<p>Research in Brown’s School of Engineering spans biomedical, chemical, computer, electrical and environmental engineering along with, fluids and thermal sciences, solid mechanics and materials sciences. However, there are no departmental boundaries within the school and researchers are encouraged to share ideas across disciplines, both within engineering and with departments across campus. The result has been a wealth of discipline-spanning research.</p>

Brown’s Center for the Capture and Conversion of CO2 aims to make the chemical industry more sustainable. Currently, many of the most used chemicals in the world are made with fossil fuels as a carbon source, a process that emits tons of greenhouse gases. The Brown center brings together chemists, chemical engineers, and materials scientists in an effort to use existing CO2 as a carbon source instead of fossil fuels. The initial research is promising:

Brown’s Advanced Baby Imaging Lab uses a unique MRI technique to image white matter in the brains of babies and toddlers. The lab brings together engineers with psychologists to shed new light on the way brains develop very early in life:

As the use of nanotechnology continues to emerge, Brown engineers are working with biologists understand how these new materials might affect human health:

Tiny biochips help in detecting viruses and measuring glucose levels:

An acoustic analyzer developed at Brown may one day help pediatricians detect neurological problems by finding tiny differences in babies’ cries: