Swanson School of Engineering

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Student Helps NASA Thwart Microbial Hitchhikers on Future Mars Missions

Emily Klonicki spent the summer in a NASA lab helping to develop filters to keep microbes from contaminating Mars.
Gerald Holder

Swanson School Dean to Receive Distinguished Service Award

Gerald D. Holder, U.S. Steel Dean of Engineering and Distinguished Service Professor of Engineering at Pitt’s Swanson School of...
William Federspiel

Wearable Artificial Lung Designed to Help Sick Children Remain Mobile While Hospitalized

Researchers hope the device will be a bridge to transplant or recovery in children with acute and chronic lung failure, allowing the children to move around and avoid being bedridden.
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Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Faculty Members Honored for Early Career Research

Two junior faculty members in the Swanson School of Engineering were among a class of 58 early career researchers recognized for...
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Blast Furnace Demo Day Awards Prizes in Student Pitch Competition

Seventeen teams of student entrepreneurs vied for $4,000 in cash awards in the Blast Furnace student idea accelerator’s Demo Day...
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Bioengineer Develops Brain Sensor for Investigating Drug Addiction Risks

Young adults are more susceptible to addiction, especially to drugs like cocaine. Using a new high-resolution sensor, bioengineer Xinyan Cui plans to figure out why.
Hao Sun

Forbes Selects Engineer for ‘30 Under 30’ List

Hao Sun, assistant professor in the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering, has been studying ways to measure the stability of aging structures, an effort that led Forbes to name him to its annual “30 Under 30” list.
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Engineer Battles Noise Pollution With a Grant from the National Science Foundation

New research from Pitt engineer Piervincenzo Rizzo seeks to create a novel barrier to shield disruptive noises like traffic from occupants of buildings.