Penn Engineers’ ‘Photonic Doping’ Makes Class of Metamaterials Easier to Fabricate

The field of metamaterials, an intersection of materials science, physics, nanotechnology and electrical engineering, aims to produce structures with unusual electromagnetic properties. Through the careful combination of multiple materials in a precise periodic arrangement, the resulting metamaterials exhibit properties that otherwise couldn’t exist, such as a negative index of refraction. Some metamaterials can even channel […]

Daniel E. Koditschek Receives Heilmeier Research Award

Daniel Koditschek, Alfred Fitler Moore Professor in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, has been named the recipient of the 2016-17 George H. Heilmeier Faculty Award for Excellence in Research for “pioneering contributions in robot motion planning and legged locomotion.” The Heilmeier Award honors a Penn Engineering faculty member whose work is scientifically meritorious […]

Penn Engineers Demonstrate a ‘Hybrid Nanomanufacturing’ System

Nanoscale structures have properties that can’t be achieved in any other way, stemming from precise control over the structure’s composition and geometry. Unfortunately, simultaneously achieving high levels of control of both characteristics can be challenging. Bottom-up, self-assembly methods can carefully tailor the chemical makeup a nanoparticle, but are limited in their ability to control the […]

A $14 million grant to improve mobility and safety in transportation

Penn, in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), is participating in a $14 million, five-year transportation research grant to establish a new national University Transportation Center (UTC) called Mobility21. The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) with the hopes of increasing both mobility and safety on the road. It is the third […]

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