In Memoriam: Nabil Farhat, 1933-2020

Penn Engineering mourns the death of Dr. Nabil Farhat, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, who died on November 3, 2020. Dr. Farhat was born in Palestine on November 3, 1933, and earned a doctoral degree in 1963 in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the faculty of […]

In Memoriam: Noah Prywes, 1925-2020

Penn Engineering mourns the death of Professor Emeritus Noah S. Prywes, pioneering researcher in the field of computer science and accomplished teacher and mentor, who passed away on September 21, 2020. Dr. Prywes was born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1925. He immigrated with his family to pre-state Israel in 1933 and later attended the Technion-Israel […]

In Memoriam: David Geselowitz, 1930-2020

Penn Engineering mourns the death of our former colleague Dr. David Geselowitz, who died on August 22, 2020. The Penn Engineering and Penn State communities have lost a brilliant scientist and researcher, and an extraordinary teacher, mentor and friend. Dr. Geselowitz was born in Philadelphia in 1930, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, where […]

In Memoriam: Joseph Bordogna, 1933-2019

Joseph (“Joe”) Bordogna, the Alfred Fitler Moore Professor Emeritus of Engineering in Electrical and Systems Engineering and former dean, died on November 25 at the age of 86. Dr. Bordogna was born in Scranton, grew up in South Philadelphia and graduated as the valedictorian of John Bartram High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in […]

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. […]

Peter Reilly (ChE PhD’64) Passes Away at 78

Peter J. Reilly passed away November 2, 2017, after a battle with duodenal cancer. He was a New Jersey native and received an A.B. in Chemistry in 1960 from Princeton University, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 1964 from the University of Pennsylvania. He spent four years with DuPont’s Organic Chemicals Department in Deepwater, […]

Abraham Noordergraaf, Professor Emeritus

Dr. Abraham Noordergraaf, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Bioengineering, passed away on May 24, 2014 at age 84. After receiving his doctorate from the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands, Dr. Noordergraaf immigrated to the United States to join the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. Beginning as a visiting fellow in 1957, he […]

Mitchell Litt, Professor Emeritus

Dr. Mitchell Litt, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Bioengineering, passed away on March 2, 2014 at age 81. Dr. Litt was a founding member of the Department of Bioengineering, which was officially created at Penn in 1973. He was first appointed to Penn’s faculty in 1961 as an assistant professor of chemical engineering and […]

In Memoriam: Ben Taskar, 1977-2013

Ben Taskar, Boeing Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, died of an apparent heart attack on the night of November 17, 2013, at the age of 36. Our hearts and deepest sympathies go out to Ben’s wife Anat Caspi and daughter Aviv Taskar, and their families. Before leaving for the […]

In Memoriam: Alumnus Jeremy G. Chan

Jeremy G. Chan passed away in Medford, NJ in a boating accident on May 29, 2010.  He was 23 years old. Born in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, on September 26, 1986, Jeremy attended Mountain Lakes High School before matriculating to the University of Pennsylvania.  Jeremy excelled at Penn, earning selection to Tau Beta Pi Engineering […]