Christopher Fang-Yen receives European Union Horizons 2020 Funding

Dr. Christopher Fang-Yen, Wilf Family Term Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, has been awarded $357,327 over four years from European Union Horizons 2020 to conduct a study of lifespan and healthspan in the roundworm C. elegans, as part of the Ageing with elegans collaboration.  Horizons 2020 is the largest Research and Innovation program in the European […]

Alexander George Receives AIChE Scholarship Award

Alexander George, senior in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is the recipient of the Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer Scholarship Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). This award is a scholarship of $1000 and is presented by the AIChE on the basis of academic achievement and the student’s involvement in AIChE student […]

Miniature Devices, Life-Size Impact

Before joining the Penn Engineering faculty, David Issadore was immersed in a quantum mechanics problem at Harvard University. However, during this time he found his mind wandering to the lab next door, which was building miniaturized diagnostic tools for disease. After talking with the students in that lab about their research, he was hooked, and […]

Dan Huh: Engineering human organs onto a microchip

High costs, animal testing controversies, and long delays of drug development are becoming some of the greatest economical and ethnical challenges we are facing in the 21st century. Dan Huh talks about how bioengineers might be able to circumvent this long-standing problem by using microengineering technologies to build more realistic models of human organs using […]

Danielle Bassett: Understanding your brain as a network… and as art

How do connectivity patterns inside of your brain change when you learn a new skill? Danielle Bassett seeks to uncover this complexity and develop treatments for neurological diseases with math—and art.

Adam Farabaugh Receives 2015 SAE International Rumbaugh Outstanding Student Leader Award

Adam Farabaugh, M.S.E. student in Robotics, is the recipient of the 2015 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International Rumbaugh Outstanding Student Leader Award. Farabaugh graduated in 2015 with a B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM) from Penn, and will receive his master’s in 2016. After graduation, he will take a position as a […]

Ritesh Agarwal: Silicon Nanophotonics: Turn Off the Dark

Agarwal briefly discusses the amazing progress made in the area of computer technology outlining some key advances leading to the development of modern computers.

Three Class of 2014 Bioengineers Develop Point-of-Care Blood Test

Build a better mousetrap. That’s the axiom for entrepreneurial success, and one which three young bioengineers have leveraged to improve the typical blood test. If their prototype proves successful, 2014 graduates Peter Bacas, Max Lamb and Nishant Neel intend to replace a typical needle-based test with a pain-free experience that provides almost instantaneous results. “Data […]

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 […]

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