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  • [Periodical Article]

    From the Frontiers of Engineering and Beyond

    Editor’s Note The twentieth US Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) Symposium was hosted at the Beckman Center in Irvine, California, September 11–13, 2014. This annual program brings together 100 or so exceptionally talented young engineers, ages 30–45, representing the diversity ... Read More

    Author: Kristi S. Anseth

    Spring Bridge: From the Frontiers of Engineering and Beyond

    Release date: Spring 2015

    Volume: 45

    Number: 1

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    Progress in Self-Driving Vehicles

    Automated driving has experienced a research renaissance in the past decade as investigators have been motivated by organized competitions to increase safety and mobility. Key advances that have shaped the field during this period have been in the application of machine learning, large-scale ... Read More

    Author: Chris Urmson

    Spring Bridge: From the Frontiers of Engineering and Beyond

    Release date: Spring 2015

    Volume: 45

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Personalized Medical Robots

    Many medical interventions today are qualitatively and quantitatively limited by human physical and cognitive capabilities. Robot-assisted intervention techniques can extend humans’ ability to perform surgery more accurately and less invasively using novel physical designs and computer ... Read More

    Author: Allison M. Okamura and Tania K. Morimoto

    Spring Bridge: From the Frontiers of Engineering and Beyond

    Release date: Spring 2015

    Volume: 45

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Electrochemical Prozac: Relieving Battery Anxiety through Life and Safety Research

    Global interest in electrified vehicles is sparked by both environmental concerns and, in practical terms, the relatively recent application of lithium ion battery technology to automotive applications. Mass adoption of automotive batteries will depend on performance improvements, so methods to ... Read More

    Author: Alvaro Masias

    Spring Bridge: From the Frontiers of Engineering and Beyond

    Release date: Spring 2015

    Volume: 45

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Lithium Ion Batteries and Their Manufacturing Challenges

    There is no single lithium ion battery. With the variety of materials and electrochemical couples available, it is possible to design battery cells specific to their applications in terms of voltage, state of charge use, lifetime needs, and safety. Selection of specific electrochemical couples ... Read More

    Author: Claus Daniel

    Spring Bridge: From the Frontiers of Engineering and Beyond

    Release date: Spring 2015

    Volume: 45

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    The History of Heart Valves: An industry Perspective

    The average heart beats 2.5 billion times in a human lifetime, during which its four valves must maintain unidirectional blood flow to maximize the heart’s efficiency and provide oxygenated blood to the entire body. Although heart valves were documented by Leonardo da Vinci in some of his ... Read More

    Author: Erin M. Spinner

    Spring Bridge: From the Frontiers of Engineering and Beyond

    Release date: Spring 2015

    Volume: 45

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Biomaterials for Treating Myocardial Infarctions

    Biomaterials are gaining attention in the development of biomedical therapies for treating patients after a myocardial infarction (i.e., heart attack). These materials may serve as mechanical restraints, vehicles for the delivery of therapeutics, or 3-dimensional scaffolds for tissue regeneration. ... Read More

    Author: Jason A. Burdick and Shauna M. Dorsey

    Spring Bridge: From the Frontiers of Engineering and Beyond

    Release date: Spring 2015

    Volume: 45

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Regulatory Perspectives on Technologies for the Heart

    With advances in materials science, manufacturers are able to develop medical devices 1 from stronger, superelastic materials and tissue (patient-specific or otherwise), opening the door for less invasive surgical therapies and personalized medicine. Moreover, access to computers with ... Read More

    Author: Tina M. Morrison

    Spring Bridge: From the Frontiers of Engineering and Beyond

    Release date: Spring 2015

    Volume: 45

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Microbial Ecology of Hydraulic Fracturing

    Advances in drilling and stimulation technologies have greatly improved the economics of oil and gas production from deep, tight, hydrocarbon-rich shale formations. But the unconventional drilling required for this production is associated with challenges in the management of both the wastewater ... Read More

    Author: Kelvin B. Gregory

    Spring Bridge: From the Frontiers of Engineering and Beyond

    Release date: Spring 2015

    Volume: 45

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    An Interview with . . . Henry Petroski

    An Interview with . . .Henry Petroski Henry Petroski (NAE) is a professor of both civil engineering and history at Duke University and a prolific author. Photo by Catherine Petroski. Ron Latanision (RML): Henry, we are very pleased that you are willing to talk with us. Let me briefly explain ... Read More

    Author: Henry Petroski

    Spring Bridge: From the Frontiers of Engineering and Beyond

    Release date: Spring 2015

    Volume: 45

    Number: 1