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  Penn study determines breakaway protein is critical in concussions
 
An interdisciplinary team of Penn researchers, including Vivek Shenoy, Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, and lab member Hossein Ahmadzadeh, is improving their mathematical model of how concussions happen on the molecular scale.
 
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  Shu Yang Receives Heilmeier Research Award
 

Shu Yang, Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has led a team of researchers in developing a polymer-based material that changes colors depending on how hard it is hit. The goal is to someday incorporate this material into protective headgear that could give an early warning sign of a concussion.

 
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  Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day
 
The University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University present the 6th Annual Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day. This free event, hosted on Saturday, February 6th from 10am - 4pm, presents hands-on, fun and engaging materials science and engineering demos to people of all ages.
 
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  Engineering more power-efficient phase change memory devices
 
A team of Penn Engineering researchers, led by Ritesh Agarwal, Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, have made a step forward in the effort to find new and better ways of storing the 0's and 1's of computer memory in a recent paper. Along with Pavan Nukala, one of his students, Agarwal collaborated with fellow materials science professor Russell Composto to make model phase change memory devices that are more power-efficient than ever before.
 
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Levitation of a Rare Earth Magnet

In the classroom of Daniel Gianola, the Meissner effect is demonstrated with a rare earth magnet above a YBCO high critical temperature superconductor. The superconductor discs were synthesized by undergraduate students as part of the course MSE 250, Nanoscale Materials Laboratory. Watch the video!

Penn Engineering in 100 Seconds

Penn Engineering in 100 Seconds, hosted by the Engineering Deans' Advisory Board (EDAB) on October 1, featured eight Penn Engineering professors who discussed, in less than 100 seconds, research, personal passions, or any other topic that interested them. View videos from the lectures here.

Y-Prize Competition 2015–2016

We have selected three exciting new technologies created by Penn researchers, and now it’s your turn to propose the best commercial applications. We invite you to unleash your creativity, build your entrepreneurial skills, and team up with some great people along the way.Please join us for the Y-Prize Kick-off on Monday, September 28th, 6:30–9:00 p.m. at the Smilow Center for Translational Research. The winner will receive $10,000 and licensing support to help launch their business. Three finalists teams will each receive $2,500. If you plan to attend, please RSVP here.