Brown University School of Engineering


New Research from Center for the Capture and Conversion of CO2

Copper foam turns CO2 into useful chemicals

A foam of copper:
Scientists at Brown University’s Center for Capture and Conversion of CO2 have discovered that copper foam could provide a new way of converting excess CO2 into useful industrial chemicals, including formic acid.

Summer Research

Engineers Participate in 2014 Summer Research Symposium

Summer Research Symposium:

Nearly 200 undergraduates gathered in Sayles Hall on August 7 and 8 to present the results of their research at the annual Summer Research Symposium sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the College. More than 20 of the posters were from undergraduate researchers from the School of Engineering or were conducted under the guidance of engineering faculty members. Many of the projects are supported by Brown’s Karen T. Romer Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards (UTRAs).

Rosaskis '17 presents keynote lecture, accepts award

Alexandros Rosakis '17 and Team Receive Best Paper in Strain Award

Best Paper Award:

Alexandros Rosakis '17, a rising sophomore engineering student at Brown, was a co-author as a high school student intern on a paper that has just received a Journal Strain Best Paper Prize. Rosakis presented a keynote lecture based on the paper at the 16th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics (ICEM 16) in Cambridge, U.K. He then accepted the award on behalf of all the authors.

Bacteria swim with bodies and flagella

Beautiful swimmers:

Using a new technique to track the swimming motion of a single bacterium, researchers have discovered that the movement of the bacterium’s body — not just thrust from the flagellum — allow movement through fluids. The finding could shed new light on the evolution of cell body shape. 

New grants for collaborative research

At a meeting held on the Brown campus Monday, July 21, 2014, the Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC) announced six grants for local researchers totaling $445,092. Three of the six involved collaborative research between Brown and the University of Rhode Island.

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