Three Class of 2014 Bioengineers Develop Point-of-Care Blood Test

Build a better mousetrap. That’s the axiom for entrepreneurial success, and one which three young bioengineers have leveraged to improve the typical blood test. If their prototype proves successful, 2014 graduates Peter Bacas, Max Lamb and Nishant Neel intend to replace a typical needle-based test with a pain-free experience that provides almost instantaneous results. “Data […]

Danielle Bassett Receives MacArthur Foundation Fellowship

What is your most important social network? According to Danielle S. Bassett, Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation in the Department of Bioengineering, the answer is your human brain. Bassett applies network science — a multi-disciplinary field of study which focuses on the interactions of individual elements within complex networks and how they affect the behavior […]

BE Seniors Take on the Flu to Win Design Competition

A quick and accurate flu diagnostic, developed by Penn Engineering’s Bioengineering Senior Design team, has the potential for world-wide impact. According to the World Health Organization, influenza epidemics result in 3 to 5 million cases of severe illness, and about 250,000 to 500,000 deaths annually. Appropriate influenza treatment is hampered by diagnostic tools that are […]

Abraham Noordergraaf, Professor Emeritus

Dr. Abraham Noordergraaf, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Bioengineering, passed away on May 24, 2014 at age 84. After receiving his doctorate from the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands, Dr. Noordergraaf immigrated to the United States to join the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. Beginning as a visiting fellow in 1957, he […]

David Gabrieli Receives Josephine de Karman Scholarship

David Gabrieli (BE’14), has been awarded a Josephine de Karman Fellowship, a merit-based award for doctoral students or undergraduates entering their final year. Gabrieli is pursuing a major in bioengineering with a minor in mathematics.  He currently holds undergraduate research positions in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the Perelman School of Medicine and […]

Nicholas Schneider Receives MSA Award

Nicholas Schneider, doctoral student in the laboratory of Haim Bau, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, is the recipient of a grant to attend the 18th International Microscopy Congress, where he will present his paper, The Effect of Electron Beam on Aqueous Solution Composition during Liquid Cell Microscopy. Schneider’s paper was […]

Ashlee Anderson Receives 2014 Ruhr Fellowship

Ashlee Anderson, a rising senior in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM), is a recipient of a 2014 Ruhr Fellowship. Anderson, from Kingston, Jamaica, is also pursuing a minor in Energy and Sustainability at Penn Engineering. Ruhr Fellows are selected from students attending Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute […]

Pedro Ponte Castañeda Elected ASME Fellow

Pedro Ponte Castañeda, Raymond S. Markowitz Faculty Fellow and Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, has been elected a Fellow of ASME. The ASME Committee of Past Presidents confers the Fellow grade of membership on worthy candidates to recognize their outstanding engineering achievements. Ponte’s research is in the area of heterogeneous […]

Mitchell Litt, Professor Emeritus

Dr. Mitchell Litt, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Bioengineering, passed away on March 2, 2014 at age 81. Dr. Litt was a founding member of the Department of Bioengineering, which was officially created at Penn in 1973. He was first appointed to Penn’s faculty in 1961 as an assistant professor of chemical engineering and […]