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Summer Academy students use refreshable Braille coding to work with 3D printing

11/11/2019

As part of the two-week, intensive Summer Academy for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, Penn State engineering students used easily accessible coding to help visually impaired high school students 3D print fully extendable lightsabers.

Jumping the gap may make electronics faster

9/27/2019

A quasi-particle that travels along the interface of a metal and dielectric material may be the solution to problems caused by shrinking electronic components, according to an international team of engineers.

Drew named associate director of Penn State's Institute of the Neurosciences

9/25/2019

Patrick Drew, Huck distinguished associate professor of neural engineering and neurosurgery, has been appointed associate director of the Institute of the Neurosciences at Penn State.

Brain-inspired computing could tackle big problems in a small way

9/13/2019

While computers have become smaller and more powerful and supercomputers and parallel computing have become the standard, we are about to hit a wall in energy and miniaturization. Now, Penn State researchers have designed a 2D device that can provide more than yes-or-no answers and could be more brainlike than current computing architectures.

Quantum leap: DOE grant aims to speed software development for quantum materials

9/13/2019

Better understanding quantum materials and translating that knowledge to practical technologies is the focus of a new $2.75 million Penn State-led project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Engineering faculty named senior members of the National Academy of Inventors

8/22/2019

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named 54 academic inventors to the spring 2019 class of NAI senior members. Among these are Penn State College of Engineering faculty members Melik Demirel, professor of engineering science and mechanics and Lloyd Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair in Biomimetic Materials in the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, and Bernhard Tittmann, professor emeritus of engineering science and mechanics and retired Schell Professor in the Materials Research Institute.

Barn owls may hold key to navigation and location

8/1/2019

The way barn owl brains use sound to locate prey may be a template for electronic directional navigation devices, according to a team of Penn State engineers who are recreating owl brain circuitry in electronics.

First-of-its-kind graduate course tackles legal issues in additive manufacturing

7/25/2019

To prepare the industry’s next trailblazers, a new course in the Penn State Additive Manufacturing and Design (AMD) graduate program is seeking to address them head-on.

Ozbolat receives grants totaling $1.5M for bioprinting

7/16/2019

Ibrahim Tarik Ozbolat, Hartz Family Career Development Associate Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics, has received four grants totaling about $1.5 million to explore ways to bioprint biological tissues like bone, lungs and other organs for use as models in a variety of studies.

Sense of smell, pollution and neurological disease connection explored

7/2/2019

A consensus is building that air pollution can cause neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, but how fine, sooty particles cause problems in the brain is still an unanswered question.

Adding a carbon atom transforms 2D semiconducting material

5/31/2019

A technique that introduces carbon-hydrogen molecules into a single atomic layer of the semiconducting material tungsten disulfide dramatically changes the electronic properties of the material, according to Penn State researchers who say they can create new types of components for energy-efficient photoelectric devices and electronic circuits with this material.

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