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Threading high-performance, self-morphing building blocks across scales toward a sustainable future

Inspiree by biological structural materials, Yang, Liang Feng (Penn Engineering, MSE) and Masoud Akbarzadeh (PennDesign, Architecture) have received $4.6M grant from National Science Foundation (NSF) in collaboration with researchers at Princeton University (Andrej Košmrlj and Pierre-Thomas Brun), Rowan University (Xiao Hu) and Rutgers University Camden (David Salas-de la Cruz) to drive eco-future manufacturing of highly efficient […]

Emily Zinselmeier, One of Eight 2018 Thouron Award Winners from Penn

Emily Zinselmeier, a 2017 graduate, has received the prestigious Thouron Award to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom. She majored in materials science and engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and architecture with a minor in Hispanic studies from the School of Arts and Sciences. She co-founded Penn’s chapter of the American Academy of Environmental […]

Mimicking Giant Clams to Enhance the Production of Biofuel

Alison Sweeney of the University of Pennsylvania has been studying giant clams. She refer to the clams as “solar transformers” because they are capable of absorbing bright sunlight at a very high rate and scattering it over a large surface area. When the light is distributed evenly among the thick […]

Sogang-UPenn BK21plus Workshop

January 20, 2017, Claudia Cohen Hall (G17), Sponsors: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania, Theme: self-assembly, nanoparticles, biomaterials, imaging, drug delivery, sensors, bio-devices

The First Penn-KIST Joint Symposium

December 5, 2016, 9:00am – 6:30pm, Singh Center for Nanotechnology. This symposium will bring together researchers from Materials and Life Science Research Division (MLSRD), Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) and Penn at SAS and SEAS with common interests in advanced nanomaterials, metamaterials, and composites.

Memorandom of Understanding Signing Ceremony between KIST-MLSRD and UPENN-LRSM & AESOP

In an exciting development, we signed a Memo of Understanding to spur increased collaboration between  Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Materials and Life Science Research Division (MLSRD) and two centers of excellence at the University of Pennsylvania.  These include the newly launched Center AESOP (Center for Analyzing Evolved […]

Sabin named 2015 IVY Innovator in Design

Jenny Sabin, is principal of Jenny Sabin Studio, an experimental architectural design studio, and director of the Sabin Design Lab at Cornell AAP, a hybrid research and design unit with specialization in computational design, data visualization, and digital fabrication.

Unusual Configuration Spaces

September 12-16, 2016 This workshop will bring together researchers interested in a panoply of unusual configuration spaces, arising in applied fields or in plausible models, to look for similarities or creative tensions between them.