For more than a decade, Penn’s Dan Huh has been developing super-small devices called organs-on-chips that use living cells to stand in for larger organs. In May 2019, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched two experiments with Huh’s organs-on-chips to the International Space Station. In orbit, a lung chip and bone marrow chip are being compared to Earth-bound counterparts to shed light on astronauts’ susceptibility to infection.

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Inventing the Future

Why is Machine Learning Trending in Medical Research but not in Our Doctor’s Offices?

Konrad Kording, Nathan Francis Mossell University Professor with appointments in Penn Engineering and the Perelman School of Medicine, is leading an aspect of a large, NIH-funded program known as CENTER – Creating an Educational Nexus for Training in Experimental Rigor.

Kording will lead Penn’s cohort by creating the Community for Rigor, which will provide open-access resources on conducting sound science. Members of this inclusive scientific community will be able to engage with machine learning simulations and discussion-based courses. Read More

Flow and the Time of Cholera

Paulo Arratia, Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM) and Boyang Qin, Ph.D. graduate in MEAM and current postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University, have found that keeping communities safe from cholera is a matter of time, debuting groundbreaking research that lays the foundation for water security interventions to disrupt the motility and reproduction of pathogens.
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Two Penn Engineers Receive 2023 Provost’s Teaching Awards

Two members of the Penn Engineering faculty, Susan Davidson and LeAnn Dourte, are recipients of 2023 Provost’s Teaching Awards. These awards are the highest teaching honors awarded by the University to members of the faculty. Susan Davidson, Weiss Professor in Computer and Information Science, is a recipient of a 2023 Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. LeAnn Dourte, Practice Associate Professor in Bioengineering, has been awarded a 2023 Provost’s Award for Teaching Excellence by Non-Standing Faculty.
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Safe and Sound: Sonura Supports Newborn Development By Sequestering Disruptive Noise

Bioengineering graduates Tifara Boyce, from New York City; Gabriela Cano, from Lawrenceville, New Jersey; Gabriella Daltoso, from Boise, Idaho; Sophie Ishiwari, from Chicago, and Caroline Magro, from Alexandria, Virginia have created the Sonura Beanie. Their device filters out harmful noises for NICU infants while supporting cognitive and socioemotional development by allowing parents to send voice messages to their newborns.

Mentored by Engineering Entrepreneurship program lecturer Brian Halak, team Sonura is also the recipient of the 2023 President’s Innovation Prize (PIP)
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Metamaterials to Reduce Drag and Enhance Maneuverability in Aircraft

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Michael Kearns Discusses “Responsible AI in the Generative Era” at Amazon Science

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Nanorobotic System Presents New Options for Targeting Fungal Infections

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Spring 2023 GRASP on Robotics: Pauline Pounds, The University of Queensland, “Drones, Bipeds and Sensors – 10 Years of the UQ Robotics Design Lab”

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MEAM Ph.D. Thesis Defense: “Manually-Operated, Slider Cassette for Multiplexed Molecular Detection at the Point of Care”

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MEAM Ph.D. Thesis Defense: “High Performance Electroadhesives for Materials and Robots with Electroprogrammable Stiffness”

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