Research News


Dr. Hamdar receives funding to develop AI systems to help people with health problems drive safely

Headshot of Samer HamdarDr. Hamdar's team will create high quality image and video datasets using driving simulators, and then train and test advanced AI systems to predict and detect driver fatigue, seizure, stroke, or cardiac arrest, all of which can contribute to traffic accidents.

Drs. Entcheva and Kay publish review of cardiac optogenetics field in Nature Reviews Cardiology

Heart imageTheir high-profile review article provides an in-depth discussion of groundbreaking technological achievements in the field over the past 10 years.

Dr. Louri receives IEEE Computer Society Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Award

Dr. LouriWatch the video produced by the IEEE Computer Society to honor Dr. Ahmed Louri “for pioneering contributions to the solution of on-chip and off-chip communication problems for parallel computing and manycore architectures.”

Dr. Keidar elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Dr. KeidarThe National Academy of Inventors announced on December 8 that it has elected SEAS professor Dr. Michael Keidar to the rank of NAI Fellow.

Biopharmaceutical company signs agreement to develop COVID-19 testing technology designed at SEAS

Zaghloul experiment graphicHoth Therapeutics has entered into a Sponsored Research Agreement with GW to develop an in-home testing device designed by Dr. Mona Zaghloul’s research team.

Dr. Efimov develops new tools to advance cardiac surgery and therapy

Dr. Efimov in a labHe and his collaborators are pioneering a new class of medical instruments that use flexible electronics to improve patient outcomes in minimally invasive surgeries.

Journal of Biomedical Semantics article ranks Dr. Zhang among most influential bioprinting authors

Headshot of Dr. ZhangThe article ranks Dr. Zhang 7th worldwide and ranks GW 10th for producing bioprinting articles

Studying Asthma

Dr. Zhenyu LiDr. Zhenyu Li (Biomedical Engineering): Dr. Li and his research group use micro- and nano-technologies to build medical devices that can be used for biological research or for disease diagnosis. He has made significant breakthroughs in designing “lab-on-a-chip” technologies to diagnose other diseases, and his current project builds on some of these previous successes.

The Arc of an Idea

Dr. Pedro SilvaDr. Pedro Silva (Civil & Environmental Engineering): Dr. Pedro Silva has developed a hypothesis about a novel shear wall design that he believes will mitigate damage from earthquakes, thereby decreasing the number of buildings that have to be closed following an earthquake. He will soon begin testing his design in the Science and Engineering Hall’s high bay.

Keeping Information Flowing

Dr. Hyeong-Ah ChoiDr. Hyeong-Ah Choi (Computer Science): When a catastrophic event occurs, first responders need to have timely and reliable communication with each other and with people affected by the event. Dr. Hyeong-Ah Choi and her research team have been working for two years to develop a more resilient broadband public safety network.

Keeping the Lights On

Dr. Payman DehghanianDr. Payman Dehghanian (Electrical & Computer Engineering): Dr. Dehghanian studies power system resilience in the face of extreme weather conditions or cyberattacks that can compromise national security, helping to improve the planning and operations of power systems to create a more resilient and sustainable electric grid and mitigate the consequences of these events.

An Ounce of Prevention

Dr. Joost SantosDr. Joost Santos (Engineering Management & Systems Engineering): Dr. Santos studies disaster risk management, developing hybrid models from the fields of systems engineering and economics to learn how to predict the ripple effects of disasters across interdependent infrastructure and economic systems, studying problems such as production disruptions or allocation of emergency responders after disasters.

An Engineer’s Friend

Dr. Santiago SolaresDr. Santiago Solares (Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering): We all need friends, and who among us wouldn’t appreciate a friend who does the hard, unglamorous, behind-the-scenes work that allows us to shine? Dr. Solares is that friend. He does the behind-the-scenes materials and measurement science research that other engineers can rely on to build the nano-scale devices that amaze the rest of the world.

Shedding Light on the Matter

Dr. Emilia EntchevaDr. Emilia Entcheva (Biomedical Engineering): Testing for the cardiac side effects of anti-cancer drugs is essential, but it is a lengthy and expensive process, and pharmaceutical companies are eager to find ways to speed it up and reduce costs. This is where the pioneering work of Dr. Emilia Entcheva may prove very helpful.

The Promise of Photo-Catalysts

Dr. Danmeng ShuaiDr. Danmeng Shuai (Civil & Environmental Engineering): Environmental engineers like Dr. Danmeng Shuai are hard at work seeking new methods to treat water to remove a new class of contaminants called emerging contaminants.