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Hypersonic and space vehicles

Jonathon Poggie: Hypersonics  

Hypersonic flight: Researching innovations for flight speeds faster than Mach 5 for national security and space flight


What is hypersonics?

Hypersonic weapons

Space and planetary sciences

Carolin Frueh: Space debris 

Space junk: Preventing a posed threat from broken spacecraft  


Briony Horgan: Space Exploration  

Mars: Helping guide the mission strategy and scientific investigation of the Perseverance rover  


Ancient life on Mars

Mars Rover


Danny Milisavljevic: Astronomy

Deeper look into the stars: Working with the world’s most powerful space telescope to reconstruct stellar explosions.


What is the James Webb Space Telescope?

James Webb Space telescope - first images

JWST research


Michelle Thompson: Space weathering  

Moon rocks: Analyzing how rocks change from exposure to space and extrapolating geologic histories for extraplanetary bodies.


NASA's DART mission

NASA Artemis mission


Hany Abdel-Khalik: Critical infrastructure cybersecurity 

Systems security: Nuclear reactors, electric grids, manufacturing facilities 


Santiago Torres-Arias: Cybersecurity attacks, including ransomware  

Supply chain security: Halting software attacks on computer systems  


Cybercrime and ransomware


Secure Microelectronics

Peter Bermel: Microchip shortage and future workforce development in microelectronics, including semiconductors.

Brain-Inspired Computing: Engineering Innovation

Shriram Ramanathan: Hardware for brain-inspired computing

Materials engineering: How to build artificial intelligence directly into hardware

Smart Cities: Engineering Innovation

Luna Lu: Concrete road repair

“Smart” infrastructure: Enabling concrete-paved highways and bridges to prevent and repair their own damage 


Preventing potholes

Smart roads

Consumer Devices: Engineering Innovation

Charlie Hu: Smartphone energy efficiency

App development: Designing apps that drain less battery life

Biomedical Engineering

Chi Hwan Lee: Remote health monitoring and electronic stickers  

Platform technologies: Developing specialized sensors to improve health care monitoring and medication delivery


Young Kim: Anticounterfeiting technology for medications and high-profile items  

Counterfeit medications and alcohol: Using cyberphysical watermarks to discourage counterfeiting 


Preventing counterfeit medication

Counterfeit whiskey


David Umulis: AI and Biology   

Artificial intelligence: A cell’s organization to change structure for defending and repairing tissue  



Health and Data Science

Majid Kazemian: Data science and biochemistry  

Cells and science:  Using data science to disrupt biochemical pathways to combat viruses and disease

Health and Drug Discovery

Phil Low: Innovation in Medicine 

Combating deadly sickness: Developing and repurposing drugs to help defeat disease 


Ovarian cancer imaging drug

Science Innovation  

Roshi Nateghi: Effects of climate on electric grids 

Predictive modeling: Climate change impact on electricity and water use  


Jon Wilker: Adhesives  

Chemistry and materials engineering:  Testing and creating new sustainable synthetic and biomimetic adhesives inspired by ocean creatures


Yulia Pushkar: Artificial photosynthesis  

Storing energy: Solution to power society more efficiently 

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