In the domain of design

In this special issue, engineering faculty look at how design innovation is used to solve "wicked problems."

Björn Hartmann, chief technology officer for the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation. (Photo by Noah Berger)

David Lu with Clarity air-quality monitor

Design case studies

Tensegrity robots, pollution monitors and new flight technology are a few of the design innovations originating at the college and now moving from prototype into production. View slideshow.

Bakar fellows

Fostering disruptive technologies

The Bakar Fellows program supports faculty who are trying to translate research into commercialized technologies.

Illustration of syntetic biology on Mars

The many frontiers of synthetic biology

Better drug delivery systems and provisioning deep space missions are among the new ideas emerging from synthetic biology research.