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 […]

Christopher Fang-Yen Receives New Scholar Award in Aging

Christopher Fang-Yen, Wilf Family Term Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, is the recipient of the 2013 Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar Award in Aging for his proposal, “High-throughput Imaging of Lifespan and Healthspan in C. Elegans.” This award is given to exceptional new faculty whose work shows the potential for great impact in […]

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, […]

Igor Bargatin Joins Penn Engineering Faculty

The School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the appointment of Igor Bargatin as the Class of 1965 Term Assistant Professor in the Department of  Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics. Dr. Bargatin received his Ph.D. in Physics and Electrical Engineering in 2008 from Caltech and his undergraduate […]

Katherine Kuchenbecker: Haptography: Digitizing Our Sense of Touch

Is it possible to incorporate the sense of touch into the digital world? Katherine Kuchenbecker thinks so. At TEDYouth 2012, Katherine shares her work in the field of haptics, while discussing its potential to change fields such as gaming, museums, dentistry and stroke rehabilitation.

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 […]

Researchers solve the puzzle of controlled therapeutic release of macromolecules

When a large volume of medication is the prescription, steady and controlled release of the drug sometimes is preferred by physicians over a “burst-release” treatment in which the substance is administered all at once. In recent years, researchers have developed numerous ways to administer substances in a controlled way, but doing so for therapeutics of […]

Penn Engineers and physicians work together to improve patient health

Physicians know that once a patient has a heart attack, he or she is at increased risk for developing heart failure. That’s because of a complex series of physiological events that occur after someone suffers a myocardial infarction (or heart attack). Specifically, there is increased stress in the heart tissue, which leads to heart enlargement […]

Improving Disease Detection in Clinical Settings

The rapid advancement in our understanding of the regulatory and signaling pathways responsible for cell growth, differentiation and death has led to the identification of many anomalies in the genome and proteome that can be associated with disease. The research of Andrew Tsourkas, associate professor of Bioengineering, focuses on developing nanosensors that can be used […]

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