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A noble application for MEMS
The growing area of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), which integrates mechanical elements, sensors, actuators, and electronics on silicon chips through microfabrication technology, offers many applications. Svetlana Tatic-Lucic, the P.C. Rossin Assistant Professor of electrical and computer engineering, focuses on applying MEMS to cell biology and neurobiology.
Ceramic hope for kidney patients
A nanoporous ceramic filter developed by materials scientists at Lehigh could offer relief to kidney dialysis patients.
Solving a continental crisis one village at a time
The world's worst environmental catastrophe is yielding one village at a time to a homegrown solution developed by Arup SenGupta, professor of civil and environmental engineering.
Using simulation to refine DNA microarrays
DNA microarray technology has transformed genomics — the study of genes and their function — by enabling scientists to monitor the expression of thousands of genes simultaneously. Microarrays are slides patterned with thousands of microscopic spots containing DNA molecules, or probes. Each probe is designed to hybridize uniquely to one DNA sequence, or target. As targets hybridize to probes, the various regions on a chip become fluorescent.