Happening Now at GIE
NEW IMPACT AREA: QUANTUM MANUFACTURING
Through interdisciplinary collaboration, the study of small phenomena and the pursuit of big ideas, electrical and computer engineering professor Zhenqiang “Jack” Ma plans to lead the Grainger Institute for Engineering’s newest impact area, Quantum Manufacturing, into one focused on reciprocal relationships and groundbreaking ideas. Read on to learn more.
NEW IMPACT AREA: CELL AND GENE THERAPY
Biomedical engineering professor Krishanu “Kris” Saha will lead the institute’s latest impact area: cell and gene therapy. Saha plans to build upon the field’s latest critical developments in genome editing techniques that have made novel therapeutics viable. By editing individual genomes of cells within the body, researchers like Saha are able to personalize medical treatments at the level of individual DNA strands.
ENGINEERING RESEARCHERS SEEK CLEAN ENERGY SOLUTIONS
As our need for a smarter, cleaner energy grid grows, UW’s engineering researchers are developing increasingly innovative and multifaceted solutions: improving how we operate the grid, raising the renewable energy supply with more reliable storage methods, and lowering overall consumer demand by augmenting energy efficiency. All to overcome this grand societal challenge.
Transdisciplinary Research and Real-World Problems Converge Here
The Grainger Institute for Engineering provides funding, comprehensive support and a collaborative space for engineering faculty to nurture research ideas that show promise as large-scale, extramurally funded activities in critical impact areas: