Christopher Fang-Yen receives European Union Horizons 2020 Funding

Dr. Christopher Fang-Yen, Wilf Family Term Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, has been awarded $357,327 over four years from European Union Horizons 2020 to conduct a study of lifespan and healthspan in the roundworm C. elegans, as part of the Ageing with elegans collaboration.  Horizons 2020 is the largest Research and Innovation program in the European […]

Alexander George Receives AIChE Scholarship Award

Alexander George, senior in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is the recipient of the Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer Scholarship Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). This award is a scholarship of $1000 and is presented by the AIChE on the basis of academic achievement and the student’s involvement in AIChE student […]

Miniature Devices, Life-Size Impact

Before joining the Penn Engineering faculty, David Issadore was immersed in a quantum mechanics problem at Harvard University. However, during this time he found his mind wandering to the lab next door, which was building miniaturized diagnostic tools for disease. After talking with the students in that lab about their research, he was hooked, and […]

DOE Renews Hammer and Lee’s Grant to Study Synthetic Cells

Daniel Hammer, Alfred G. and Meta A. Ennis Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Daeyeon Lee, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, had their grant renewed by the Department of Energy’s Biomolecular Materials program to determine how to build communication machinery into synthetic materials and ultimately engineer synthetic cells. The project, […]

Dan Huh: Engineering human organs onto a microchip

High costs, animal testing controversies, and long delays of drug development are becoming some of the greatest economical and ethnical challenges we are facing in the 21st century. Dan Huh talks about how bioengineers might be able to circumvent this long-standing problem by using microengineering technologies to build more realistic models of human organs using […]

Danielle Bassett: Understanding your brain as a network… and as art

How do connectivity patterns inside of your brain change when you learn a new skill? Danielle Bassett seeks to uncover this complexity and develop treatments for neurological diseases with math—and art.

Ritesh Agarwal: Silicon Nanophotonics: Turn Off the Dark

Agarwal briefly discusses the amazing progress made in the area of computer technology outlining some key advances leading to the development of modern computers.