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  Penn Researchers Develop New Technique for Making Graphene Competitor, Molybdenum Disulphide
 

A group of Penn Engineers collaborated with researchers from South Korea’s Sungkyunkwan University to make an advance in manufacturing molybdenum disulphide. The material is two-dimensional and believed to be a primary competitor for the single-atom-thick lattice of carbon atoms, graphene.
 
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  Understanding Butterfly Wing Color
 

Shu Yang, professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has spent the last two years in collaboration with Dan Janzen, professor in the Department of Biology in the School of Arts & Sciences. The two share a common interest: The exceptional beauty and diversity of butterfly wings. Their partnership has led to fundamental insights in two fields that rarely cross-pollinate.

 
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  Dawn Bonnell and Nader Engheta Named 2015 MRS Fellows
 
Dawn Bonnell, Henry Towne Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Nader Engheta, H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, have been named 2015 Materials Research Society (MRS) Fellows. The fellowship honors those MRS members who are notable for their distinguished research accomplishments and their outstanding contributions to the advancement of materials research, worldwide.
 
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  David Srolovitz Elected to National Academy Of Engineering
 
David Srolovitz, Joseph Bordogna Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for his accomplishments in "theory and simulation of microstructure and properties of materials and leadership in computational materials engineering."
 
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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!

Smart Buildings

In the future, buildings may respond to their external environments. Led by Shu Yang, a research team has developed plans for a structure that will respond to its environment in order to optimize comfort, energy efficiency and aesthetic appeal. Learn more!