Laser-like Focus on Nanotech Design

Computer models developed collaboratively by Penn researchers are instrumental in improving nanocarriers Tiny engineered particles that can hold molecules in their hollow interiors can be targeted to specific tissue types by means of the antibodies on their exteriors. Because the choice of antibodies determines what they can bind to, these nanocarriers can serve as markers […]

Brian Chow Joins Bioengineering Faculty

Brian Chow, assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering, is an expert in optogenetics, a field in neuroscience that combines the power of optical control with the precision of genetic techniques to manipulate biological systems. This broad area is significant due to its potential in neurobiology, as well as understanding other complex biological systems. “There […]

Cultivating the next generation of women engineers

A conversation with Professor Susan Margulies The number of women choosing to study engineering at the undergraduate and graduate levels has been steadily increasing in the United States during the past two decades. And that is excellent news to Susan Margulies, George H. Stephenson Term Chair and professor in the Bioengineering department. Margulies is among […]

Vijay Kumar: Robots That Fly… and Cooperate

In his lab at Penn, Vijay Kumar and his team build flying quadrotors, small, agile robots that swarm, sense each other, and form ad hoc teams – for construction, surveying disasters and far more.

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 […]

Paul Ducheyne publishes new six volume book series, Comprehensive Biomaterials

Edited by Paul Ducheyne, professor of Bioengineering, Comprehensive Biomaterials is a six-volume set that reviews the current status of nearly all biomaterials in the field by analyzing their strengths and weaknesses, performance as well as future prospects; presents appropriate analytical methods and testing procedures in addition to potential device applications; and provides strategic insights for […]

Susan Margulies Receives $6.7 million NIH/NINDS Grant

Susan S. Margulies, Professor and George H. Stephenson Term Chair of Bioengineering, has recently been awarded a $6.7 million, 5-year NIH/NINDS grant to conduct preclinical Cyclosporin A trials to treat pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI). This multi-institutional, collaborative study is the first of its kind to use immature porcine models of TBI with developmental and […]

Brian Litt Promoted to Professor of Bioengineering and Neurology

Penn Engineering is pleased to announce the promotion of Brian Litt to Professor in the Departments of Bioengineering and Neurology. In his announcement, David F. Meaney, Solomon R. Pollack Professor and Chair of Bioengineering, said, “We are very proud of Dr. Litt’s wonderful accomplishments and we congratulate him on this achievement.” Dr. Litt’s laboratory focuses […]

New Faculty: Christopher Fang-Yen

Penn Engineering is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Fang-Yen, Ph.D. as assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering. Dr. Fang-Yen obtained his Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics from Stanford University in 1995 and his Ph.D. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2002. He comes to Penn Engineering following […]

Beth Winkelstein and Andrew Tsourkas Receive CSRS Award

Macrophage as a Potential Biomarker for Imaging Radicular Pain, a paper co-authored by Beth Winkelstein and Andrew Tsourkas, has been selected as the First Place Basic Science Research Award Paper by the Cervical Spine Research Society’s (CSRS) Research Committee. The research was performed by students Dan Hubbard (Ph.D. ’08) and Christine Weisshaar in Winkelstein’s Spine […]

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