Engineering Change to Improve Lives

Thanks to generous gifts, we have been building on our historic strength in traditional disciplines and adding prominent scholars in emerging areas such as biomedical engineering, environmental engineering, nanotechnology, and neurotechnology. 

So what’s on the horizon? Brown engineers are: 

  • Creating an adhesive patch made from a hydrogel material that may reduce the stretching of heart muscle after a heart attack. 
  • Discovering that human cells follow the same rules as non-living particles, shedding light on tissue formation, wound healing, and the spread of cancer. 
  • Making safer, significantly less expensive, and vastly more efficient lead-free perovskite solar cells that are large enough for commercial applications. 
  • Developing a new generation of wireless medical technologies that record and monitor neural activity to assist in the diagnosis and management of neurologic disease. 

Brown’s curriculum produces future leaders who can reach across the campus and beyond to collaborate in key areas of technological innovation. 

“ Our faculty are constantly innovating and advancing new solutions to complex problems. Brown Engineering students have the benefit of seeing and participating in this research, all while learning the fundamentals of engineering in the broader context of the Open Curriculum, which promotes creativity, exploration, and broad-mindedness. ”

Tejal Desai Sorensen Family Dean of Engineering

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Erin Biebuyck
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