Danielle Bassett Receives MacArthur Foundation Fellowship

What is your most important social network? According to Danielle S. Bassett, Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation in the Department of Bioengineering, the answer is your human brain. Bassett applies network science — a multi-disciplinary field of study which focuses on the interactions of individual elements within complex networks and how they affect the behavior […]

BE Seniors Take on the Flu to Win Design Competition

A quick and accurate flu diagnostic, developed by Penn Engineering’s Bioengineering Senior Design team, has the potential for world-wide impact. According to the World Health Organization, influenza epidemics result in 3 to 5 million cases of severe illness, and about 250,000 to 500,000 deaths annually. Appropriate influenza treatment is hampered by diagnostic tools that are […]

David Gabrieli Receives Josephine de Karman Scholarship

David Gabrieli (BE’14), has been awarded a Josephine de Karman Fellowship, a merit-based award for doctoral students or undergraduates entering their final year. Gabrieli is pursuing a major in bioengineering with a minor in mathematics.  He currently holds undergraduate research positions in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the Perelman School of Medicine and […]

Nicholas Schneider Receives MSA Award

Nicholas Schneider, doctoral student in the laboratory of Haim Bau, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, is the recipient of a grant to attend the 18th International Microscopy Congress, where he will present his paper, The Effect of Electron Beam on Aqueous Solution Composition during Liquid Cell Microscopy. Schneider’s paper was […]

Ashlee Anderson Receives 2014 Ruhr Fellowship

Ashlee Anderson, a rising senior in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM), is a recipient of a 2014 Ruhr Fellowship. Anderson, from Kingston, Jamaica, is also pursuing a minor in Energy and Sustainability at Penn Engineering. Ruhr Fellows are selected from students attending Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute […]

Pedro Ponte Castañeda Elected ASME Fellow

Pedro Ponte Castañeda, Raymond S. Markowitz Faculty Fellow and Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, has been elected a Fellow of ASME. The ASME Committee of Past Presidents confers the Fellow grade of membership on worthy candidates to recognize their outstanding engineering achievements. Ponte’s research is in the area of heterogeneous […]