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  Penn Engineers Show How "Perfect" Materials Begin to Fail
 
Daniel Gianola, Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Penn researchers in the Small Scale Mechanics and Materials Group have collaborated with Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems to understand how defects in materials first form on the road to failure.
 
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  Russell Composto Appointed Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
 

Russell Composto, professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been named Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education. Within the position, Composto will head Undergraduate academic affairs for the school, oversee educational programs and will chair the school's Undergraduate Affairs Committee.

 
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  Penn Researchers Develop Liquid-crystal-based Compound Lenses That Work Like Insect Eyes
 
Kathleen Stebe, Richer and Elizabeth Goodwin Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Shu Yang, professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, join an interdisciplinary group of University of Pennsylvania researchers to show how liquid crystals can be employed to create compound lenses similar to those found in nature.
 
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  Penn Researchers Discover New Chiral Property of Silicon, With Photonic Applications
 

Photonic computers use light instead of electricity. Ritesh Agarwal, Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, his postdoc Sajal Dhara and Eugene Mele of Physics have a way to pack more info into photons.
 
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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!