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  • Illustration showing the silhouette of a human head and chest with lungs inside, set on a computer chip. Other elements include lines and circles pointing to lungs, and a DNA symbol.
    When Tufts computer scientists put their skills to work, they can change the world. Here are four projects addressing medical questions and challenges.
  • Headshot composite of Associate Professor Matthew Panzer and Ph.D. alumnus Anthony D'Angelo, each smiling at camera
    Associate Professor Matthew Panzer and Ph.D. alumnus Anthony D’Angelo recently published research focused on the design of stretchable, self-healing, lithium-based battery electrolytes.
  • Robot Shafer looks into the camera, while robot Dempster is visible behind

    <p>Robots can transform health care, transportation, work, and more for the better, as long as we imbue them with a human principle: do no harm. The Human-Robot Interaction Lab does that research.</p>

  • A professor and a student with a large box with a QR code design.
    Assistant Professor Jivko Sinapov, the James Schmolze Assistant Professor in Computer Science, was one of ten winners in the nationwide Verizon 5G EdTech Challenge, and sees it as an opportunity to continue to mentor students.
  • The geometry of a moth's eye provides inspiration for a 3D printed antenna that absorbs specific microwave frequencies from any direction. Credit: Hojat Nejad.

    Tufts electrical engineers and chemical engineers create novel optical devices, including an omnidirectional microwave antenna inspired by a moth's eye.

  • Professor Shafiqul Islam
    In a special issue of the Journal of Hydrology, Professor Shafiqul Islam (pictured) and MIT's Professor Lawrence Susskind explain how to use complexity science and negotiation theory to resolve complicated water issues.
  • Solar panels on a home's roof

    In Scientific American, Assistant Professor Deborah Sunter explains a Tufts and UC Berkeley study's findings that racial and ethnic minorities have less access to solar power, regardless of income.

  • Sensing threads prepared with bromothymol blue (top thread), methyl red (middle thread) and MnTPP (bottom thread) are exposed to ammonia at 0 ppm (left panel) 50 ppm (middle panel) and 1000 ppm (right panel).
    Equipment- and training-free textile detectors, developed by Ph.D. candidate Rachel Owyeung, Associate Professor Matthew Panzer, and Professor Sameer Sonkusale, could be used in public health, workplace safety, military, and rescue applications.
  • Sunrise behind city skyline and smokestacks emitting smoke.

    Assistant Professor Jonathan Lamontagne spoke to the Los Angeles Times about why the next decade is going to be critical in curtailing the effects of climate change.

  • A man in a lab
    Assistant Professor Xiaocheng Jiang received a Department of Defense grant to procure state-of-the-art research equipment.

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