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Schweitzer, SEL gifts energize WSU’s power program

By Brett Stav, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Ed and Beatriz Schweitzer
Ed, Beatriz Schweitzer

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s power engineering program will establish the Edmund O. Schweitzer III Chair in Power Apparatus and Systems in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, thanks to gifts totaling $1.5 million from Edmund and Beatriz Schweitzer, and the employee owners of Pullman-based Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories. » More …

Smart sensors that assess bridge health developed at WSU

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – A WSU research team is building smart sensors that they plan to use to assess the health of aging bridges. » More …

Students design foldable, affordable homeless shelter

wsu design team and homeless shelter
WSU homeless shelter design team

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Architecture and Engineering

PULLMAN, Wash. – A WSU architecture student team has designed a shelter that they hope might someday improve the lives of homeless people. » More …

New way to characterize cellulose, advance bioproducts

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have found a new way to define the molecular structure of cellulose, which could lead to cheaper and more efficient ways to make a variety of crucial bioproducts. » More …

Non-invasive prostate cancer diagnosing, monitoring

Ph.D. student Parissa Ziaei prepares silica nanosprings for a prostate cancer detection device in Su Ha’s lab at the Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering at WSU.

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Technology being developed at Washington State University provides a non-invasive approach for diagnosing prostate cancer and tracking the disease’s progression. » More …

Researchers get patents to improve knee, hip replacements

WSU researcher Susmita Bose, in foreground, works with student Sahar Vahabzadeh at a 3-D ceramic printer. (WSU photo)

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – For almost two decades, Washington State University researchers Amit Bandyopadhyay and Susmita Bose have worked to improve the materials used in hip and knee replacements that up to a million people in the U.S. receive each year. » More …

Students take top awards in construction management

PULLMAN, Wash. – Two Washington State University student teams placed second and one claimed third in the recent Associated Schools of Construction competition, the largest construction management contest in the U.S. » More …

Novel 3-D manufacturing builds complex, bio-like materials

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have developed a unique, 3-D manufacturing method that for the first time rapidly creates and precisely controls a material’s architecture from the nanoscale to centimeters – with results that closely mimic the intricate architecture of natural materials like wood and bone. » More …

Ask Dr. Universe: What is a crystal?

PULLMAN, Wash. – Maybe you’ve caught a snowflake on your tongue. Or sprinkled salt on your food. Perhaps you’ve imagined what it would be like to explore a big crystal cave. » More …

Chemists make major strides in organic semiconductors

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University chemists have created new materials that pave the way for the development of inexpensive solar cells. Their work has been recognized as one of the most influential studies published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry in 2016. » More …