MEAM Alumni Receive Prestigious Research Honors
Oscar Lopez-Pamies (Ph.D., 2006) is the 2017 Young Investigator Award from the Society of Engineering Science. This award recognizes Professor Lopez-Pamies’ seminal contributions to the understanding of cavitation phenomena in rubber and the elastic dielectric behavior of filled elastomers by means of novel iterative homogenization techniques as well as the development of effective constitutive model […]
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 […]
Insup Lee Named ACM Fellow
Insup Lee, Cecilia Fitler Moore Professor in the Departments of Computer and Information Science and Electrical Systems and Engineering, has been appointed fellow status by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for, “theoretical and practical contributions to compositional real-time scheduling and runtime verification.” The ACM brings together computing educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, […]
‘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.
Lou Soslowsky Wins the ASME Lissner Medal
Lou Soslowsky, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and MEAM Graduate Group member, is the recipient of the 2018 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Lissner Medal “for outstanding contributions toward the understanding, prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries to tendinous and ligamentous tissues; and for internationally recognized leadership in the biomechanics community.” The H.R. Lissner Medal is […]