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 […]

Penn Engineering Learns a Few New Tricks

The Department of Bioengineering celebrated Engineering Week in February by sponsoring several events, including one with a special canine visitor from the Penn Vet Working Dog Center (PVWDC). McBaine, an eleven-week-old springer spaniel puppy, visited Penn Engineering as part of the “Dogs & Devices” event organized by the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) and the Rachleff […]

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 […]

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.

On and Off the Mat With Scholar-Athlete Mike Steltenkamp

“Once you have wrestled, everything else in life is easy,” or so said legendary Olympic gold medalist and Iowa University wrestling coach, Dan Gable. Does this include working toward a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Penn? Mike Steltenkamp, a Penn Engineering senior and Penn wrestler, recently considered the quote and found a good deal of […]

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.

MEAM Students and Faculty in Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day

Students and faculty in the department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM) were active participants in this year’s Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day, an event developed to introduce the general public to materials that are stronger, smaller, cleaner, and smarter than ever. Each exhibit in the February 5th event was designed to tie […]

In Memoriam: Alumnus Jeremy G. Chan

Jeremy G. Chan passed away in Medford, NJ in a boating accident on May 29, 2010.  He was 23 years old. Born in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, on September 26, 1986, Jeremy attended Mountain Lakes High School before matriculating to the University of Pennsylvania.  Jeremy excelled at Penn, earning selection to Tau Beta Pi Engineering […]

Red & Blue Racing takes 15th out of 120

Penn’s Red & Blue Racing team recently turned in a great performance at the annual Formula SAE competition, held at the Michigan International Speedway. From a field of 120 collegiate teams from around the world, Penn placed 15th overall, the team’s best showing to date. In just six years, Red & Blue Racing has progressed […]

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