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  John Vohs Receives Heilmeier Research Award
  John M. Vohs, Carl V. S. Patterson Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been named the recipient of the 2013-14 George H. Heilmeier Faculty Award for Excellence in Research for "major impact in the fields of surface science and catalysis, especially the surface science of metal oxides." The Heilmeier Award honors a Penn Engineering faculty member whose work is scientifically meritorious and has high technological impact and visibility.
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  Penn Engineering Plan Filters Wastewater Produced By Fracking
A team of Penn engineers are the recipients of a National Science Foundation “Scalable Nanomanufacturing Award” for their innovative proposal to clean up wastewater. The grant provides the team with $1.3 million over the next four years to refine their nanomembrane design and develop scalable production methods.
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  Penn Engineers Show Commonalities in How Different Glassy Materials Fail
Researchers at Penn Engineering have now shown an important commonality that seems to extend through the range of glassy materials. They have demonstrated that the scaling between a glassy material’s stiffness and strength remains unchanged, implying a constant critical strain that these materials can withstand before catastrophic failure, despite the extreme variation found among this class of material’s physical properties.
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  The Motion of the Medium Matters for Self-assembling Particles
By attaching short sequences of single-stranded DNA to nanoscale building blocks, researchers can design structures that can effectively build themselves. Now, a Penn Engineering team has made a discovery with implications for all such self-assembled structures: fluid dynamics play a crucial role in the kind and quality of the structures that can be made.

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The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science is the oldest continuously operating degree-granting program in chemical engineering in the U.S. Learn more about this photo!

Bubbles for Medicine

"I tell my children that I am working with bubbles and they think I have the best job in the world – which I do!" says Daeyeon Lee, Associate Professor of CBE. By learning how to modify the air and water interface, Lee is able to make "perfect" bubbles that have potential to enhance biomedical imaging and ultrasound therapy. Learn more!

Crystals That Can Switch Configurations

John Crocker’s team has made a crystal that rearranges itself into a stronger, more stable configuration, all by changing the mix of DNA strands on the spheres' exterior.Check it out!