At TED, Professor Aaswath Raman Talks About the Cold of Space as a Renewable Resource

Aaswath Raman, one of the newest members of the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, is using his background in optics and materials science to take an ancient idea and apply it to a pressing, modern-day problem: cooling. He spoke at this year’s TED conference in Vancouver, explaining how harnessing “radiative cooling” could be the […]

Aaswath Raman at TED2018: ‘The next renewable resource? The cold of space’

Aaswath Raman, one of the newest members of the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, is using his background in optics and materials science to take an ancient idea and apply it to a pressing, modern-day problem: cooling.

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.

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.

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.

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.