Institute Professor of Science Ivar Giaever
'64 and Charles Keese '71, senior research scientist
in biology, have their patented ECIS 100 (Electric Cell-substrate
Impedance Sensing) device featured in the July 2001 issue of Biomedicalproducts.
ECIS is an electronic petri dish that provides online, computer-guided
analysis of living cells. The system has been used exclusively
to monitor the activities of living cells using electric fields
too weak to be detected by the cells. In the newer version advertised
in the magazine, a module has been added that uses high electric
fields to deliberately alter the cells.
William Gill, Russell Sage Distinguished
Research Professor of Chemical
Engineering, is featured in "Opening the Black Box,"
a feature story in the July issue of Pollution Engineering.
Michael Shur, professor of
electrical, computer, and systems engineering, was elected member-at-large
of the U.S. National Committee of the International Union of Radio
Science (USNC-URSI). He will serve in this capacity from 2002
through 2004, and will provide rank-and-file member representation
for the group.