School of Engineering & Applied Science

Audio: Penn Students Build Robotic Arm That Makes You Stronger

November 21, 2013

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.

Penn, Drexel Scientists Seek a Newer, Cheaper Solar Panel

November 19, 2013

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.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Loraine Terrell | lfterrel@sas.upenn.edu | 215-898-5162November 14, 2013

Vagelos Gift Ensures Penn's Leadership in Energy Research

With a gift of $15 million, University of Pennsylvania trustee emeritus P. Roy Vagelos, C’50, Hon’99, and his wife, Diana, parents ’90, are continuing to ensure Penn’s leadership in energy research by endowing two professorships dedicated to this critically important field.

IBM to Test People’s Psychology Through Twitter Posts

November 11, 2013

Andrew Schwartz of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted about using personality traits for presenting ads that relate to the recipient.

Article Source: Times of India

UPenn Students Invent Revolutionary Device, Win International Award

November 10, 2013

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.

Article Source: Metro
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 11, 2013

Penn and Drexel Team Demonstrates New Paradigm for Solar Cell Construction

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.  

Video: Philly Grad Students Develop Exoskeleton Arm That Gives You Extra Strength

November 7, 2013

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.

Article Source: WCAU-TV (Philadelphia)

Meet One of the First Faculty Startups From Penn’s Comp. Sci. Department

November 6, 2013

Boon Thau Loo of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is highlighted for his startup company Gencore Systems.

Article Source: Technical.ly Philly
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604November 6, 2013

Researchers at Penn Add Another Tool in Their Directed Assembly Toolkit

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.  

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | elerner@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604
Media Contact:Dana Weidig | weidigd@email.chop.edu | 267-426-6092October 30, 2013

Penn, CHOP Researchers Help Author Report on Sports-Related Concussions in Youth

The Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council today released a comprehensive report on sports-related concussions in youth, detailing factors associated with increased rates of the brain injury, the effectiveness of protective devices and new screening, diagnosis, treatment and management techniques, as well as the long-term consequences of concussions.