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|Vijay Kumar Named Dean of Penn Engineering|
|Penn President Amy Gutmann announced that Vijay Kumar will be the next dean of Penn Engineering, effective July 1, 2015. Provost Vincent Price called him a person of "experience and vision." The selection of Dr. Kumar, UPS Foundation Professor, successfully concludes a comprehensive search to find a successor to Eduardo Glandt.|
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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.