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|Small Structures, Big Building:
Nanotech center continues to grow
Construction on the Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology is proceeding on time and on budget. In addition to gracing the east end of campus with a striking new piece of modern architecture, the Singh Center will also provide a leading research site focused on nanotechnology, one of today's most innovative fields of science and engineering. The building's design ensures the work happening inside will be the star of the show.
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|Nanoantennas Improve Infrared Sensing|
A team led by Ertugrul Cubukcu, assistant professor of Materials Science and Engineering, has used a pattern of nanoantennas to develop a new way of turning infrared light into mechanical action, opening the door to more sensitive infrared cameras and more compact chemical-analysis techniques. The advantage to this approach is that it could reduce the footprint of an infrared sensing device to something that would fit on a disposable silicon chip.
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|Dawn Bonnell Appointed Vice Provost for Research at Penn|
|Dawn A. Bonnell has been named vice provost for research at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the Trustee Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and director of Penn's Nano/Bio Interface Center. The vice provost for research develops and implements policies that promote research excellence across the University, manages key elements of the University's research infrastructure, and guides the strategic efforts in advancing research commercialization.|
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|Chris Murray collaborates to develop molecular probes that reduce the cost of a powerful microscopy technique|
A dye-based imaging technique known as two-photon microscopy can produce pictures of active neural structures in much finer detail than functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, but it requires powerful and expensive lasers. Now, a research team at the University of Pennsylvania has developed a new kind of dye that could reduce the cost of the technique by several orders of magnitude.