Navigating medical device development at every stage

Oftentimes, clinicians will encounter obstacles or unmet needs in the medical field. Although they may have ideas for possible solutions to these obstacles, it can be challenging for them to take these concepts and turn them into concrete devices. The Penn Health-Tech Center for Health, Devices, and Technology hopes to unite Penn’s strengths in medicine, […]

Play Hard, Work Harder: Taking it to the Edge on the Court and in the Classroom

From mid-August to late November, even as they face down the inevitable intellectual challenges of a new academic year, the women of Penn Volleyball practice their sport three hours a day, four days a week. Add to this their all-important Division I competitions, with many players spending additional hours on the road traveling to games […]

‘Differential Privacy,’ or How Apple Finds the Most Popular Emojis Without Reading Your Texts

The ability to amass, store, manipulate and analyze information from millions of people at once has opened a vast frontier of new research methods. But, whether these methods are used in the service of new business models or new scientific findings, they also raise questions for the individuals whose information comprises these “big data” sets. […]

Engineering Project to Create ‘Molecular Portrait’ of Every Cell in the Body

According to Arjun Raj, an assistant professor of Bioengineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the field of biology has traditionally been about looking at the average properties of cells all at once, which can make it difficult to learn more about individual cells and how they’re different from one another.

Engineering project to create ‘molecular portrait’ of every cell in the body

According to Arjun Raj, an assistant professor of bioengineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the field of biology has traditionally been about looking at the average properties of cells all at once, which can make it difficult to learn more about individual cells and how they’re different from one another.

Aaswath Raman is Getting Free Cooling Straight from the Sky

Aaswath Raman is joining the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering next month. He’s also the co-founder and chief scientific officer of SkyCool Systems. There, his background in optics and materials science have allowed him take an ancient idea and apply it to a pressing, modern-day problem.

Mobility21 is Making Self-Driving Cars Safer with Grand Theft Auto

Mobility21 is a new research partnership, funded by a five-year, $14 million grant from the Department of Transportation, that tackles all manners of transportation problems through the use of new information and sensing technologies.

Louis J. Soslowsky Receives H.R. Lissner Medal

Louis J. Soslowsky, PhD, the Fairhill Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, will receive the H.R. Lissner Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The Medal recognizes outstanding achievements in the field of bioengineering and is widely viewed as the highest honor in the […]

Engineers As Artists

If Penn students were asked in a random campus survey to describe their individual skillsets and learning styles as either “left brain” (analytical, qualitative) or “right brain” (artistic, intuitive), the majority would most likely answer by naming one cerebral hemisphere or the other. An exceptional and talented few would be able to reply, “both.”

Pennovation and PERCH in the Lower Schuylkill Master Plan

The Pennovation Center and the Penn Engineering Research and Collaboration Hub, PERCH, represent a key component of an development effort taking place on the banks of the lower Schuykill River. In this video, PERCH director Daniel Koditschek talks about the role a robotics lab can play and what it gains being next to Penn Vet’s […]

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