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Undergrad research opportunity at Texas A&M

Undergrad research opportunity at Texas A&M

The NSF Center for the Mechanical Control of Chemistry (CMCC) as opened applications for their Research Experience for Undergrads (REU) program. Students will receive: 1) a stipend of $5,000; 2) housing; 3) support for travel to/from the REU site and to attend a national STEM meeting; and 4) a $500 debit card to be used […]

 
Farewell to Takaaki Sato

Farewell to Takaaki Sato

Dr. Takaaki Sato, who joined our group in 2018, is headed off to Japan. We wish him the best in his future endeavors! From left to right: Parker LaMascus, Alejandro Boscoboinik, Romulo Martins, Gokan Sensoy, Daniel Delghandi, Takaaki Sato, Pranjal Nautiyal, Brandon McClimon, Rob Carpick, Cangyu Qu, Li Yuan, Danny Sánchez, Zekun Li.

 
Parker LaMascus & Daniel Delghandi awarded STLE Scholarships

Parker LaMascus & Daniel Delghandi awarded STLE Scholarships

The STLE Philadelphia chapter awarded individual scholarships to undergraduate research assistant, Daniel Delghandi, and doctoral student, Parker LaMascus, in recognition of their research in tribology.

 
Science as art: sand grain orientation

Science as art: sand grain orientation

PhD student, Parker LaMascus, was featured in the Arcadia Exhibitions Instagram. Parker took the image of sand grains using an interferometric microscope and calculated the average major axis of the grains.

 
Lu Fang begins internship at ExxonMobil

Lu Fang begins internship at ExxonMobil

PhD Candidate, Lu Fang, will investigate grease-lubricated contact operating under the elastohydrodynamic lubrication regime at ExxonMobil Reseach & Engineering.

 
Danny Sánchez awarded postdoctoral fellowships from ASEE & Penn

Danny Sánchez awarded postdoctoral fellowships from ASEE & Penn

Danny Sánchez joins the Carpick group with support from the the ASEE Engineering Postdoctoral Fellowship (eFellows) and the Penn Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship.

 
Rob Carpick earns AVS Nanotechnology Recognition Award

Rob Carpick earns AVS Nanotechnology Recognition Award

The Nanotechnology Recognition Award “recognizes members of NSTD for outstanding scientific and technical contributions in the science of fabrication, characterization, and fundamental research employing nanometer-scale structures, scanning probe microscopy, technology transfer involving nanometer-scale structures, and/or the promotion and dissemination of knowledge and development in these areas.” Read more about the award in Penn Engineering Today.

 
Carpick group welcomes four new members

Carpick group welcomes four new members

A warm welcome to Mr. Romulo Martins, Mr. Zekun Li, Dr. Cangyu Qu, and Dr. Danny Sánchez!

 
New study published in Nano Letters

New study published in Nano Letters

In collaboration with Prof. Ju Li from MIT, this work utilizes a multiscale discrete element method to simulate the deformation of amorphous materials and provides insight into the mechanisms of yielding and hardening phenomena observed in experiments. Read more about it here!