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NIH grant recipients to study why some blood clots can't be cleared


A team of Penn State and U.S. Food and Drug Administration researchers have received a four-year, $2.49 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to understand why certain blood clots that cause strokes cannot be removed.

Simple device monitors health using sweat


A device that monitors health conditions in the body using a person’s sweat has been developed by Penn State and Xiangtan University researchers, according to Huanyu "Larry" Cheng, assistant professor of engineering science and mechanics, Penn State.

Big Ten Academic Alliance Academic Leadership Program inducts six new fellows


The Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) Academic Leadership Program (ALP) in 2020-21 will include six new fellows from Penn State.

Four engineering faculty named fellows for STEM leadership program


Four Penn State College of Engineering faculty were named to the 2020-21 class of fellows for Drexel University's Executive Leadership in Academic Technology, Engineering and Science (ELATES at Drexel) program.

Self-assembling, biomimetic composites possess unusual electrical properties


Sometimes, breaking rules is not a bad thing. Especially when the rules are apparent laws of nature that apply in bulk material, but other forces appear in the nanoscale.

Institute awards 32 computational and data sciences seed grants


Understanding polarized political opinions, predicting Arctic Sea ice levels, and accelerating quantum computing with machine learning -- these are just a few focuses of the dozens of new Penn State research projects that have been funded by Institute for Computational and Data Sciences seed grants.

Supercapacitor promises storage, high power and fast charging


A new supercapacitor based on manganese oxide could combine the storage capacity of batteries with the high power and fast charging of other supercapacitors, according to researchers at Penn State and two universities in China.

Trageser named engineering science student marshal


Emily Sarah Trageser has been selected as the student marshal for the engineering science baccalaureate degree program for Penn State's spring commencement ceremony, held virtually on May 9. Trageser will receive a bachelor of science in engineering science and a minor in engineering mechanics.

Engineering science and mechanics professor will use grant to restructure course


Parisa Shokouhi, associate professor of engineering science and mechanics, recently received a 2020 American Society of Nondestructive Testing, Inc. (ASNT) Faculty Grant for her proposed revitalization of EMCH/MATSE 440.

NSF renews grant for nanotechnology workforce education development


The Penn State Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge (NACK) Resource Center recently received a grant renewal from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Bevilacqua, Gray, Scherer named 2020 Penn State Teaching Fellows


Gary Gray, associate professor of engineering science and mechanics in the College of Engineering, is one of three Penn State faculty members who have received the Alumni/Student Award for Excellence in Teaching and have been named 2020 Penn State Teaching Fellows.

Wearable biosensors may pave the way for personalized health and wellness


Penn State engineers are using computational power and data sciences to work on stretchable, flexible and wearable devices that could lead to innovations in the health and wellness fields.

Early career engineering faculty member selected to attend Lindau conference


Huanyu (Larry) Cheng, assistant professor of engineering science and mechanics in Penn State's College of Engineering, has been selected to participate in the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting from June 28 to July 3 in Lindau, Germany.

Machine sucks up tiny tissue spheroids and prints them precisely


A new method of bioprinting uses aspiration of tiny biologics such as spheroids, cells and tissue strands, to precisely place them in 3D patterns either on scaffolding or without to create artificial tissues with natural properties, according to Penn State researchers.

Multidisciplinary, collaborative defense research team to be led by Penn State


Leading a collaborative frontier research team will be the focus of a nine-year, $54 million potential cooperative agreement from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency's (DTRA) new Interaction of Ionizing Radiation with Matter University Research Alliance program (IIRM-URA).

Professor to lead Center for Gas Turbine Research, Education, and Outreach


Jacqueline O'Connor, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State, will lead the newly created Center for Gas Turbine Research, Education, and Outreach.

Engineering science and mechanics M.D./Ph.D. student's work featured on journal cover


Work by Scott Tucker, a third-year medical student in Penn State College of Medicine’s M.D./Ph.D. Medical Scientist Training Program, was featured on the cover of the November 2019 Journal of Orthopaedic Research.

$2.8M grant to fund bioprinting for reconstruction of face, mouth, skull tissues


Penn State researchers are investigating methods to 3D bioprint and grow the appropriate tissues for craniomaxillofacial reconstruction.

College of Engineering awards five Multidisciplinary Research Seed Grants


The Penn State College of Engineering awarded the 2020 Multidisciplinary Research Seed Grants to five faculty research teams across the College of Engineering, the College of Medicine and the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.

Engineering science and mechanics M.D./Ph.D. student named to "20 in their 20s" list


Harrisburg Young Professionals and local news publication TheBurg named a student in Penn State College of Medicine's M.D./Ph.D. Medical Scientist Training Program as part of their "20 in their 20s" list for 2019.

Transparency discovered in crystals with ultrahigh piezoelectricity


Use of an AC rather than a DC electric field can improve the piezoelectric response of a crystal. Now, an international team of researchers say that cycles of AC fields also make the internal crystal domains in some materials bigger and the crystal transparent.

A wearable gas sensor for health and environmental monitoring


A highly sensitive, wearable gas sensor for environmental and human health monitoring may soon become commercially available, according to researchers at Penn State and Northeastern University.

Penn State nominates four for Goldwater Scholarship


The Penn State University Fellowships Office announced the names of the four undergraduate students that are the University's nominees to the 2020 Goldwater Scholarship, an award for U.S. undergraduates interested in pursuing careers in research.

A new method to study lithium dendrites could lead to better, safer batteries


Lithium ion batteries often grow needle-like structures between electrodes that can short out the batteries and sometimes cause fires. Now, an international team of researchers has found a way to grow and observe these structures to understand ways to stop or prevent their appearance.

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