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Philip R. Troyk, Associate Dean of Armour College of Engineering; Professor of Biomedical Engineering; and CEO of Sigenics, Inc., was featured in a Solid State Technology article on Sigenics’ award of a $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Armour College of Engineering, Matthew Spenko, was featured in the Chicago Tribune for his robotics research at Illinois Tech. Professor Spenko's research into making navigation safer for self driving cars and creating novel adhesives for robots used by NASA was detailed in the article. 

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Armour College of Engineering Bodine Chair Professor, Director of the Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation, and Associate Director of the Wanger Institute for Sustainability and Energy Research (WISER), Mohammad Shahidehpour, was recently quoted in Sustainable Chicago about Illinois Tech’s microgrid.

Read the complete article from Sustainable Chicago.

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Philip R. Troyk, Associate Dean of Armour College of Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, was featured in a WTTW article about a National Institutes of Health grant that was awarded to Illinois Institute of Technology to test an intra-cortical visual prosthesis (ICVP) system. Dr. Troyk is the pricipal investigator on the grant that Illinois Tech leads with six partner institutions. 

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Lili Du, Assistant Professor of Transportation Engineering at Armour College of Engineering, was mentioned in a Chicago Tribune article about how driverless cars will shape the cities of the future. Du and colleagues from the Illinois Tech Institute of Design and College of Architecture wrote a book, The Driverless City, describing their imagined city of the future brought about by atonomous vehichles. The team was named a finalist in the Nayar Prize at Illinois Tech.

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Two recent graduates of Armour College of Engineering, Jimmy Shah (EE ‘16) and Farshogar Umrigar (EE ‘16, M.S. EE ‘16), were named finalists in the Cleantech University Prize (Cleantech UP) Competition. Clean Energy Trust, a Chicago-based nonprofit is holding the competition to support the next generation of energy innovators through mentorship and funding.

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Matthew Spenko, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Armour College of Engineering, and his HyTAQ quadcopter will be featured on Xploration Nature Knows Best. The episode featuring Dr. Spenko is scheduled to air this Saturday, November 26 at 9:30 am on Fox 32 WFLD. Host Danni Washington, a biologist, illustrates how nature has helped inspire technology and shows how the innovators of today continue with this practice.

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Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, John L. Anderson, spoke to American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) about the future trends in chemical engineering education. Dr. Anderson was joined by Paul Johnson, President of Colorado School of Mines and Eric Kaler, President of University of Minnesota.

Watch the complete discussion here.

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Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, John L. Anderson, was quoted in Science Magazine about the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) pilot that requires universities to pay 10% of the salaries of faculty members working temporarily at the agency. Dr. Anderson serves as chair of the NSF Committee on Audit and Oversight which ensures that NSF is properly evaluating and managing its operational risks.

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Miles Wernick, Motorola Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Director of Medical Imaging Research Center (MIRC), and Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Yongyi Yang, Harris Perlstein Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering; and Lori Andrews, Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of Institute for Science, Law, and Technology at Chicago-Kent

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