Examples of current “EECS is Everywhere” research projects

> Solid-state photosynthetic solar cells

— integration of a photosynthetic protein molecular complex with a solid-state electronic device to create an efficient, organically based solar cell (Marc Baldo)

> Programmable microfluidic chips

— a high-level programming language and software system, BioStream, that enables general-purpose microfluidic chips to automatically carry-out large, complex biology experiments (Saman Amarasinghe)

> CarTel

— a computing system to collect, process, deliver, and visualize data from mobile sensor networks such as sensor-equipped automobiles http://cartel.csail.mit.edu/ (Hari Balakrishnan, Sam Madden)

> Nanobiotechnology

— using quantum dots and magnetic nanoparticles to
target tumors in vivo (Sangeeta Bhatia)

> Quantum computers

— using the physics of single atoms and molecules to create computational systems based on quantum mechanics (Isaac Chuang)

> Computational photography

— using computational methods to enhance
digital photographs and video, such as preserving detail while extending the dynamic range of images (Frédo Durand)

> Computational medicine

— computer-assisted diagnosis of cardiac disorders; devices to detect and prevent epileptic seizures (John Guttag)

> Carbon nanotubes

— developing synthesis and control techniques to create
electronic devices based on carbon nanotubes (Jing Kong)

> Game theory

— applied to network routing (Asu Ozdaglar), cryptography (Silvio Micali), and computational biology (Tommi Jaakkola)

> Robotics

— flapping-winged robots (Russ Tedrake), and swimming robots (Daniela Rus)


— micro and nano-devices for analysis of molecules, particles and cells (Joel Voldman, Jongyoon Han, Dennis Freeman)

> Nano-surgery

— studies of nerve regeneration and degeneration through femtosecond laser nano-surgery and multi-photon imaging (Mehmet Fatih Yanik)

> Ferrofluids

— for magnetic microfluidic devices, with biomedical applications
such as hyperthermia treatment, directed drug delivery, and magnetic resonance imaging contrast that is coupled to cancer therapies (Elfar Adalsteinsson, Marcus Zahn)

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