Penn Engineers’ Gold Nanorods Key to Measuring Materials’ Squishiness at the Nanoscale

Rheology is the science of studying how soft materials and complex fluids deform and flow under stress. These materials are everywhere in biology, and since their relative stiffness or squishiness is relevant to diseases, such as cancer, there is a need to accurately measure just how squishy they are. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s […]

Dennis Discher Part of Finalist Team in £20 Million UK Cancer Research Challenge

Dennis Discher, Robert D. Bent Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is a member of one of the ten international, multidisciplinary research teams named in the second round of Cancer Research UK’s Grand Challenge. Winning teams will receive up to £20 million, or roughly $28 million, over the course of five years […]

Raymond Gorte Elected to National Academy Of Engineering

Raymond Gorte, Russell Pearce and Elizabeth Crimian Heuer Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) “for fundamental contributions and their applications to heterogeneous catalysts and solid state electrochemical devices.” Election to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions accorded an engineer. Academy […]

Hana Oh (ChE PhD’09): A Doctorate in Chemical Engineering Finds Success as an Intellectual Property Attorney

Hana Oh has taken a unique career path. She is an intellectual property (IP) attorney at the international law firm of O’Melveny & Myers LLP, which focuses on patent and trade secret litigation, and licensing issues for innovative companies such as Samsung, Micron, Endo, Alcon, and Novartis. Her clients develop leading-edge products in a wide […]

Engineers As Artists

If Penn students were asked in a random campus survey to describe their individual skillsets and learning styles as either “left brain” (analytical, qualitative) or “right brain” (artistic, intuitive), the majority would most likely answer by naming one cerebral hemisphere or the other. An exceptional and talented few would be able to reply, “both.”

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, […]

Vincent Chan (ChE PhD’97) is Teaching Chemical Engineering in the Middle East

According to Dr. Vincent Chan, his fondest learning experience started at Penn when he embarked upon his doctoral study under the tutelage of Professor David Graves in 1993. Penn’s highly interdisciplinary research and extensive resources provided immeasurable opportunities for the study of molecular biotechnology. Vincent studied under Professor Steven McKenzie and Professor Paolo Fortina, both […]

Professor Emeritus Alvin H. Weiss, ChE’49, PhD’66, has a long and distinguished career path

Alvin H. Weiss, Ph.D. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1949. His first job was with Fiber Chemical Co., a specialty chemical company. During the Korean War, he served as a PFC in the Army Chemical Corps for two years. Upon his discharge, he earned a M.S. in […]

Mark T. Holtzapple (Ph.D. ChE ’81) Approaches Sustainability as an Academic and Entrepreneur

Mark T. Holtzapple, Ph.D., is a professor of chemical engineering at Texas A&M University. Since 1986, he has served at the university where he has been recognized for excellence in teaching, research, and service.  From 1982 to 1985, Dr. Holtzapple served in the United States Army where he eventually attained the rank of captain. He […]

Ravi Radhakrishnan to speak at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ravi Radhakrishnan, PhD, Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Pennsylvania PS-OC will be speaking before the Physical Sciences-Oncology Network Annual Investigators Meeting at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT – Cambridge, MA on October 17, 2017 The topic of Dr. Radhakrishnan’s presentation will be “Multiscale biophysical modeling of […]

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