Preventing lead spread

While lead pipes were banned decades ago, they still supply millions of American households with water each day. A team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis has developed a new way to track where dangerous lead particles might be transported in the drinking-water supply during a common abatement procedure.

Ching earns 2017 NSF CAREER Award

ShiNung Ching will examine cognitive functions of the brain with a five-year, $500,000 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Ching is the Das Family Career Development Distinguished Assistant Professor of electrical and systems engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis.
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Genin elected AIMBE Fellow

Guy M. Genin, professor of mechanical engineering and materials science in the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis, has been elected to the 2017 College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

Better than a pill

With a new $1.7 million award from the National Institutes of Health, a team from Washington University in St. Louis plans to develop a silk-based system to better alleviate the pain and discomfort of osteoarthritis.

Lew earns 2017 NSF CAREER award

Matthew Lew, assistant professor in the School of Engineering & Applied Science, plans to develop a new technology combining chemical probes, optics and imaging software to see inside cells at the nanoscale level thanks to a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, which provides $500,000 over five years.

The power of tea

A team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis and their German collaborators say a compound found in green tea could have lifesaving potential for patients with multiple myeloma and amyloidosis, who face often-fatal medical complications associated with bone-marrow disorders.
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MD/PhD student honored at international engineering conference

A paper authored by Stephen Linderman, an MD/PhD candidate at Washington University in St. Louis, recently took first prize at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exhibition.