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Nanoparticles on the Brain

A collaboration between two laboratories – one in Engineering and the other in Medicine – has led to a promising drug delivery system that uses nanoparticles to fight a particularly aggressive and hard-to-treat brain cancer.

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'Fingerprint' Security

Jakub Szefer receives NSF CAREER Award to develop an extra layer of security by extracting a “fingerprint” for smartphones and other computer devices.

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Tricky Nanoparticles

Using nanoparticles, Yale researchers have developed a drug-delivery system that could reduce organ transplant complications by hiding the donated tissue from the recipient’s immune system.

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New Colors of Solar Energy

Yale engineers have developed a solar cell that widens the choice of colors without decreasing its power conversion efficiency.

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A Potential Cure for Multiple Sclerosis

It’s the first treatment that addresses the disease by disarming the immune cells that have turned against the body’s nerve cells, rather than simply suppressing them.

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Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science

Faculty Spotlight
Brian Scassellati
Professor of Computer Science & Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

Brian Scassellati's research focuses on building embodied computational models of human social behavior. Using computational modeling and socially interactive robots, Scassellati's Social Robotics Lab evaluates models of how infants acquire social skills and assists in the diagnosis and quantification of disorders of social development. Other interests include humanoid robots, humanrobot interaction, artificial intelligence, machine perception, and social learning.