A View through Wood Shows Futuristic Applications
Clark School researchers have made a block of linden wood transparent, which they say is stronger and a better insulator than glass, more biodegradable than plastic, and could one day be used in windows, tables, and other building supplies. Their research was covered by The New York Times, Tech Times, CNET, Quartz, and others. Learn more.
Fischell Receives National Medal of Technology & Innovation
Last month, President Barack Obama awarded University of Maryland Physics alumnus and Fischell Department of Bioengineering namesake Robert E. Fischell the National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI). This award marks the highest honor for technological achievement bestowed by the President of the United States. Learn more.
First 3D Bioprinted Placenta Model for Study of Preeclampsia Created
Scientists at the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children's National Health System, in partnership with the Fischell Department of Bioengineering, are the first to create a 3D bioprinted placenta model and use it to study preeclampsia, a life-threatening pregnancy complication. Learn more.
Clark School Transportation Experts in the News: WMATA’s SafeTrack Plan
As D.C.-area commuters prepare for imminent Metrorail single-tracking and station closures, UMD transportation experts at the National Transportation Center and Center for Advanced Transportation Technology Laboratory are using transportation modeling and simulation technologies to enable commuters to make informed decisions while the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority SafeTrack plan is in effect. Learn more.
UMD Concrete Canoe Team Celebrates Second Consecutive ASCE Mid-Atlantic Win
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Concrete Canoe team celebrated its second consecutive first-place victory at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Mid-Atlantic Regional Competitions, hosted April 22–24, 2016, at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa. Learn more.
Watch FPE Professor Michael Gollner Explain Boreal Fire Science
At the Clark School, Fire Protection Engineering Assistant Professor Michael Gollner studies wildfires for a living. And inside his lab, he’s recreating parts of the Fort McMurray, Alberta, blaze. This video was produced by Daily Planet, a television program on Discovery Channel Canada. Learn more.