Paul McKenzie (ChE’87) Elected to the National Academy of Engineering
Dr. Paul McKenzie has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). He has been a strong supporter of the CBE department and is a regular attendee at the annual John A. Quinn Distinguished Lecture. Dr. McKenzie is an accomplished global leader with diverse biotechnology experience and is the COO of CSL Behring, a […]
In Memoriam: William L. Conger (ChE PhD ’65)
William L. Conger (ChE PhD ’65) passed away at his home on July 26, 2019. He was a Chemical Engineering alum who spoke with pride about his alma mater and continued supporting the Department after graduating in 1965. His career path took him to Exxon Mobile (formerly Esso) where he worked as a chemical engineer. […]
Computer and Information Science Welcomes New Faculty
The Computer and Information Science Department is in a period of exciting growth on the tenure, research, and teaching tracks. Assistant Professors Sebastian Angel and Anindya De strengthen our research presence in cybersecurity and theoretical computer science. Assistant Professor of Practice Eric Fouh brings a background in computer science education, and Research Assistant Professor Osbert […]
Sneha Rajana: Voices of Penn Engineering Master’s Alumni
This is part of our series of articles, written by Penn Engineering alums in their own words, of their experiences at Penn and how it shaped their lives. This article is written by Sneha Rajana, who graduated from the M.S.E. Program in Computer and Information Science in 2017. She is currently a Software Development Engineer […]
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 […]
Computer and Information Science Names 2018 J.P. Eckert Master’s Fellows
The Department of Computer and Information Science (CIS)is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 J.P. Eckert Master’s Fellowship. This fellowship is named in honor of J. Presper Eckert, co-inventor of the first general-purpose electronic digital computer, ENIAC, at the University of Pennsylvania.
Sophie Edgar: Voices of Penn Engineering Master’s Alumni
Sophie Edgar graduated with a master’s in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM) in December 2015. Sophie is currently working as Manager, Engineered Solutions at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., a consumer division of Johnson & Johnson based in Skillman, NJ, developing medical devices for the consumer marketplace.
Kimberly Ogden (CBE’86) Named President of AIChE
Penn alumna (CBE’86), Professor Kimberly Ogden (formerly Kim Henry), is currently serving as President-elect and will take over as President of AIChE in Jan. 2019. After receiving her B.S. degree, as one of our most active student leaders and as lab assistant in our undergraduate laboratory, she pursued her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at the […]
New Microscopes Will Allow Researchers to See Small and Think Big
Two high-resolution microscopes will allow researchers to study and test materials at the atomic level with unprecedented precision.