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  • Hand holding up cell phone, in four different images arranged in a square
    Associate Professor Mark Hempstead and collaborators analyze variations in the performance of smartphones of the same model.
  • A Tufts research team — including Assistant Professor Ayse Asatekin, the John A. and Dorothy M. Adams Faculty Development Professor, and alumna Ilin Sadeghi — developed a low-cost membrane to separate oil and water for environmental remediation and wastewater treatment.
  • Professors Khan, Rife, and Moaveni standing together, with Professor Rife holding a drone
    Associate Professors Babak Moaveni, Jason Rife, and Usman Khan are developing a mobile sensor network to analyze civil infrastructure.
  • Assistant Professor Kristen Wendell
    Assistant Professor Kristen Wendell, the McDonnell Family Assistant Professor of Engineering Education, and colleagues recently published research on the preparation of elementary school instructors to teach engineering topics.
  • Simulation of atmospheric carbon dioxide. (Source: NASA)
    In research published in Nature Climate Change, Assistant Professor Jonathan Lamontagne and colleagues find that there are few pathways to an acceptable climate future without immediate action. Read more from Tufts Now and National Geographic.
  • Professor Matthias Scheutz and Ph.D. candidate Theresa Law looking at large robot together in the HRI Lab
    Professor Matthias Scheutz received an Acorn Award from the MTTC to develop an autonomous feeding arm.
  • Young baby crawling on the floor, with a woman looking on
    In a paper published in the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, Assistant Professor Amy Pickering and colleagues studied the exposure of young children to environmental contaminants through indirect ingestion. 
  • The team behind ZwitterCo poses with a large check.
    ZwitterCo, a start-up founded by Tufts Gordon Institute and Civil and Environmental Engineering alumni, uses nanofilters to separate oil and grease from reusable water. The technique is based on Assistant Professor Ayse Asatekin's research.
  • Offshore wind turbines
    Tufts School of Engineering collaborated with a number of institutions to help produce the Partnership for Offshore Wind Energy Research's recent report outlining opportunities and next steps for large-scale research endeavors in offshore wind.
  • 3D brain tissue culture: neurons (green) from an Alzheimer’s disease patient populate a porous matrix of silk protein and collagen (blue), along with astrocytes (cell markers indicated in red). Image scale: 460 microns across.
    Neural models developed by Tufts researchers could improve understanding of neurodegenerative and other diseases, and facilitate discovery of treatments.

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