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Optimal Throwing Strategies

The act of throwing is incredibly complex and usually subject to a trade-off between speed and accuracy. A Yale researcher’s new study looks at why this is.

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Clean Water from a Plant-Based Membrane

A team of researchers has developed a plant-derived material that can be used to purify water potentially far more effectively than current petroleum-based membrane materials.

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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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'Sticky' Particles

Researchers discover that by tinkering with the surface properties of drug-loaded nanoparticles, they can potentially direct these particles to specific cells in the brain.

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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.