MechE Alum Wen Sang PhD ’14 launches Smarking, which uses data analytics to solve the nightmare of urban parking.October 9, 2016 New kind of supercapacitor made without carbon
Yang Shao-Horn and team develop a supercapacitor that uses no conductive carbon and could potentially produce more power than existing versions of this technology.October 9, 2016 A new strategy for choosing cancer drugs
Device can predict tumor responses by measuring cell growth after drug exposure.October 4, 2016 Beaver-inspired wetsuits in the works
Anette (Peko) Hosoi provides detailed mechanical understanding for how mammals such as beavers insulate themselves while diving underwater — to serve as a guide for designing bioinspired materials.October 2, 2016 Water vapor sets some oxides aflutter
When one type of an oxide structure called perovskite is exposed to both water vapor and streams of electrons, it exhibits behavior that researchers had never anticipated: The material gives off...
PhD candidate Thomas Ober discusses his thesis research: the development of a basic tool set and framework for using microfluidic devices to characterize viscoelastic liquids at large deformation rates.
Pedro Reis' work focuses on the mechanics of large deformations of thin structures, towards devising novel functionalities over a wide range of length scales, from the very small to the very large.