In This Issue
Winter Bridge on Frontiers of Engineering
December 15, 2022 Volume 52 Issue 4
From novel applications of microbes to DEI in engineering to the potential for hydrogen energy, Frontiers of Engineering participants tackle today’s challenging world issues. The winter issue of The Bridge showcases research by early-career engineers as shared at the 2022 US FOE symposium.
Articles In This Issue
  • Friday, December 16, 2022
    AuthorRonald M. Latanision

    I knew little of the NAE’s Frontiers of Engineering program before I became editor in chief of The Bridge in 2012. But over the years since, I have been more and more impressed by its approach to engaging young, rising engineering leaders.

    Established in 1995, the goal of the Frontiers of ...

  • Friday, December 16, 2022
    AuthorTimothy C. Lieuwen

    The winter issue of The Bridge is typically dedicated to papers from the annual US Frontiers of Engineering symposium, held in September each year. As the current chair of this event, I am the guest editor of this issue, which features a selection of papers from the 2022 US FOE meeting, hosted by ...

  • Thursday, December 15, 2022
    AuthorCaitlin Howell

    Nature is inspiring the development of living and synthetic materials that can adapt to discourage microbial growth.

    The rise of antimicrobial resistance is one of the greatest global public health challenges; the World Health Organization (WHO 2021) places it in the top 10 concerns facing ...

  • Thursday, December 15, 2022
    AuthorRoss R. Klauer, Mark A. Blenner, and Kevin V. Solomon

    Advances in synthetic biology and machine learning enable new engineering approaches to enhance plastic degradation via enzymes.

    Plastics, widely used for their low cost and durability, pose a grand environmental challenge. Every year, more than 380 million tonnes of plastics are produced ...

  • Thursday, December 15, 2022
    AuthorMonique Ross

    Stereotypes need to be discarded to change the conversation around engineering to reflect this truly admirable, exciting, and engaging field.

    Broadening participation in engineering is a long-standing challenge for the discipline that is being investigated by engineering education scholars from ...

  • Thursday, December 15, 2022
    AuthorXiong Peng

    Advances in electrolysis techniques, materials, design, and diagnostic tools can make green hydrogen more economically competitive and accessible.

    Hydrogen is a chemically stable energy carrier that can be used to decarbonize various sectors. However, hydrogen produced by reformation or ...

  • Wednesday, December 14, 2022
    AuthorJoshua A. Schaidle, R. Gary Grim, Huyen N. Dinh, and Robert M. Baldwin

    Hydrogen can help decarbonize the economy,
    especially for the transportation, manufacturing,
    and chemicals sectors.

    Low-carbon hydrogen (H2) can be generated through a number of pathways, including steam methane reforming coupled with carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), water electrolysis ...

  • Tuesday, December 13, 2022
    AuthorMIT Microelectronics Group

    Reasserting US semiconductor leadership must leverage the resources and talent of universities in education, research, and startup formation.

    “US strength in semiconductor technology and fabrication is vital to US economic and national security interests.” – Congressional ...