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Micro to macro: Conduct research alongside our faculty on a range of topics from nanotechnologies to aircraft design.

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Exploring the Frontiers of Plasma

April 8, 2024

Take a deep dive into the A. James Clark Professor of Engineering Michael Keidar's career journey studying the physics of plasma in the GW Research Magazine's feature article, "Plasma Promise"!

Driving Innovation: TCO Awards $35,000 in Prizes

April 5, 2024

Top prizes went to chemical-free lithium extraction and opioid-induced respiratory depression treatment at the annual Technology Commercialization Office event.

GW Engineering Professor Leads Effort to Enhance Autonomous Aircraft Security

April 4, 2024

MAE associate professor Peng Wei is the lead PI of a three-year, multi-institutional project to research secure aircraft autonomy and train the next generation of aerospace engineers.