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NYU Tandon Researcher Collaborates with Industry to Create Online Design Tool for Syntactic Foams

BROOKLYN, New York – With a foundation in aerospace and deep-sea applications, syntactic foams are emerging in the construction, infrastructure, wind energy, and sports equipment industries. Companies in the transportation sector are also...

Celebrating Tandon’s Storied History in Aviation

Last spring, a team of students from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering competed in the Society of Aerospace Engineers (SAE) Aero Design Competition, placing 15th out of 40 teams for their model passenger and cargo aircraft....

Celebrating a Stellar Life and Career: Remembering Jay Greene

To people who knew and loved him, Jay Greene’s ('64) appearances on the History Channel and in other media outlets were far from the most impressive thing about him. No screen could really capture his warmth, intelligence, humor, and just...

Cybersecurity Awareness Month Lasts All Year Long at Tandon

According to the calendar, it’s time to honor National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, but here at New York University Tandon School of Engineering, we focus on cybersecurity every single day of the year. By developing ways to make...

Researchers Find a Strong Candidate for Bone-Friendly Implants in Heat-Tempered Magnesium Alloy

BROOKLYN, New York – Titanium is the preferred material for surgical fixation procedures ranging from knee replacement to jaw implants. However, since this super-strong metal is not absorbed by the body over time, it can cause complications...

Researchers Show How Syntactic Foams can be Produced for Cars and Consumer Goods

Syntactic foams — strong, exceptionally light materials made of plastic perfused with hollow microspheres — are used in everything from buoys and boat hulls to soccer balls and solid rocket boosters. Because they weigh less than molded...

Understanding the Immune System on a Nano-scale

Gaining a better understanding of immune cells allows physicians to more effectively diagnose, monitor, and treat a wide range of diseases. Their complexity and sheer number make studying immune cells a difficult challenge, however.  Recently,...

Teachers and Students Expand Their Robotics Skills Together in New K-12 STEM Program

When imagining a typical high school classroom, one pictures a teacher at the head of the class teaching while the students are dutifully taking notes and (presumably) learning. Not the case at a new K-12 STEM education program at the NYU Tandon...

Researchers Pair Robotics and Information Theory to Better Understand Predator and Prey Relationships

BROOKLYN, New York – With help from robotic fish, researchers at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering are demonstrating how information theory can offer insight into the cause-and-effect relationships between predator and prey...

From the Gowanus Canal to Esteemed Startup Accelerator

Manifold Robotics — the brainchild of Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Maurizio Porfiri and postdoctoral researcher Jeffrey Laut — was recently selected to participate in the prestigious Cleantech Open Northeast 2017...