Brown University School of Engineering Professors Kenny Breuer and Sharon Swartz have received a National Science Foundation – Major Research Instrumentation program award to be used for a new million-dollar animal flight and aeromechanics wind tunnel for use at Brown and beyond for the continued study of biological flight.
The temporary structures, which can be degraded away with a biocompatible chemical trigger, could be useful in fabricating microfluidic devices, creating biomaterials that respond dynamically to stimuli and in patterning artificial tissue.
Brown Engineering Professor Robert Hurt was named the 2017 Graphene Award of the Year winner at the European Advanced Materials Congress, the principal annual international conference in the field organized by the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM). Hurt also delivered an award lecture at the plenary session entitled, “Graphene-based Breathable Barriers for Multifunctional Fabrics.”
Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology (CfNN) Director and Professor of Engineering Leigh Hochberg, M.D., Ph.D., FAAN, FANA has received a Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research & Development (VA RR&D) Merit Award.