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Exploring a Novel, Nanoscale Thermal Switch
Exploring a Novel, Nanoscale Thermal Switch
02/12/2020

ME Professors Edgar Meyhofer and Pramod Reddy have shown for the first time how a nanoscale thermal switch can be built by employing nanoscale effects that arise when heat is transferred between a hot and cold nanoscale-thick membrane via thermal radiation.

Solar-powered wastewater treatment coupled with energy and nutrient recovery
Solar-powered wastewater treatment coupled with energy and nutrient recovery
01/28/2020

“Our goal is to identify solar-powered wastewater nitrate treatment pathways that facilitate the recovery of energy by producing value-added chemicals from these nutrients,” said Bala Chandran. The work is funded by Bala Chandran’s startup funds and MCubed, a University initiative to encourage innovative, interdisciplinary research. The project marries fundamental materials-scale catalysis, physics-based modeling, and experimental investigations. 

Toward Smart Dental Implants
Toward Smart Dental Implants
01/23/2020

Activity trackers, smart watches, glucose monitors, and other wearable biosensor technology are a growing part of our lives. Now, ME Research Associate Professor Mihaela Banu is putting her research where our mouths are, with a collaborative initiative to develop a new smart, cyber-physical dental implant system.