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Tapping Into Engineering's Artful Side

Professor David Vallancourt believes that an abiding creativity underpins the field of engineering—and it’s that playful, collaborative spirit that he wants to incubate in his newly revamped Art of Engineering Class.

New Cell Therapy Aids Heart Recovery—Without Implanting Cells

A team of Columbia University investigators, led by Biomedical Engineering Professor Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, has designed a creative new approach to help injured hearts regenerate by applying extracellular vesicles secreted by cardiomyocytes rather than implanting the cells.

Waves Move Across the Human Brain to Support Memory

Biomedical engineers have discovered a new fundamental feature of brain oscillations: they actually move rhythmically across the brain, reflecting patterns of More
Jun 08 2018 | By Holly Evarts | Image Credit: Joshua Jacobs/Columbia Engineering

Quantum Interference May Be Key to Smaller Insulators

Researchers have upended conventional wisdom, synthesizing the first molecule capable of insulating at the nanometer scale more effectively than a vacuum More
Jun 06 2018 | By Mindy Farabee | Image credit: Haixing Li/Columbia Engineering