Occular PhototherapeuticsColin Cook, Anupama Lakshmanan, Aubrey Shapero
Introduction: Phototherapy devices packaged into contact and intraocular lenses can make Phototherapy useful for diabetic patients.
Battery Grid Energy StorageKevin Shen, Zainab Al Saihati, Pooja Verma, Bismark Wong
Introduction: Importance of frequency regulation, grid reliability and backup power availability to financially justify large roll-outs.
Extracellular Vesicles for Drug DeliveryBeatriz Atsavapranee, Ashwin Ram, Sherrie Yang
Introduction: Recently, extracellular vesicles (EVs) have emerged as a promising drug carrier to deliver therapeutic RNA, as they may have improved biocompatibility and delivery efficiency when compared to previous synthetic systems.
An Evaluation of Virtual Reality TechnologyGavy Aggarwal, Jessica Choi, Abirami Kurinchi-Vendhan, Malavika Venkatesan
Introduction: A large reason for VR’s past failures has been poor user experience resulting from technological limitations. An analysis was made of the current state of the technology - specifically focusing on head mounted displays in commercial markets. The state of control systems, machine learning, and sensor processing were also examined.
Spatial Sensing Technologies for Autonomous VehiclesJunno Tseng, Will Whitney, and Arky Yang
Introduction: Spatial sensing technologies are one of the key roadblocks to the success of autonomous vehicles. Investigated were (a). the state of the art of visual, radar, lidar and ultrasonic automotive sensors, (b). their criticality to the future of autonomous vehicles, and (c). their evolution in the next several years.
Application of Machine Learning to the Personal Loan Industry in ChinaJiajun Shi, Dong Liang, Yan (Echo) Wu, Hongnian Yu
Introduction: Three hypothesis were examined:
Assessment of Display TechnologiesHapreet Arora and Nikhil Gupta
Introduction: Display technology has greatly changed in the past few decades and continues to rapidly evolve. Since the early years when Cathode Ray Tube technology dominated the television market, TV display technology has evolved from plasma, projector based, liquid crystal display, light-emitting diodes, and now to organic light emitting diode. We investigate the trade-off every consumer debates: price versus features. OLED dominates now broken up into Passive Matrix OLED and Active Matrix OLED, Quantum Dot displays and in the future Micro-LEDs. Despite this, LCD displays will still maintain a significant presence in the lower end displays.
The Impact of Continuous, Integrated Manufacturing on the Pharmaceutical Industry and Drug Supply-Chains of the FutureBradley Silverman and Benjamin Laccetti
Introduction: Currently the vast majority of pharmaceutical processes are done using batch manufacturing - unlike the use of continuous processes in the chemical industries which are more efficient, exhibit faster cycle times, and require smaller capital costs and plant footprints. We report on how this opportunity for pharmaceuticals can be exploited in the next ten years.
Innovative Capabilities - Edisun MicrogridJonah Krop, Henry Steiner, Kana Moriyama, Sakthi Vetrivel
Introduction: Edisun Microgrids was founded in 2013 by Bill Gross, with the mission to “drive down the cost of solar energy to make clean power more affordable than fossil fuels.” The company switched from using CSP (concentrated solar power) for energy storage to using it for solar fuels, with the objective to use concentrated solar energy to make hydrogen from water.
An Analysis of the History and Future of Augmented RealityZafir Abou-Zamzam Dessie DiMino Roberto Mercado, Julia Reisler
Introduction: The growing use of headsets was the focus. It is believed that the technology required for these devices is currently ready for AR products to enter the enterprise market in the near future followed by the consumer market later on. Many companies have products in development. As prices drop, AR headsets will eventually succeed smartphones. We expect AR to be popular in the enterprise setting within the next 5 to 10 years, followed by a growth in the consumer market 5 to 10 years after that.
A Technology Assessment in the Food Automation IndustryEshan Govil, Anuj Chadha, Eleanor Walker, Hana Keller
Introduction: Miso, a company start-up in the food automation space, was created to to improve conditions for workers increasing worker retention and to improve consistency of the food produced. The company has had early successes in automating food preparation tasks.
Engineered Biocatalysts for Industrial Applications: A Market Analysis and Future OutlookAnders Knight, Tina Boville, Rob Hurt, Yu-Li Ni, Daniel Martin
Introduction: From biofuels, to pharmaceuticals, to specialty products, chemicals are predominantly made using synthetic, metal-based catalysts. Alternatively, Biocatalytic technologies can address some of the major disadvantages of this approach in the areas of specificity, selectivity and environmental impact. We studied industrial scale use, potential markets and the IP to project the trajectory of the technology over the next five years.
Kuna in the Smart Home Security MarketAnna Resnick, Mohar Chatterjee, Matthew Wu, Patricia Beekman
Introduction: A discussion of Smart home-security solutions. Founded in 2012, Kuna Received 120k seed-funding through Y-combinator and 230k from a successful Indiegogo campaign, CEO, CTO, and COO are all Caltech Alumni.
Hydrogen: Fuel of the Future?Faisal Alshafei, Gustav Fjorder, and Sveinung Sund
Introduction: Climate change and energy challenges drive a search for Technical solutions as the world slowly starts to shift away from fossil fuels and closer to cleaner energy sources (batteries and hydrogen) and renewables. Hydrogen, is expected by scientists, strategists, scientists and political leaders to play an increasingly important role in energy production over the next few decades.