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Penn Engineering News Archive

Headlines, Awards and Accomplishments from 2011

Joe Bordogna featured in "A Place in History: TV technology continues to change"
December 20, 2011

Aravind Joshi and Mitchell Marcus Named ACL Fellows
December 19, 2011

Andrew Tsourkas featured in "Penn Engineers Develop More Effective MRI Contrast Agent for Cancer Detection"
December 14, 2011

Noam Lior comments in "Is China's Solar Industry Heading for an Eclipse?"
December 9, 2011

Howard Hu Elected to APS Fellowship Class of 2011
December 8, 2011

GRASP's quadrotors featured in "Real life 'construction' quadcopter robots being developed"
December 5, 2011

Robert Carpick leads collaboration to "Demonstrate Earthquake Friction Effect at the Nanoscale"
November 30, 2011

CBE junior Amanda Culp featured in Penn Current's "Student Spotlight"
November 30, 2011

Alumnus Jay Parekh featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer's "GreenSpace: A winning idea for a water bottle"
November 28, 2011

Michael Kearns is featured in "High-tech strategy to get more smokers to quit"
November 28, 2011

Matt Blaze in "Police using technology to shield internal communcations"
November 21, 2011

Kostas Daniilidis Elected an IEEE Fellow
November 21, 2011

Brian Litt conducts research to develop a "More Flexible Window Into the Brain"
November 14, 2011

MKSE featured in "New SEAS program develops next generation of innovators"
November 3, 2011

Insup Lee and PhD student Andrew West are featured in "What Wikipedia Deletes, and Why"
November 2, 2011

Science Fellow spotlight: Katherine Kuchenbecker
October 27, 2011

Global Biomedical Service Program: Engineers work across borders
October 27, 2011

Fourth annual festival showcases mechanical engineers' games
October 25, 2011

Video: GRASP's Quadrotor robots featured on "Penn and Teller"
October 24, 2011

Engineering students hack gaming device to help visually impaired
October 24, 2011

PopSci features GRASP's Foambot, which "Creates Itself Out of Sprayable Foam, Becoming Whatever Robot You Need"
October 20, 2011

PopSci features GRASP's PR2 Robot Learning to "Scoop Up Distasteful Matter"
October 18, 2011

Student team takes silver medal in iGEM competition
October 14, 2011

Michael Kearns collaborates in $1 million grant to develop anti-smoking appeals
October 7, 2011

Students take bioengineered cells to the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition
October 6, 2011

The launch of the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research (VIPER), a joint SEAS and SAS program, is featured
October 4, 2011

Matt Blaze comments in WSJ's "Devices That Can Listen In on Cellphone Traffic, Control Your Phone"
October 4, 2011

Stuart Churchill Honored with Festschrift from "Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research"
October 4, 2011

ALPHA Bike profiled in "Not Your Father's Fixie"
September 29, 2011

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu to speak at Penn Engineering
September 29, 2011

Eric Berdinis and Jeff Kiske win Google Zeitgeist Young Minds 2011 award
September 29, 2011

Arjun Raj Receives NIH New Innovator Award
September 29, 2011

Nader Engheta Selected to Receive 2012 IEEE Electromagnetics Award
September 28, 2011

Video: Quad Formation Flying at University of Pennsylvania GRASP Lab
SEptember 27, 2011

Research by Matt Blaze in "How 'Stingray' Devices Work"
September 27, 2011

Penn Engineers featured in "PennApps fall 2011: hacked microwave-driven video player wins $2,500"
September 27, 2011

Student Spotlight with Kevin Conley
September 27, 2011

Matthew Blaze and Sandy Clark are featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer for their work in securing federal agents' radios
September 19, 2011

Ken Laker Honored by IEEE Solid State Circuits Magazine
September 19, 2011

Jason Merrin, DMD'13, Receives CWA Creative Concept Award
September 19, 2011

Congressman Chaka Fattah hails Penn Engineering's Karlin Bark as "a superstar in robotics"
September 16, 2011

Dean Eduardo Glandt comments on the Tony Smith sculpture to be installed in front of the new Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology
September 15, 2011

Alexey Komissarouk, senior in Computer and Information Science, tells students to "Be cooler than Mark Zuckerberg"
September 15, 2011

MKSE featured in "New Engineering major studies science behind networks"
September 14, 2011

Alexander Shoulson, a Ph.D. student studying game AI, comments on Storybricks, the game, in "No end of fun: Make your own video games"
September 14, 2011

Vijay Kumar awarded NSF grant for his project "Partnership for Innovation: Autonomous Robotic Rotorcraft for Exploration, Surveillance and Transportation (ARREST)"
September 13, 2011

Dennis Discher Named the Robert D. Bent Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
September 12, 2011

Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter Awarded $21.7 Million NSF Grant
September 9, 2011

Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter Awarded $21.7 Million NSF Grant
September 8, 2011

Jason Burdick and Robert Mauck in "Check Up: University of Pennsylvania researchers regrowing cartilage in lab"
August 22, 2011

Katherine Kuchenbecker interviewed for SmartPlanet's "Why design is key in haptics innovation"
August 22, 2011

Daniel Hammer and graduate students Neha Kamat and Laurel Moses colaborate to develop color-changing stress sensor
August 22, 2011

Jonathan Fiene receives AUVSI Foundation Academic Champion Award
August 22, 2011

Daniel Lee is EEWeb's "Featured Engineer"
August 17, 2011

Research led by Matthew Blaze in "Security Flaws in Feds' Radios Make for Easy Eavesdropping"
August 15, 2011

Novel training machine created by Katherine Kuchenbecker featured in "Wire robot yanks your golf game into shape"
August 15, 2011

Ritesh Agarwal featured in "Conducting research at the nano-level"
August 15, 2011

Karlin Bark receives 2011 L'Oreal USA Fellowship For Women In Science
August 15, 2011

Jonathan Smith comments on cloud computing security measures in "SMEs need strong security tools"
August 3, 2011

Katherine Kuchenbecker named to Pop Tech's Science and Public Leadership Fellows Class of 2011
August 3, 2011

Laura Fox, a postdoctoral researcher, writes from Mongolia, where she is studying the effects of climatic warming on steppe vegetation
August 2, 2011

Mitchell Marcus comments on "ENIAC Still Influencing Enterprise IT 68 Years Later"
July 29, 2011

Market and Social Systems Engineering (MKSE) featured in "Engineering to launch new major in the fall"
July 28, 2011

Research by A. T. Charlie Johnson featured in “Researchers help graft olfactory receptors onto nanotubes”
July 27, 2011

Vukan Vuchic in New York Times “Crash Raises Questions on China’s Push to Build High-Speed Passenger Rail Lines”
July 27, 2011

Research conducted in the Ritesh Agarwal laboratory featured in “Nanoplasmonic 'whispering gallery' breaks emission time record in semiconductors”
July 25, 2011

Susan Margulies Receives $6.7 million NIH/NINDS Grant for Preclinical Trials to Treat Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
July 21, 2011

Ravi Radhakrishnan discusses the image he and his postdoc created for the cover of the latest issue of Biophysical Journal
July 20, 2011

Katherine Kuchenbecker discusses her work with haptic technology and improving the use of sensory receptors in skin in "Out of Their Minds"
July 15, 2011

Jonathan Smith comments on Internet routing algorithms in "Age of the splinternet"
July 15, 2011

Video: Watch Team DARwIn as they win the Humanoid Kid Size final match at RoboCup 2011
July 13, 2011

Penn and Virginia Tech’s “Team DARwIn” wins the World Championship for the Humanoid Kid Size league at the 2011 International RoboCup competition
July 12, 2011

Dennis Discher collaborates to show "Single Drug and Soft Environment Can Increase Platelet Production"
July 8, 2011

Brian Litt featured in the New York Times "The Then and Now of Memory"
July 7, 2011

Gregory Farrington, former Penn Engineering Dean, featured in the San Francisco Chronicle's "Gregory Farrington's purple frog led to penguins"
July 7, 2011

PhillieBot makes list of "Top 10 YouTube Videos Posted by Colleges"
July 6, 2011

Ken Foster, lead review author, addresses the question "Is Heat From Radiofrequency Exposure Damaging Human Health?"
July 6, 2011

Warren Seider named the recipient of the 2011 F. J. and Dorothy Van Antwerpen Award for Service to the AIChE Institute
July 5, 2011

SMS Person Finder, an app developed by undergrad Kevin Conley, featured in "Hackers to the Rescue: Google Considers Disaster App"
July 5, 2011

Katherine Kuchenbecker and Ani Nenkova selected to participate in NAE's 2011 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
June 29, 2011

Stephen Lane, CGGT Program Director, and Kevin Jenkins, CIS alumnus, discuss “Hipster City Cycle,” a game created by Jenkins and fellow alums Michael Highland and Keith McKnight
June 29, 2011

Vijay Kumar in "National Robotics Roundtable applauds President for robotics initiative"
June 27, 2011

Katherine Kuchenbecker in "Haptic soldiers guided by buzzing belt"
June 27, 2011

Ken Foster comments on "Radiation Risk: Are Some Cellphones More Dangerous Than Others?"
June 24, 2011

Students Receive 1st Prize in Honeywell Users Group Wireless Student Competition
June 20, 2011

Ritesh Agarwal "Breaks Light-Matter Coupling Strength Limit in Nanoscale Semiconductors"
June 16, 2011

Nader Engheta envisions "'Two-Dimensional' Graphene Metamaterials and One-Atom-Thick Optical Devices"
June 10, 2011

Ben Taskar Receives NSF CAREER Award
June 8, 2011

Research team led by Dawn Bonnell builds bio-circuits and the microscopy method to look at them
June 8, 2011

Matthew Blaze discusses cyber threats and cyberwarfare from foreign nations
June 7, 2011

Vijay Kumar describes his approach to teaching robots how to explore in "Robot First Responders Could Map Out a Building Before Humans Enter"
June 3, 2011

Research by Jason Burdick and Robert Mauck profiled in NIBIB’s “Filling the Holes – Meeting the Challenges of Engineering Quality Cartilage”
June 3, 2011

Barry Silverman, ACASA Lab, and IMC Team receive first prize in the "Patterns of Life" category at the 2011 Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge
May 31, 2011

Penn Engineering's PR2 robot learns to read, follows words anywhere
May 24, 2011

David F. Meaney Named the Solomon R. Pollack Professor of Bioengineering
May 24, 2011

Research by Paulo Arratia in "Do Microbes Swim Faster or Slower in Elastic Fluids?"
May 23, 2011

Robots investigate Levine Hall in "Rescue robots map and explore dangerous buildings"
May 18, 2011

Karlin Bark Receives Fellowship for Women in Science
May 18, 2011

GRASP Lab Receives Honors at ICRA 2011
May 18, 2011

Technology, Business and Government lecture featured in "Dr. Arun Majumdar Talks Innovation in Philadelphia"
May 17, 2011

Ali Jadbabaie comments in "Networks dominated by rule of the few"
May 13, 2011

Andrew Tsourkas receives Futures grant from the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative
May 9, 2011

Vukan Vuchic receives first academic award from the National Association of Railroad Passengers
May 9, 2011

Senior Design winners spotlighted in "Engineering undergrads design bike with split personality"
May 6, 2011

Mark Yim collaborates in "Learning about ethics of design through 'the dark side'"
May 6, 2011

Research by Daniel Hammer in "Researchers Create Janus Dendrimer Assemblies for Drug Delivery"
May 4, 2011

Vaclav Vitek Honored with Festschrift from "Progress in Materials Science"
May 3, 2011

MEAM Senior Design project featured in "Alpha Bike Flips From Fixed to Free Electronically"
April 27, 2011

PhillieBot in "Robot Throws First Pitch At Phillies Game"
April 21, 2011

Christopher Murray Receives Honorary Doctorate from Utrecht University
April 21, 2011

Vukan Vuchic Receives Honorary Doctorate from Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers
April 21, 2011

Yibin Zhang selected to participate in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
April 21, 2011

GRASP Laboratory Receives IEEE Corporate Innovation Award
April 21, 2011

GRASP Lab bot in "Taking the mound at Citizens Bank Park on Science Day: Philliebot"
April 19, 2011

Research led by Cherie Kagan in "New Research Advances Understanding of Lead Selenide Nanowires"
April 18, 2011

Mark Yim's CKBots featured in "Go reconfigure"
April 18, 2011

Penn Engineering's GRASP Lab robots featured on "Good Morning America"
April 6, 2011

Penn SWE Receives Outstanding Section Award
April 6, 2011

Benjamin Shyong, undergraduate in Electrical Engineering, in "Bubble tea bandits: Meet the Boba Bros."
April 1, 2011

Matthew Blaze in "Top Computer Scientists Back WikiLeaks Associates in Twitter Case"
April 1, 2011

Brian Litt weighs in on "An Up-Close View of Seizures"
March 31, 2011

Noam Lior comments on "U.S. Energy Policy after Japan: If Not Nuclear, Then What?"
March 31, 2011

Engineering student Mayurnath Sankar Rao in "Post Match Interview" following the success of Penn Cricket Club
March 30, 2011

Penn Engineering student athletes spotlighted in "Cricket shines in Florida"
March 30, 2011

Matthew Blaze comments in "Privacy backers balk at firms tracking cellphone users"
March 28, 2011

Jean Bartik, last of the original ENIAC programmers, 86
March 24, 2011

GRASP Lab's use of Robot Operating System (ROS) spotlighted in "Cooperation Leads To Smarter Robots"
March 23, 3011

Dennis Discher develops "New Vector Designed For Gene Delivery"
March 10, 2011

Students about to unleash Renegade, an electric drag-racing car
March 8, 2011

Singh Program Receives $650,000 Google Research Grant
March 7, 2011

"The Ladies of ENIAC" named to the "15 Most Important Women in Tech History"
March 3, 2011

Mark Liberman comments on the future of the digital age in the New York Times article "The Future Tense"
February 28, 2011

NBIC research featured in "Physicists develop scalable method for making graphene"
February 28, 2011

Dawn Bonnell quoted in "The fundamental question," regarding nanotechnology’s economic potential
February 28, 2011

Penn Engineering professors to join in educating students in India
February 25, 2011

Singing the Praises of Penn's Krishna P. Singh Nanotechnology Center
February 23, 2011

Alumnus Catalin Roman appointed Dean of the University of New Mexico's School of Engineering
February 22, 2011

Penn holds groundbreaking for $80 million nanotechnology center
February 17, 2011

Haim Bau comments on cell research in "Freeze-Frame: Tricks for Probing a Cell’s Moving Parts"
February 15, 2011

Joseph Bordogna and Mitchell Marcus pay tribute to the first computer in "The ENIAC Anniversary"
February 15, 2011

Mitchell Marcus quoted in "Two 'Jeopardy!' aces to square off against computer"
February 14, 2011

ENIAC Day to celebrate dedication of Penn’s historic computer
February 10, 2011

Daeyeon Lee Receives NSF CAREER Award
February 9, 2011

Penn Engineering alumnus Roman Shor participates in landmark Plastics at SEA expedition
February 8, 2011

CNN spotlights the women involved in a top-secret program at Penn in "Rediscovering WWII's female 'computers'"
February 8, 2011

Penn Engineering profiled in "Innovation paves the way for programmable vehicles"
February 8, 2011

Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology profiled in "Penn breaks ground for nanotechnology center"
February 4, 2011

Nader Engheta featured in "Excellence in Research and Outstanding Careers Honored with Awards at SPIE"
February 4, 2011

Jason Burdick Receives Edward C. Nagy New Investigator Award
February 2, 2011

Penn Engineering collaborates to launch the Young India Fellowship, "India's own Rhodes Scholarship"
February 1, 2011

Penn Engineering a partner in Philadelphia FIRST Lego League tournament that "gets kids in on the robotics game"
January 31, 2011

Daniel Gianola Receives NSF CAREER Award
January 31, 2011

Quadrotor robots featured in "Networked robots will build tomorrow's world"
January 25, 2011

GRASP Lab spotlighted in Popular Science's "Robotic Quadcopters Work In Autonomous Swarms to Build Towers"
January 20, 2011

Andreas Haeberlen Receives NSF CAREER Award
January 20, 2011

Casim Sarkar Receives NSF CAREER Award
January 20, 2011

Christopher Fang-Yen Co-authors Study to "Control Minds of Worms"
January 19, 2011

GRASP Lab Video "Construction with Quadrotor Teams" Goes Viral
January 18, 2011

Nader Engheta Elected Fellow of SPIE
January 14, 2011

Dean Eduardo Glandt and faculty members Beth Winkelstein and Katherine Kuchenbecker spotlighted in "Glandt Hitting Stride As UPenn's SEAS Continues Expansion, Innovation and Leadership"
January 12, 2011

Casim Sarkar collaborates to "Uncover Inherent Properties of Cell Signaling Pathways"
January 10, 2011

Michael Kearns quoted in Wired Magazine's "Algorithms Take Control of Wall Street"
January 7, 2011

ENIAC featured in "First Electronic Computers in the World"
January 7, 2011

Katherine Kuchenbecker profiled in MentorNet's "Being a Woman in Engineering is "Fun'"
January 4, 2011

The late Britton Chance honored by SPIE with the establishment of the Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award
January 4, 2011

Kelsey Hall, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has paper entitled "Comprehensive JP8 Mechanism for Vitiated Flows" published in the Journal of Undergraduate Research
January 4, 2011

Zameer Merchant, Bioengineering, has paper entitled "Microfluidic Bandage for Localized Oxygen-Enhanced Wound Healing" published in the Journal of Undergraduate Research
January 4, 2011

Noam Lior and Na Zhang receive the 2010 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Edward F. Obert Award
January 4, 2011

Bioengineering alumnus Edward Botchwey receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
January 3, 2011

Student research spotlighted in the Philadelphia Inquirer's "Haptics offer the sensation of touch without touching"
January 3, 2011

Alumnus Alexander Mittal, co-founder of Innova Dynamics, is named one of Bloomberg Businessweek's 2010 "America's Best Young Entrepreneurs"
January 3, 2011

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