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Metamaterials Could Perform Calculus With Light Waves

January 10, 2014

Research from Nader Engheta of the School of Engineering and Applied Science about presenting a theory for metamaterial that acts as an analog computer is featured.

Article Source: Ars Technica

First Light-bending Calculator Designed With Metamaterials

January 9, 2014

Nader Engheta of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is featured for presenting a theory for metamaterial that acts as an analog computer.

Article Source: New Scientist
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 9, 2014

Penn Research Helps Lay Out Theory for Metamaterial That Acts as an Analog Computer

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A study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, The University of Texas at Austin and University of Sannio in Italy, shows that metamaterials can be designed to do “photonic calculus” as a light wave goes through them.

The field of metamaterials has produced structures with unprecedented abilities, including flat lenses, invisibility cloaks and even optical “metatronic” devices that can manipulate light in the way electronic circuitry manipulates the flow of electrons. 

Scientists Grow Liquid Crystal ‘Flowers’ to Use as Lenses

December 24, 2013

Randall Kamien of the School of Arts and Sciences and Shu Yang and Kathleen Stebe of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are featured for growing liquid crystal “flowers” that can be used as lenses.

Article Source: Gizmag.com

Robots to the Rescue at International Trials in Florida

December 22, 2013

Dan Lee of the School of Engineering and Applied Science talks about the DARPA Robotics Challenge.

Article Source: Reuters

Penn Grads' Anti-Drowsy Headset 'Vigo' Is Technology's Answer to Energy Drinks

December 30, 2013

Drew Karabinos, Jason Gui and Jonathan Kern, graduates of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, have developed a "personal energy gauge" that monitors the body for drowsiness and sends weary wearers "wake-up" alerts.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Best Architecture of 2013: The Shortlist

December 15, 2013

Penn’s Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology is highlighted for its architectural design.

Article Source: Denver Post

Robockey Teams Face Off in Largest Tournament Yet

For students in the “Design of Mechatronic Systems” class in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, “the finals” are more than just an exam; they are a tournament in which the winners hoist a trophy h

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604December 18, 2013

Penn Researchers Grow Liquid Crystal 'Flowers' That Can Be Used as Lenses

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A team of material scientists, chemical engineers and physicists from the University of Pennsylvania has made another advance in their effort to use liquid crystals as a medium for assembling structures.

A team of material scientists, chemical engineers and physicists from the University of Pennsylvania has made another advance in their effort to use liquid crystals as a medium for assembling structures.