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  Penn Engineers Contribute to New Understanding of Friction on Graphene
  Using powerful computer simulations, Robert Carpick, John Henry Towne Professor and Chair in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, and other researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and elsewhere have made significant strides in understanding graphene's fundamental properties, including why the friction varies as the object sliding on it moves forward, instead of remaining constant as it does with most other known materials.
 
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  Penn Researchers Shed Light on the Roundworm's Curious Swimming Behavior
 
In a study led by Haim Bau, professor in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanic, researchers found that, rather than settling to the bottom of a pool of water as one would expect for an animal heavier than water, nematodes seem to "swim happily" through the liquid. The research was published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.
 
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  For This Mechanical Engineer, Curling is Both a Family Tradition and a Physics Lesson
 
Cody Clouser, junior in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, continues a legacy of competitive curling that began nearly 60 years ago, with his grandparents being among the founding members of the the Philadelphia Curling Club in Paoli, Pa. Today, he continues his family's legacy on the junior team, consisting of those age 21 and under, and also leads the next generation of athletes as president of the Curling Club at Penn.
 
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  Penn Scientists Receive $24 Million Grant to Establish MechanoBiology Center
 
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the University of Pennsylvania a $24 Million, five-year grant to establish a Science and Technology Center (STC) focused on engineering mechanobiology. It will be led by co-directors Vivek Shenoy, Professor in Materials Science and Engineering and Yale E. Goldman, Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics and Penn Medicine.
 
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