Penn iGEM Team Wins Regional Competition with Novel Epigenetic Engineering Toolbox

For the second year in a row, Penn’s iGEM team is the winner of the North American Regional iGEM competition, which was held on October 4 to 6 at the University of Toronto, Canada. Held by the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Foundation, the iGEM competition is the premiere undergraduate Synthetic Biology competition. Student teams […]

Mike Steltenkamp receives 2013 Thomas Arkle Clark Award

Mike Steltenkamp, a master’s student in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM), is the recipient of a 2013 Thomas Arkle Clark Award from the Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) fraternity. This award annually recognizes ATO’s most outstanding senior candidates for undergraduate degrees. As a submatriculant, Steltenkamp will graduate with both BSE and MSE degrees in MEAM […]

TitanArm Receives First Place at 2013 Intel Cornell Cup

Team Titan returned to Penn Engineering the First Place winners of the 2013 Intel Cornell Cup, held May 2-4 at Walt Disney World. Team members are Elizabeth Beattie, a senior in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM) and MEAM doctoral student beginning this fall, Nick McGill, a senior majoring in both MEAM and Electrical and […]

Nicholas Schneider Receives MRS Graduate Student Awards

Nicholas Schneider, doctoral student in the laboratory of Haim Bau, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, is the recipient of two awards from the Materials Research Society (MRS): the 2013 Silver Award and the 2013 Arthur Nowick Graduate Student Award. Schneider is a recipient of the Silver Award for the presentation […]

Jessie Huang Receives 2013 Undergraduate Student Paper Award

Jessie Huang (BE’13) is a recipient of the 2013 Undergraduate Student Paper Award granted by the Philadelphia Engineering Foundation and the Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia. As part of the 2013 Delaware Valley Engineers Week (DVEW), local engineers and educators gathered for an awards luncheon on February 15, 2013, to recognize outstanding math and science teachers, […]

Portonovo Ayyaswamy Receives ASME 75th Anniversary Medal

Portonovo Ayyaswamy, Asa Whitney Professor of Dynamical Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, has been selected to receive the 75th Anniversary Medal of the ASME Heat Transfer Division “in recognition of his service to the heat transfer community and contributions to the field.” Dr. Ayyaswamy’s research is in the area of […]

Daeyeon Lee Receives 3M Nontenured Faculty Award

Daeyeon Lee, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is the recipient of a 3M Nontenured Faculty Award for his proposal, “Bubble-Derived Light-Weight Materials with High Strength and Toughness.” This award was created by the 3M company to support new faculty in their path to tenure. Lee leads the Soft Nanomaterials Lab, […]

Daeyeon Lee Receives KIChE President Young Investigator Award

Daeyeon Lee, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is the 2012 recipient of the Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers (KIChE) President Young Investigator Award. This award was established by the KICHE to recognize the most promising untenured Korean research faculty member at an academic institution in the United States. Lee leads […]

Bioengineering undergrads win regional award at iGEM competition

Four Bioengineering undergraduates were named the overall regional winners of the Americas East Jamboree that is part of the prestigious International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition, a synthetic biology research contest (http://igem.org/). The Penn team beat out 42 other teams from 40 universities — including Carnegie Mellon, MIT and Cornell — to win the regional […]

Shu Yang Receives PMSE Arthur K. Doolittle Award

Shu Yang, associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been chosen, along with her group, to receive the Arthur K. Doolittle Award from the American Chemical Society, Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering (PMSE) for the paper entitled “Understanding pattern transformation mechanisms in different responsive hydrogel membranes.” This award is given to […]

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