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School of Engineering first and second quarter 2020 awards

Faculty members, including at IMES, recognized for excellence via a diverse array of honors, grants, and prizes over the past two quarters. Members of the MIT engineering faculty receive many awards in recognition of their scholarship, service, and overall excellence. The School of Engineering periodically recognizes their achievements by highlighting…

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New design principle could prevent catheter failure in brain shunts

MIT researchers, including IMES faculty members, propose a design aimed at overcoming a major challenge in hydrocephalus catheters — clogging — by leveraging catheter geometry. For medical professionals treating hydrocephalus — a chronic neurological condition caused by an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), resulting in pressure on the brain…

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