Engineering

illustration of a cervix's mechanical movements

Cervical length is clinically measured as the portion of the cervix that is closed. Effacement progresses in normal pregnancy when the fetal head descends and shortens the cervix. Funneling is a pathologic condition related to an abnormal cervical deformation pattern when the membranes slip into the inner canal and the cervix prematurely shortens. Illustration Courtesy of the Journal of Biomechanics

Kristin Myers was learning how to fix her father’s off-white Triumph TR4 roadster at the age of six. She later trained to be an automotive engineer and fully expected to have a career designing cars.

Anil Lalwani
Anil Lalwani wants to deliver medicine directly into the inner ear, the best way to treat ear-related disorders.
Ken Shepard
Ken Shepard is part of a growing push to develop brain-computer interfaces to repair senses and skills lost to injury or disease.
Amir Imani

Amir Imani wrote his first computer program, a family phone book, at age 9. The experience sealed his interest in computing. “I always loved making and breaking things,” he said. “Coding gave me a way to explore the enigmatic world of computers.”

Vikas Arun

Tap dancing and engineering may not seem like they have anything in common. But for graduating senior Vikas Arun, pairing these two passions makes plenty of sense.

Jonny Cohen

By the time Jonathan (Jonny) Cohen started his freshman year at Columbia Engineering, he had launched a startup and been named—twice—to Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30” list of energy sector leaders for his work in gree

Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic

Biomedical engineering professor, Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, holds a bone bioreactor used in her research. Photo by Eileen Barroso

Professor Vunjak-Novakovic is a pioneer in the engineering of functional human tissue for use in regenerative medicine. Her work has led to new approaches for treating injuries and complex diseases and also have supported the development and evaluation of therapeutic drugs.
Lee C. Bollinger
President Lee C. Bollinger has agreed to serve as co-chair of the NAS committee on the Future of Voting, which is studying the issues of accessibility, reliability and verifiable technology in relation to voting in the U.S.
J. Thomas Vaughan

Photo by Jeffrey Schifman

Last year, J. Thomas Vaughan joined Columbia as director of Magnetic Resonance Research, a new University-wide position.

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