School of Engineering & Applied Science

Why Sleepyheads Forget

October 21, 2009
David Dinges of the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine and Ted Abel of the School of Arts and Sciences discuss research on sleep deprivation and its cognitive consequences.
Article Source: Science
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 20, 2009

Penn Team Uses Self-Assembly to Make Tiny Particles With Patches of Charge


PHILADELPHIA –- Physicists, chemists and engineers at the University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated a novel method for the controlled formation of patchy particles, using charged, self-assembling molecules that may one day serve as drug-delivery vehicles to combat disease and perhaps be used in small batteries that store and release charge.

Jostling Spurs Cell Spreading

October 18, 2009
Dennis Discher of the School of Engineering and Applied Science discusses a stem-cell-research study.
Article Source: The Scientist

Penn Prof Kearns Addresses a Need

October 9, 2009
Michael Kearns of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is featured discussing his course “Networked Life.”

New Programs

October 8, 2009
Penn’s first-of-its-kind market and social systems engineering undergraduate program is cited.
Article Source: Inside Higher Ed

Invasion of the Pod Car

October 4, 2009
Vukan Vuchic of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on personal rapid transit.
Article Source: Boston Globe

How AP Measured the Meltdown at the Local Level

October 4, 2009
Tony Smith of the School of Engineering and Applied Science analyzes the economy with statistics.
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604June 22, 2009

Penn Bioengineers Develop a Microfabricated Device to Measure Cellular Forces During Tissue Development


PHILADELPHIA –- A University of Pennsylvania-led collaboration of bioengineers studying the physical forces generated by individual cells has created a tiny micron–sized device that allows researchers to measure and manipulate cellular forces as assemblies of living cells reorganize themselves into tissues.

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 20, 2009
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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604May 13, 2009

Arjun G. Yodh Named Director of Penn's Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter


PHILADELPHIA –- Arjun G. Yodh, a researcher studying condensed matter physics, medical and biophysics and optics has been named director of the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter at the University of Pennsylvania.