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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604July 7, 2011

Penn Researchers Show Single Drug and Soft Environment Can Increase Platelet Production

PHILADELPHIA — Humans produce billions of clot-forming platelets every day, but there are times when there aren’t enough of them, such as with certain diseases or during invasive surgery. Now, University of Pennsylvania researchers have demonstrated that a single drug can induce bone marrow cells called megakaryocytes to quadruple the number of platelets they produce.

Sending a Beam of Light Along a Sheet of Graphene

June 30, 2011

Nader Engheta of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is cited for his research on graphene.

Article Source: ars technica
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 29, 2011

Two Penn Engineers to Attend Annual Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

PHILADELPHIA -– Two faculty members from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science will be participating in the 17th annual Frontiers of Engineering Symposium in September. The exclusive meeting is held by the National Academy of Engineering and will take place at Google Headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

Lighten Up: Polaritons with Turntable Photon-Excito Coherence

June 14, 2011

Ritesh Agarwal of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is cited for his research.

Article Source: Physorg.com
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 14, 2011

Penn Researchers Break Light-Matter Coupling Strength Limit in Nanoscale Semiconductors

PHILADELPHIA—New engineering research at the University of Pennsylvania demonstrates that polaritons have increased coupling strength when confined to nanoscale semiconductors. This represents a promising advance in the field of photonics: smaller and faster circuits that use light rather than electricity.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 9, 2011

Penn Engineers: Two-Dimensional Graphene Metamaterials and One-Atom-Thick Optical Devices

PHILADELPHIA -- Two University of Pennsylvania engineers have proposed the possibility of two-dimensional metamaterials. These one-atom-thick metamaterials could be achieved by controlling the conductivity of sheets of graphene, which is a single layer of carbon atoms.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 7, 2011

Penn Offering Postdoctoral Fellowships to Promote Academic Diversity

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania is accepting applications for its Academic Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

Audio: Cyberwarfare and Cybersecurity

June 7, 2011

Matt Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science discusses cyber threats and cyberwarfare from foreign nations.

Article Source: WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 6, 2011

Penn Researchers Develop Biological Circuit Components, New Microscope Technique for Measuring Them

PHILADELPHIA — Electrical engineers have long been toying with the idea of designing biological molecules that can be directly integrated into electronic circuits. University of Pennsylvania researchers have developed a way to form these structures so they can operate in open-air environments, and, more important, have developed a new microscope technique that can measure the electrical properties of these and similar devices.

Penn Students Help Robot Grasp the Art of Reading

May 31, 2011

Computer and Information Science's Kostas Daniilidis and the GRASP laboratory are featured for their work on a robot called Graspy.

Article Source: "Newsworks," WHYY Radio