The senior capstone design team of Asad Akbany, Kasper Kuo, Nicholas Leung, and Karen Cheng has been selected to attend the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative University in Florida this March.
Each year, CGI U hosts a meeting where students, university representatives, topic experts, and celebrities come together to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges.
The capstone team worked on a project to detect the operational status of LPG stoves in developing countries, along with client sponsor Lisa Thompson, Assistant Professor at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute KL2 and Global Health Sciences Faculty Scholar in Family Health Care Nursing, UCSF.
Their project created an unobtrusive LPG stove usage monitor with wireless data collection capabilities, to help spread the adoption of low-pollution LPG stoves. Traditional cooking stoves can contribute to the high prevalence of respiratory disease due to their emission of carbon monoxide and particulate.
Congratulations to professors Sanjay Kumar, Mohammad Mofrad, and Niren Murthy, new members of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows!
The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country. Fellows are generally engineering and medical school chairs, research directors, innovators, and successful entrepreneurs who fulfill AIMBE’s mission of providing leadership and advocacy in medical and biological engineering for the advancement of society.
The inductees, who were nominated by their peers, were screened by committees of Fellows within their specialty and were elected by the full College as the official Class of 2015. They will be welcomed at a formal induction ceremony during AIMBE’s Annual Event in Washington, D.C. on March 15, 2014.
Read more at AIMBE.
Research by Professor Nipam Patel on how butterflies can color their wings with pigmentless "structural color" is featured on KQED Science.