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Penn Engineering News Archive

Headlines, Awards and Accomplishments from 2012

Research by Nader Engheta Shows a Way to Reduce Electrons’ Effective Mass to Nearly Zero
December 19, 2012

Video: "Robockey at Penn" features six combatants, one puck, and the violent clash of metal on metal
December 18, 2012

MEAM's Robockey is featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer's "Slapshot bots"
December 18, 2012

Aaron Roth comments on data privacy in "Mathematical technique gives researchers access to personal data while meeting a high standard for privacy protection"
December 18, 2012

Lauren Shapiro Receives Apple iOS Women in Technology Scholarship
December 18, 2012

Robert Ghrist Awarded the 2013 Chauvenet Prize
December 14, 2012

Benjamin Pierce Named Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery
December 13, 2012

Heart-on-a-Chip Receives First Prize at 2012 World Embedded Software Competition
December 13, 2012

Katherine Kuchenbecker Presents at TEDYouth 2012
December 11, 2012

Robert Ghrist teaches "Free Coursera Calculus course with hand-drawn animated materials"
December 7, 2012

Kenneth Foster comments on the field of biomedical engineering in "What It Takes to Be a Bioengineer"
December 7, 2012

Video: Robert Carpick's research is featured in "Advances in Nanoscale Friction"
December 5, 2012

Sarah Rottenberg discusses the design marketplace in the Philadelphia Inquirer's "Vintage bottle opener is a lesson in product design"
December 4, 2012

Robert Carpick and Tevis Jacobs collaborate to improve nano-manufacturing with nanometer-scale diamond tip
November 29, 2012

Jonathan Fiene is profiled in the Penn Current's Q&A
November 29, 2012

Matt Blaze shares his thoughts on hacking in "AT&T iPad Hacker's Real Crime Was Embarrassing the Wrong People"
November 27, 2012

Cherie Kagan, David Kim and Yuming Lai collaborate to develop flexible, low-voltage circuits using nanocrystals
November 27, 2012

Robert Carpick Elected to APS Fellowship Class of 2012
November 27, 2012

Research by Ritesh Agarwal and Brian Piccione featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer "Penn scientists experiment with light for 100-times-faster computer speed"
November 19, 2012

Matt Blaze comments on email security in "Trying to Keep Your E-Mails Secret When the C.I.A. Chief Couldn't"
November 19, 2012

Vijay Kumar's TED Talk "Robots that fly...and cooperate" is one of Bill Gates' 13 Favorite Talks
November 15, 2012

Katherine Kuchenbecker's haptics research featured on Inside NOVA's "Augumented Reality With a Sense of Touch"
November 15, 2012

Carpick Research Group collaborates to improve nanomanufacturing with "Nanometer-scale Diamond Tips"
November 15, 2012

Video: Mark Yim in "Current Trends and Challenges in Modular Robotics"
November 9, 2012

Nader Engheta collaborates to produce a "Nanoscale Device Makes Light Travel Infinitely Fast"
November 7, 2012

Matt Blaze expresses concern over e-mailed ballots in "Security of N.J. E-Mail Voting After Storm Is Questioned"
November 7, 2012

David Srolovitz Named TMS Fellow
November 6, 2012

Vijay Kumar receives 2012 World Technology Award
November 1, 2012

Jason Merrin, DMD'13, wins the "Pitch to the Industry" animation contest at the Miami International University of Art and Design
November 1, 2012

Vijay Kumar named one of "The Smartest People in Philadelphia" by Philadelphia Magazine
October 31, 2012

Brian Piccione, MSE alum and postdoctoral fellow in the Gianola Lab, receives Early Career Recognition Award from Penn State University
October 25, 2012

Andrew Jackson Named SAE Fellow
October 24, 2012

Daeyeon Lee's Soft Nanomaterials Lab finds a new way to prevent cracking in nanoparticle films
October 15, 2012

GRASP Alums Alex Kushleyev and Daniel Mellinger are featured in Pop Sci's "Inside The Swarming Quadrotor Lab Of KMel Robotics"
October 12, 2012

Shu Yang leads collaboration to "Use Holographic Lithography to Mimic Color of Butterfly Wings"
October 11, 2012

Nader Engheta to collaborate in Quantum Metaphotonics and Metamaterials MURI Team
October 9, 2012

The Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology is highlighted in "A Quick Primer On Futurist-Level Foresight"
October 9, 2012

Michael Kearns comments on Coursera in NPR's "Online Education Grows Up, And For Now, It's Free"
September 26, 2012

Daeyeon Lee's research on avoiding cracks in nanoparticle films is highlighted in "Just say no to cracks"
September 26, 2012

Mark Yim comments in "Baxter the Robot Works for $22k, No Bathroom Breaks Required"
September 24, 2012

Heather Culbertson, doctoral student in MEAM, is interviewed in "Haptography and the Science of Touchscreen Texture"
September 24, 2012

PennApps highlighted in "Inside the largest student-run hackathon: A breeding ground for tech talent"
September 21, 2012

Jordan Miller, a postdoctoral researcher in BE, is featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer "In a North Philadelphia hacker space, cool ideas take shape"
September 20, 2012

Penn Engineering juniors Jocelin Lee (DMD), Ana Mei (DMD) and Angela Yu (CIS) win first place at PennApps for their app "Java Auto Music (JAM)"
September 18, 2012

Research by Ritesh Agarwal highlighted in "First All-Optical Nanowire Switch"
September 11, 2012

Matt Blaze comments in "Anonymous Hackers Didn't Steal Your Apple ID From The FBI--Thanks To Apple, They Didn't Need To"
September 11, 2012

Dan Lee and Stephen McGill quoted in "Real steel: the broken robot necks and baby steps of RoboCup 2012"
September 10, 2012

Mark Yim selected for invitation to the National Academy of Engineering's 2012 Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium
September 10, 2012

Rahul Mangharam Receives Intel Early Career Faculty Honor Program Award
September 10, 2012

Chris Chen collaborates with MIT to develop "Light-activated skeletal muscle"
August 31, 2012

Andre DeHon quoted in Forbes "Want To Be More Creative? Pull A Prank At The Office"
August 21, 2012

Vukan Vuchic quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer "Federal planners gather rail-service ideas in Philly, 8 other cities"
August 21, 2012

Noam Lior quoted in "China's Underground Race for Shale Gas"
August 17, 2012

Penn GEMS featured in "Penn Engineering’s Camp for Girls Grows, Adds Math Classes"
August 10, 2012

Ray Gorte collaborates to develop "Cheaper and Cleaner Catalyst for Burning Methane"
August 10, 2012

High school students go for gold in ‘Robolympics’ hosted by Penn Engineering
August 10, 2012

Research led by Kathleen Stebe shows new way of assembling particles into complex structures
August 3, 2012

Dorsey Standish, Craig McDonald, Rikki Irwin, Viraj Kalyani and Annett Bordoley receive second honorable mention at the DEsign by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams competition for their project "D1GIT"
August 2, 2012

Research by Chris Chen and Jordan Miller featured in "At Penn lab, scientists take first steps toward building human organs"
July 30, 2012

Matt Blaze quoted in "Laws on Wi-Fi sniffing still up in the air, say specialists"
July 30, 2012

Dan Hammer leads research to "Convert a Natural Plant Protein Into Drug-delivery Vehicles"
July 26, 2012

Matt Blaze cited in the New York Times "That’s No Phone. That’s My Tracker."
July 16, 2012

Nader Engheta Receives IEEE Electromagnetics Award
July 13, 2012

Video: LA Times features "Sweet technique makes blood vessels using sugar and 3-D printer"
July 9, 2012

Russell J. Composto receives NSF Special Creativity Award
July 9, 2012

Penn Engineers Improve Living Tissues With 3D Printed Vascular Networks Made From Sugar
July 2, 2012

GRASP startup KMel Robotics featured in "Video: A Quadrotor Swarm Puts on a Seriously Psychedelic Light Show at Cannes"
June 27, 2012

Research by Nader Engheta featured in "Taking Your Lumps At Optical Frequencies: Nano-components and Nano-circuits from Meta-materials"
June 27, 2012

Jay Parekh, Bioengineering alumnus, featured in Forbes.com "6 Entrepreneurs Who Turned Service Into a Career"
June 26, 2012

Research by Ritesh Agarwal featured in "Study of Phase Change Materials Could Lead to Better Computer Memory"
June 22, 2012

CIS Research led by Insup Lee featured in The Economist's "When code can kill or cure"
June 4, 2012

Kevin Turner selected for invitation to the National Academy of Engineering's 2012 Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
May 30, 2012

Katherine Kuchenbecker quoted in "Magic touch: haptics at the man-machine interface"
May 29, 2012

Research by Scott Diamond featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer's "Penn computer model simulates blood clotting and treatment"
May 29, 2012

Research by Nader Engheta featured in "Cloak of Invisibility: Engineers Use Plasmonics to Create an Invisible Photodetector"
May 22, 2012

Dan Mellinger featured in "Job prospects and quality of life key to retaining top talent"
May 22, 2012

Matt Blaze quoted in Los Angeles Times "Hearing held on bill to put curbs on the spy in your pocket"
May 22, 2012

Ali Jadbabaie to Lead $7.5 Million MURI Project
May 22, 2012

Rajeev Alur and Vijay Kumar comment in "Printable robots? NSF is funding Penn research"
May 18, 2012

Ravi Radhakrishnan Recognized for Improving Nanotech Design Principles
May 17, 2012

GRASP featured in The New Yorker's "Here’s Looking at You"
May 15, 2012

Engineering Undergrads Receive Awards at Intel-Cornell Cup
May 11, 2012

Daniel Gianola Receives DOE Early Career Award
May 9, 2012

GRASP Quadrotors in "Penn Researchers Aim High With Robots That Fly, Swarm"
May 8, 2012

PRECISE Engineers Receive Awards at CPSWeek 2012
May 4, 2012

LRSM celebrates 50 years of multidisciplinary discovery
May 3, 2012

Q&A: Vijay Kumar, co-creator of the famous flying robot swarm
May 1, 2012

Penn Engineering and Bryn Mawr Sign Agreement to Fast-track Undergrads Into Master's Programs
May 1, 2012

Research by Scott Diamond featured in "Penn Scientists Develop Large-scale Simulation of Human Blood"
May 1, 2012

Lyle Ungar comments in "Your Life Span? Ask the Calculator"
May 1, 2012

PopSci features Vijay Kumar in "Rough Sketch: 'I Build Flying Robots'"
May 1, 2012

Daniel Lee featured in "Tech Life: Shooting hoops at the 'bot expo"
April 26, 2012

GRASP's Haptics Group featured in "Are You Ready For A New Sensation?"
April 20, 2012

Robert Ghrist quoted in "Penn, other universities offer free online classes"
April 18, 2012

Michael Kearns Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 18, 2012

Fast Company features "The Startup Incubator For Robot Overlords: GRASP"
April 17, 2012

Research by Milo Martin featured in "Researchers solve scaling challenge for multi-core chips"
April 17, 2012

Alejandro Ribeiro, Jan Van der Spiegel and Jonathan Fiene are the recipients of the 2012 Penn Engineering Teaching and Advising Awards
April 13, 2012

Penn Engineering Joins MIT-led Project on 'Printable Robots'
April 10, 2012

Penn Engineering and Haverford Sign Agreement to Fast-track Undergrads Into Master's Programs
April 10, 2012

Penn engineers participate in two $10 million projects
April 5, 2012

GRASP Collaboration featured in "Printable Robots: MIT Project Wants to Let You Design and Fabricate Your Own Machines"
April 4, 2012

Matt Blaze quoted in "Pricey 'stingray' gadget lets cops track cellphones without telco help"
April 4, 2012

Rajeev Alur to Lead $10 Million Project on Computer-assisted Programming
April 3, 2012

Research by Dan Hammer featured in Popular Mechanics' "Lab-Created Cells Could Target Tumors and Deliver Drugs"
March 30, 2012

First Reserve Corporation Appoints Penn Engineering Overseer and Alumnus Alex Krueger (ENG'96, W'96) President
March 30, 2012

Mark Yim featured in "Penn profs star in Science Festival's 'Superheroes'"
March 29, 2012

Bruce Kothmann Receives 2012 Provost's Award for Teaching Excellence by Non-Standing Faculty
March 28, 2012

Camillo J. Taylor Receives 2012 Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching
March 28, 2012

Video: Haptic photography research at Penn develops images that can be both seen and physically felt
March 27, 2012

Benjamin Garcia, associate professor, appointed as the University's first Presidential Term Professor
March 27, 2012

Vijay Kumar's talk, "Robots that Fly...And Cooperate," featured in "The Seven Best TED Talks So Far This Year"
March 23, 2012

Video: Katherine Kuchenbecker featured in "Touch Photography: Capturing The Feel Of Surfaces"
March 23, 2012

Beth Winkelstein named Editor of the ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
March 23, 2012

Penn Engineering Hosts Aspirations in Computing Awards
March 21, 2012

Brian Litt collaborates "to Explore New Ways to Predict and Control Seizures"
March 15, 2012

Metamaterials, metatronics and cloaking devices are discussed in "Q&A with Nader Engheta"
March 15, 2012

Penn Engineering's outreach activities receive recognition in the 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
March 14, 2012

Penn Engineering Overseer Hital Meswani Awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)
March 14, 2012

Jason Burdick Named a 2012 American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) Fellow
March 14, 2012

GRASP Quadrotors featured in the Wall Street Journal's "Week in Ideas"
March 12, 2012

ENIAC's women programmers in "International Women's Day: Celebrating Women in Tech"
March 9, 2012

A research team led by Milo Martin shows that ‘Computational Sprinting’ could give mobile devices big bursts of speed
March 8, 2012

Praveen Pitchai, a master's student in Robotics, is featured in "Robot Mules, Birds and Snakes Helping on the Warfront"
March 7, 2012

Quadrotors featured in Slate's "I Love You, Killer Robots"
March 7, 2012

Karen I. Winey Receives Heilmeier Research Award
March 07, 2012

Aaron Roth, a senior in EE, shares his experience in "5 things I learned at AngelHack"
March 6, 2012

GRASP Quadrotors featured in "Penn's flying robots generate their own unique sound"
March 2, 2012

Paul Ducheyne publishes new six volume book series, Comprehensive Biomaterials
March 01, 2012

Milo Martin Helps Rethink Smartphone Design With 'Computational Sprinting'
February 29, 2012

Vijay Kumar to present GRASP Quadrotors at the TED2012 Conference
February 29, 2012

Eric Berdinis and Jeff Kiske win the $50,000 Top Prize in the Intel Innovators Competition for "Kinecthesia: Belt for the Blind"
February 29, 2012

Zvi Hashin, former Professor of Mechanical Engineering, is the recipient of the 2012 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering
February 24, 2012

Andre DeHon is author on 5 of the list of the 25 most important Field-Programmable Gate Arrays papers published in the field
February 24, 2012

Dan Lee featured in "Penn Engineering prof designs cars of the future"
February 23, 2012

Work by Nader Engheta featured in "Researchers build first physical 'metatronic' circuit"
February 23, 2012

Christopher Murray Named a 2012 MRS Fellow
February 23, 2012

Karen Winey named Director of the Nanotechnology (NTI) and Energy Commercialization (ECI) Institutes
February 23, 2012

Research by Milo Martin and Arun Raghavan featured in "Sprinting chips could push phones to the speed limit"
February 20, 2012

ENIAC, world's first digital computer, turns 66
February 16, 2012

Penn Engineering and Carnegie Mellon University Receive $3.5 Million for Innovative Transportation Research
February 16, 2012

Rahul Mangharam to speak on automotive architectures at the 2012 NAE Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
February 16, 2012

Christopher Fang-Yen Awarded Sloan Research Fellowship
February 15, 2012

FIRST Lego League competition features robotics teams from Philadelphia School District
February 15, 2012

Robert Ghrist participates in "Engaging Minds," Penn's on-the-road lecture series
February 15, 2012

Dennis Discher Elected to National Academy Of Engineering
February 9, 2012

GRASP Lab Nano Quadrotors featured on NBC10's "Swarm of Mosquitoes? Nope, a Quad Rotor"
February 9, 2012

NBIC researchers collaborate to nanomanufacture a wear-resistant carbide tip
February 9, 2012

Penn hosts FIRST LEGO League robotics tournament
February 9, 2012

Shu Yang Receives PMSE Arthur K. Doolittle Award
February 9, 2012

Rahul Mangharam and Young India Fellows featured in "viSparsh: Helping the blind through touch"
February 7, 2012

GRASP's "nano quadrotors" featured in PopSci's "Video: Swarm of Tiny Quadcopters Do a Delicate Dance"
February 2, 2012

GRASP's Autonomous quadrocopters fly in 20-strong formation
February 1, 2012

Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology featured in "Singh Center begins to take shape"
January 31, 2012

First Lego League: youth robotics championship tournament held Saturday at Penn
January 31, 2012

Robockey featured in IEEE Spectrum's "Robockey Cup Looks Like Fun, Even At Night"
January 27, 2012

Robotic hockey teams face-off at Penn Engineering
January 26, 2012

Mark Yim quoted in "The next robot revolution"
January 20, 2012

Penn Engineering Hosts App Coding Contest
January 20, 2012

Haptic Belt featured in Times of India's "Connect the Dots"
January 17, 2012

ENIAC featured in "Philadelphia - A 'city of firsts' that feels little need to brag"
January 17, 2012

Boon Thau Loo Receives AFOSR Young Investigator Award
January 17, 2012

MKSE program featured in "Preparing to Lead in Today's Networked World"
January 13, 2012

Beth Winkelstein and Jennifer Lukes named 2012 Penn Fellows
January 17, 2012

George Heilmeier, Penn Engineering Overseer, wins the National Academy of Engineering’s Draper Prize for the development of LCDs
January 11, 2012

Joshua Plotkin's research featured in "Planet of the Apes: How do we know evolution really happens? Through viruses"
January 5, 2012

Benjamin Pierce's Unison file synchronizing tool featured in "With Sync Solved, Dropbox Squares Off With Apple's iCloud"
January 5, 2012

ALPHA Bike featured in "Core77 2011 Year in Review: The Cycling Movement Gains Momentum"
January 5, 2012

Penn Engineering is cited as the only Ivy League school with a graduate program in game programming
January 5, 2012

University of Delaware's Eric M. Furst authors commentary reflecting on work done by Kathleen Stebe entitled, "Directing Colloidal Assembly at Fluid Interfaces" in PNAS
January 5, 2012

Junior Gabriela Moreno-Cesar and sophomore Trisha Kothari initiate the Women in Computer Science Residential Program for Kings Court English College House
January 5, 2012

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