Ravi Radhakrishnan to speak at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ravi Radhakrishnan, PhD, Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Pennsylvania PS-OC will be speaking before the Physical Sciences-Oncology Network Annual Investigators Meeting at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT – Cambridge, MA on October 17, 2017 The topic of Dr. Radhakrishnan’s presentation will be “Multiscale biophysical modeling of […]
David Ege ChE PhD ’03, Executive Director of Vaccines & Biologics Manufacturing at Merck, working to save lives
David Ege ChE PhD ’03 is Executive Director of Vaccines & Biologics Manufacturing for Merck & Co., Inc. He leads bulk manufacturing operations at Merck’s Elkton, VA plant for the Gardasil® and Gardasil9® cervical cancer vaccines, as well as adjuvants and Cancidas® – a broad-based anti-fungal medicine made by fermentation. The Elkton plant in Virginia […]
Dave Meaney Elected To BMES Class of 2017 Fellows
Dave Meaney, Solomon R. Pollack Professor and Chair in the Department of Bioengineering, has been elected to the Bioengineering Medical Society (BMES) Class of 2017 Fellows. Fellow status is awarded to Society members who demonstrate exceptional achievements and experience in the field of biomedical engineering, and hold a record of membership and participation in the […]
These small robots are inspired by origami
Roboticist Cynthia Sung has been doing origami since she was young. She says she was always excited by the possibility of taking something two-dimensional and folding it into a three-dimensional object that can move. Through origami, an ordinary, flat sheet of paper can become a talking frog or a crane that can flap its wings. […]
Panagiota “Penny” Dilara ChE’95 is a Policy Officer for Motor Vehicle Emissions
Panagiota “Penny” Dilara ChE’95 is a Policy Officer for Motor Vehicle Emissions at the European Commission DG-GROW in Brussels, Belgium. Her work focuses on correcting emission issues with auto manufacturers that have not complied with the federal anti-pollution laws in the United States. She and other policy officers at the European Commission DG-GROW try to […]
Dr. Jai P Gupta, ChE PhD 1971 was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award by CBE in 2014
Dr. Jai P Gupta, ChE PhD 1971 was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award by CBE in 2014. He has retired as the Founding Director of Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Rae Bareli, India in 2016 and joined Shiv Nadar University (SNU), Greater Noida, near New Delhi as Dean Graduate Studies and Distinguished Professor in […]
Penn Researchers Engineer Macrophages to Engulf Cancer Cells in Solid Tumors
One reason cancer is so difficult to treat is that it avoids detection by the body. Agents of the immune system are constantly checking the surfaces of cells for chemical signals that say they belong, but cancer cells express the same chemical signals as healthy ones. Without a way for the immune system to tell […]
Teaching Robots to ‘Feel with Their Eyes’
At first glance, Alex Burka, a Ph.D. student in Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, looks like a ghostbuster. He walks into the Penn Bookstore strapped to a bulky orange backpack, holding a long, narrow instrument with various sensors attached.
Penn Professors Lead Call for Ethical Framework for New ‘Mind Control’ Technologies
As interventions for mental illnesses and neurological disorders are becoming increasingly powerful, an interdisciplinary group of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, American University and Duke University are calling for new safeguards to guide treatments and protect patients.
Penn Collaboration Produces Surprising Insights Into the White Spots on Butterfly Wings
A collaboration between biologists and materials scientists at the University of Pennsylvania is yielding new insights into the wings of the “skipper butterfly” in the Costa Rican rainforest. What they learn could lead to technological advancements in systems ranging from power-efficient computer displays to sensors to energy efficient buildings, windows and vehicles.