Dental Plaque is No Match for Catalytic Nanoparticles

Combine a diet high in sugar with poor oral hygiene habits and dental cavities, or caries, will likely result. The sugar triggers the formation of an acidic biofilm, known as plaque, on the teeth, eroding the surface. Early childhood caries is a severe form of tooth decay that affects one in every four children in […]

New GRASP Project Aims to Leverage ‘Embodied Intelligence’ via a Robotic Squirrel

It takes about a year before human infants master their own motor skills well enough to walk. Legged robots don’t have it so easy. Only the most advanced can walk with a smooth, natural gait, and even those can be stymied by a small pile of rubble or sand. A team of researchers, led from […]

Paris Perdikaris Predicts Complex Outcomes of Physical Systems

Since the days of Isaac Newton, scientists have been monitoring and predicting the movements of falling apples, heavenly bodies, ocean currents and just about anything that can go from point A to point B. These models have grown increasingly complex, but so have the physical phenomena they depict. Now the mechanisms behind cutting-edge technology, in […]

Penn and Lehigh Research Team Seeks Alternative Ammonia Production Methods for Sustainable Fertilizers

A Penn Engineering team from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, including John M. Vohs, Carl V. S. Patterson Professor and Chair, Raymond J. Gorte, Russell Pearce and Elizabeth Crimian Heuer Professor, and Aleksandra Vojvodic, Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation, is collaborating with Lehigh University’s Steven McIntosh on research that seeks an alternative production […]

More on Penn Engineering’s New MCIT Online Program

Yesterday, Penn Engineering announced its first completely online master’s degree: MCIT Online. The program, offered on Coursera, is aimed at students who want to break into tech, but don’t have a computer science background.

University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering Launches Online Master’s in Computer Science

The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science today announced its first completely online master’s degree, a Master of Computer and Information Technology. MCIT Online is designed to be affordable, at one-third the cost of an on-campus degree, and open to students with no previous background in computer science. Offered exclusively on Coursera, […]

Linh Thi Xuan Phan Builds New Defenses for Cyber-physical Infrastructure

Your self-driving car is being hacked. Linh Thi Xuan Phan says that’s okay. The assistant professor in Penn Engineering’s Computer and Information Science department has been developing new strategies to protect self-driving cars and other systems that exist in both the cyber and physical world from attack by intruders operating online.

A Conversation with Danielle Bassett: IEEE TechEthics Interview

Danielle Bassett, Eduardo D. Glandt Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, recently sat down with IEEE TechEthics to talk about the state of her field and the ethical considerations facing it.

Using Statistics to Uncover the Truth About Individual Cells

Researchers at Penn have developed a better method for interpreting data from single-cell RNA sequencing technologies. This research is built on a collaboration between The Wharton School, Mingyao Li at the Perelman School of Medicine, and Arjun Raj’s group at the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Researchers Make Complex 3-D Surfaces with 2-D sheets

Researchers have developed a way to create flat sheets of a rubbery material that expand into three-dimensional geometries, such as a human face, when exposed to heat. The research, done by Hillel Aharoni and Randall Kamien of the School of Arts and Sciences and Yu Xia, Xinyue Zhang, and Shu Yang of the School of Engineering […]

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