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  Penn Engineers Develop Graphene-based Biosensor That Works in Three Ways at Once

Penn engineers have devised a new kind of graphene-based biosensor that works in three ways at once. Because proteins trigger three different types of signals, the sensor can triangulate this information to produce more sensitive and accurate results.
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  Two Penn Engineers Named Penn Fellows

Penn Engineering professors, Kevin Turner and Alejandro Ribeiro, have been named Penn Fellows. The Penn Fellows program provides leadership development to select faculty members in mid-career. It includes opportunities to build cross-campus alliances, meet distinguished academic leaders, think strategically about universities and university governance and consult with Pennís senior administrators.

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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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  Shu Yang Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow
Shu Yang, professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.

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!