Engineering & Applied Science

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Researchers at University of Pennsylvania Develop Method for Mass Production of Nanogap Electrodes
August 16, 2007
PHILADELPHIA -- Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a reliable, reproducible method for parallel fabrication of multiple nanogap electrodes, a development crucial to the creation of mass-produced nanoscale electronics.
Penn's Autonomous Car "Little Ben" Advances to the Semi-Finals of the DARPA Urban Challenge
August 9, 2007
PHILADELPHIA - "Little Ben," the autonomous vehicle engineered by University of Pennsylvania and Lehigh University faculty and students to drive itself has advanced to the semi-finals of the DARPA Urban Challenge.  
Alumnus Krishna Singh Gives $20 Million to Penn's School of Engineering and Applied Science
August 3, 2007
PHILADELPHIA -- Krishna Singh has made the largest single gift in the history of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania.   The $20 million gift will create the Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology, a planned 100,000 square-foot facility that will serve not only the Penn campus but the entire Philadelphia region.  It will function as a crossroads of multi-disciplinary fundamental and translational research, education and innovation.
University of Pennsylvania Engineers Force Open Novel Protein Targets Within Stem Cells and Blood Cells
August 2, 2007
PHILADELPHIA - Applying physical stress to cells, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science have demonstrated that everyday forces can alter the structure of proteins tucked within cells, unfold them and expose new targets in the fight against disease.
University of Pennsylvania Engineers Discover Natural "Workbench" for Nanoscale Construction
July 17, 2007
PHILADELPHIA -- Engineers at the University of Pennsylvania have taken a step toward simplifying the creation of nanostructures by identifying the first inorganic material to phase separate with near-perfect order at the nanometer scale.  The finding provides an atomically tuneable nanocomposite "workbench" that is cheap and easy to produce and provides a super-lattice foundation potentially suitable for building nanostructures. The findings appear in the August issue of Nature Materials.
Here Comes the Sun: University of Pennsylvania Awarded DOE Funding to Increase Use of Solar Power
June 8, 2007
PHILADELPHIA -- Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have been awarded part of a $22.7 million grant to improve the capture, conversion and use of solar energy.  The project is a multi-center effort funded by the Department of Energy and aimed at increasing the amount of solar power in the nation's energy supply.
Researchers Link Common Skin Secretion to a Deadly Parasite of the Developing World
June 7, 2007
PHILADELPHIA -- Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found a link between some of the world's most common parasites that cause infection and disease throughout the developing world and their attraction to a chemical secreted from human and animal skin. These skin-penetrating parasites infect more than 600 million people worldwide and contribute to anemia, ill health and poor physical and cognitive development among children of developing nations.
James Baker to Speak at Penn Commencement; Honorees Include Aretha Franklin, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Aaron Beck
May 10, 2007
PHILADELPHIA -- James A. Baker III, a co-chair of the Iraq Study Group who has served as secretary of state and secretary of the treasury, will deliver the address at the University of Pennsylvania's 251st Commencement on Monday, May 14, at Franklin Field, 33rd and South streets.  The procession of graduates begins at 9 a.m.
Meditate...to Concentrate: Penn Researchers Demonstrate Improved Attention With Mindfulness Training
May 9, 2007
PHILADELPHIA -- Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania say that practicing even small doses of daily meditation may improve focus and performance.
Penn Physicists Develop Force Law for Granular Impacts: Sand, Other Granular Matter's Behavior Is Better Defined
April 20, 2007
PHILADELPHIA -- Sand.  A single grain is tiny, but solid, and shares the physical properties of other solid matter.  But pack or transport millions of grains together - as modern society does with coffee grounds, flour and industrial chemicals - and granular materials act differently, baffling engineers.  They take the shape of their containers and flow freely, like liquids.  In certain circumstances, they exert pressure like a gas.  The basic lack of behavioral knowledge contributes to wasted resources and energy, as well as erosion and other natural phenomena.