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Alexander Flueck, Associate Professor in Armour College of Engineering's Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, was recently interviewed by CBS 2. He spoke about how the energy saved by switching to LED light bulbs from incandescents can offset the cost of higher priced LED bulbs.

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Lili Du, Assistant Professor of Transportation Engineering in Armour College of Engineering's Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department and her research partner Marshall Brown, Associate Professor of Architecture were interviewed by WIRED Magazine about their research project The Driverless City. In the article the team discusses the long-term changes that will need to be implemented by cities to maximize the benefits of autonomous vehicles.

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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 named one of five finalists for an investment from the UChicago Innovation Fund. Armour College of Engineering Alumna, Marcella Vaicik (BME Ph.D., ’15), serves as Project Manager for the company.

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A paper authored by Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mahesh Krishnamurthy, and his Ph.D. students Dr. Zhi Yang and Fei Shang, was named the top downloaded article on the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) Transactions on Transportation Electrification journal website in January 2016.

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Brent Stephens, Assistant Professor of Architectural Engineering in Armour College of Engineering's Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department, had his paper named the top downloaded article on Environmental Science & Technology’s website in February 2016.

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Gongkang Fu, Chair and Professor of Civil and Architectural Engineering in Armour College of Engineering's Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Department, was interviewed by CBS Chicago about large pieces of concrete falling on Lower Randolph Street in Chicago.

Watch the complete CBS 2 Chicago report here.

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llinois Tech’s partnership with ComEd and Argonne National Laboratory to create a microgrid cluster in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood was featured in an article on PHYS.org. The article highlights the impact distributed energy, such as the planned Bronzeville microgrid, will have on the the reliability and efficiency of the nation's electrical grid.

Read the complete article on PHYS.org here.

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Brent Stephens, Assistant Professor of Architectural Engineering in Armour College of Engineering's Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department, was interviewed by CBS 2 about his research into the emissions from 3D printers. In the CBS interview, Dr. Stephens shares what he has learned about the harmful particles emitted by 3D printers and offers his recommendations on how to make them safe.

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Ashfaq Khokhar, Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Zuyi Li, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Associate and Director of the Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation were named to the list of top 25 electrical engineering professors by OnlineEngineeringPrograms.com.

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Eric Brey, Duchossois Leadership Professor and Professor of Biomedical Engineering in Armour College of Engineering's Biomedical Engineering Department, was recently featured in a ChicagoInno article about his startup, Beige Therapeutics. Brey is working with Ron Cohen, an Endocrinologist and Associate Professor of Medicine at The University of Chicago, to build the biotech company with the goal of bringing the obesity fighting therapy they developed to market.

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