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Newswise: NSF CAREER grant recipient offers potential boost for stem cell therapy
Released: 3-Jun-2020 9:55 AM EDT
NSF CAREER grant recipient offers potential boost for stem cell therapy
Penn State College of Engineering

Xiaojun “Lance” Lian, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Penn State, has received a $500,000, five-year Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). 

Newswise: Acoustics and biomedical engineering professor receives NSF CAREER grant
Released: 3-Jun-2020 9:30 AM EDT
Acoustics and biomedical engineering professor receives NSF CAREER grant
Penn State College of Engineering

Julianna Simon, assistant professor of acoustics and biomedical engineering in the Penn State College of Engineering, was recently awarded an Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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Released: 27-May-2020 1:30 PM EDT
New urine testing method holds promise for kidney stone sufferers
Penn State College of Engineering

An improved urine-testing system for people suffering from kidney stones inspired by nature and proposed by researchers from Penn State and Stanford University may enable patients to receive results within 30 minutes instead of the current turnaround time of a week or more.

Newswise: Battling disease with ultraviolet light
Released: 27-May-2020 1:25 PM EDT
Battling disease with ultraviolet light
Penn State College of Engineering

Now and in the months to come, hospitals and commercial buildings will be tasked with sanitizing large indoor environments to prevent the transmission of viruses like SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19. A new seed grant-funded study could provide the knowledge base needed to develop optical radiation products used in such large-scale sanitation processes.

Newswise: Civil engineering faculty receives CAREER Award to enhance fracture simulation
Released: 13-May-2020 2:25 PM EDT
Civil engineering faculty receives CAREER Award to enhance fracture simulation
Penn State College of Engineering

Michael Hillman, L. Robert and Mary L. Kimball Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Penn State, will develop new computational methods to simulate how materials and structures fracture, thanks to a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award.

Newswise: Understanding the impacts of unexpected shift to digital learning
Released: 7-May-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Understanding the impacts of unexpected shift to digital learning
Penn State College of Engineering

The unexpected transition to online classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many changes for undergraduate students and their instructors. To understand the magnitude of these impacts and potentially improve digital learning, researchers in the Penn State School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) have received $196,136 from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Newswise: Plasma medicine research highlights antibacterial effects and potential uses
Released: 7-May-2020 10:30 AM EDT
Plasma medicine research highlights antibacterial effects and potential uses
Penn State College of Engineering

As interest in the application of plasma medicine — the use of low-temperature plasma (LTP) created by an electrical discharge to address medical problems — continues to grow, so does the need for research advancements proving its capabilities and potential impacts on the health care industry. Across the world, many research groups are investigating plasma medicine for applications including cancer treatment and the accelerated healing of chronic wounds, among others.

Newswise: Researchers Explore Quantum Computing to Discover Possible COVID-19 treatments
Released: 5-May-2020 9:40 AM EDT
Researchers Explore Quantum Computing to Discover Possible COVID-19 treatments
Penn State College of Engineering

Quantum machine learning, an emerging field that combines machine learning and quantum physics, is the focus of research to discover possible treatments for COVID-19, according to Penn State researchers led by Swaroop Ghosh, the Joseph R. and Janice M. Monkowski Career Development Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering. The researchers believe that this method could be faster and more economical than the current methods used for drug discovery.

Newswise: Engineers Develop Method to Improve Efficiency and Heat Tolerance of Devices
Released: 5-May-2020 9:35 AM EDT
Engineers Develop Method to Improve Efficiency and Heat Tolerance of Devices
Penn State College of Engineering

When it comes to increasing electric storage efficiency and electric breakdown strength — the ability of an electrical system to operate at higher voltage and temperatures with great efficiency — increasing one traditionally has led to a decrease in the other. Penn State researchers, led by Qiming Zhang, distinguished professor of electrical engineering, recently developed a scalable method that relies on engineered materials to increase both properties.

Newswise: Architectural engineering professor receives NSF CAREER grant
Released: 28-Apr-2020 9:50 AM EDT
Architectural engineering professor receives NSF CAREER grant
Penn State College of Engineering

Donghyun Rim, assistant professor of architectural engineering in the Penn State College of Engineering, was recently awarded a $500,000, five-year Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Released: 24-Apr-2020 3:40 PM EDT
NSF renews grant for nanotechnology workforce education development
Penn State College of Engineering

The Penn State Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge (NACK) Resource Center recently received a grant renewal from the National Science Foundation (NSF). This renewal will be used to support the development and sustenance of nanotechnology workforce education by further growing nano-education resources and partnerships.

Newswise: Reusable medical devices could help solve key COVID-19 problem
Released: 24-Apr-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Reusable medical devices could help solve key COVID-19 problem
Penn State College of Engineering

Penn State research team designing device that uses plasma to sterilize ventilators, face shields and masks

Newswise: Enhanced climate change models possible through NSF grant
Released: 24-Apr-2020 3:30 PM EDT
Enhanced climate change models possible through NSF grant
Penn State College of Engineering

Mechanical engineering's Matthew Rau will study ocean particulate matter, with the hopes of adding to the knowledge surrounding carbon dioxide absorption

Newswise: Engineering assistant professor develops safer, quicker data processing method
Released: 15-Apr-2020 2:45 PM EDT
Engineering assistant professor develops safer, quicker data processing method
Penn State College of Engineering

A novel algorithm to solve big data resource sharing problems over large networks, developed by researchers in the Penn State College of Engineering, may also have implications for energy savings and data security.

Newswise: Penn State engineer receives DARPA grant to strengthen cybersecurity
Released: 15-Apr-2020 1:50 PM EDT
Penn State engineer receives DARPA grant to strengthen cybersecurity
Penn State College of Engineering

A parser, the element in a computer system that converts data inputs into an understandable format, is the first line of defense for cybersecurity. A multi-institute group of researchers that includes Gang Tan, assistant professor of computer science and engineering in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Penn State, has received an $8 million grant that allots $1 million for Penn State’s part of the research to increase computer security by developing more secure parsers.

Newswise: COVID-19: Researchers to model novel coronavirus for spread mitigation
Released: 15-Apr-2020 1:20 PM EDT
COVID-19: Researchers to model novel coronavirus for spread mitigation
Penn State College of Engineering

In an effort to help mitigate the disruptive effects of the deadly COVID-19 virus, an interdisciplinary team of Penn State researchers are developing a novel methodology to analyze its spread and the impacts on policy with a goal of creating better-prepared and more-resilient health care systems.

Newswise: Three electrical engineering and computer science faculty earn NSF CAREER Awards
Released: 14-Apr-2020 3:55 PM EDT
Three electrical engineering and computer science faculty earn NSF CAREER Awards
Penn State College of Engineering

Three faculty members from the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) in the Penn State College of Engineering have been awarded Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Newswise: Penn State Center for Biodevices mobilizes for COVID-19 response
Released: 13-Apr-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Penn State Center for Biodevices mobilizes for COVID-19 response
Penn State College of Engineering

Mary Frecker, professor of mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering and the Riess Chair in Engineering at Penn State, felt much of the same trepidation and anxiety that most are grappling with facing the emergence of COVID-19. But she realized that, as the director of the recently created Penn State Center for Biodevices, she had a role in helping to explore solutions, as so many others have at the University.

Newswise: Penn State engineer developing device that may be able to test for COVID-19
Released: 6-Apr-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Penn State engineer developing device that may be able to test for COVID-19
Penn State College of Engineering

A point-of-care testing device that may help diagnose the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is under development by Weihua Guan, assistant professor of electrical engineering in Penn State’s College of Engineering.

Newswise:Video Embedded knowing-why-bacteria-are-great-upstream-swimmers-may-prevent-serious-infections
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Released: 18-Mar-2020 10:50 AM EDT
Knowing why bacteria are great upstream swimmers may prevent serious infections
Penn State College of Engineering

International research team's findings on how far, how fast and why bacteria swim upstream may have implications for rapid infection prevention.

Newswise: Trio of female mechanical engineering professors to lead new research centers
Released: 27-Feb-2020 1:45 PM EST
Trio of female mechanical engineering professors to lead new research centers
Penn State College of Engineering

Three professors from the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) have been selected as the directors of newly announced research centers at the University, where they will continue to make tangible impacts in research and grow the representation of women in STEM leadership.

Newswise: Identifying the sources of salt pollution
Released: 25-Feb-2020 10:25 AM EST
Identifying the sources of salt pollution
Penn State College of Engineering

To Nathaniel Warner, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and recipient of a new National Science Foundation CAREER Award, a lack of available water-quality data and an abundance of potential salt polluters, such as road salting and oil and gas wastewater, makes it difficult to mitigate further contamination.

Newswise: New department head named to lead industrial engineering
Released: 14-Feb-2020 10:05 AM EST
New department head named to lead industrial engineering
Penn State College of Engineering

Steven Landry, professor of industrial engineering and associate department head of the School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University, has been named department head of the Penn State Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME). He will begin on July 1, 2020.

Newswise: Aerospace engineering department head named AIAA fellow
Released: 12-Feb-2020 2:55 PM EST
Aerospace engineering department head named AIAA fellow
Penn State College of Engineering

Amy Pritchett, head of the Department of Aerospace Engineering in the Penn State College of Engineering, has been elected a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the world’s largest aerospace professional society.

Newswise: NSF CAREER Award research aims to transform metal casting for the 21st century
Released: 11-Feb-2020 4:25 PM EST
NSF CAREER Award research aims to transform metal casting for the 21st century
Penn State College of Engineering

Guha Manogharan, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State, is embarking on a new research project that has the potential to transform the fundamentals of casting science by studying 3D design principles through the introduction of 3D sand printing.

Newswise: $15.5 million investment creates engineering scholars program at Penn State
Released: 10-Feb-2020 5:15 PM EST
$15.5 million investment creates engineering scholars program at Penn State
Penn State College of Engineering

The A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation has committed $15.5 million to create the A. James Clark Scholars Program in the Penn State College of Engineering to support high-achieving engineering students with significant financial need. Penn State President Eric J. Barron announced the milestone commitment today, Feb. 10, at an event with Clark Foundation representatives at the Hintz Family Alumni Center.

Newswise: Mechanical engineering professor receives grant to explore soft smart materials
Released: 23-Jan-2020 8:50 AM EST
Mechanical engineering professor receives grant to explore soft smart materials
Penn State College of Engineering

Zoubeida Ounaies, professor and associate head for administration in the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded a $1.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct fundamental research into a new class of soft responsive materials, in collaboration with the University of Illinois.

Newswise: CAREER award to help researcher understand, optimize walking for stroke patients
Released: 22-Jan-2020 4:35 PM EST
CAREER award to help researcher understand, optimize walking for stroke patients
Penn State College of Engineering

To design better assistive exoskeletons, a wearable device that helps those with disabilities walk, researchers need to further understand the complexities of walking. The National Science Foundation recently awarded Anne Martin, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State, a $500,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant to study how both healthy and post-stroke individuals walk.

Newswise: New method breaks the reciprocity of light propagation
Released: 21-Jan-2020 12:55 PM EST
New method breaks the reciprocity of light propagation
Penn State College of Engineering

Xingjie Ni, assistant professor of electrical engineering, has developed a novel method to break the reciprocity of light propagation, which will enable advancements in several scientific fields.

Newswise: NSF grant funds research to study nature-based solutions for river restoration
Released: 21-Jan-2020 12:45 PM EST
NSF grant funds research to study nature-based solutions for river restoration
Penn State College of Engineering

Xiaofeng Liu, associate professor of civil engineering, received a $297,791 NSF grant to study how water and sediment move around nature-based solutions for river restoration.

Newswise: Team of engineering researchers to help improve Pennsylvania's foundries
Released: 8-Jan-2020 2:00 PM EST
Team of engineering researchers to help improve Pennsylvania's foundries
Penn State College of Engineering

A team of Penn State engineering faculty and students is working with small-to-medium-sized foundries across Pennsylvania to aid in the transition away from using harmful silica sands in the metal casting process and to reduce costs through 3D printing.

Newswise: Novel polymer to increase energy density, stability of lithium ion batteries
Released: 9-Dec-2019 2:10 PM EST
Novel polymer to increase energy density, stability of lithium ion batteries
Penn State College of Engineering

Penn State researchers have developed a novel method that could enable the widespread use of silicon-based anodes, which allow electricity to enter a device, in rechargeable lithium ion batteries.

Newswise: Artificial Cells Act More Like the Real Thing
Released: 9-Dec-2019 1:55 PM EST
Artificial Cells Act More Like the Real Thing
Penn State College of Engineering

Researchers develop protocells that better mimic living cells to help understand cell movement

Newswise:Video Embedded new-slippery-toilet-coating-provides-cleaner-flushing-saves-water
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17-Nov-2019 11:00 AM EST
New, slippery toilet coating provides cleaner flushing, saves water
Penn State College of Engineering

In the Wong Laboratory for Nature Inspired Engineering, housed within the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Materials Research Institute, researchers have developed a method that dramatically reduces the amount of water needed to flush a conventional toilet, which usually requires 6 liters.

Newswise: Aerospace engineer receives grant to make origami structures in space
Released: 11-Nov-2019 5:00 PM EST
Aerospace engineer receives grant to make origami structures in space
Penn State College of Engineering

Xin Ning, assistant professor of aerospace engineering at Penn State, is applying the ancient folding art of origami to reconfigurable, multifunctional materials that could be used to build structures in harsh environments, such as outer space. His work was recently recognized by the Applied Mechanics Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Newswise: Building the scientific foundation for a universal 3D printer
Released: 11-Nov-2019 2:25 PM EST
Building the scientific foundation for a universal 3D printer
Penn State College of Engineering

The National Science Foundation recently awarded researchers in the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) a $500,000 grant to develop the science underlying a universal 3D printer.

Newswise: $1.5M grant will investigate use of robots on construction sites
Released: 8-Nov-2019 1:05 PM EST
$1.5M grant will investigate use of robots on construction sites
Penn State College of Engineering

Labor shortages, increasing demand, and high accident and injury rates plague today’s construction industry. Robert Leicht, associate professor of architectural engineering, will lead a new $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate the use of robots on construction sites to provide needed relief for the waning workforce.

Newswise: Penn State awarded $3.3M to develop more efficient gas turbines
Released: 7-Nov-2019 4:45 PM EST
Penn State awarded $3.3M to develop more efficient gas turbines
Penn State College of Engineering

Researchers in the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering have been awarded more than a combined $3.3 million to support advancements in the performance and efficiency of combustion turbines and turbine-based power cycles in fossil fuel power generation.

Newswise: NSF grant provides next step for assistive walking exoskeletons
Released: 6-Nov-2019 8:05 AM EST
NSF grant provides next step for assistive walking exoskeletons
Penn State College of Engineering

To understand, model and optimize the comfort of lower limb robotic exoskeletons, researchers in the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering have been awarded a $700,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

Newswise: Researchers explore using computer simulations to improve experiments
Released: 30-Oct-2019 4:10 PM EDT
Researchers explore using computer simulations to improve experiments
Penn State College of Engineering

Penn State chemical engineering researchers recently received a four-year, $1.75 million grant from the National Science Foundation to explore the integration of computer simulations with experiments to quicken the development of new flexible electronics. 

Newswise: Dynamic haptic robotic training to decrease catheter procedure complications
Released: 23-Oct-2019 4:30 PM EDT
Dynamic haptic robotic training to decrease catheter procedure complications
Penn State College of Engineering

A Penn State-led, multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional research team aims to develop an innovative robotic training system to reduce the number of complications associated with CVC placement.  

Newswise: Most complete exploration of fly landing maneuvers to advance future robots
22-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Most complete exploration of fly landing maneuvers to advance future robots
Penn State College of Engineering

To inspire advanced robotic technology, researchers in the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering have published the most complete description of how flying insects land upside-down.

Released: 18-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Researchers explore fish movement to enhance underwater robots
Penn State College of Engineering

To understand the sensing, control and physics of fish-swimming with the goal of mimicking their performance in advanced robotics, researchers in the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering, in collaboration with the University of Houston and the University of Virginia, have recently been awarded a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Released: 4-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Penn State's START Lab awarded $6 million to develop national experimental turbine
Penn State College of Engineering

With industry support, the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Lab (DOE-NETL) has awarded the Penn State Steady Thermal Aero Research Turbine (START) Lab $6 million to spearhead the development of a National Experimental Turbine (NExT) rig, an initiative to help modernize the nation’s energy infrastructure.

Newswise: Using prototypes to improve undergraduate engineering communication skills
Released: 4-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Using prototypes to improve undergraduate engineering communication skills
Penn State College of Engineering

The National Science Foundation awarded researchers at Penn State $300,000 to develop a curriculum and educational tools targeted at improving prototyping communications at the undergraduate level.

Newswise: Penn State electrical engineering professor receives NSF CAREER Award
Released: 4-Sep-2019 9:40 AM EDT
Penn State electrical engineering professor receives NSF CAREER Award
Penn State College of Engineering

Minghui Zhu, associate professor of electrical engineering, has been awarded a five-year, $500,000 NSF CAREER Award to develop solutions that promote privacy while allowing cyber-physical systems to successfully accomplish control tasks.


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