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Wei Chen, Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Armour College of Engineering was a member of a team of researchers who recently published the world's largest database of piezoelectric properties. The team's paper "A Database to Enable Discovery and Design of Piezoelectric Materials" was published in the journal Scientific Data on September 29, 2015.

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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 the crumbling overpasses and bridges found all over Chicago.

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The Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) was featured in a ChicagoInno article highlighting the group's recent project with NASA to conduct satellite payload research using a high altitude balloon. 

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Chicago, IL – Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) has been named among the “Top 10 Engineering Colleges in the United States” in USA Today. The national daily newspaper on August, 28, 2015 ranked Illinois Tech eighth on the list, which was derived from College Factual as a ranking of colleges based on each school’s overall quality.

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Armour College of Engineering was recently named one of the top ten engineering colleges in the U.S. by USA Today. The list comes from College Factual and is a ranking of colleges based on each school’s overall quality. Armour College received a rank of number 8 based on the school’s commitment to full-time faculty, smaller than average class size and a low student loan default rate.

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Mohammad Shahidehpour, Bodine Chair Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Director of the Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation; and Associate Director of the Wanger Institute for Sustainability and Energy Research (WISER), was recently featured in a Yahoo! Finance article about a microgrid feasibility partnership with several communities in New York.

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Armour College of Engineering Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering Professor Ganesh Raman spoke to CBS Chicago about the effect of high winds on Metra Trains. Watch the segment below.

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A new water filter design, created at IIT, will keep animal waste from flowing into Rainbow Beach on Chicago’s South Side during rainstorms. This advancement is just one of the techniques featured in a recent DNAinfo Chicago article about the methods being used to ensure beachwater on the South Side is clean.

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Armour College of Engineering’s Built Environment Research Group (BERG) will work with Los Angeles based Clean Strands to conduct testing to find out what chemicals are being emitted into the air through 3D printing. The goal of the project is to set standards for safe indoor air quality when 3D printing with plastic filament.

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Gongkang Fu, Department Chair and Professor of Civil and Architectural Engineering in the Armour College of Engineering Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Department, was interviewed by CBS Chicago about the structural conditions inside Chicago’s rail stations.

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