With a traditional transfemoral prosthetic, walking across various terrains, going downhill or walking up and down a set of stairs can be a tedious job for the wearer. To help make daily life easier for amputee patients, Dr. Pilwon Hur has developed a robotic transfemoral prosthesis.
Taking a deeper look into Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jet assembly process, Dr. Amarnath “Andy” Banerjee and Dr. Lewis Ntaimo investigated how to increase the company's production rate from assembling one plane every six days to one plane every day and a half.
Dr. Akhil Datta-Gupta is using $1.2 million in funding from the Department of Energy to create a rapid and cost-effective CO2 subsurface monitoring system. This system will benefit energy companies using injected CO2 for oil recovery and power companies that store produced CO2 waste emissions.
Drs. Raktim Bhattacharya and Robert Skelton are developing computational tools to build larger, lighter blades for wind turbines using tensegrity principles with a $375,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.
A team of researchers from Texas A&M University and The University of Texas at Austin is taking a deeper look into post-Harvey Houston to find new ways to combat construction-related labor exploitation and trafficking.
A lifesaving device more than 20 years in the making has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The clearance allows a company, co-founded by Associate Department Head Dr. Duncan Maitland, to begin to market the medical device.