From stronger Kevlar to better biology

With sup­port from the National Sci­ence Foun­da­tion, assis­tant pro­fessor Mar­ilyn Minus will apply her research into designing mate­rials stronger than Kevlar to create better syn­thetic col­lagen fibers and flame-​​retardant coatings.

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Drive it to break it

Recent mechan­ical engi­neering grad­uate Andy Benn isn’t used to having time on his hands. Spending an after­noon playing tennis and eating lob­ster rolls, is well, unprece­dented for the former Baja […]

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Stronger than Kevlar, light as a tee-​​shirt, and cheap all over

Forty years ago, Dupont Com­pany rev­o­lu­tion­ized pro­tec­tive gear when they intro­duced Kevlar, a fiber made of super-​​​​strong, rigid polymer mol­e­cules belonging to a small class called aramids. Since then, improvements […]

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Human-​​machine interactions, the natural way

When mechan­ical and indus­trial engi­neering pro­fessor Yingzi Lin was pur­suing her PhD in vehicle engi­neering, one of the driver test sub­jects became so dis­tracted by the sensing equip­ment in the […]