Week in Review: 10/9/16 – 10/15/16


Professor Shreyas Sen wins AFOSR Young Investigator Award to work on Human Body Communication

ECE Assistant Professor Shreyas Sen is among 58 scientists and engineers to share $20.8 million in grants awarded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). Professor Sen received the Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) Award 2017 to work on Human Body Communication (HBC), which focuses on using the human body as a conducting medium to securely, safely, and energy-efficiently connect wearable and implantable devices and sensors.


Injectable Wires for Fixing the Brain

In a basement laboratory at Harvard University, a few strands of thin wire mesh are undulating at the bottom of a cup of water, as if in a minuscule ribbon dance. The meshes—about the length of a pen cap—are able to do something unprecedented: once injected into the brain of a living mouse, they can safely stimulate individual neurons and measure the cells’ behavior for more than a year.