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  • Monday, February 19, 2024

    Company co-founded by Case Western Reserve University researcher named finalist in South by Southwest pitch competition

    When Brandon Prestwood took walks with his wife after losing part of his arm in an industrial accident in 2012, she favored holding his prosthetic hand—even though he couldn’t feel her touch. But the North Carolina man’s desire to restore the physical sensation of holding her hand was why he volunteered to join groundbreaking research at Case Western Reserve University. Dustin Tyler, the Kent H. Smith II Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Case School of Engineering, said Prestwood is his personal inspiration for co-founding Afference.
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2024

    Postdoc of the Month: Saudagar Dongare

    In the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, postdoctoral student Saudagar Dongare has one main focus: effectively capturing CO2. He’s working alongside Burcu Gurkan’s team in the Energy Lab at Case Western Reserve University to develop functional sorbents—such as ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents—for high CO2 capture capacity.
  • Thursday, February 1, 2024

    Engineering’s Umut Gurkan re-elected for prestigious National Academies program

    Umut Gurkan, Wilbert J. Austin Professor of Engineering, has been re-elected for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s New Voices in Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine program. Gurkan, one of five members from the previous cohort who is extending his service by one year, will join the 2024 cohort.