The blood stem cells that live in bone marrow are at the top of a complex family tree. Such stem cells split and divide down various pathways that ultimately produce red cells, white cells and platelets.
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One of the inventors of the Titan Arm, graduate student Nick McGill of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, is quoted about the wearable exoskeleton.
Andrew Rappe, Ilya Grinberg both of the School of Arts and Sciences and Peter Davies of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are highlighted for their collaborative research on a new kind of material used for solar panels.
Andrew Schwartz of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted about using personality traits for presenting ads that relate to the recipient.
Graduate students Elizabeth Beattie, Nick Parrotta, Nick McGill and Niko Vladimirov of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are featured for winning the 2013 James Dyson Award for their Titan Arm invention.
For solar panels, wringing every drop of energy from as many photons as possible is imperative. This goal has sent chemistry, materials science and electronic engineering researchers on a quest to boost the energy-absorption efficiency of photovoltaic devices, but existing techniques are now running up against limits set by the laws of physics.
Graduate students Elizabeth Beattie, Nick Parrotta, Nick McGill and Niko Vladimirov of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are featured for developing the Titan Arm.
Boon Thau Loo of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is highlighted for his startup company Gencore Systems.
An interdisciplinary team of University of Pennsylvania researchers has already developed a technique for controlling liquid crystals by means of physical templates and elastic energy, rather than the electromagnetic fields that manipulate them in televisions and computer monitors. They envision using this technique to direct the assembly of other materials, such as nanoparticles.