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New Feedback Phenomenon Found to Drive Increasing Drought and Aridity

A new Columbia Engineering study indicates that the world will experience more frequent and more extreme drought and aridity than currently experienced in the coming century, exacerbated by both climate change and land-atmosphere processes.
3-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Robotic Neck Brace Dramatically Improves Functions of ALS Patients

A Columbia Engineering-designed robotic brace that supports the neck during its natural motion is the first device shown to dramatically assist ALS patients in holding their heads and actively supporting them during range of motion. The brace should...
12-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Robotic Cane Shown to Improve Stability in Walking

By adding electronics and computation technology to a simple cane that has been around since ancient times, Columbia Engineering researchers have transformed it into a 21st century robotic device that can provide light-touch assistance in walking to...
6-Aug-2019 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Bacteria Engineered as Trojan Horse for Cancer Immunotherapy

Researchers at Columbia Engineering and Columbia University Irving Medical Center announced today that they have engineered a strain of non-pathogenic bacteria that can colonize solid tumors in mice and safely deliver potent immunotherapies, acting...
1-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Research Reveals Exotic Quantum States in Double-Layer Graphene

Researchers from Brown and Columbia Universities have demonstrated previously unknown states of matter that arise in double-layer stacks of graphene, a two-dimensional nanomaterial. These new states, known as the fractional quantum Hall effect,...
25-Jun-2019 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Columbia Researchers Provide New Evidence on the Reliability of Climate Modeling

For decades, scientists studying a key climate phenomenon have been grappling with contradictory data that have threated to undermine confidence in the reliability of climate models overall. A new Columbia Engineering study settles that debate with...
21-Jun-2019 11:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Multi-mobile (M2) Computing System Makes Android and iOS Apps Sharable on Multiple Devices

Computer scientists at Columbia Engineering have developed a new computing system that enables current, unmodified mobile apps to combine and share multiple devices, including cameras, displays, speakers, microphones, sensors, and GPS, across...
20-Jun-2019 12:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ultrasound Method is First to Restore Dopaminergic Pathway in Brain at Early Stages of Parkinson's Disease

Researchers have developed a technique that could open up new ways to facilitate targeted drug delivery into the brain, enabling drugs to treat brain diseases more focally. They used transcranial, focused ultrasound and intravenously injected...
6-Jun-2019 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Columbia Engineering, based in New York City, is one of the top engineering schools in the U.S. and one of the oldest in the nation. Also known as The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School expands knowledge and advances technology through the pioneering research of its more than 220 faculty, while educating undergraduate and graduate students in a collaborative environment to become leaders informed by a firm foundation in engineering. The School’s faculty are at the center of the University’s cross-disciplinary research, contributing to the Data Science Institute, Earth Institute, Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, Precision Medicine Initiative, and the Columbia Nano Initiative. Guided by its strategic vision, “Columbia Engineering for Humanity,” the School aims to translate ideas into innovations that foster a sustainable, healthy, secure, connected, and creative humanity.


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