College of Engineering

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Innovations: November/December 2012

The University of Rhode Island College of Engineering’s Innovations showcases the college’s diverse community of scholars undertaking 21st-century research and learning.


The blood test app

Researchers develop a hand-held device that tests blood for diseases and sends the results to a smartphone.

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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response

Conquering oil spills

Engineering professors apply nanotechnology to cleaning up catastrophic oceanic oil spills.

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Jim Cafone

Delivering what the doctor ordered

Engineering alumnus Jim Cafone (B.S. ’88, M.S. ’90) manages a supply chain that delivers life-saving medications to the four corners of the Earth.

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Brittany Alphonse: A passion for bettering lives

Biomedical engineering student Brittany Alphonse dreams of becoming a force for good.

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The joy of teaching research

Professor Keunhan “Kay” Park believes every research equation holds two parts: the solution and the sharing of the solution.

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Watching the battlefield

The college welcomes the Class of 2016, Professors Haibo He and Steven Kay improve military intelligence, the National Society of Black Engineers hosts a regional conference and more.

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Message from the Dean

Dean Raymond M. Wright invites you to learn how the college advances society in unexpected ways.

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