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NYU Engineering Student Earns Prestigious NSF Fellowship for Wearable-Robot Research

Henry Clever, a mechanical engineering doctoral student at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship for his work at the intersection of robotics and...

A Metal Composite that will (Literally) Float Your Boat

Researchers have demonstrated a new metal matrix composite that is so light that it can float on water. A boat made of such lightweight composites will not sink despite damage to its structure. The new material also promises to improve automotive...

Professor of Mechanical Engineering Vikram Kapila Is Honored for His Contributions to NYU

When Vikram Kapila, a professor of mechanical engineering, received the Polytechnic School of Engineering’s 2014 Jacobs Excellence in Education Award, he was characteristically modest, asserting that the award honors not only the recipients...

Gotcha! Ultra-Realistic Robot Proves There's More Than One Way to Scare A Fish

In the world of the tiny zebrafish, the predatory red tiger oscar is the stuff of nightmares. And while the species has no natural reason to fear robots, researchers at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering have published the first study showing...

New Faculty, New Breakthroughs

Our newest faculty members come to us from various corners of the world, but they all have one thing in common: impressive lists of accomplishments. From developing a programmable chip with incredible diagnostic sensitivity and specificity for the...

NSF Grant Aims to Speed Gene Therapy Tool to Market

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Jin Kim Montclare of the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering a grant to speed commercialization of an engineered protein and lipid mixture that could deliver nucleic acids into a wide range of...

Mobile Apps Take Students into the Laboratory

Mobile apps have proved to be valuable educational tools, but laboratory instructors thus far have been limited to using mobile devices only for virtual laboratories with simulated experiments. Now, researchers at the NYU Polytechnic School of...

Researchers Investigate the Communications Behind Swarming

Living in groups affords several benefits for animals, including better feeding opportunities and reduced risks from predators—situations in which critical information is transmitted nonverbally throughout the group. While scientists know that...

Gold Nanoparticles Show Promise for Early Detection of Heart Attacks

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering professors have been collaborating with researchers from Peking University on a new test strip that is demonstrating great potential for the early detection of certain heart attacks. Kurt H. Becker, a professor...

Engineering an Award-Winning Study of Human Energy and Movement

When the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) convened in Buffalo, New York, for its annual International Design and Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, more than 50 papers were...