School of Engineering & Applied Science

Star and Flower-Shaped Moulds Tell Stem Cells What to Be

March 2, 2010
Christopher Chen of the School of Engineering and Applied Science says “cells change their geometries and mechanics throughout development and as they move through the body.”
Article Source: NewScientist
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 26, 2010

University of Pennsylvania Joins International Collaboration in Government/Academics to Research "Soft Matter"

PHILADELPHIA –- The University of Pennsylvania’s Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter has entered into a multi-year agreement with specialty chemical producer Rhodia and the French National Center for Scientific Research to launch an international, public-private research collaboration in soft condensed matter.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 25, 2010

Nanotechnologists From the University of Pennsylvania Collaborate to Form Near-Frictionless Diamond Material

PHILADELPHIA –- Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and IBM Research-Zürich have fabricated an ultra sharp, diamond-like carbon tip possessing such high strength that it is 3,000 times more wear-resistant at the nanoscale than silicon.

Wheelchair on the Go

February 22, 2010
School of Engineering and Applied Science students’ robotic car, “Little Ben,” is cited for its technological contributions.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Healing Touch: the Key to Regenerating Bodies

February 16, 2010
Dennis Discher of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is cited for research on cellular regeneration.
Article Source: New Scientist

Victims of Electrosensitivity Syndrome Say EMFs Cause Symptoms

February 15, 2010
Kenneth Foster of the School of Engineering and Applied Science says electrosensitivity syndrome is a largely unfounded phenomenon.
Article Source: Los Angeles Times

SEPTA Moving to Drop Rail-Line Initials

February 12, 2010
Vukan Vuchic of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on SEPTA’s plan to re-brand rail signage.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 12, 2010

University of Pennsylvania Material Scientists Turn Light Into Electrical Current Using a Golden Nanoscale System

PHILADELPHIA –- Material scientists at the Nano/Bio Interface Center of the University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated the transduction of optical radiation to electrical current in a molecular circuit. The system, an array of nano-sized molecules of gold, respond to electromagnetic waves by creating surface plasmons that induce and project electrical current across molecules, similar to that of photovoltaic solar cells.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604February 12, 2010

University of Pennsylvania Joins Consortium to Speed Access to Affordable Medicines in the Developing World

PHILADELPHIA -- A consortium of leading research universities, including the University of Pennsylvania, and organizations along with the Association of University Technology Managers has announced its endorsement of a far-reaching “Statement of Principles and Strategies for the Equitable Dissemination of Medical Technologies” in the developing world.

Making a Sustainability Perspective Second Nature in Education

February 10, 2010
The School of Engineering and Applied Science’s outreach work is cited.
Article Source: Fast Company