The University of Maryland research team All-Terrain Cyclocopter was highlighted in the American Helicopter Society (AHS) International's latest Vertiflite magazine for its innovative cyclocopter design. The cyclocopter research is supported by funding from the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) in its quest for autonomous reconnaissance aircraft.
Since 2007, University of Maryland professors Reza Ghodssi and James Culver have partnered with colleagues from materials science, chemistry, and bioengineering to create devices using the Tobacco Mosaic Virus as a biological nanoscaffold. The work has resulted in never-before-possible microsystems for energy storage and biological sensors.
Researchers at the University of Maryland are using quantum dots – tiny semiconductor particles commonly used in nanotechnology – to decipher the features needed to design specific and effective therapies for multiple sclerosis (MS) and other autoimmune diseases. Their findings were recently published as the cover story of Advanced Functional Materials.