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Though ahead of his time, unfortunately Roger’s design for the first mobile phone never quite took off. “Dammit! Where’d I put the ‘on’ switch, again?” #tbt #uscviterbi

Though ahead of his time, unfortunately Roger’s design for the first mobile phone never quite took off. “Dammit! Where’d I put the ‘on’ switch, again?” #tbt #uscviterbi

Today’s the big groundbreaking ceremony for the new and improved University Village! #UV #USC

Today’s the big groundbreaking ceremony for the new and improved University Village! #UV #USC

Maria Chistiakova, a chemical engineering Ph.D. student in the Armani Lab, is developing new tools to study the interactions between gases and surfaces. One potential application could be the development of a selective filter for carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. In her work, she demonstrated that carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide have very different adhesion to carbon nanotubes. While this behavior had been previously shown under vacuum, her device was able to detect this behavior under normal—or real-world—conditions. The ability to perform this measurement under everyday conditions could have wide-ranging implications.
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Maria Chistiakova, a chemical engineering Ph.D. student in the Armani Lab, is developing new tools to study the interactions between gases and surfaces. One potential application could be the development of a selective filter for carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. In her work, she demonstrated that carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide have very different adhesion to carbon nanotubes. While this behavior had been previously shown under vacuum, her device was able to detect this behavior under normal—or real-world—conditions. The ability to perform this measurement under everyday conditions could have wide-ranging implications.

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"Mmmhm. Mmhm… Yup, this sphere’s real big." #uscviterbi #tbt

"Mmmhm. Mmhm… Yup, this sphere’s real big." #uscviterbi #tbt

A cloudy, rainy day in Los Angeles. Great news for the #CAdrought! And a nice day to stay inside and hit the books. #uscviterbi

A cloudy, rainy day in Los Angeles. Great news for the #CAdrought! And a nice day to stay inside and hit the books. #uscviterbi

Civil engineers 102 years ago. Apparently the guy in the middle couldn’t hold still for the picture. #bowties #hats #superfancy #tbt #uscviterbi

Civil engineers 102 years ago. Apparently the guy in the middle couldn’t hold still for the picture. #bowties #hats #superfancy #tbt #uscviterbi

Field trip! #tbt #spiffyhats #classphoto #uscviterbi

Field trip! #tbt #spiffyhats #classphoto #uscviterbi

Welcome, new and returning students! Best of luck in the coming year. #uscviterbi #welcometousc #backtoschool

Welcome, new and returning students! Best of luck in the coming year. #uscviterbi #welcometousc #backtoschool

Find out more about Assistant Professor Megan McCain, recognized as a global innovator in this year’s MIT TR35. Her work is about personalized medicine and “organs on chips.”
“(With organs-on-chip) you can fail fast and fail cheap,” said McCain. “If something’s going to interact poorly in the human heart, you want to be able catch it early.”

Find out more about Assistant Professor Megan McCain, recognized as a global innovator in this year’s MIT TR35. Her work is about personalized medicine and “organs on chips.”

“(With organs-on-chip) you can fail fast and fail cheap,” said McCain. “If something’s going to interact poorly in the human heart, you want to be able catch it early.”

Find out more about Assistant Professor Maryam Shanechi, recognized as a global innovator in this year’s MIT TR35. Her work is about brain-machine interfaces!
“I realized that I could use the same engineering principles to decode a brain signal instead of a wireless signal, to understand the brain and treat its disorders, and to directly impact the lives of millions of patients. That’s what motivates me and gets me really excited.”

Find out more about Assistant Professor Maryam Shanechi, recognized as a global innovator in this year’s MIT TR35. Her work is about brain-machine interfaces!

“I realized that I could use the same engineering principles to decode a brain signal instead of a wireless signal, to understand the brain and treat its disorders, and to directly impact the lives of millions of patients. That’s what motivates me and gets me really excited.”

"Gladys, why are we holding up numbers inside an enormous cash register?"
“Shhhhhh.”
#tbt #uscviterbi

"Gladys, why are we holding up numbers inside an enormous cash register?"
“Shhhhhh.”
#tbt #uscviterbi

After losing her vision for 30 years, Lisa Kulik finds hope in the Argus II, the world’s first commercially available device to restore sight to the blind, co-invented and co-developed over a period of 25 years by Professor Mark Humayun, a USC ophthalmologist and biomedical engineer. You can read all about it in this fall’s USC Viterbi Magazine! #viterbimag #uscviterbi #engineering

After losing her vision for 30 years, Lisa Kulik finds hope in the Argus II, the world’s first commercially available device to restore sight to the blind, co-invented and co-developed over a period of 25 years by Professor Mark Humayun, a USC ophthalmologist and biomedical engineer. You can read all about it in this fall’s USC Viterbi Magazine! #viterbimag #uscviterbi #engineering

"What does this button do?"
“It’s something we’re working on that someday will allow people to share photos of their lunch with everyone they know.”

#uscviterbi #computerscience #thefuture #lunch #engineeringthefuture #engineering

"What does this button do?"
“It’s something we’re working on that someday will allow people to share photos of their lunch with everyone they know.”

#uscviterbi #computerscience #thefuture #lunch #engineeringthefuture #engineering