Penn Engineers’ Liquid Crystal Force Fields Enable New Kind of Microrobotics
A new study, published in Nature Communications, shows how simple glass particles can be instructed to follow sophisticated trajectories, which arise from their interactions with a liquid crystalline environment. The study was led by Kathleen Stebe, Richer & Elizabeth Goodwin Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, former Stebe lab member Francesca Serra, […]
Portonovo Ayyaswamy Named American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Honorary Member
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Board of Governors has unanimously selected Portonovo Ayyaswamy as an Honorary Member of ASME. Dr. Ayyaswamy has been selected “for exceptional contributions to mechanical engineering through a career marked with seminal and groundbreaking research scholarship, which has engendered transformational technology transfer for diverse applications; and for exemplary professional […]
Johnson & Johnson Start-Up Incubator JPOD Hosts Five Engineering Companies
On Nov. 1, Penn launched a new partnership between the University and Johnson & Johnson Innovation, the health care giant’s collaborative arm. Known as JPOD @ Philadelphia and based in the Pennovation Center, JPOD is a start-up incubator designed to accelerate innovative health care technologies. Of JPOD’s first seven resident businesses, five are operated by Penn Engineering faculty, students or […]
Students Design Health Care Technology Prototypes at 2018 Rothberg Catalyzer Makerthon
Students spent a weekend finalizing designs and pitching health care technology prototypes to a panelist of judges. Penn Health-Tech organized the event, which took place at Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Hari Santhanaraghavan: Voices of Penn Engineering Master’s Alumni
This is a part of our series of articles, written by Penn Engineering alums about their experiences at Penn and how it shaped their lives. Our next article is by Hari Santhanaraghavan, who graduated with a master’s degree in Robotics in 2017. Santhanaraghavan currently works as an analyst in the Securities Division of Goldman Sachs.
M&T Student Profiles: Quinn Wu
Quinn Wu is a senior in the Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology. Students in the M&T program dual major in departments that span Penn Engineering and Wharton; Wu majors in Computer Science in the former and Statistics at the latter. In an interview, Wu explains what drew him to the program and what makes the […]
Sampath Kannan Wins India Research and Engagement Fund Grant for ‘Safe Internet of Things’
During the next two years, Penn IREF will award as much as $2 million in matching research grants to Penn faculty to stimulate and support research activity in India.
Educational Leaders Examine the ‘University of the Future’
At Perry World House, global thought leaders, scholars, administrators, and technology experts discussed the disruption of the traditional “brick and mortar” college campus.
Akshay Ramani: Voices of Penn Engineering Master’s Alumni
This is a part of our series of articles, written by Penn Engineering alums about their experiences at Penn and how it shaped their lives. Our next article is by Akshay Ramani, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Karnataka and a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and […]
Linguistic Red Flags from Facebook Posts Can Predict Future Depression Diagnoses
Research from the Penn Medicine Center for Digital Health and the World Well-Being Project marries social media data with medical-outcomes data for the first time.