Inventing the Future
Penn Engineers Develop Ultrathin, Ultralight 'Nanocardboard'
A team of Penn Engineers has demonstrated a new material they call “nanocardboard,” an ultrathin equivalent of corrugated paper cardboard. A square centimeter of nanocardboard weighs less than a thousandth of a gram and can spring back into shape after being bent in half. Its stiffness-to-weight ratio makes it ideal for aerospace and microrobotic applications, where every gram counts.
Using Statistics to Uncover the Truth About Individual Cells
Researchers at Penn Engineering have developed a better method for interpreting data from single-cell RNA sequencing technologies.
Penn Engineers Join Honda Research Institute's 'Curious Minded Machine' Project
Honda Research Institute USA has launched a new interdisciplinary collaboration designed to imbue robots with human-like curiosity, and Penn engineers are taking part. Known as Curious Minded Machine, the three-year project aims to expand the abilities of robots to think, learn and explore in more natural ways. The Penn team is led by Kostas Daniilidis, the Ruth Yalom Stone Professor of Computer and Information Science (CIS). Read More
Powering the Future with Giant Clams
In 2014, Shu Yang, of the Materials Science and Engineering, joined School of Arts and Sciences’ biophysicist Alison Sweeney on an unusual quest. Backed by a NSF INSPIRE grant for bold, interdisciplinary research, the duo aimed to unlock the solar-powered secrets of the giant clam.
Robert Ghrist Named Inaugural Faculty Co-Director of the Office of Penn First Plus Students
Robert Ghrist, the Andrea Mitchell University Professor with appointments in Penn Engineering’s Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering and the Department of Mathematics in the School of Arts and Sciences, has been named an inaugural co-director of the Office of Penn First Plus Students.
Penn Engineering Launches Online Master's in Computer Science
Penn Engineering is now offering its first completely online master's degree, a Master of Computer and Information Technology. MCIT Online is designed to be affordable, at one-third the cost of an on-campus degree, and open to students with no previous background in computer science.