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Matei Ciocarlie, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been awarded a three-year $637,000 Young Investigator Program (YIP) grant from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for his work on human-in-the-loop systems in which humans and robotic manipulators work together, side by side, on the same task.
Columbia University has a new Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), thanks to a National Science Foundation $15 million six-year grant.
Qiao Lin, associate professor of mechanical engineering, has recently received a new grant to fund precision medicine research with collaborators at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) targeted at multiple myeloma, a cancer of antibody-producing plasma cells.
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Emphysema is a chronic, progressive, obstructive lung disease in which the small sacs of the lung (alveoli) are destroyed, leading to air pockets and severe breathing difficulties.
A study published April 30 in Cell Reports shows, for the first time, that a unique array of sensory receptors in the wing provides feedback to a bat during flight.
Two P&S faculty members—Riccardo Dalla-Favera and Rodney Rothstein—have been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences.
In 2013 James Hone, Wang Fong-Jen Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia Engineering, and colleagues at Columbia demonstrated that they could dramatically improve the performance of graphene—highly conducting two-dimensional (2D) carbon—by encapsulating it in boron nitride (BN), an insulating material with a similar layered structure.
A significant proportion of children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have unsuspected chromosomal imbalances, including DNA anomalies that have been linked to neurocognitive disorders, according to a new Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) study.
When two lung transplant surgeons were looking for an innovative solution to a long-standing problem—not enough lungs available for patients who need them—they approached Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, PhD, the Mikati Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering and a professor of medical sciences (in medicine).