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Penn Engineering News Archive

Headlines, Awards and Accomplishments from 2009

George Pappas Receives Axelby Outstanding Paper Award
December 22, 2009

Raymond Gorte Presented With the R.H. Wilhelm Award in Chemical Reaction Engineering
December 22, 2009

Vukan Vuchic, professor of electrical and systems engineering, comments on high-speed rail lines in China
December 17, 2009

Nader Engheta Named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
December 16, 2009

Students at Penn Engineering Celebrate 50 Years of Robotics With "Robot Slalom" and "Robockey"
December 14, 2009

Daily Pennsylvanian: Product Design students show off inventions in Houston Hall
December 9, 2009

Brian Litt cited in "When Antidepressants Fail to Work: Brain-Stimulating Techniques"
December 5, 2009

Brand New Spin on an Old Game: Bruce Kothmann and the Invention of a New Form of Dreidel
December 4, 2009

Hydros Bottle can sustainably provide purified water to increasingly mobile, urban people in the developing world
November 30, 2009

Chris Chen Named AIMBE Fellow
November 20, 2009

Beth Winkelstein Presents at National Academy of Engineering Frontiers Conference 2009
November 13, 2009

Engineering's Wei Zhou and John Fischer Part of a "Breakthrough in Industrial-Scale Nanotube Processing" Based at Rice University
November 4, 2009

Bioengineering's Brian Litt Part of Team of Experts that Have Created "Silicon-Silk Electronics," or Circuits Which Dissolve Into the Human Body
November 4, 2009

Engineering Robotics Team to do Battle in Robotics Challenge MAGIC 2010
November 2, 2009

Chris Murray, Materials Science and Engineering, in "17th century mathematics and 21st century materials"
November 2, 2009

Computer Science Alum Tim Wu in Shanghai Making "A fresh rap for hip-hop"
October 28, 2009

"Transforming nanowires into nano-tools using cation exchange reactions," a novel method for creating nanoscale structures.
October 26, 2009

Engineering Freshman Jonathan Leung Wins Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes for His Work with "Helping Hunger"
October 23, 2009

Paul Ducheyne one of three to win University City Science Center QED Award for his work in nanostructured thin films
October 22, 2009

"Self-assembly Used To Make Molecule-sized Particles With Patches Of Charge," Principal Investigator Dennis Discher
October 21, 2009

Dennis Discher, a veteran of stem cell research, comments on a new study in Nature Materials "Jostling Spurs Cell Spreading"
October 20, 2009

Philanthropy Journal on "Prospect Research" and the $20 Million Gift for the Singh Nanotechnology Center
October 20, 2009

Nader Engheta in "Running Electrons Using Light," on creating a nanoscale circuit board that has the potential to be useful in communications
October 20, 2009

Machine Learning by Watching and Listening: Ben Taskar is using television to teach computers to be smarter about what they see, hear and read.
October 15, 2009

Susan Margulies Named BMES Fellow for National and International Contributions to Biomedical Engineering and for Inspired Leadership
October 14, 2009

Engineering Alumnus Adam Engler, BE(BSE) and MEAM (Ph.D.), Wins Prestigious NIH Young Innovators Award
October 13, 2009

Philadelphia Business Journal: Michael Kearns is featured discussing his course “Networked Life"
October 12, 2009

Two Penn Engineering Technology Programs Receive Nearly $20 Million: Nano/Bio Interface Center and Market and Social Systems Engineering
October 12, 2009

Inside Higher ED: "New Programs: Education, Renewable Energy, Market and Social Systems"
October 9, 2009

How the Associated Press Measured the Meltdown at the Local Level: a formula created with assistance from Professor Tony Smith
October 6, 2009

Vukan Vuchic in the Boston Globe's "Invasion of the pod car: The dream of personal rapid transit picks up speed"
October 5, 2009

Mark West, Manager of Administration and Finance in the Moore Business Office, received the 2009 SEAS Staff Recognition Award, the highest award for staff members in Penn Engineering
October 1, 2009

University of Pennsylvania Launches Nation’s First Program in Market and Social Systems Engineering
October 1, 2009

Penn Engineering's Computer Graphics and Game Technology Master's Program in the New Yorks Times Article "Want a Career in Video Games?"
September 30, 2009

Best Paper award for the SIG Center: "Recreating Early Islamic Glass Lamp Lighting"
September 28, 2009

Computer Engineering Major Reboots: New program will focus on the creation and mechanics of hardware and software components
September 25, 2009

Penn's Nano/Bio Interface Center awarded $11.5m to advance nanotechnology research in biological systems
September 21, 2009

Director Michele Grab on Advancing Women in Engineering at Penn: "It’s an exciting time for engineering, and a great time to be an engineer"
September 17, 2009

Penn Advancing Women in Engineering Program to Attract Young Women to Field of Computer Science Through Microsoft Grant
September 16, 2009

George Pappas, Insup Lee, Rajeev Alur, Rahul Mangharam and Alejandro Ribeiro Receive 1.5 Million NSF Award "Quantitative Analysis and Design of Control Networks"
September 2, 2009

J. Peter Skirkanich: Trustee, Overseer and Friend
August 24,2009

Penn Engineering Insectlike Robots Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer: "Time for creepies and crawlies: Bug Fest at the Academy of Natural Sciences"
August 14, 2009

Penn Engineering GEMS Featured in "Penn Students Helping Middle School Girls With Science"
August 10, 2009

Norman Badler and Renata Holod Receive PISF Award
August 8, 2009

Penn Engineering Researchers in "Protein unfolding is key for understanding blood clot mechanics"
August 7, 2009

Chronic Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Activates Unfolded Protein Response in Arterial Endothelium in Regions of Susceptibility to Atherosclerosis
August 6, 2009

Science-Minded Middle School Girls Graduate from Summer Program at Penn Engineering School
August 6, 2009

Rising Senior Stephen McGill Presents Robotics Research on Capitol Hill
August 5, 2009

Norm Badler: Computing Now "Building, Populating, and Interacting with Virtual Worlds"
August 5, 2009

University of Pennsylvania's The Moore School Named One of InfoWorld's 12 "Tech Meccas"
August 3, 2009

CIS Ph.D. Student Participates in Winning Netflix Team: "Netflix Competitors Learn the Power of Teamwork"
July 28, 2009

Penn Researchers Featured in Phialdelphia Inquirer "With help of DNA, nanotubes may become a bigger force"
July 27, 2009

Studies from University of Pennsylvania, Institute for Medicine and Engineering have provided new data on life sciences
July 27, 2009

A Modular Robot That Puts Itself Back Together Again
July 27, 2009

Programmer Worked on Historic ENIAC Computer
July 26, 2009

Vukan R. Vuchic Quoted in Philadelphia Inquirer Article "SEPTA seeks input on Regional Rail name changes"
July 22, 2009

GRASP Lab's Modular Robots Featured in "Shape-Shifting Material Suggests Morphable Hardware"
July 17, 2009

Brian Litt featured in US News and World Report's "Brain Stimulation: Can Magnetic or Electrical Pulses Help You?"
July 15, 2009

Kathleen Stebe: Publication in Science Magazine "Materials Science: Oriented Assembly of Metamaterials"
July 10, 2009

Software Watches Baseball and Calls the Plays: A software-based system automatically generates blurbs describing actions in videos
July 7, 2009

Pushing Boundaries: Honoring the Contributions of Vasek Vitek
July 6, 2009

Penn's Rachleff Scholars: A New Kind of Engineering Student
July 6, 2009

Penn Engineering Students Take Top Honor at Robotics Science and Systems Conference
July 2, 2009

Science Channel's "Robocars" Features Little Ben
July 1, 2009

Raymond J. Gorte Selected as 2009 Recipient of the R. H. Wilhelm Award in Chemical Reaction Engineering
June 29, 2009

While Recovering, Rockies' Francis Revels in Physics of Pitching
June 28, 2009

Dennis Discher: Science Magazine Review "Growth Factors, Matrices, and Forces Combine and Control Stem Cells"
June 26, 2009

Penn Bioengineers Develop Microfabricated Device To Measure Cellular Forces During Tissue Development
June 22, 2009

Scott Diamond Profiled in BioTechniques
June 17, 2009

Ten Commandments from Entrepreneurial 'Evangelist' Guy Kawasaki
June 10, 2009

Ken R. Foster: Science Magazine Review "Epidemiology: Epidemics of Fear"
June 10, 2009

Ju Li: Constructing Curvy Nanostructures Directly Integrated on Graphene
June 10, 2009

Christopher Murray Featured in Science for His Work in Nanocrystals
June 5, 2009

Rahul Mangharam Featured in The Econmist for V2V Networks
June 4, 2009

Jason Burdick Selected to Participate in the National Academy of Engineering's Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
June 1, 2009

Katherine Kuchenbecker Receives NSF CAREER Award
May 28, 2009

Penn Engineering Students Honored by CURF
May 8, 2009

Robert Carpick Awarded the ASME 2009 Burt L. Newkirk Award
May 8, 2009

UPennalizers Compete in RoboCup US World Open
May 8, 2009

Mark Yim Awarded a Lindback Award, Penn's Highest Teaching Award
April 21, 2009

Vukan Vuchic Featured in Los Angeles Times Article on Obama’s Call for Federal Assistance for High-speed Rail
April 17, 2009

Matt Blaze Cited in New York Times Article on the NSA’s Track Record When Dealing with Civilian Cybersecurity
April 16, 2009

Alex Mittal of Innova Materials, Engineers Without Borders, and Penn Engineering profiled in BusinessWeek
April 2009

"March of the SandBots" Features Robotics Work by Daniel Koditschek and Haldun Komsuoglu
April 2009

Daniel Lee is "Making Robots More Like Us"
April 2, 2009

Alumnus and Innovator Krishna Singh Profiled in Philadelphia Inquirer for Contribution to Nanotechnology Engineering
March 26, 2009

Michael Kearns' Networking Study Profiled in Philadelphia Inquirer
March 16, 2009

Stephan Zdancewic Awarded Sloan Research Fellowship
February 17, 2009

Penn Engineering Overseer George Heilmeier Inducted Into Inventors Hall of Fame
February 12, 2009

Daniel Koditschek Cited by Discovery News for Robotic Research and Construction of Six-Legged 'Sandbot '
February 10, 2009

Jason Burdick Receives NSF CAREER Aaward
February 10, 2009

It’s The Network: Penn Researchers Examine Behavior, Consensus Building Influenced By Network Structure
January 28, 2009

Robert Carpick Named a Penn Fellow
January 27, 2009

Scott Diamond Awarded the George H. Heilmeier Faculty Award for Excellence in Research
January 21, 2009

Daniel Koditschek Named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
January 21, 2009

Boon Thau Loo Receives NSF CAREER Award
January 18, 2009

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