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COVID-19 adds urgency to USF researchers’ high-tech solution to nursing home care crisis

A USF interdisciplinary team was building a predictive analytics tool to help nursing homes manage staffing shortages when the pandemic presented a new challenge.

June 16, 2020Research and Innovation

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USF engineers awarded NSF grant to fight COVID-19 using big data

A team of researchers from the University of South Florida College of Engineering is developing a digital tool to give government agencies, researchers and health professionals unparalleled insight into COVID-19.

May 20, 2020Research and Innovation

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USF engineers create ‘ear savers,’ providing relief to health professionals treating coronavirus patients

Medical professionals are required to wear face masks, often continuously during 14-hour shifts. The elastic bands can be painful, and cause sores and headaches. In order to improve their comfort, engineers at the USF College of Engineering have manufactured a special plastic strip that’s lined with hooks, making the straps adjustable.

May 18, 2020Research and Innovation, University News

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USF-patented air purifier receives FDA 510(k) Class II Medical Device Clearance

A technology created at the University of South Florida by Distinguished University Professor Yogi Goswami has been implemented into the Molekule Air Pro RX, an air purification device that was recently cleared by the FDA via the 510(k) premarket notification process as a Class II Medical Device.

April 23, 2020Research and Innovation

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Fatemeh Rasouli - Boundless Bulls

While working on her master’s degree in mechanical engineering, Fatemeh Rasouli decided she wanted to use her knowledge and skills to help people in a tangible way. Fatemeh focused her studies on gait rehabilitation and discovered the work taking place at the University of South Florida’s REED lab. Upon graduation, Fatemeh reached out to the lab’s director, Kyle Reed, who suggested she apply to USF’s doctoral program. Today, Fatemeh is working toward her Ph.D. and has been able to have an impact on those living with disabilities.

April 8, 2020University News

Arias (left) and European Commission Joint Research Centre collaborator Fabio Farinosi (right) stand with the chief construction engineer of one of the Amazon dams investigated in Arias’ and Farinosi’s recent paper.

Research of USF Civil and Environmental Engineering professor in Sustainability Nature

Mauricio Arias, Ph.D., has spent the last decade conducting research into the effects of dams built on some of the most biodiverse rivers in the world, and his latest paper could help guide hydropower development in the Amazon.

March 26, 2020Research and Innovation

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Engineering Solutions for America’s Heroes

A new partnership between the USF Center for Assistive, Rehabilitation and Robotics Technologies and nonprofit Quality of Life Plus is helping USF engineering students make a difference in the lives of local veterans.

March 9, 2020Research and Innovation

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USF Engineering Institute Awarded Contract with U.S. Special Operations Command Worth up to $85 Million

The University of South Florida Institute of Applied Engineering and U.S. Special Operations Command have entered into a new contract that paves the way for researchers and students to collaborate with SOCOM to help solve significant challenges facing the nation.

February 19, 2020Research and Innovation

Asst. Professor David Murphy in Antarctica

Doing Research in the Harshest Place on Earth - Antarctica

When it comes to learning how tiny sea creatures move through water, there is no place on Earth that David Murphy won’t travel to. That sense of purpose led the mechanical engineering assistant professor to the National Science Foundation’s Palmer Station on Antarctica’s Anvers Island for a week at the end of 2019, where he and other researchers studied the mobility and distribution of krill, small shrimp-like crustaceans that are plentiful in the Southern Ocean’s frigid waters.

January 29, 2020Research and Innovation

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Five USF Faculty Members Recognized with Excellence in Innovation Awards

From chemistry to computer science and clean water, these faculty members are some of USF’s top innovators.

January 15, 2020Honors and Awards, Research and Innovation, University News

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Neuroscientists Discover Brain Pressure Controls Eye Pressure, Revealing New Avenues for Glaucoma Treatment

Researchers at the University of South Florida have discovered a novel feedback pathway from the brain to the eye that modulates eye pressure – a significant advancement in the effort to diagnose and treat glaucoma.

January 13, 2020Research and Innovation

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Federally Funded Technology Eases Fears for Riders Too Nervous to Take the Bus

A popular tool used in the public transportation industry has entered a new era of GPS capabilities by providing hyper-specific navigation to new transit riders and passengers with visual impairments or cognitive disabilities.

December 18, 2019Research and Innovation

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