For more than a decade, Penn’s Dan Huh has been developing super-small devices called organs-on-chips that use living cells to stand in for larger organs. In May 2019, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched two experiments with Huh’s organs-on-chips to the International Space Station. In orbit, a lung chip and bone marrow chip are being compared to Earth-bound counterparts to shed light on astronauts’ susceptibility to infection.

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Inventing the Future

Rethinking the Computer Chip in the Age of AI

When dealing with the enormous amounts of data essential for machine learning and AI applications, the latency produced by the transfer of data from storage to processing can cause major challenges. A team of researchers, co-led by Deep Jariwala, Asst. Prof. in ESE, have introduced a transistor-free compute-in-memory architecture that permits 3 computational tasks essential for AI applications: search, storage, and neural network operations.

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Algorithm for 2D-to-3D Engineering Integrates Art, Nature and Science

The algorithm developers, led by Shu Yang, Joseph Bordogna Professor and Chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, take inspiration from the East Asian paper-cutting art of kirigami to create a mathematically sound method of cutting and stacking flat materials into durable curved objects. The algorithm is the subject of a recent study in Science Advances.

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Y-Prize 2022-2023: Solar Powered Aerial Vehicles & Physics-Informed Neural Networks

This year’s Y-Prize Competition student teams will use either “Solar Powered Aerial Vehicles” to create lift without moving parts, or “Physics-Informed Neural Networks” algorithms that can use physical principles to infer unknowns. Teams enter the competition by pitching a real-world problem and product based on the capabilities of one of these technologies.

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Tunneling Electrons Confirm New Device Structure for Energy-Efficient Chips

The Jariwala Lab TFET design, created by Deep Jariwala, Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, and team, is a field-effect transistor that relies on a physical property known as tunneling. The design reduces the amount of voltage needed for switching in commercial computing chips by half. The new logic device design is the subject of a recently published study in Nature Electronics.

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New Discoveries for Societal Benefit at Penn Center for Innovation

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Penn Awarded Grant to Promote STEM Teaching and Learning

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Soft Robots Gain New Strength and Make Virtual Reality Gloves Feel More Real

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MEAM Seminar: “Nonlinear Mechanical Behavior of Kirigami-inspired Architected Materials”

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ASSET Seminar: AI and Medicine: One Possible Future for Augmented Care (Kevin B Johnson, University of Pennsylvania)

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Fall 2022 GRASP SFI: Harold Soh, National University of Singapore, “Towards Trustworthy Robots that Interact with People”

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