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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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|Portonovo Ayyaswamy Receives the 2014 ASME/AIChE Max Jakob Memorial Award|
Portonovo Ayyaswamy, Asa Whitney Professor of Dynamical Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Max Jakob Memorial Award for his "outstanding contributions to the science and art of heat and mass transfer."
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|Penn Engineers Advance Understanding of Graphene’s Friction Properties|
An interdisciplinary team from Penn Engineering has made a discovery regarding the surface properties of graphene, the Nobel-prize winning material that consists of an atomically thin sheet of carbon atoms.
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|GRASP's Robotic Soccer Team Reigns Supreme|
Penn Engineering's robotic soccer team now has another RoboCup world championship trophy to add to its collection. Coached by Dan Lee, professor in ESE and GRASP Lab director, the team consists of Steve McGill, Larry Abraham, Karen He, Seung-Joon Yi, Dickens He, Chris Akatsuka, Junda Zhu, Sagar Poudel and Jianqiao Li. The team took home first place in the "AdultSize humanoid" league during the 2014 competition held in Brazil.