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|Penn Engineers Develop New Materials to Use in Stress Tests|
|When deciding what materials to use in building something, determining how those materials respond to stress and strain is often the first task. When stress causes a material’s constituent molecules to rearrange in a way such that they can't go back to their original positions, it is known as "plastic deformation." Penn Engineers have devised a method to study stress at the macro and micro scales at the same time, using a model system in which microscopic particles stand in for molecules.|
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|Pedro Ponte Castañeda receives Humboldt Award|
Pedro Ponte Castañeda, Raymond S. Markowitz Faculty Fellow and professor in MEAM, is a recipient of a prestigious Humboldt Award. These awards are given in recognition of "academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future."
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|Engineering APOC Students Travel to Ghana to Study Type 2 Diabetes|
Students participating in Penn Engineering’s Appropriate Point of Care Diagnostics (APOC) program traveled to Ghana to design a point-of-care device that will address the growing problem of Type 2 diabetes in Sub-Saharan Africa. Type 2 diabetes is gravely understudied in Sub-Saharan Africa, with about 80 percent of the affected population believed to be undiagnosed.
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|Preview of New 3-D Printing Lab is Part of National 'Day of Making'|
In an event timed to coincide with the first White House Maker Faire and national "Day of Making," a celebration of America as a nation of tinkerers, inventors and entrepreneurs, Penn Engineering gave a preview of AddLab, a new additive manufacturing facility that will feature a suite of state-of-the-art 3D printing tools.