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March 2018

March 26, 2018
Two teams made Rutgers history by winning the Hult Prize Regionals Competition for their groundbreaking energy innovations. Known as the Nobel Prize for students, the Hult Prize is the world’s largest engine for innovative startups emerging from college campuses. This year’s challenge was to build a scalable, sustainable social enterprise that harnesses the power of energy to transform the lives of 10 million people by 2025, according to the Hult Prize challenge document.
March 19, 2018
March 19, 2018 Professor seeks “helluva (better) way to run a railroad” Millions of commuters and goods worth billions of dollars rely on the safety and efficiency of railway systems in the region, including NJ Transit, Amtrak, PATH, New York City subways, CSX Corp., Norfolk Southern Corp. and many shortline freight railroads. And in an era of high-profile railroad accidents and rising rail traffic, many of these systems face challenges ranging from infrastructure integrity to operational safety to uncertainty regarding future funding.
March 15, 2018
Electrical and computer engineering sophomore Ernest Chiu ranked No. 28 out of the 4,638 participants in the prestigious Mathematical Association of America’s William Lowell Putnam Competition. His outstanding performance placed him in the 99.4 percentile of all undergraduate students who participated in the December 2017 competition. “The Putnam Competition is THE undergrad math competition in the United States and Canada, dating back to 1938,” Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Michael Beals says.
March 1, 2018
The remote Arctic region remains largely a mystery to scientists due to its sheer magnitude. The three-year collaborative project ICEBERG is determined to change that. Funded by a $1.85 million National Science Foundation grant, the ICEBERG research team will employ supercomputers to analyze high resolution images of the Arctic taken via satellite. The ultimate goal is to provide scientists with a new imagery-computing superhighway that will allow them to study processes at much larger spatial scales than has been previously possible.

February 2018

February 20, 2018
"At Rutgers I was able to design what I felt my future could be.” – Emmanuel Yamoah As R&D leader at Duracell, Emmanuel Yamoah heads up R&D efforts for Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia (EIMEA). He leads a team that is dedicated to driving the company’s product innovation strategy for disposable and renewable power.
February 14, 2018
February 13, 2018 Scalable and cost-effective manufacturing of thin film devices Engineers at Rutgers University–New Brunswick and Oregon State University are developing a new method of processing nanomaterials that could lead to faster and cheaper manufacturing of flexible thin film devices – from touch screens to window coatings, according to a new study.
February 6, 2018
Each year, a unique competition for student innovations awards a major funding prize to the most promising technology with the potential to improve primary-care delivery at the frontlines of medicine.
February 1, 2018
January 29, 2018 Rutgers launches local National Science Foundation supported program to train scientists to become entrepreneurs Rutgers is launching a new universitywide program to get research out of the laboratory and classroom and into the marketplace faster. The five-week class brings a version of the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps) training to Rutgers to teach scientists how to become entrepreneurs and will be open students, faculty and staff.

January 2018

January 31, 2018
January 30, 2018 3D printing becomes 4D as objects morph over time and temperatures change Rutgers engineers have invented a “4D printing” method for a smart gel that could lead to the development of “living” structures in human organs and tissues, soft robots and targeted drug delivery.  
January 23, 2018
Prabhas V. Moghe, distinguished professor in the biomedical engineering and chemical and biochemical engineering departments, has been named the inaugural vice chancellor for research and innovation for Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

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