Paul Ducheyne publishes new six volume book series, Comprehensive Biomaterials

Edited by Paul Ducheyne, professor of Bioengineering, Comprehensive Biomaterials is a six-volume set that reviews the current status of nearly all biomaterials in the field by analyzing their strengths and weaknesses, performance as well as future prospects; presents appropriate analytical methods and testing procedures in addition to potential device applications; and provides strategic insights for […]

Susan Margulies Receives $6.7 million NIH/NINDS Grant

Susan S. Margulies, Professor and George H. Stephenson Term Chair of Bioengineering, has recently been awarded a $6.7 million, 5-year NIH/NINDS grant to conduct preclinical Cyclosporin A trials to treat pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI). This multi-institutional, collaborative study is the first of its kind to use immature porcine models of TBI with developmental and […]

Brian Litt Promoted to Professor of Bioengineering and Neurology

Penn Engineering is pleased to announce the promotion of Brian Litt to Professor in the Departments of Bioengineering and Neurology. In his announcement, David F. Meaney, Solomon R. Pollack Professor and Chair of Bioengineering, said, “We are very proud of Dr. Litt’s wonderful accomplishments and we congratulate him on this achievement.” Dr. Litt’s laboratory focuses […]

New Faculty: Christopher Fang-Yen

Penn Engineering is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Fang-Yen, Ph.D. as assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering. Dr. Fang-Yen obtained his Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics from Stanford University in 1995 and his Ph.D. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2002. He comes to Penn Engineering following […]

Bioengineering Students and Alumni Receive NSF Research Awards

Graduate Recipients Brent Showalter, doctoral student in the laboratory of Dawn Elliott, associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Bioengineering, and Rachel Truitt, doctoral student in the laboratory of Kenneth B. Margulies, professor of Medicine, have been awarded prestigious Graduate Research Fellowships by the National Science Foundation. Showalter earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical […]

MEAM Students and Faculty in Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day

Students and faculty in the department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM) were active participants in this year’s Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day, an event developed to introduce the general public to materials that are stronger, smaller, cleaner, and smarter than ever. Each exhibit in the February 5th event was designed to tie […]