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Civil and systems engineering

Materials engineering
How an African bird might inspire a better water bottle
Published April 12, 2023
Understanding how birds of a feather—specifically the male sandgrouse—can carry about 15% of their body weight in water could help scientists create new absorbent materials
Civil and systems engineering
The future of fire-resilient structures
Published Sept 22, 2022
Civil and systems engineer Thomas Gernay is studying new approaches to designing structures that are safer, more economical, and make better use of materials and resources
Creating a culture of cybersecurity
Published Nov 18, 2021
In advance of his book Confronting Cyber Risk, engineer Gregory Falco discusses how and why organizations should incorporate cybersecurity into everyday business and planning
One year of tracking the COVID-19 pandemic
Published Jan 22, 2021
On Jan. 22, 2020, a civil and systems engineering professor and her graduate student created a coronavirus tracker map that would become the world's leading source for real-time pandemic data
New models can help hospitals stay ahead of COVID-19 surges
Published Oct 27, 2020
Optimization models will help hospital systems better manage critical resources if coronavirus cases spike this fall and winter
From highways to high-rises: New uses for automotive steel?
Published Sept 30, 2020
'Advanced' automotive steel is four times stronger than standard construction steel and could be used to create more sustainable and resilient buildings