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A microbiologist’s curiosity, an engineer’s perspective
As an aerospace engineer with McDonnell Douglas two decades ago, Derick Brown decided to take a few classes in environmental engineering at the University of California-Irvine. He fell for the field and the way it brought together chemistry, biology, hydrology and other disciplines.

Wireless networks for better healthcare
Wireless communication may soon be at the heart of a secure and reliable patient healthcare network.

Predicting the onset of blood clot formation
A chemical engineer seeks to predict the likelihood of platelet adhesion in damaged blood tissues.