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Professor E. Ward Plummer, 1940-2020

Professor E. Ward Plummer, 1940-2020

Sadly, our friend, and former director of the LRSM, E. Ward Plummer, died suddenly and peacefully on July 23 in Baton Rouge, LA. Ward was a major player within the LRSM for many years. During his time at Penn, Ward led various interdisciplinary materials “Thrusts” (now called IRGs), and he was Director of the LRSM from 1990 to 1993. After leaving Penn, Ward served for many years on the LRSM external advisory board, until his death.

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Arratia, Yodh groups collaborate to elucidate connections between structure, relaxation, and applied stress during plastic deformation.

Arratia, Yodh groups collaborate to elucidate connections between structure, relaxation, and applied stress during plastic deformation.

A study conducted by graduate student Larry Galloway, post-doc Xiaoguang Ma, and faculty members Paulo Arratia, Douglas Jerolmack, and Arjun Yodh, provides new insights about how the microscopic structure (characterized by excess entropy) of disordered solids is related to the external stresses applied and to the resulting shifting motions of individual constituent particles during plastic deformation. The team conducted experiments on a two-dimensional colloidal solid sheared by the motion of small magnetic needle. The shearing force caused the solid to plastically deform, and concurrent video microscopy enabled tracking of the movements 50,000 particles in the solid.

Galloway, K.L., Ma, X., Keim, N.C., Jerolmack, D.J., Yodh, A.G., and Arratia, P.E., Scaling of relaxation and excess entropy in plastically deformed amorphous solids. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, online published May 19, 2020 https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2000698117.

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Synthetic Nanovesicles Coated with Oligomannose Can Help Understanding Glycans on Coronavirus

Synthetic Nanovesicles Coated with Oligomannose Can Help Understanding Glycans on Coronavirus

A study from MERSEC Seed lead by Percec laboratory recently published in PNAS, reported a methodology to create cell-like nanovesicles coated with linear and branched oligomannose, which is widely presented on the surface of bacterias and viruses including coronavirus. Both linear and branched oligosaccharides synthesized by automated glycan assembly (AGA), with hydrophobic N-pentyl linkers, have been used to create Janus glycodendrimers via a new isothiocyanate–amine coupling reaction. These nanovesicles exhibiting lamellar surface morphologies, which mimic the recognition structures of cell-surface glycans (sugars) and viral glycoproteins. This methodology is likely to be useful in helping elucidate mechanisms of significance for translational medicine such as the camouflage functionality employed by viruses to evade recognition. This collaborative work was carried out by the labs of Percec from Penn Chemistry, Seeberger from Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Golm, Germany, Klein from Temple University, and Moeller from RWTH Aachen University.

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The LRSM Building Recreated in 'Minecraft'

The LRSM Building Recreated in 'Minecraft'

This image of the LRSM was built by Ben Hammel and Randy Chen (screenshot by Makarios Chung) for Penn “Minecraft.” A group of Penn students set up a Minecraft server and coordinated recreating the campus together over the last two weeks of March. Junior Andrew Guo first came up with the idea for a virtual Penn campus inspired by news of a Japanese elementary school graduation on “Minecraft.” The Penn students also interacted with other students at Columbia University and Brown University who were working on similar projects to set up possible Hunger Games-like challenges between schools.

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Eric Stach, New LRSM Director

Eric Stach, New LRSM Director

Eric Stach will be our new LRSM Director starting July 2020! Eric joined the Penn faculty in 2017 and is currently Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Faculty Chair of the Nanoscale Characterization Facility in the Singh Center for Nanotechnology. In addition to academics, Eric has led efforts and centers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Brookhaven National Laboratory, as well as in industry at Hummingbird Scientific which he co-founded. Eric takes over the reins from Arjun Yodh, who has directed the LRSM and its NSF-MRSEC since 2009.

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Recent Journal Covers Highlight MRSEC Activity

Recent Journal Covers Highlight MRSEC Activity

LRSM research is often made visible by cover images on technical journals. This slideshow highlights recent covers from research in the LRSM community. The research leading to these cover images are all based on MRSEC support, including direct support and MRSEC support for Shared Experimental Facilities.

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10th Annual Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day

10th Annual Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day

Saturday, February 1st, 2020 saw the 10th annual Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day, a day-long festival hosted by Drexel University Materials Science department and the Penn MRSEC. This event has been held annually since 2011 with an average annual attendance of 900+ people. This year, volunteers taught Materials Science concepts to elementary and middle school-aged students and their families with hands on demonstrations and workshops. For example, MEAM professor, Jordan Raney, demonstrated the utility of instability while PhD candidate Daniel Rosen, from Chris Murray’s MSE lab, illustrated the super-elastic phenomena of shape-memory alloy using a coil of NiTinol. Nearly half of the Philly Materials Day demo tables were staffed by 70+ graduate students, undergraduate students, and faculty from 15 LRSM-affiliated groups.

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Reconfigurable Nematic Liquid Crystal Drops

Reconfigurable Nematic Liquid Crystal Drops

A study from MRSEC IRG-3, recently published in Nature, reports on reversible shape transitions of spherical drops containing liquid crystals into a rich variety of non-spherical drop morphologies with unique internal structure. The collaborative work was carried out by graduate students Wei-shao Wei and Sophie Ettinger and PhD alum Yu Xia, in the labs of Arjun Yodh and Shu Yang. The unexpected discovery provides new understanding about how molecular polydispersity—a condition where the lengths of liquid crystal molecules vary widely—can drive simple droplets to change into unusual shapes. Observations and modelling reveal that chain length polydispersity plays a crucial role in driving these morphogenic phenomena, via spatial segregation. This insight suggests new routes for encoding network structure and function in soft materials.

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Compression Leads to Stiffening in Tissues But Not Biopolymer Gels

Compression  Leads to Stiffening in Tissues But Not Biopolymer Gels

Even though the cells in soft tissue contain network of filamentous polymers and are imbedded within extracellular matrices made from chemically distinct but physically similar polymers, they respond differently to compression and stretch compared to the polymer networks alone. Work by two groups within the MRSEC reveal that this difference arises when volume conserving cells are placed in a filamentous network and constrain the way these networks can reorient when the system is deformed. This work,led by Paul Janmey, Professor in the Perelman School of Medicine’s Department of Physiology and in Penn Engineering’s Department of Bioengineering, and Vivek Shenoy, Eduardo D. Glandt President’s Distinguished Professor in Penn Engineering’s Department of Materials Science, resulted from extensive use of instrumentation in the viscoelastic characterization lab in the LRSM and on experimental and theoretical work supported by the MRSEC.

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LRSM Team Creates and Understands Novel Chiral Microparticles

LRSM Team Creates and Understands Novel Chiral Microparticles

Helen Ansell, Dae Seok Kim, Eleni Katifori, and Randall Kamien are part of a team that studied the spontaneous formation of chiral microparticles with submicron features. The surface structure is stabilized by liquid crystalline order in the initial spherical droplets. Using a combination of analytic and computational techniques, the team established that the patterns on the surface corresponded to loxodromes — paths of constant angle with respect to the lines of longitude. The work, published in Physical Review Letters, is the latest in a string of interdisciplinary success by the IRG on Pluperfect materials. The LRSM has had a long history of mixing chemistry, materials, and physics and continues to do so.

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An Authentic Research Experience for Undergraduates

An Authentic Research Experience for Undergraduates

Angelica Padilla recently participated in the LRSM’s NSF-supported Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. The program dates back to 1988 and has seen almost 700 participants. The 10 week summer program immerses students in hands-on research, supervised by a faculty member associated with the LRSM. Each student works on independent research projects and adopts similar roles as graduate students, thereby giving them an authentic research experience. Angelica, a senior chemical and biomolecular engineering student at Penn, worked in Paulo Arratia’s Complex Fluids lab where she studied active fluids. Here, she shares her experience.

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J. Robert Schrieffer: The LRSM’s first Nobel Laureate

J. Robert Schrieffer: The LRSM’s first Nobel Laureate

John Robert ‘Bob’ Schrieffer died on July 27, 2019 in Tallahassee, Fl., at the age of 88. Bob was the first of five Nobel Prize winners working at the LRSM when, in 1972, along with John Bardeen and Leon Cooper, he won it for their Theory of Superconductivity, conventionally known as the BCS Theory. Bob said that he had the breakthrough idea (as a graduate student) on the New York Subway while attending a conference in early 1957 — strokes of genius can occur anywhere at any time. Born in Oak Park, IL, Bob studied electrical engineering at M.I.T. for two years before switching to Physics and graduating in 1953. He completed his Ph.D. at U. Illinois with John Bardeen in 1957. He spent almost 20 years as a distinguished member of the Physics Department at the University of Pennsylvania, 1962-80; during this entire period he was a key member in defining the activities of the LRSM and its ARPA- and NSF-funded materials center. Among other contributions, he helped develop the Su-Schrieffer-Heeger model for polyacetylene, including its topological solitons, and he also did important work on surface science and chemisorption before leaving Penn to become Director of the Theoretical Physics Institute at UC, Santa Barbara. In 1992, Bob moved to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University in Tallahassee, where he was the lab’s chief scientist. He received other honors, such as the National Medal of Science in 1983, and he served as president of the American Physical Society in 1996.

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Gene Mele Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Gene Mele Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Congratulations to our friend and colleague Eugene J. (Gene) Mele,  Christopher H. Browne Professor of Physics and Astronomy, who has just been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences (2019).  Gene is best known for his work, with Charles Kane, on topological insulators. Additionally however, for almost 40 years, Gene has been a key contributor to the LRSM community, especially to our NSF MRL and MRSEC centers. Amidst this “other” important research are extensive theoretical contributions to LRSM efforts on carbon nanotubes and buckyballs, graphene, and many aspects of surface science. Gene was also awarded the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics (2019), the Franklin Medal (2015), and the Europhysics Prize for CMP (2010).

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Robert Maddin: A Founding Father of the LRSM

Robert Maddin: A Founding Father of the LRSM

Robert Maddin, one of the four founders of the LRSM, died on March 3, 2019 at age 100. Bob was born in Hartford CT in 1918. He graduated from Yale with a doctorate in engineering in 1948, and he joined the Metallurgy department at Penn in 1955, just after it formed, as Professor of Metallurgy and Director of the School of Metallurgical Engineering, a position he held until 1972. In January, 1973 he was appointed University Professor, a position he held until his retirement in 1983. Along with Eli Burstein, Robert Hughes, and Norman Hixson, he was responsible for the creation of the LRSM in 1960. He was a member of the LRSM Executive committee and was well known for his work on mechanical properties, phase transitions, and defects in metal single crystals, alloys, and metallic glasses. He was also department chair of Materials Science and Engineering (formerly Metallurgy) from 1972-83. In 1983 he joined Harvard as a professor of Anthropology, worked on ancient metallurgy, and was also a curator in the Peabody Museum. The LRSM will continued to honor and remember him, as it has for many years, through sponsorship of the Maddin Lectures which bring prominent materials researchers to Penn.

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Christopher B. Murray Elected to the N.A.E.

Christopher B. Murray Elected to the N.A.E.

We congratulate Christopher Murray, Richard Perry University Professor and Professor in the Departments of  both Materials Science and Engineering, and Chemistry as a Penn Integrates Knowledge faculty member. Chris has just been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) “for invention and development of solvothermal synthesis of monodisperse nanocrystal quantum dots for displays, photovoltaics, and memory.” Chris is an intellectual leader in the MRSEC, especially as a core contributor to both of our nanocrystal IRGs during the last two funding cycles (links below).  Chris has also been a strong participant in our education and outreach efforts, including the PREM program with the  University of Puerto Rico. His scientific contributions include (but are not limited to) the development of nanocrystalline materials broadly defined, for example the creation of “artificial atoms” — nanocrystals or quantum dots — that self-assemble into devices with completely new multi-functionalities.

IRG3: Pluperfect Nanocrystal Architectures
IRG4: Controlled Function in Inter-dimensional Materials (2011-17)

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