A team led by Guoliang Huang, an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of Missouri, has developed a new sensing platform using metamaterials that improves the sensitivity of piezoelectric sensors while simultaneously cutting their cost.
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science have demonstrated a way to combine these two approaches to make nanorods that have a useful mix of optical and magnetic properties.
Kaitlyn (Voccola) Muller is a research faculty at Colorado State University. In 2014, she was one of the few researchers selected to receive the prestigious AFOSR Young Investigator Program (YIP) award and grant. She recently chatted with her friend, science writer and mathematician Analee Miranda, about what it’s like to collaborate with the Department of Defense (DoD) as a student, post-doctoral researcher, and young investigator.