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Ph.D. candidate Nasr receives Corning Graduate Research Scholarship


Joseph Nasr, Ph.D. candidate in engineering science and mechanics, was recently awarded an Office of STEM Graduate Research Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year from Corning Incorporated.

New predictive models may transform personalized treatment of infectious disease


A new National Institutes of Health High-Risk, High-Reward grant will allow Penn State's Dr. Steven Schiff and team to explore a radically changed approach to predicting, preventing and treating infectious disease at the individual level at point-of-care.

$3 million grant will fund new 3D map of brain's blood vessels


In an upcoming project, a team of Penn State researchers will use mice as a model for creating high-resolution, 3D maps of the blood vessels in both young and aging brains. The researchers hope learning more about healthy brains will help them learn more about how problems — like strokes or Alzheimer’s disease — develop over time.

Heart-brain connection could be predictive biomarker for epilepsy


Heartbeat irregularities connected to brain activity abnormalities may lead to the ability to predict eventual epileptic seizures in subjects who suffered physical or infectious brain insults, according to Penn State researchers who studied mouse models of cerebral malaria, which often causes epilepsy in those who survive.

Thermal switch discovered in engineered squid-based biomaterials


Tuning materials for optimal optical and electrical properties is becoming commonplace. Now, researchers and manufacturers may be able to tune materials for thermal conductivity by using a squid-inspired protein made of multiple DNA repeats.

Renata Engel named vice provost for Online Education


Renata Engel has been appointed as Penn State’s vice provost for Online Education, after having served in that position in an interim capacity since 2017.

Targeting strategy may open door to better cancer drug delivery


Bioengineers may be able to use the unique mechanical properties of diseased cells, such as metastatic cancer cells, to help improve delivery of drug treatments to the targeted cells, according to a team of researchers at Penn State.

Researchers receive $535K to manufacture metal parts for naval applications


Penn State researchers have received more than $535,000 to install a state-of-the-art "super-finishing lab" for 3D-printed metal parts.

MD/PhD student Scott Tucker honored at Pediatric Research Day


Penn State College of Medicine MD/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program student Scott Tucker was honored with the 2018 Young Investigator Award at Penn State Children's Hospital's Pediatric Research Day held May 28.

ESM alumna receives Early Career Recognition Award


Abby Dodson ('12 E SC), product engineer-seating at Lear Corporation, was recently named the Fall 2018 Engineering Science and Mechanics Early Career Recognition Award recipient.

Flexible, highly efficient multimodal energy harvesting


A 10-fold increase in the ability to harvest mechanical and thermal energy over standard piezoelectric composites may be possible using a piezoelectric ceramic foam supported by a flexible polymer support, according to Penn State researchers.

Lakhtakia honored with Evan Pugh Professorship


Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Charles Godfrey Binder Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics, was one of four Penn State professors who were recently named Evan Pugh Professors.

Wu receives Thomas and June Beaver Fund Award


Mengxi Wu, Ph.D. candidate in engineering science and mechanics, was selected as the 2017-2018 recipient of the Thomas and June Beaver Fund Award from the Penn State Graduate School.

CNEU Nanotechnology Summer School to aid students impacted by Hurricane Maria


The Penn State Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization recently received funding from the National Science Foundation to establish a Nanotechnology Summer School at Penn State to aid students from the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao who were adversely affected by Hurricane Maria.

Stutzman named student marshal for spring 2018 commencement


Christopher Stutzman has been selected as the student marshal for the engineering science baccalaureate degree program at the Penn State College of Engineering spring commencement ceremony on May 4.

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