Swanson School of Engineering

National Science Foundation Funds Study Led By Leanne Gilbertson to Design Sustainable Carbon Nanomaterials

A research project led by Leanne Gilbertson, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of...
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Findings About Immune System Could Stop Allergic Skin Reactions at the Cellular Source

Engineer Steven Little and colleagues may have found the cell-sized source of irritation caused by contact with allergens.
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Modeling Particle Movements on Bees and Bacteria Could Lead to Robotics Advances

Engineer Anna Balazs has modeled behavior in nonliving particles which could lead to advancements in the construction of robots from highly flexible materials similar to those found in living organisms.
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New Academic Opportunities Prepare Students to Flourish in Evolving Career Landscapes

A new school, new degree programs, new majors and opportunities for novel research open up to students as Pitt continues to anticipate the needs of an evolving workforce.
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Warren Ruder Receives Award to Develop ‘Smart Biomaterials’

Warren Ruder, assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of...

Shadow Bandits Ready for Eclipse Day

Pitt’s Shadow Bandits, a research team of students, faculty and staff, will livestream the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse and conduct research — from 100,000 feet — as part of a nationwide NASA project.
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Computational Research Could Take the Guesswork Out of Creating New Metals

Creating new metals has long been a trial and error process, but Pitt engineering research could help to make producing everything from steel beams to solar cells more efficient and sustainable.
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Roc-ettes Have Fun, Gain Real-World Experience at Red Bull Flugtag Event

With partly cloudy skies and an inconsistent tail wind, the Pitt team members gave their 24-foot aircraft a running shove off a platform on the Allegheny River. Find out how they did.

Student Engineers Learn on the Fly for Aug. 5 Red Bull 'Flugtag' Contest in Pittsburgh

On Aug. 5, the "Roc-ettes" team of engineers will put their skills to the test at Red Bull Flugtag, a flying-machine competition.