Senior Spotlight: Jennifer Mahan

Jennifer Mahan’s time as a Columbia Engineering student have brought her closer to a key goal: making a societal difference through her love of engineering.

Prof. Changxi Zheng Wins NSF CAREER Award

Zheng received the award for his proposal to create realistic, computer-generated sounds for immersive virtual realities.

Student Team Wins USAID Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge

A team of third-year students has won the USAID Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge with their solution, Highlight, a powdered additive for bleach solutions that improves decontamination of infectious diseases.

Shining New Light on Vascular Diseases in Diabetics

Prof. Andreas Hielscher is developing a novel technology to improve diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease and make it easier to monitor patients.

Professor David D. Yao Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Yao was cited for his leading scholarship and research of stochastic systems and their applications in engineering and service operations.

Smartphone, Finger Prick, 15 Minutes, Diagnosis—Done!

A team of researchers, led by Prof. Samuel K. Sia, has developed a low-cost smartphone accessory that can perform a point-of-care test that simultaneously detects three infectious disease markers from a finger prick of blood in just 15 minutes.

Professor Mingoo Seok Wins NSF CAREER Award

He won the award for his project focused on computing chip design: “Addressing Deepening Variability Challenges for Next-Generation Margin-Free VLSI Computing Platform Design.”

Senior Spotlight: Haris Durrani

Whether it’s pioneering space law, writing science fiction novels, or fighting for the rights of disenfranchised communities, Haris Durrani’s ambitions are as big and bold as his already stellar collection of achievements.

Shiho Kawashima Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 List

Kawashima is being recognized for her work in experimental cement and concrete research.

Nanoshuttle Wear and Tear: It’s the Mileage, Not the Age

Researchers observed a molecular shuttle powered by kinesin motor proteins and found it to degrade when operating, marking the first time that such degradation has been studied in detail.

Professor Myers Wins NSF CAREER Award

Myers' project focuses on exploring the mechanics of the cervix and determining the biomechanical mechanisms that cause preterm birth.

Prof. Kougioumtzoglou Receives Grant for Course Redesign

The funding supports redesign and delivery of courses using innovative, technology-rich pedagogy, and learning strategies.

New High-Speed 3D Microscope—SCAPE—Gives Deeper View of Living Things

The new microscopy system is faster, simpler, and cheaper than current alternatives.

Columbia Engineers Win 2015 Alexander Schwarzkopf Prize

CPaSS was recognized for its “exemplary research contribution to technology innovation and its positive impact on the technology, industry, and to society as a whole.”

A Year in Review

2014 proved to be a busy and exciting one for the School. Here are some of the year’s highlights.

The Future of Health Care Attached to Your Smartphone (Washington Post)

Prof. Sam Sia's smartphone attachment can determine the presence of HIV or syphilis in the blood in 15 minutes.
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