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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 interviewed by Midwest Energy News about Illinois Tech’s hybrid AC-DC Nanogrid that recently became operational.

Read the complete article in Midwest Energy News.

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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 at Armour College of Engineering, was mentioned in a Chicago Tribune article for an algorithm he developed with the Chicago Police Department. The algorithm applies ten variables to gauge a person’s likelihood to be involved in violence in Chicago.

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Ralph Muehleisen, Adjunct Professor in Armour College of Engineering Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering and researcher at Argonne National Laboratory, was recently interviewed by Thomas Kalil, Deputy Director of White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Dr. Muehleisen spoke about his experience in Lab-Corps, an intensive entrepreneurial boot-camp designed to help scientists transition their research to the market.

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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 at Armour College of Engineering, was featured in articles in The Economist and Chicago Defender for an algorithm he developed for the Chicago Police Department. The algorithm applies ten variables to gauge a person’s likelihood to be involved in violence in Chicago.

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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 at Armour College of Engineering, was recently featured in an article in Crain's Chicago. ADMdx, a startup founded by Wernick and his colleagues, was highlighted by the magazine for their pattern-recognition software that can analyze brain images produced by PET and MRI scans to diagnose Alzheimer's.

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Matthew Spenko, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Armour College of Engineering, co-authored a paper that was recently published in the journal, Science. The paper, titled Perching and Takeoff of a Robotic Insect on Overhangs Using Switchable Electrostatic Adhesion, outlines how using electrostatic adhesion to perch a small flying robot on existing surfaces uses less power than would be needed for sustained flight.

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Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mahesh Krishnamurthy, was selected to serve as Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Transactions on Transportation Electrification. The journal focuses on components, sub-systems, systems, standards, and grid interface technologies related to power and energy conversion, propulsion, and actuation for all types of electrified vehicles.

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Francisco Ruiz, Associate Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Armour College of Engineering, was featured in a Lifehacker article about, Passlok, an encryption application he developed. The app allows users to create a "lock" and "key" for secure messaging.

Learn more by reading the complete Lifehacker article here

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A $30 million-plus innovation and tech entrepreneurship building planned to be constructed at Illinois Institute of Technology was recently featured in Crain’s. The institute is being named after the family of alumnus and benefactor Ed Kaplan and will be the first new academic building to be constructed on Illinois Tech’s Mies Campus since the early 1970’s.

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Beige Therapeutics, a startup company created by Eric Brey, Duchossois Leadership Professor and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Armour College of Engineering, and Ron Cohen, an Endocrinologist and Associate Professor of Medicine at The University of Chicago, was mentioned in a ChicagoInno article featuring the finalists of the spring 2016 round of funding from the UChicago Innovation Fund. Armour College Alumna, Marcella Vaicik (BME Ph.D., ’15), serves as Project Manager for the company.

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