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New, slippery toilet coating provides cleaner flushing, saves water

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...
17-Nov-2019 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Aerospace engineer receives grant to make origami structures in space

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...
11-Nov-2019 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Building the scientific foundation for a universal 3D printer

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.
11-Nov-2019 2:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

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$1.5M grant will investigate use of robots on construction sites

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...
8-Nov-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Penn State awarded $3.3M to develop more efficient gas turbines

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...
7-Nov-2019 4:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

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NSF grant provides next step for assistive walking exoskeletons

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.
6-Nov-2019 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers explore using computer simulations to improve experiments

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...
30-Oct-2019 4:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Dynamic haptic robotic training to decrease catheter procedure complications

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.  
23-Oct-2019 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The appetite for faster, smaller, and more powerful technology has spurred incredible innovations – but it also created an overwhelming demand on the way electronic devices handle the heat they generate.This is the problem that inspires Penn State...
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Ergonomist Serves as Research Consultant on Newest LG Smartphone

Andris Freivalds, a world-renowned expert in the field of human factors and ergonomics, helped lead a team of researchers contracted by LG during the testing of its latest smartphone release.
27-Mar-2017 8:05 AM EDT

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28-Oct-2016 7:05 AM EDT

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Penn State Engineering embraces multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary education and research, and integrates component solutions into a systems perspective. With 12 departments and schools offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in a broad spectrum of engineering disciplines and computer science, and with over 30 research centers and laboratories, we are one of the nation's leading academies of learning, discovery, and application. Our work is intertwined with industry, both at our doorstep in Pennsylvania and further afield, thus affording our students unparalleled training and employment opportunities.


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