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Pitt’s new $2.5 million partnership with the Pennsylvania Turnpike aims to improve the state’s roads

Picture electrified tractor trailers wirelessly charging their batteries as they cruise through central Pennsylvania. Imagine Pennsylvania Turnpike walls that not only reduce noise pollution but vehicle emission pollutants, too. This and more could soon become reality thanks to a research grant from Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission to the University of Pittsburgh. At its Oct. 4 meeting, the commission approved a $2.5 million agreement with Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering to support four research projects aimed at bettering Pennsylvania’s roads.
18
Oct
2022
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Getting it to stick: Designing optimal core-shell MOFs for direct air capture

"If materials are good at grabbing carbon dioxide, they're usually good at grabbing multiple gases," explained Katherine Hornbostel, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering. "It's really hard to tune these materials to grab carbon dioxide but nothing else, and that's what this research is focused on."
12
Oct
2022
nano-magazine.com

Mon Fayette Expressway to integrate new technology into construction project

ll road 43 stretches for miles to the south, but to the north new things are coming. “This stuff is on the cutting edge, and the turnpike is right there trying to make these innovations,” said Julie Vandenbossche, a professor at the University of Pittsburgh. Out in the trees, 14 miles will be built to connect 43 to the Parkway East in the final piece of the Mon Fayette Expressway. But the turnpike is partnering with researchers at Pitt to add new technology to this construction.
11
Oct
2022
www.wpxi.com

Lagos govt, LASU partner with Pitt to enhance manufacturing

The Lagos State Government has assured of its commitment to collaborate with the University of Pittsburgh on implementation of the Manufacturing Assistance Center (MAC).
06
Oct
2022
www.pulse.ng