Penn researchers including Penn physicists Marija Drndic and Jay Kikkawa have designed specialized protein molecules that organize around carbon nanotubes into an atomistically-predefined pattern. Targeted design of such self-organization is a powerful tool for engineering at the nano scale.
A synthetic peptide candidate that can be used for single molecule electronic measurements. Single molecules can act as a functioning part of a field effect transistor device as studied in Professor Charlie Johnson's lab.
Professor Bob Hollebeek was the technical lead for the National Library of Medicine sponsored National Digital Mammography Archive, which provides distributed grid systems for medical storage and records handling. Parallel and distributed computing approaches apply to the analysis of data from many fields including medical, scientific, social, and economic data.
The evolution of foams in 2 and 3 dimensions has interested theorists and experimentalists for decades. Professor Doug Durian's group is developing apparatus to test theoretical laws on coarsening of foams on planar and curved surfaces.
MUSTANG - a Penn Radio Telescope Array
Penn,the National Institute of Standards and Technology, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, have built a 3 millimeter array of 8x8 TES detectors for the Green Bank Telescope (GBT).
Congratulations to Jeffrey Hancock of Physics, on the 2015 SAS Staff Incentive Program Award win in the Silver category!
Jeffrey is a Machinist in David Rittenhouse Laboratory's Machine Shop. The Machine Shop's work ranges from custom scientific instrumentation to physical plant repairs, with particular expertise in machining for the physical science and engineering.