Materials

Think of all the different kinds of things you interact with everyday, then consider all the different kinds of materials from which they are made: plastic, metal, cotton, wood, glass, ceramics, synthetic fabric, paper, leather, etc.

Engineers not only design things based on available materials, they develop new materials that pave the way to better, safer, more effective products.

They work closely with scientists and other researchers to scale experimental methods that produce a small amount of a material in a lab into manufacturing processes that produce huge quantities that can go into making the things we buy.

  • Annabel Chen Posted on September 11, 2013 by Annabel Chen
    Shine Bright Like a Morpho
    Engineers look to butterfly wings to inspire the fabric of the future.
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    Latest Update: September 11, 2013

  • Annabel Chen Posted on August 26, 2013 by Annabel Chen
    Sharks Take a Bite Out of Disease
    The ocean's top predators teach engineers a few things about controlling bacteria.
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    Latest Update: September 11, 2013

  • Kate Gramling Posted on October 16, 2012 by Kate Gramling
    Computer or Temporary tattoo
    Engineers working in an area of “biointegrated technology” have created electronic sensors so small and light that you can wear them like temporary tattoos.
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    Latest Update: October 17, 2012

  • Abby Estabillo Posted on August 7, 2012 by Abby Estabillo
    Nesli Kohen
    Interview with Nesli Kohen
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    Latest Update: October 19, 2012

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