Nucleic Acid Delivery from 3D-Printed Scaffolds

Developing efficient scaffolds using simple 3D printing technology will impact the area of regenerative medicine.

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Combined Effect of Variable Stiffness and Damping Controller to Correct and Augment Ankle Motion

Gait robots that introduce impedance (stiffness and damping) will help reduce muscle fatigue and correct gait deviation while walking.

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Chemotherapeutic Drug-Conjugated Microbead Technology for Selective Binding with Methylated and Unmethylated Small DNA in the Application of Disease Detection and Biomanufacturing

Studying the interactions between chemotherapeutic drug-conjugated microbeads and small DNA fragments will help develop new biotechnology for cancer detection.

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Graph-Guided-Assembly and Typing of the HLA Alleles from RNA-seq Data

Accurately and efficiently typing human leukocyte antigen alleles is essential to successful organ transplants and has potential for precision medicine.

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Identification of Critical Habitat for Western Yellow-billed Cuckoos Through an Operations Research Modeling Approach

Finding more efficient methods to protect the yellow-billed cuckoo will benefit the many species that depend on healthy riparian habitats.

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Effects of Crosslinker Molecular Weight on Mechanoresponsive Polymer Nanocomposites

Tuning the physical properties of a smart polymer will improve the safety of buildings or vehicles by detecting damage prior to failure.

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Data Offloading in 5G Wireless Networks

Machine learning can implement data relays between users in wireless networks, improving performance by reducing demand on base stations.

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Optimization of Uniaxial Testing Apparatus for Micro-Scale Material Systems

Improving current affordable micro-scale material testing systems will make property identification more accessible and common.

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Characterization of Octopus Arms Using EMG Studies

Quantifying muscle response of soft bodies such as in octopuses will drive enhanced flexibility and adaptability in soft robots to accomplish complex tasks.

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Removal of Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) from Water by Ion Exchange (IX)

Assessing the optimal conditions for toxic chemical adsorption by ion exchange will enhance the recovery of water impacted by industrial discharge.

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Designing an Affordable Torsional Spring for a Rotary Series Elastic Actuator

Designing a more adjustable and tunable torsional spring may allow for more rapid development of a wearable rehabilitative knee exoskeleton.

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Bioengineering Corynebacterium glutamicum for the Synthesis of Short-Chain and Long-Chain Esters

Optimizing bioreactors to produce similar products to petrochemicals would help industries to be more sustainable.

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Designing an Affordable Torsional Spring for a Rotary Series Elastic Actuator

Designing a more adjustable and tunable torsional spring may allow for more rapid development of a wearable rehabilitative knee exoskeleton.

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The Mechanical Performance of Functional Material Fabricated via Structural Beams Based Photopolymerization

Exploring the mechanical property of layer-based and continuous volumetric printing will improve practical 3D printing design.

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Extended Kalman Filter Based Sensor Fusion for State Estimation of a Soft Robot Arm

Exploring the use of soft robot sensors and state estimation algorithms will allow soft robots to be used outside of a lab in any environment.

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Autonomous Vehicle Object Detection on LiDAR Point Cloud Using Deep Learning Model

Improving the input information accuracy of an advanced driver assistance system will help determine safer driving actions.

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Transient Cryothermal Measurements for Fast Dynamic Radiative Cooling

Improvement of a cryogenic thermal measurement system will allow for the testing of unique microstructures within the space environment.

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Automated Traffic Incident Detection and Driver Behavior Analysis

Using advanced computer vision algorithms and artificial intelligence to develop methods of road safety analysis with roadside traffic monitoring videos will improve road safety. intelligence.

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Effectiveness of Algal-Derived MgO-Biochar Nanocomposites for Nitrate and Phosphate Removal from Water

To protect our future access to fresh water, it is essential to develop methods to remove pollutants from water in a cost-effective manner.

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Synthesis of Porous Carbons Using Disposed Facemasks for the Recovery of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Nutrients from Wastewater

Converting face masks into porous carbon mitigates their environmental impact and is a cost-effective method to remove water pollutants.

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Calibration of Single-Stage Gas Gun for Low Velocity Impact Studies

The calibration of a single-stage gas gun is vital to perform accurate experiments, specifically to consistently achieve a desired velocity.

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Treated Waste Plastics: A Solution for Enhancing the Performance of Concrete Construction

Treating polyethylene plastic for concrete construction will help inspire new end-of-life uses for plastic beyond recycling.

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CK2 Phosphorylation of Tom22: Conserved or Convergently Evolved?

Control of mitochondria by phosphorylation of the import complex is an ancient eukaryotic trait and key mechanism in neurological disorders.

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High-Speed 3D Printing of Electroactive Hydrogel for Soft Robotics

Developing 3D-printable hydrogel designs capable of complex locomotion can benefit soft robotics and synthetic organs or muscles.

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Drug Delivery in the Brain Using Iontophoresis through Microscale Pipettes to Modulate Single Cell Function

Developing a controlled method of delivering drugs in the brain using iontophoresis (current) can help improve treatments for neurological diseases.

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Development of a Genome Editing Tool to Target Modulation Genes In Vascular Smooth Muscle Tissue

Developing a genome engineering approach to fine-tune the transcriptional regulation in vascular smooth muscle cells will help people with vascular stenosis.

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Ideal Conditions for Reactive Extraction of Ethyl Acetate with lipase Novozym 435

Optimizing the extraction of desirable solvents with enzymes will help develop a sustainable biological model for producing esters.

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3D Printing of Bioinspired Damage-Tolerant Ceramic Matrix Composite

Studying the 3D printing of ceramic matrix composites with bioinspired architectures will promote further research in damage-tolerant composites.

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Engineering of a Microbial Host for the Degradation of Recalcitrant Biomass

Developing a microbial platform for the breakdown of recalcitrant biomass will enable the sustainable production of valuable chemicals.

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A Systematic Study on Quantifying Bias in GAN-Augmented Headshot Data

Finding a quantitative measure to evaluate biases in AI-augmented datasets will help keep AI responsible.

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Identifying Novel Low-Cost Current Collector Materials for Fuel Cells

Finding cheaper alternatives for current collectors will bring fuel cells closer to becoming a reliable energy source.

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Curved Implementation in a Variable Impedance Controller for a Robotic Ankle Joint

Expanding the applicability of an ankle robot controller onto curved paths will allow for improved lower-limb rehabilitation.

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Engineering of Light-Based Promoters with PACE and eVOLVER Continuous Culture Hardware

Using light based controls for continuous evolution of genes of interest will make protein engineering capable of faster development cycles.

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Development of a Feedback-Based Control Algorithm for Maximum Power Point Tracking through Load Management

Developing an efficient algorithm for load management will accelerate the development of photovoltaics and their use in the energy sector.

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Enabling Circular Economies of Recyclable Materials Through Matrix Completion

Accurately filling in missing information in commodity flow data would allow us to design improved methods of systematic recycling.

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Light-Activated Sealants for Internal Organ Repair and Healing

Developing light-activated biocompatible sealants will help repair internal organ injuries and promote the natural healing process.

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Light-Activated Sealants for Internal Organ Repair and Healing

Developing a bio-compatible, light-activated sealant will open new avenues for internal organ sealing and repair.

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Inference of Brain Morphology From Spatial Gene Expression

Relating gene expression to brain morphology will allow for better identification of candidate genes that cause neurological illness.

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Quantifying the Trends in Wind Speed and Wind Power Potential in Arizona

Analyzing long-term wind speed trends across Arizona will help find causes of these trends as well as ideal locations for wind turbines.

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Determining an Optimal Task-Allocation Algorithm for Multi-Tethered Rover (MuTheR) Systems

Knowing how to efficiently allocate tasks to robots will allow for less energy usage in dangerous or inaccessible environments.

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Engineering of Light-Based Promoters with PACE and eVOLVER Continuous Culture Hardware

Using light-based controls for continuous evolution of genes of interest will make protein engineering capable of faster development cycles.

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Effects of Crosslinker Molecular Weight on Mechanoresponsive Polymer Nanocomposites

Tuning the physical properties of a smart polymer will improve the safety of buildings or vehicles by detecting damage prior to failure.

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Perspective Variant Preference-Based Learning with Quadcopter Swarms

Developing an algorithm for drone swarms to learn from user preferences from different viewing angles will lead to more robust and accurate actions by the agents.

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Identification of Critical Habitat for Western Yellow-billed Cuckoos Through an Operations Research Modeling Approach

Finding more efficient methods to protect the yellow-billed cuckoo will benefit the many species that depend on healthy riparian habitats.

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3D-Printed Jet-Based Cooling Heat Exchanger for Electronic Devices

Creating a 3D-printed polymer jet cooler will improve the thermal efficiency of medical electronic devices such as MRI and increase design flexibility.

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Effect of Bimodal Sensory Integration on Reactionary Impulsivity

Combining known psychophysical tasks allows a novel look into how cognitive processes such as inhibition integrate sensory information.

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Understanding Effects of Water Solvation on Adsorption of Selenate on Alumina

Studying water solvent effects of alumina on selenate adsorption will advance knowledge in the removal of toxic anions from the environment.

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An Analysis of Callisto Insertion Methods for a Spacecraft Utilizing a Space Elevator Trajectory

Determining the efficacy of aerobraking on Jupiter will help reduce delta-v requirements for a space elevator launch system mission to Callisto.

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An Analysis of Callisto Insertion Methods for a Spacecraft Utilizing a Space Elevator Trajectory

Determining the effectiveness of gravity assists and aerobraking for a spacecraft using a space elevator launch will help make colonies possible on Jupiter's moon Callisto.

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Development of CRISPR Interference Constructs to Modulate the Phenotypic Switch of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells

Developing a CRISPR interference approach to suppress the pathological phenotype of vascular smooth muscle cells will help people with vascular stenosis.

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Assessing Spectrophotometry for Regenerative Medicine Biomanufacturing Biomonitoring

Applying spectrophotometry for monitoring cell culture components can maintain and improve quality in manufacturing live cells.

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Study of Direct, Jupiter Insertion Orbits from Space Elevators

Investigating interplanetary orbits from space elevators will help determine the feasibility of future research and colonization of the outer planets.

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Energy Absorption in Aperiodic Cellular Materials

Aperiodic design has the potential to improve the energy absorption performance of cellular materials resulting in more sustainable designs.

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Enabling Horizontal Burrowing of a Multi-Segment Soft Robot

Creating a soft self-burrowing robot will decrease the need for large machinery and in return limit disturbances to the environment.

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Jupiter Orbital Transfer/Colonization

Studying the steps to establish a Jovian moon colony will allow for further research in alternative power sources and sustainability.

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Towards the Development of a Longitudinal Rehabilitation Study for Postural Stability in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Studying how children with cerebral palsy balance under certain circulstances will inform future rehabilitation methods.

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The Impact of Ambient Temperatures on Power System Transmission and Distribution

Identifying efficiency faults in power system transmission from ambient temperature will create more resilient systems.

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Sustainable Foam Engineering of Crosslinked Polyethylene (XLPE) Thermal Insulation Recycling

Testing and analyzing thermal, mechanical and structural characterization of crosslink polyethelene and thermosets will help design sustainable methods for recycling.

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Electrically Assisted 3D Printing of PEDOT:PSS Film for Solar Cell Fabrication

Developing a low-cost fabrication method to make large-scale solar cells will help bolster renewable energy's marketability.

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Immunomodulatory Exosome Loaded Synthetic Hydrogels for Cell Encapsulation

Designing an immunomodulatory macroencapsulation device utilizing hydrogels for application in islet cell transplantation will help understand immune responses.

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Directly Relating Magnetic Resonance Electrical Impedance Tomography (MREIT) Data to Membrane Conductivity during Neural Activity In Vitro

Analyzing a medical imaging technique’s ability to detect neural activity will help improve understanding and treatment of the human brain.

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Energy Absorption in Aperiodic Cellular Materials

Aperiodic cellular design has potential in lightweight efficient energy absorbers and can result in a more efficient and sustainable design.

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Analysis of Additively Manufactured Sintered Wicks for Use in Developing Heat Pipes

Additive manufacturing will allow for the pursuit of bio-inspired designs in a new class of thermal management solutions.

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Inference of Brain Morphology from Spatial Gene Expression

Relating gene expression to brain morphology will allow for better identification of candidate genes that cause neurological illness.

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Jupiter Orbital Transfer/Colonization

Studying the possibility of a colony on one of Jupiter's moons will allow for further research in alternative power and sustainability in scarce environments.

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Harnessing Zika Virus to Access the Neuroimmune System

Studying viral gene transduction to the neuroimmune system can provide the foundation for targeted perturbations and precision therapies.

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Unintentional Costs of Vehicle Warning Modality for Driving Hazards

Studying the effects of in-vehicle alert modalities on drivers will allow for safer and more effective ways to implement hazard alerts in cars.

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Real-Time Object Detection Using Image and Lidar Data

Utilizing lidar and camera data to detect vehicles on the road will improve drivers’ safety and advance autonomous vehicle technology.

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Direct Ink Writing of Nanocomposite Polymers for Shape Memory Actuation

Developing multiphase composite 3D printing of polymers for use in mechanical microrobot applications will increase performance and reliability.

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Active Vibration Protection for Rocket Electronics

Research into the stabilization of rocket electronics enables delicate technology to be used in exploration, communication and research satellites.

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Passive Haptic Learning as a Reinforcement Modality for Information

Studying Passive Haptic Learning, a form of haptic memory reinforcement strategy, will help explore new methods of education and learning.

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Enhanced Air Dehumidification Using Stretchable Tubing

Developing a fundamental understanding of condensation and droplet dynamics in stretchable condensers can improve dehumidifier efficiency.

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Air Pollution Control Using Cool Coat Surface Technology

Simultaneously controlling ambient temperature and air pollution using novel surfaces will help to sustainably improve the environment.

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Learning Complex Behaviors from Simple Behaviors: An Analysis of Behavior-Based Modular Design for RL Agents

Designing a model that can combine learned behaviors will help tackle bigger problems in AI.

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Automated Traffic Incident Detection and Driver Behavior Analysis

Using advanced computer vision algorithms and artificial intelligence to develop methods of road safety analysis with roadside traffic monitoring videos will improve road safety. intelligence.

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Hydrolysis of Cellulose With Engineered Recombinant Bacillus Subtilis

Engineering bacteria to convert cellulose into glucose will allow for cheaper utilization of biomass to make sustainable fuels.

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Synthesis and Characterization of Immunomodulatory Microparticles for the Induction of Tolerance Against Dietary Antigens

Inducing tolerance to dietary antigens is an alternative method to food avoidance and may reduce anaphylaxis in case of allergen exposure.

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A Systematic Study on Quantifying Bias in GAN-Augmented Data

Finding a quantitative measure to evaluate biases in AI-augmented datasets will help keep AI responsible by preventing bias exacerbation.

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