News

  • Metamaterials

    April 2, 2013

    Professor Nader Engheta, the H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, explains metamaterials in this short video. Metamaterials have a wide range of applications from bending waves around an object, rendering it effectively invisible, to using super lenses to boost energy transmission.

  • Complex Fluids

    February 14, 2013

    Paulo Arratia, Associate Professor at Penn in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, describes the role of fluid mechanics in energy production, amongst other things, in this ASME video.

  • Nanotribology

    February 4, 2013

    Prof. Robert Carpick (School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) and his doctoral student, Tevis Jacobs, have experimentally demonstrated atomic attrition--the transfer of material, atom by atom, from one surface to another--with a transmission electron microscope (TEM). Read more here.

  • From Clams to Biofuels

    February 1, 2013

    The work of Penn Professor Alison Sweeney (Physics) on the biophysics of marine organisms could have implications for biofuels and solar cells. Read more here.

  • Singh Center

    February 1, 2013

    Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology is scheduled to open in November of 2013. Read more here.

  • Consortium for Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation

    January 22, 2013

    A new collaboration between Penn's School of Engineering and Applied Science, School of Design, and Carnegie Mellon University focuses on technologies for safe and efficient transportation. Read more about this new consortium here.

  • Mountains not much of a factor on climate regulation and erosion

    January 9, 2013

    Jane Willenbring (professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania) led a team of scientists who recently published their work in the journal Geology showing mountains are not as significant a contributor to the "carbon draw down" effect as was previously thought. Read more here.

  • Liquid Crystals

    January 9, 2013

    Shu Yang, associate professor in MSE and CBE in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Penn led a team of researchers who have found a new way to direct the assembly of liquid crystals by altering the geometry of the molecules on the bottommost layer and thereby producing changes in the patterns of defects on the topmost. These defects could be useful to nanomanufacturing.

  • New nano-tip for thermal processing

    January 7, 2013

    Research by Robert Carpick and Tevis Jacobs leads to the creation of a nano-tip for thermal processing made entirely of diamond. Read more here.

  • Penn launches Green Labs project

    January 7, 2013

    As part of Penn's efforts to reach the goals set forth in Penn’s Climate Action Plan, the Green Campus Partnership created the Green Labs @ Penn Guide to provide overall guidelines for lab greening. Read more here.