies.
Platform device for non-invasive gastrointestinal disease monitoring2015 | Timothy Lu with Mark Mimee, Isaak Mueller, and Jacob Rubens Past This device will enable the detection and reporting of gastrointestinal disease biomarkers in a non-invasive and near-real-time fashion.
The Nanosatellite Optical Downlink Experiment (NODE)2015 | Kerri Cahoy with Raichelle Aniceto, James Clark, Andrew Feldman Past The team will develop a miniature, low-cost, free space optical communications terminal for small satellites, such as CubeSats.
WiFi-based indoor positioning platform2015 | Daniela Rus and Dina Katabi with Joe DelPreto Past This project is developing an indoor positioning platform that is compatible with WiFi-enabled user devices and easily deployable.
A drug delivery platform for sustained treatment of inflammatory arthritis2014 | Martha Gray and Jeffrey Karp with Tony Aliprantis Past This project will create a delivery system for the treatment of inflammatory diseases, such as arthritis.
Covert and robust micron-scale tags for anti-counterfeiting2014 | Patrick Doyle with Paul Bisso Past Focused on developing new methods to covertly encode objects such as pharmaceutical packaging, currency, and electronics.
Drug-eluting platform device to locally treat pancreatic cancer2014 | Elazer Edelman with Laura Indolfi and David Ting Past Focused on designing drug-delivery technology for use in treating pancreatic cancer.
Electrochemically-mediated carbon dioxide capture2014 | T. Alan Hatton with Aly El-Tayeb and Ryan Shaw Past This project will develop a novel, plug & play and cost-effective electrochemically-controlled process for CO2 capture.
Exceedingly small iron oxide nanoparticles as T1 MRI contrast agents2014 | Moungi Bawendi with Oliver Bruns and Jose Cordero Past Aimed to produce a contrast agent similar to GBCA but with less toxicity.
Fluorinated non-stick coatings for high-performance electrodes2014 | Yogesh Surendranath with Sterling Chu Past This project will develop a novel passivation method for high surface carbon electrodes using fluorocarbon film.
Globally optimal engineering system design2014 | Marc Baldo with Paul Azunre Past This project focused on developing an algorithm to find a global solution to a problem in the design of thin film optical interference coatings.
Waterproof and smart fabrics using symmetry-breaking surfaces2014 | Kripa Varanasi with Taylor Farnham and Henri Girard Past This project addresses the need for non-wetting and breathable fabrics with a novel approach to waterproofing and the development of smart fabrics.
Wavelength-selective light scattering for transparent displays2014 | Marin Soljacic with Emma Anquilare, Austin Clark Past This project explores a new type of transparent display based on the wavelength-selective scattering of light from nanostructures.
A platform for multi-material fabrication2013 | Wojciech Matusik with Desai Chen and Moira Forberg Past This project proposes to develop a complete end-to-end platform for multi-material additive manufacturing.
Drug delivery system for treating post traumatic osteoarthritis2013 | Alan Grodzinsky and Ambika Bajpayee with Chris Evans Past This project was developing a drug delivery system for the treatment of injured joints to prevent arthritis.
eyeMITRA: Feature revealing computational retinal imaging and predictive analysis2013 | Ramesh Raskar with Amy Canham, Everett Lawson Past The eyeMITRA technology being developed by this project will bring retinal exams into the realm of routine care at a fraction of the current cost.
Fast flow peptides2013 | Bradley Pentelute and Klavs Jensen Past This project is developing a flow system that greatly accelerates the rate of production of peptides and reduces overall synthesis time.
Getting a better grip on surfaces: Addressable N-heterocylic carbenes2013 | Jeremiah Johnson with Michelle MacLeod and Aleksandr Zhukhovitskiy Past This project is developing a new methodology for attaching materials for surfaces using carbene molecules.
High-resolution digital printing of particulate matter2013 | John Hart with Justin Beroz Past This project will develop a new technology for high-speed digital printing with a higher resolution and expanded materials capability.
Nanoporous thin films for water desalination and purification2013 | Jeff Grossman with David Cohen-Tanugi and Shreya Dave Past The project focuses on the development of graphene nanoporous thin-films (NTFs), of value for the fields of water desalination and filtration.
Scalable photonic links for ethernet systems2013 | Michael Watts with Jonathan Bradley, Ben Moss Past This project will integrate laser sources with silicon photonics to create versatile and scalable photonic links for Ethernet systems.
Sensors for food and agriculture: Selectivity for key markers and the development of scalable manufacture2013 | Tim Swager with Joe Azzarelli, Brendon Deveney, and Jan Schnorr Past This project will develop a low-cost sensor to reduce food spoilage and improve harvest, storage, and distribution of food.
Shape memory ceramic actuators2013 | Chris Schuh with Alan Lai Past This project is developing a new class of actuator materials ideal for applications in robotics, electronics and haptics.
Ultrasensitive noninvasive disease monitoring platform2013 | Sangeeta Bhatia with Gabe Kwong, David Lee Past This project leverages advances in nanotechnology to allow disease-specific enzymes to generate highly predictive ‘synthetic biomarkers.'
Enabling big computation on big data for business analysts and scientists2012 | Alan Edelman with Jeff Bezanson, Stefan Karpinski and Viral Shah Past This project is developing a high-level programming language for the analysis of big data.
Ensemble-based processing of noisy images2012 | Dennis McLaughlin with Rafal Wojcik Past Many imaging systems in geology, medicine and industry are "noisy" and imprecise. This project will allow useful information to be extracted.
Medication Dispensing Intraocular Lens (mdIOL) for cataract surgery2012 | Paula Hammond and Kenneth Mandell with Myoung-Hwan Park and Joseph Rizzo Past This project is developing technology to release drugs directly from an implanted lens, thus eliminating the need for eye drops.
Targeting oral cancer2012 | Manijeh Goldberg with Erkin Ayden, Kuan Chen, and Gurtej Singh Past This project is developing a topical delivery of anti-cancer drugs that can reduce side effects while allowing for a more effective cancer treatment.
Enabling the oral delivery of macromolecules: The ultrasound pill2011 |
Daniel Anderson with Carl Schoellhammer, Avi Schroeder, Giovanni TraversoPast This project is developing an ingestible device capable of applying ultrasound to the GI tract while delivering one of these drugs.
High resolution simulations for system analysis2011 |
Anthony Patera with Phuong Huynh, David Knezevic, and Thomas LeurentPast New generation of computer simulations that are component-based, parametrized and fast
Implantable drug delivery device for ovarian cancer2011 |
Michael Cima with Michael Birrer, Marcela DelCarmen, Laura Tanenbaum, and Hongye YePast A device that can be implanted in the peritoneum once and deliver the drugs over a long time period, in order to reduce infections and complications
Treatment of water produced from shale gas extraction2011 |
Gang Chen with Anurag BajpayeePast A low cost, solvent extraction process to remove the dissolved salts from shale gas extraction and produced water.
A low-cost mobile diagnostic tool for self-evaluation of eye refractive disorders2010 | Ramesh Raskar with Chika Ekeji and Vitor Pamplona Past Developed a low cost, rapid, easy to use tool to measure the refractive error and provide data for corrective eyeglass prescription.
A robotically steered electrode for tumor ablation2010 | Alexander Slocum with Rajiv Gupta and Nobuhiko Hata Past Focus on developing a robotically steered electrode that can perform many small ablations in precise three-dimensional locations.
Dislocation density reduction in multicrystalline silicon2010 | Tonio Buonassisi with Sergio Castellanos and Alexandria Fecych Past Demonstrated a scalable method to eliminate bulk defects in commercial solar cell materials.
On-chip diagnostic device2010 | Geoffrey Beach with Elizabeth Rapoport Past Used magnetic domain walls as mobile traps for beads by detecting chemical and biological species in a fluid environment.
Tissue-specific adhesive materials2010 | Elazer Edelman with Natalie Artzi and Joel Goldberg Past Developed a class of biocompatible adhesive materials used in surgery that can be designed to match tissue type.
WikiDo: Large-scale automation of computer tasks2010 | Dina Katabi with Regina Barzilay and Satchuthanan R. Branavan Past A software platform that reduces the cost and time for computer support and maintenance.
A wearable sensor for continuous glucose monitoring for diabetics2009 | Michael Strano with Jin-Ho Ahn and Paul Barone Past Developing a carbon nanotube-based, minimally invasive, tissue-implantable sensor that can report a patient's glucose levels on a continuous basis.
Chemical production of functionalized graphene for enhanced composite materials2009 | Timothy Swager Past Focused on development of a chemical process to produce graphene at a reasonable cost.
Device for treatment of cerebral edema2009 | Michael Cima with Robert Carter and Fred Hochberch Past Focused on developing a drug delivery device to treat brain edema with reduced systemic side effects typical of conventional treatments.
MEMS for large area and flexible applications2009 | Vladimir Bulovic Past Focused on developing flexible, paper-thin multi-sensor arrays of unconventional micro-electromechanical systems.
Nano-engineered surfaces for ultra high power density thermal management2009 | Kripa Varanasi with HyukMin Kwon and Christopher J. Love Past Developed surface-technology-enabled systems that can dissipate extremely high amounts of heat rapidly.
A 3-dimensional lithographic microfabrication system2008 | Peter So Past This project used a 3D photolithography technique based on novel focusing of ultrafast light pulses to develop a new type of microfabrication system.
A new architecture for highly efficient, broadband RF transceivers2008 | Joel Dawson and David Perreault with Sungwon Chung and Philip Andrew Godoy Past By using novel transmitter designs this team aimed to develop energy-efficient, high data rate radio frequency transmitters for broadband wireless.
A novel device for label-free cell rolling separation2008 | Rohit Karnik and Jeffrey Karp with Suman Bose Past This project aims to demonstrate the feasibility of a non-invasive technique of continuous-flow cell separation requiring minimal sample preparation.
Developing novel strategies to arrest biofilms2008 | Susan Lindquist Past This project focused on developing novel therapeutic strategies to combat bacterial biofilm infections.
Digital ear canal scanner2008 | Douglas Hart Past This project developed a 3D digital scanner capable of measuring ear canal shape and tissue compliance.
Integrating the deep web with the shallow web2008 | Michael Stonebraker Past This project aimed to provide sophisticated search capability for the “deep web” of pages dynamically generated from data entered into forms.
New antibiotic target2008 | Graham Walker with Bryan Davies and Asha Jacob Past This project revealed a previously unknown, highly conserved RNase that plays multiple crucial cellular roles.
Quantitative diagnostic for allergies using single-cell technology2008 | J. Christopher Love Past Research aims to develop a quantitative in vitro assay using mononuclear cells to accurately predict the in vivo outcome upon exposure to an allergen.
Stable inorganic-organic hybrid light emitting diodes2008 | Karen Gleason Past This project used narrow band, efficient and wavelength tunable light emitting material to fabricate hybrid inorganic-organic LEDs.
Supervalent battery2008 | Donald Sadoway Past Project sought to build a proof-of-concept system for a novel battery using supervalent technology and dramatically increasing battery energy density.
CD-4 T lymphocyte-counting microchip2007 |
Utkan Demirci and Martha GrayPast A low-cost, disposable, point-of-care device using a microchip to analyze a blood-drop sample to produce a CD-4 count in less than a minute
Compound to enhance immune stimulation2007 | Gerald Fink and Ifat Rubin-Bejerano Past This project was developing a compound to stimulate a more powerful immune response to specific monoclonal antibodies.
Drug delivery system to enhance healing of wounds and burns2007 |
Ioannis Yannas and Francois BerthiaumePast Developing novel skin substitutes designed to have wide applications in elective surgery and advanced wound and burn care
Gallium nitride high electron mobility transistors2007 |
Tomas Palacios with Will Chung and Bin LuPast Silicon (Si) transistor technology is widely used in electronics, but the technology is reaching its physical limits
High efficiency multi-crystalline solar cells2007 | Emanuel Sachs Past Texturing multi-crystalline wafers using novel approaches to light trapping and metallization
High throughput cell micro injector2007 |
Klavs JensenPast An automated microinjector that promises high-throughput delivery of any molecule or nanoparticle into single cells to accelerate laboratory research
High throughput nanoscale imaging2007 |
Henry Smith and Rajesh MenonPast A novel absorbance-modulation technique that combines photochemistry and optics to focus light to nanoscale dimensions
Low-cost continuous drug delivery2007 |
Yet-Ming Chiang and Michael CimaPast A low-cost, compact, disposable, programmable delivery device using advanced materials technology to assist individuals with chronic diseases
Pericardial intoropic drug delivery for heart surgery patients2007 |
Elazer Edelman with Mark LovichPast A unique means of safely administering perioperative drugs for heart failure patients.
Phase contrast X-ray imaging2007 | Richard Lanza Past A new approach to phase contrast x-ray imaging to improve both medical procedures as well as security screening
Portable power sources2007 |
Carol Livermore and Timothy HavelFocuses on the design and computer modeling of a single nanospring-driven generator and storage device
Power source for terahertz imaging2007 | Keith Nelson Past Developing a compact source delivering 100 to 1,000 times more power than other approaches
Rapid multiplexed analysis for molecular diagnostics2007 |
Patrick Doyle with Daniel PregibonPast New method for multiplexed analysis using multifunctional microparticles created by continuous flow lithography
Renewable propane from biomass2007 | Jefferson Tester Past Developing technology to allow production of a gas that is chemically identical to propane, but makes the propane from renewable biomass
Super-hydrophobic nano materials2007 |
Francesco Stellacci and Jing KongPast Explores the properties of a new super-hydrophobic material for selectively absorbing oil from water and separating liquids
Device for sensing tissues and tissue compartments2006 | Alexander Slocum, Omid Farokhzad and Jeff Karp Past Focused on proof-of-concept experiments using prototype devices for sensing tissue and tissue compartments for use in catheter placement.
High-amperage energy storage device2006 | Donald Sadoway with David Bradwell Past This project sought to build a proof-of-concept energy storage system.
High-throughput dense wireless networks2006 | Dina Katabi Past Focused on building a prototype of the high throughput dense network using the 802.11 protocol.
Human liver models for faster, safer drug development2006 | Sangeeta Bhatia with Salman Khetani Past Developed miniature human liver tissue in a format that can be used for more effective studies in the drug development process.
Improved safety helmets2006 | Laurence Young Past This project proposes to develop a new safety helmet with novel materials that provides sturdy protection while also being reusable.
Low-cost electricity-free incubation2006 | Amy Smith with Sarah Bird Past The phase change incubator enables incubation without electricity and the need for skilled maintenance.
Medicine delivery method for bladder disorders2006 | Michael Cima Past Developed technology to deliver drugs directly to the bladder via a small device inserted using minimally invasive means.
Next-generation data transformation tool2006 | Michael Stonebraker Past Project focused on creating a next-generation data transformation tool to facilitate converting data into a common format .
Catalytic particles for rapid decontamination in carbon filters and clothing2005 | T. Alan Hatton Past Developing a technology in which catalytic particles capture organophosphorus chemicals and irreversibly convert them to another species.
Contact printing -- bridging nano-lithography with industrial production2005 |
Francesco StellacciPast Developing nano-contact printing to enable quick reproduction of a large number of nano-patterns and nano-devices.
Finding early-stage cancers using novel contrast agents for enhanced MRI2005 | Clark Colton Past A unique MRI contrast agent that enhances selectivity for tumor tissue, thus increasing the chance for detection of an early-stage tumor.
From bulk compounds to fine chemicals in one step2005 | Timothy Jamison Past Aimed to develop a one-step process that yields fine chemicals by coupling bulk chemicals.
Low-cost multispectral infrared detector arrays2005 |
Lionel Kimerling and Anuradha Murthy AgarwalPast This project will explore the development of large-area monolithic photodetector arrays.
Nanotechnology process enables fast discovery of ion channel-targeting drugs2005 |
Angela Belcher, David Clapham and Davide MariniPast Proposes a nanotechnology-based approach to monitor the activity of ion channels
Novel conductors for flexible, robust electronic devices2005 | Karen Gleason Past Developing a composite material consisting of ITO and a conductive polymer.
Novel light-emitting devices take flat-panel display market to next level2005 |
Vladimir Bulovic with Seth Coe-SullivanPast Developing a technology based on nanoparticles called quantum dots.
Realizing modern medicine's dream of immediate hemostasis2005 |
Rutledge Ellis-BehnkePast Explore a new compound that rapidly forms a transparent, nanofiber-rich meshwork that stops bleeding and promotes tissue regeneration.
Short-warp weaving for fast-changing fashions2005 |
Samir NayfehPast Proposes a new fabric-production process, which eliminates the cost, lead time, and factory complexity of traditional weaving setup operations.