Novel process extracts rare earth elements from waste
Young-Shin Jun, a professor at the McKelvey School of Engineering, and her team are extracting valuable rare earth elements from coal fly ash, a fine, powdery waste product from the combustion of coal. The process is ultimately a path toward reducing and remediating waste products.
Stickiness may determine how influenza spreads
Michael Vahey at the McKelvey School of Engineering, will investigate how influenza virus proteins contribute to the spread of infection with a five-year, nearly $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Imaging tech produces real-time 3D maps of uterine contractions during labor
Researchers at the School of Medicine have developed a new imaging method to produce detailed 3D maps of uterine contractions in real time. The technology could help define the progression of healthy labor and identify when problems may be developing, such as in preterm labor or labor arrest.
Hitchhiker plants inspire improved techniques for reattaching tendon to bone
A team of researchers led by Guy Genin, at the Center for Engineering MechanoBiology and the McKelvey School of Engineering, explores new approaches to surgical tendon-to-bone repair.
Vorobeychik wins grant for work on game-theoretic analysis
Yevgeniy Vorobeychik, an associate professor at the McKelvey School of Engineering, recently won a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to use artificial intelligence to improve game-theory analysis methods to tackle increasingly complex problems.
Wang to study Arctic aerosols, their impact on climate change
Jian Wang, a professor and director of the Center for Aerosol Science and Engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering, won a $766,552 grant from NASA for new research on Arctic aerosols. Wang aims to understand how aerosols impact Arctic climate change.
Molecular activity of the immune system to get a closer look
Michael Vahey, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering, received an NSF CAREER award to establish the factors that drive the assembly of viral immune complexes and to study how they interact with immune cell receptors.
Cells take on dual identities
Cells migrate to different tissues for a variety of reasons, including organ development, tissue repair and the spread of cancer. Researchers led by Amit Pathak at the McKelvey School of Engineering have found unexpected activity in the nucleus of healthy cells that provides new insight into cell mechanics.
Carbon-negative concrete products to be formed from upcycled waste
With collaborators from Missouri University of Science & Technology and GTI Energy, Xinhua Liang at the McKelvey School of Engineering plans to develop an economical process to convert carbon dioxide and solid waste into carbon-negative concrete products.
Three computer science faculty win AI research awards
Chien-Ju Ho, Yevgeniy Vorobeychik and William Yeoh, all from the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering, have received research awards from J.P. Morgan Chase to support their work in artificial intelligence.
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