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New Faculty: Kunal Mankodiya

Since joining the URI College of Engineering faculty in July of 2014, Kunal Mankodiya has been widely acclaimed for his research and teaching of the so-called Internet of Things, or IoT. “The IoT is about connecting everyday objects around us to gather data and provide new services to users, such as a ‘smart’ connected eyeglasses […]

Bin Li

New Faculty: Bin Li

URI Assistant Professor Bin Li feels right at home at URI, despite growing up and completing his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees more than 7,800 miles away in Xiamen, China. “Xiamen University, where I studied, is very close to a beautiful beach and like many of the URI building that surround the Quad, their oldest buildings […]

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Smart wristband takes on Parkinson’s

For the 4 million people worldwide with Parkinson’s disease, a smart wristband invented by a team of University of Rhode Island engineering students could let them lead healthier lives.

Habib Lawal

Habib Lawal: Perfecting sensors to predict seizures

Habib Lawal (’16) wants a better way to treat seizures. The electrical engineering student is testing a novel approach in partnership with Professor Walter Besio.

Smart Cities

Smart cities based on the human nervous system

Thousands of sensors linking critical infrastructure in our cities could make them safer and more enjoyable places to live if three engineering professors have their way.

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Unbreakable Identity

Strands of fiber optic cable will serve as tomorrow’s identification devices that even the best hackers can’t break say two URI engineering professors.

Godi Fischer

Fishy Business

To best study the ocean and climate, Professor Godi Fischer relies on fish carrying tiny electronics.


Modern medicine: A watch to treat chronic disease

To best monitor and treat chronic diseases, biomedical engineering Assistant Professor Kunal Mankodiya turned to a smartwatch, a smartphone and the Internet.

Robert Hernandez

Protecting democracy

Using lessons learned studying bionic legs at URI, engineering alumnus Robert Hernandez (’10 & ’14) is developing the country’s future weapons systems.

Orrett Douglas

Orrett Douglas-Prawl: Coding the next great app

Technology companies are vying to hire Orrett Douglas-Prawl (’15), a URI computer engineering student who already counts two apps, an internship and presidency of a student group to his name.

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