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Researchers create first metal-free catalyst for rechargeable zinc-air batteries

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University and the University of North Texas have made what they believe is the first metal-free bifunctional electrocatalyst that performs as well or better than most metal and metal oxide electrodes in zinc-air batteries.
 
Zinc-air batteries are expected to be safer, lighter, cheaper, and more powerful and durable than lithium-ion batteries common in mobile phones and laptops and increasingly used in hybrid and electric cars.

Anthropology, engineering students work together to solve global health problems

During spring break, Case Western Reserve University students and faculty traveled to Uganda to work with Ugandan colleagues in the social sciences and engineering on two global health projects. The project is part of an initiative linking Case Western Reserve students with biomedical engineering students at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.
 
Led by Andrew Rollins, professor of biomedical engineering, and Janet McGrath, professor of anthropology, the initiative, an offshoot of the Uganda-Case Western Reserve University Research Collaboration that began in 1988, brings medical anthropology and engineering students and faculty together to address global health problems.

BME’s Anant Madabhushi awarded patent for image-based risk score

Anant Madabhushi, professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics, has been awarded U.S. patent 9002092, titled “Image-based risk score—A prognostic predictor of survival and outcome from digital histopathology.”
 
The invention relates to an image-based computer-aided prognosis (CAP) system and method that seeks to replicate the prognostic power of molecular assays in histopathology and pathological processes, including but not limited to cancer.

Engineering student startup takes first place in Spartan Challenge

GreenLite Technology, a Case Western Reserve University student startup company that developed a foot-powered mobile phone charger for developing countries, won first prize in the 2015 Spartan Challenge.
 
Sixteen student teams entered the university’s annual business startup contest, offering—in addition to prize money—seasoned experts to mentor them from concept through planning.
 
Case Western Reserve undergraduate students were invited to join students from the Cleveland Institute of Art and the Cleveland Institute of Music to compete. Participants proceeded through a series of activities emulating the angel- and venture-investment process in two stages.

Think[box] hits 90,000 visits

Case Western Reserve University’s think[box] invention center recently welcomed its 90,000th visitor.
 
Taylor Barto, a third-year electrical engineering major at Cleveland State University, was visiting think[box] to work on an embedded systems project for class.
 
Think[box] opened its doors in Glennan Hall in 2011, giving the campus and regional community access to equipment and resources for turning ideas into inventions. In 2014, the university broke ground on the first phase of the expansion project that will move think[box] into its permanent home—a seven-story, 50,000-square-foot innovation hub.