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Parker LaMascus takes us through a day in the life of a PhD student in nanotribology

Parker LaMascus takes us through a day in the life of a PhD student in nanotribology

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Carpick Research Group collaborates with Penn’s Eidos LGBTQ+ Health Initiative to study better condoms

Carpick Research Group collaborates with Penn’s Eidos LGBTQ+ Health Initiative to study better condoms

Carpick Research Group participates in launch of the Eidos LGBTQ+ Health Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania on November 2, 2022. Eidos is a social innovation hub where evidence-based strategies and cutting-edge scientific discoveries are shaped into ventures focused on improving LGBTQ+ people’s health and well-being. With support from Penn’s Center for AIDS Research and […]

 
Prof. Rob Carpick gives Plenary Talk at IndiaTrib-2022

Prof. Rob Carpick gives Plenary Talk at IndiaTrib-2022

Carpick Research Group principal investigator Rob Carpick gave a talk entitled “Seeing the Hidden Interface: Revealing Nanoscale Mechanisms of Contact, Adhesion, and Friction by in situ Experiments”  at IndiaTrib 2022 – the 11th International Conference on Industrial Tribology (ICIT) in New Delhi, India, on Dec. 13, 2022. This international conference, established in 1997, is held […]

 
Dr. Danny Sánchez nominated for best poster at Materials Research Society conference

Dr. Danny Sánchez nominated for best poster at Materials Research Society conference

Postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Danny Sánchez, presented preliminary results from a collaborative project studying the mechanics of spontaneously folding two-dimensional materials at the 2022 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting. The poster, titled “Suspended, Self-tearing, and Strained Graphene Nanostructures Formed by Nanoindentation” elaborated on the types of structures that form in substrate supported graphene after indenting. The […]

 
Dr. Lu Fang successfully defended her thesis

Dr. Lu Fang successfully defended her thesis

Dr. Lu Fang defended her thesis, on November 14, 2022. Dr. Fang’s defense focused on “Enabling Ultra-Low Viscosity Lubricants Through Fundamental Understanding of ZDDPs Anti-Wear Additives and their Tribofilm Growth Mechanisms”. When asked how she felt having completed this final step in her Ph.D. journey, Fang replied “Time goes by really fast and I really […]

 
Kueyoung Kim won 1st place in Penn State poster competition

Kueyoung Kim won 1st place in Penn State poster competition

2022 NSF REU student and 2nd year Penn State University chemistry student, Kueyoung Kim, was a awarded first place in the Eberly College of Science research poster competition physical science division. Kueyoung presented on work he conducted in the Carpick research group to investigate Diels-Alder cycloaddition using shear stress.

 
New DOE-funded project: metal oxide anti-wear coatings

New DOE-funded project: metal oxide anti-wear coatings

The US Department of Energy has funded a $1.9M grant for a team including the Carpick Lab at UPenn, where lab members Parker LaMascus and Dr. Pranjal Nautiyal will work with the team to develop high-performance coatings for gears and bearings operating in harsh environments. LaMascus and Nautiyal will specialize in rapid testing and material […]

 
Science History Institute interviewed Prof. Rob Carpick on mechanochemistry

Science History Institute interviewed Prof. Rob Carpick on mechanochemistry

Prof. Rob Carpick, principal investigator of the Carpick Research Group, was recently interviewed in a podcast on Mechanochemistry produced by the Science History Institute, which describes research our group participates in through the NSF Center for the Mechanical Control of Chemistry.

 
Kueyoung Kim won Honorable Mention in Singh Center REU poster session

Kueyoung Kim won Honorable Mention in Singh Center REU poster session

Kueyoung Kim, a rising 2nd year in Chemistry at Penn State University, won Honorable Mention for his poster presentation at the Singh Center for Nanotechnology NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) symposium. His poster was titled “Using shear stress to drive Diels-Alder cycloaddition”. Keuyoung had been working in the Carpick Lab over the summer through […]

 
Dr. Danny Sánchez presented paper on LGBTQ+ demographic data collection at ASEE 2022

Dr. Danny Sánchez presented paper on LGBTQ+ demographic data collection at ASEE 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Danny Sánchez, attended the 129th American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He moderated the Engineering and Public Policy Division (EPPD) symposium and presented the findings of his soon-to-appear conference paper in a talk titled “LGBTQ+ Demographic Data: Barriers and Motivations”. The day of the talk appropriately coincided with […]