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Research News - December 2021

Engineer Manages Informatics for $9.2M Project Studying Long-Term Complications of COVID-19

Vignesh Subbian of biomedical engineering and systems and industrial engineering is in charge of defining, integrating and sharing data for Arizona’s portion of the NIH-funded national initiative.
simple graphic of a belt with a sensor and control board attached and labeled. On the right, a simple drawing of a person wearing two belts, which are radiating out signals, represented as red and blue lines.

Navigation by Vibration, Rather Than Sight

Two professors—one of them blind—work with a group of neuroscience and engineering students on a device to help visually impaired people move through the world more safely and efficiently.
Terry Matsunaga in a laboratory lit with blue light, wearing a lab coat and smiling.

Three UArizona Engineers Named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

Liesl Folks, Mark Van Dyke and Terry Matsunaga have been recognized for their technological contributions to engineering and health care.
Six men stand next to a blue wind tunnel talking.

Gov. Ducey Says Investment in Hypersonic Flight is Ticket to the Future

The governor joined Raytheon Missiles & Defense president, university leadership, and representatives from the education sector to tour UArizona wind tunnels and discuss the state's STEM workforce.
Two men stand in front of a railing and some palm trees, holding a drone encased in a spherical cage, about three feet in diameter

Teaching Engineering By Touch

Professor and alum team up on tools to teach visually impaired students about engineering concepts.
Artist's rendering of a hypersonic vehicle -- a large silver structure leaving a trail of flames behind it as it flies through the clouds.

$1.5M Advances Hypersonics Research and Technology

A team led by University of Arizona aerospace and mechanical engineers has been selected for the first round of funding from a national hypersonics consortium.