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Electrical engineering alumnus named Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellow


When an unexpected change in jobs gave Kwesi Vincent, a 1999 Penn State graduate in electrical engineering, a chance to help students from underserved areas meet college math requirements, he quickly realized that he had a gift for teaching.

Engineering faculty named senior members of the National Academy of Inventors


The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named 54 academic inventors to the spring 2019 class of NAI senior members. Among these are Penn State College of Engineering faculty members Melik Demirel, professor of engineering science and mechanics and Lloyd Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair in Biomimetic Materials in the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, and Bernhard Tittmann, professor emeritus of engineering science and mechanics and retired Schell Professor in the Materials Research Institute.

Engineering symposium highlights undergraduate research experiences


Undergraduate students from across Penn State and the world capped off their Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs with a research symposium on July 30.

Former faculty member and spouse commit $4 million to electrical engineering


Building on a long history of philanthropic dedication to engineering, former Penn State faculty member Raj Mittra and his wife, Jeannette Mittra, recently committed $4 million to Penn State’s Department of Electrical Engineering.

Penn State industrial engineering professor addresses U.S. Congressional Caucus


On July 11, Soundar Kumara, Allen E. Pearce and Allen M. Pearce Professor of Industrial Engineering at Penn State, spoke at a briefing hosted by the House Manufacturing Caucus, co-chaired by U.S. Reps. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) and Tom Reed (R-N.Y.).

Engineering alumnus makes $2.5 million commitment to facilities expansion


Civil engineering alumnus Andrew Kartalis and his wife, Katherine, have made a $2.5 million estate commitment to the College of Engineering's planned facilities expansion.

Architectural engineering alumnus gives to enhance department facilities


Tim Carr, an alumnus and longtime supporter of Penn State's Department of Architectural Engineering (AE), has committed $150,000 from his estate for an endowment to advance facility and equipment development and maintenance.

Nanotechnology expert joins industrial engineering department


Hongtao Sun, an expert in nanoscience and nanotechnology, will join the Penn State Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering as an assistant professor on Aug. 15.

Professor to tackle large-scale simulation optimization problems


The National Science Foundation's Division of Mathematical Sciences has awarded principal investigator Eunhye Song, Harold and Inge Marcus Early Career Assistant Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State, $140,000 to push the frontier of large-scale discrete simulation optimization.

Research team receives grant to commercialize 3D-printed concrete system


Researchers at Penn State believe that using 3D-printing technologies to transform concrete construction processes and add new capabilities may radically transform the construction industry and reduce its carbon footprint.

Researchers develop novel process to fabricate battery materials


By discovering a way to combine lithium salts with ceramics, researchers in the Penn State College of Engineering and the Penn State Materials Research Institute may have created a new class of materials for longer-lasting batteries. According to researchers, the composite nature of the batteries could make recycling easier, reducing landfill waste.

International leaders convene at Penn State to map future of nuclear power


To continually support the safety and efficiency of the world’s power supply, international leaders in nuclear safety and regulation convened at Penn State on July 1 to establish and guide an upcoming research project to be conducted in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Penn State names acoustics alumna Lora Weiss senior vice president for research


Lora G. Weiss, interim senior vice president of the Georgia Institute of Technology and interim director of the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), has been named senior vice president for research at Penn State, beginning Sept. 16.

Detention basins could catch more than stormwater


Everywhere you go there are stormwater detention basins built near large construction projects intended to control the flow of rainwater and runoff. Now, those basins might help in controlling nitrogen runoff into rivers and lakes, according to Lauren E. McPhillips, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Penn State.

Professor receives NSF grant to model cell disorder in heart


Hui Yang, Harold and Inge Marcus Career Associate Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State, was awarded a $320,625 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study exactly how a process called glycosylation can cause proteins to disrupt the harmony of cell activity.

Eric and Janet Branyan endow professorship, excellence fund in engineering


New avenues for cutting-edge research and outstanding student experiences in Penn State's Department of Mechanical Engineering are being made possible thanks to a gift from Eric and Janet Tomajko Branyan.

Where curiosity leads: The search for a styrofoam replacement leads to biomaterials with broader impact


Every scientific discovery has one thing in common: It started with a question. But, as Penn State materials scientist Jeffrey Catchmark will attest, sometimes the most ingenious answers come from questions you didn't even know to ask.

Electrical engineering professor wins distinguished educator award


Douglas Werner, John L. and Genevieve H. McCain Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering, was recently presented with the 2019 Chen-To Tai Distinguished Educator Award by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S).

Thole honored for technical contributions, commitment to diversity in aerospace


Karen A. Thole, distinguished professor and head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at Penn State, has been awarded the 2019 Air Breathing Propulsion Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

Artificial heart lab demonstrates the impact of undergraduate research


While graduate students and faculty are known for their research work, undergraduates also make significant contributions to the Penn State Department of Biomedical Engineering's research portfolio.

Barn owls may hold key to navigation and location


The way barn owl brains use sound to locate prey may be a template for electronic directional navigation devices, according to a team of Penn State engineers who are recreating owl brain circuitry in electronics.

Sustainable buildings and lighting researcher joins architectural engineering


Julian Wang, a researcher who specializes in building windows, lighting, daylighting and sustainable technologies, joined Penn State's Department of Architectural Engineering as an associate professor on June 1.

Aerospace engineering professor named AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow


David B. Spencer, professor of aerospace engineering at Penn State, has been awarded an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowship (STPF) with a placement at the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering.

Penn State professor co-chairs roadmap to guide synthetic biology investments


Some of the potential applications of engineering biology, or synthetic biology, sound like science fiction: genetically engineered organisms that produce plastics from carbon dioxide and synthetic gut microbes that detect and wipe out invading organisms before you get sick.

Penn State-led Global Building Network at forefront of building performance


Ever since humans inhabited buildings, people have worked on improving them. Penn State researchers are no different. A large-scale interdisciplinary effort led by Penn State, called the Global Building Network, is underway to create high-performance buildings, which are buildings capable of achieving net-zero carbon-based energy usage while increasing occupant performance and reducing health risks. These buildings are better for the occupants, as well as the environment and the economy.

Engineering students work to improve Berkey Creamery experience for customers


Students in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering's Service Enterprise Engineering program are collaborating with Penn State's Berkey Creamery to optimize the efficiency of the Penn State landmark.

Iavarone named College of Engineering's student marshal for summer commencement


Eric Iavarone has been named the College of Engineering’s student marshal for Penn State’s summer commencement ceremony on Aug. 10.

Two chemical engineering faculty members receive promotions


Two faculty members in the Penn State Department of Chemical Engineering have received promotions in academic rank, effective July 1.

Sophomore represents Penn State at innovation challenge in Israel


A Penn State entrepreneurship student majoring in computer science was part of a team that took third place at an Intel AI innovation challenge organized and hosted by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

First-of-its-kind graduate course tackles legal issues in additive manufacturing


To prepare the industry’s next trailblazers, a new course in the Penn State Additive Manufacturing and Design (AMD) graduate program is seeking to address them head-on.

Mechanical engineering professor presents at international conference, shares insights in laser diagnostics


On June 24, Jacqueline O'Connor, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State, delivered an invited presentation at the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Laser Diagnostics in Energy and Combustion Science, highlighting her work in laser diagnostics in engine technologies.

Student chapter wins fourth consecutive national industrial engineering award


The Penn State student chapter of the Institute for Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) has been honored with the organization's Gold Award for the fourth consecutive year.

Eberly College of Science and College of Engineering receive '52 alumnus bequest


Penn State students majoring in architectural engineering or physics may soon benefit from an estate gift totaling more than $890,000. The gift from M. Dean and Jean L. Underwood will establish two scholarships, one in physics and one in architectural engineering.

Power in partnerships: Engineering solutions through interdisciplinary initiatives


Engineering Penn State sat down with Dr. Justin Schwartz, the Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering, to discuss collaborative work within engineering, across Penn State, and with government and industry. This is an area of strategic importance for the College of Engineering, as a multifaceted society requires multi-disciplinary solutions.

Bioengineered cell walls open new medical, research possibilities


Biomedical engineers at Penn State have developed a process to build protective, synthetic plant cell walls around animal cells.

Engineering faculty member receives grants totaling $1.5M for bioprinting


Ibrahim Tarik Ozbolat, Hartz Family Career Development Associate Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics, has received four grants totaling about $1.5 million to explore ways to bioprint biological tissues like bone, lungs and other organs for use as models in a variety of studies.

Faculty members join Energy 2100 initiative as Fellows


Two Penn State faculty members have been named Energy 2100 Fellows. Chris Gorski, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, specializing in environmental engineering, and James Freihaut, professor of architectural engineering, specializing in building mechanical systems, are both in the College of Engineering.

New program to be offered in partnership with the World Campus


Today's engineers need to be equipped to meet the ever-changing demands of a modern society and to understand how to innovate and better streamline processes. In order to meet these needs, Penn State will offer a new online degree -- master of engineering in industrial engineering -- beginning in fall 2019 to meet these requirements.

Using deep learning to improve traffic signal performance


Traffic signals serve to regulate the worst bottlenecks in highly populated areas but are not always very effective. Researchers at Penn State are hoping to use deep reinforcement learning to improve traffic signal efficiency in urban areas, thanks to a one-year, $22,443 Penn State Institute for CyberScience Seed Grant.

New IEE leaders mindful of energy, environmental challenges


Two Penn State faculty members have joined the leadership team of the Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE). Erica Smithwick, the E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller Professor of Geography in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, and Bruce Logan, the Evan Pugh Professor in Engineering and the Kappe Professor of Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, have both been named associate directors of IEE.

PlantVillage gives undergraduate a chance to help feed the world via technology


Coming from the small town of Limeport, near Allentown, a young Annalyse Kehs may not have thought much about international agriculture or feeding the world. But thanks to a project called PlantVillage, the Penn State rising senior not only is helping to address world hunger but is relishing the opportunity to travel to destinations such as Kenya and Rome to interact with farmers, researchers and policymakers.

Professor funds new engineering endowment to help students travel for success


A. Ravi Ravindran, professor emeritus and a Provost’s Emeritus Faculty Teaching Scholar for the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME), has worked in a collaborative effort to establish a $25,000 endowment to fund conference travel expenses for the department’s graduate students.

Students, professor build specialized scanner to bring paintings to life


When Yi Yang was a doctoral student, he frequented art museums but grew frustrated with the inability of patrons to closely examine paintings and the artists' techniques. After some thought, he realized that a laser imaging system like the one in his lab could be used to capture the 3D surface profiles of artwork.

Building sustainability researcher joins architectural engineering


Melika Sharifironizi, an expert in sustainability and the environmental impact of buildings and building systems, joined Penn State's Department of Architectural Engineering as assistant research professor on June 3.

Early look at engineering to be offered to broad range of students


Already having an end goal just might help Christine Cunningham begin the challenging tasks of her new position of professor of practice in education and engineering.

Faculty, students receive recognition from ASTM International


A research paper submitted by faculty and students in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Penn State has been honored with the 2019 Outstanding Article Award by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Journal of Advances in Civil Engineering Materials.

Penn State alumnus leads effort to restore the Chesapeake


Dana Aunkst, armed with his Penn State chemical engineering degree, has taken on the biggest challenge of his career so far: restoration of the Chesapeake Bay.

Microgrids, major changes: Professor leading effort to redesign power grid


When Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern seaboard in 2012, entire city skylines went completely black with the curious exception of a few small areas still emitting light, thanks to their use of combined heat and power (CHP) systems, a key component to microgrids.

SEDTAPP welcomes new director of professional programs outreach


Robin Havens Tate has joined the School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) as its new director of professional programs outreach

Professor awarded Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers


Tak-Sing Wong, the Wormley Early Career Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Penn State, has been named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) by President Donald Trump.

Facilities Engineering Institute warns about unethical marketing practices


In recent years, electricity customers across the United States have seen an increase in marketing materials promising lower electricity rates. Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) is offering precautionary advice to its customers and prospective clients about calls, letters and emails they may be receiving from companies promising lower costs.

Sense of smell, pollution and neurological disease connection explored


A consensus is building that air pollution can cause neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, but how fine, sooty particles cause problems in the brain is still an unanswered question.

College of Engineering announces faculty promotions


Fourteen Penn State College of Engineering faculty members have been selected for promotions, effective July 1, 2019.

Simulated driving study aims to increase trust in technology and road safety


Yiqi Zhang, assistant professor of industrial and manufacturing engineering at Penn State, aims to make the roads a safer place for all drivers by better understanding the interactions between human drivers and autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies.

Industrial engineering professor honored with early career award


Jingjing Li, William and Wendy Korb Early Career Professor (associate professor) of industrial engineering at Penn State, has been awarded the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Chao and Trigger Young Manufacturing Engineer Award.

Pig-Pen effect: Mixing skin oil and ozone can produce a personal pollution cloud


When ozone and skin oils meet, the resulting reaction may help remove ozone from an indoor environment, but it can also produce a personal cloud of pollutants that affects indoor air quality, according to a team of researchers.

Engineering department head accepts position at University of Tennessee


Janis Terpenny, professor and Peter and Angela Dal Pezzo Chair and head of the Penn State Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, has announced that she will join the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, effective July 15, 2019.

Penn State team places first in Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition


An interdisciplinary team of 17 Penn State students recently placed first overall in the 2019 Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition, a contest designed to challenge undergraduate students to create unique solutions to complex wind energy projects.

Civil and environmental engineering announces tenure for five faculty members


Five Penn State Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty members have been selected for promotion and/or tenure, effective July 1, 2019.

Pilot study in smart systems launched as part of Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship


A pilot study involving academic and industry collaborators in smart systems has been initiated by Vittal Prabhu, professor in the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State, as part of his 2018-19 Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship.

Alumni Association announces 2019-20 Young Alumni Ambassadors


Nine recent graduates have been selected as 2019-20 Young Alumni Ambassadors, who will share a yearlong experience aimed at developing their skills to become Penn State's future volunteer leaders.

Architectural engineering students secure historic win


Achieving a historic win, Penn State undergraduate students earned first place in all five core categories at the 2019 Architectural Engineering Institute Student Design Competition, including the top honor for building integration.

Engineering professor awarded $1.1M grant to increase efficiency of organic LEDs


Chris Giebink, associate professor of electrical engineering at Penn State, has been awarded a two-year, $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for his research in organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs).

Building design process expert to join architectural engineering


Nathan Brown, a researcher focused on improving design processes to create efficient, people-friendly buildings, will join Penn State's Department of Architectural Engineering in July 2019.

Alumnus named defense research liaison for College of Engineering, ARL


Ned Brokloff is back home. A 1982 graduate of the Penn State College of Engineering, Brokloff has spent the past 36 years at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, connecting researchers with engineers to translate science from theory to practice for the U.S. Department of Defense. Now, he will do similar work as the defense-related research liaison for the College of Engineering and the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL). 

Electrical engineering student receives Erickson Discovery Grant


Electrical engineering student Lindsey Goodnight has always known she wanted to contribute to the medical field. Now, with the help of a 2019 Erickson Discovery Grant, she is on her way to conducting research that will do just that. 

Bus driver seating design improvements get green light


Bus and truck drivers often work long hours in postures that are known to increase their chances of musculoskeletal issues, including lower back pain, tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Dermatology residents optimize exam that identifies skin cancers


Dr. Jeffrey Miller, chair of the Department of Dermatology at Penn State College of Medicine, can pinpoint the moment he realized a routine procedure he performs daily is prone to error.

Penn State EnvironMentors team wins first place in national competition


A team of Penn State faculty, students and local high schoolers took first place at the 2019 EnvironMentors National Science Fair held last week in Washington, D.C.

Assistant professor receives Outstanding Young Author Award


Abhronil Sengupta, assistant professor of electrical engineering, has received the 2019 Outstanding Young Author Award from the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Circuits and Systems Society (CASS).

Inaugural Drawdown Scholars class arrives at Penn State


Fifty-five undergraduate students from across the country have arrived at Penn State to take part in the first-ever Drawdown Scholars Research Experience for Undergraduates Program. Dubbed Drawdown Scholars, the students will spend eight weeks embedded in research programs across the University, with the aim of investigating positive solutions-orientated paths to take action on climate change.

Penn State takes first, second place in international image-dehazing challenge


A team of Penn State graduate students, led by Vishal Monga, associate professor of electrical engineering, won first place in a worldwide image dehazing challenge, with another Penn State team placing second in the competition.

Penn State 'sensing' the future of collaboration in 2019 industryXchange


The Penn State College of Engineering welcomed representatives from 47 companies, six government agencies, seven Penn State campuses and ten colleges at University Park, to its third annual industryXchange at the Nittany Lion Inn on May 30. 

Global Faculty Fellow builds toward partnerships, impact in Africa


When Esther Obonyo, associate professor of engineering design and architectural engineering at Penn State, was named the first-ever Global Faculty Fellow in Global Programs, she wasn’t sure what to expect.

Computer science and engineering graduate wins award for doctoral dissertation


Kaisheng Ma, a 2018 Penn State alumnus of the doctoral computer science and engineering program, recently received the European Design and Automation Association's (EDAA) Ph.D. Outstanding Dissertation Award.

Two new scholarships support LGBTQA+ community in engineering and the arts


Two new scholarships are providing financial support for the LGBTQA+ community in the College of Engineering and the College of Arts and Architecture.

Adding a carbon atom transforms 2D semiconducting material


A technique that introduces carbon-hydrogen molecules into a single atomic layer of the semiconducting material tungsten disulfide dramatically changes the electronic properties of the material, according to Penn State researchers who say they can create new types of components for energy-efficient photoelectric devices and electronic circuits with this material.

From teacher to engineer and back again


When Philip Graybill received his degree in music education in 2005, he never could have predicted that his career path would lead him to a doctorate in engineering. But 14 years later, as a doctoral candidate in Penn State’s electrical engineering department, Graybill has found a new application for his education background, as his passion for and experience in teaching have led him to receive the 2019 Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award.

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science names first professorship


A gift from Penn State alumnus Roger Liang and Annie Kuo, his spouse, will establish the first named professorship within Penn State’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS).

Engineering professor named editor-in-chief of architectural engineering journal


Ali Memari, professor of civil and architectural engineering, Bernard and Henrietta Hankin Chair in Residential Building Construction, and director of the Pennsylvania Housing Research Center at Penn State, was recently named the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Architectural Engineering (JAE), produced by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Head named for Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering


Jean Paul Allain has been named the inaugural head of the recently established Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering at Penn State, effective July 1.

Engineering Mentoring for Internship Excellence program wins national award


The Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) recognized Penn State’s Engineering Mentoring for Internship Excellence (EMIX) program with the WEPAN Women in Engineering Initiative Award. The national award was presented at the Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity (CoNECD) Conference in Arlington, Virginia, in April, and also recognized California State Polytechnic University’s Cal Poly Pomona Women in Engineering Program.

Net carbon-negative electricity source may offer economical alternative


Researchers say burning a mixture of coal and crop residue biomass might provide a cost-effective, net carbon-negative electricity source that can be scaled to commercial levels in China in order to meet global temperature objectives by mid-century.

NSF Fellowship sets mechanical engineering student in motion


Claire Rodman, a doctoral student in the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering, received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship, recognizing her potential for significant research achievements.

Penn State partners to recognize innovation in service systems engineering


At its May 18-21 conference and expo in Orlando, Florida, the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) partnered with Penn State to recognize the innovative techniques organizations are using to improve the performance of service industries.

Penn State faculty, alumni and students honored at IISE Conference


Several faculty, alumni and graduate students from the Penn State Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) were recognized for their accomplishments at the 2019 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) Annual Conference and Expo in Orlando, Florida, on May 20.

Penn State professor and Fujita Corporation team up on construction robotics lab


During the summer of 1991, a young John Messner packed his bags and took his first airline flight across the Pacific to accept an information technology researcher position with Fujita Americas (formerly Fujita Research) and Fujita Corporation.

Penn State to host first international conference on Project Drawdown research


Penn State, in partnership with Project Drawdown, will hold the first international conference on climate solutions, based on the 2017 New York Times best-seller "Drawdown, The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming."

Lubrizol pledges $100,000 in support of the Engineering Equity Initiative


The Lubrizol Corporation, which owns and operates chemical engineering facilities in 17 countries, has pledged $100,000 over the next five years in support of the College of Engineering's Engineering Equity Initiative.

Former NASA administrator encourages engineering graduates to be bold, fearless, big dreamers


More than 1,400 students received their baccalaureate degrees at the College of Engineering's spring commencement exercises on May 3 at the Bryce Jordan Center.

Engineering students display final projects at the spring Capstone Design Project Showcase


After 15 weeks of hard work, College of Engineering students displayed their capstone design projects at the spring 2019 Capstone Design Project Showcase held on April 25 at the Bryce Jordan Center.

Penn State named key partner in Federal Highway Administration project to study truck platooning


The Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute (LTI) has announced that Penn State is one of seven key partners recently selected to participate in Phase 1 of a Truck Platooning Early Deployment Assessment. The $499,878 award will be used to help industry and agency partners understand how truck platoons operate in realistic, operational environments.

College of Engineering student marshals announced


Fifteen graduating seniors from the College of Engineering have been selected to serve as student marshals for the college’s spring commencement ceremony on May 3 at 8 p.m. in the Bryce Jordan Center.

Former NASA administrator to give College of Engineering's commencement address


Charles F. Bolden Jr., president and chief executive officer of The Bolden Consulting Group LLC, will deliver the spring commencement address at the Penn State College of Engineering baccalaureate degree ceremony at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3, at the Bryce Jordan Center at Penn State University Park.

Law, policy, and engineering experts convene to address biotechnology and biomedicine boon


Experts from across the United States gathered at Penn State on April 11 to address the next generation devices for biotechnology and biomedicine.

Ribbon cutting dedicates new Penn State Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building


A ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 4 marked the official opening of the new Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (CBE) Building on the Penn State University Park campus. The 109,100-square-foot, six-level facility near the intersection of Shortlidge and Curtin Roads houses the Departments of Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering.

Analyzing design team interaction


Imagine being part of a team that works seamlessly together, completing the assigned project and accomplishing all delegated tasks along the way. Now, imagine being a member of a team that isn’t as cohesive, one that struggles to meet deadlines and is unable to complete the assigned project. It’s clear that, fundamentally, these two teams differ. But how, exactly, and what can be done to ensure that effective teaming happens?

Top engineering juniors and seniors receive Evan Pugh Scholar Award


Penn State College of Engineering juniors and seniors in the upper 0.5 percent of their respective classes are being recognized with the Evan Pugh Scholar Award.

Twelve alumni to receive College of Engineering’s highest honor


Twelve Penn State engineering graduates will be honored April 8 at the College of Engineering’s annual Outstanding Engineering Alumni Awards ceremony at the Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus.

Engineering science and mechanics alumnus Benjamin Ross receives Alumni Achievement Award


Engineering science and mechanics (ESM) alumnus Benjamin M. Ross (’06 ESC, ’07 M.S. ESC) was recently named one of 15 recipients of the 2019 Penn State Alumni Association Alumni Achievement Award.

Novel technology aims to improve lithium metal battery life, safety


Rechargeable lithium metal batteries with increased energy density, performance, and safety may be possible with a newly-developed solid-electrolyte interphase (SEI), according to Penn State researchers.

Nuclear engineering alumnus Shadi Ghrayeb receives Alumni Achievement Award


Nuclear engineering alumnus Shadi Ghrayeb (’08 M.S. NucE, ’12 M.I.A., ’13 Ph.D. NucE) was recently named one of 15 recipients of the 2019 Penn State Alumni Association Alumni Achievement Award.

Penn State comes in 2nd at 2019 NAHB Student Competition


The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) student chapter at Penn State won second place in the Four-Year College category of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Student Competition held at the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas.

College of Engineering awards seven Multidisciplinary Research Seed Grants


The Penn State College of Engineering recently awarded funding to seven projects through its Multidisciplinary Research Seed Grants program.

Korbs establish three Open Doors Scholarships in the College of Engineering


Penn State industrial engineering alumnus William Korb and his wife, Wendy, who is also a Penn State graduate, have contributed $100,000 to fund and endow three Open Doors Scholarships in the College of Engineering.

Student engagement crosses borders to Uganda


Natasha Ferguson, a junior majoring in industrial engineering, has been consistently involved during her time at Penn State.

Three research projects receive funding via College of Engineering ENGINE grants


The Penn State College of Engineering recently selected three projects for funding through its Engineering for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ENGINE) grant program.

Trustees committee OKs architect for Engineering research and teaching spaces


A Board of Trustees committee approved the appointment of Payette of Boston, Massachusetts, as the architect of two new research and teaching buildings for the College of Engineering.

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