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

The Future of Medicine Rises in University City: University of Pennsylvania Opens New Multi-Disciplinary Research Labs in One uCity Square

On September 14, Wexford Science & Technology, LLC and the University of Pennsylvania announced that the University has signed a lease for new laboratory space that will usher in a wave of novel vaccine, therapeutics, and engineered diagnostics research to West Philadelphia. Research teams from Penn are poised to move into 115,000 square feet of space at One uCity Square, the 13-story, 400,000 square foot purpose-built lab and office building within the vibrant uCity Square Knowledge Community being developed by Wexford. This is the largest lease in the building, encompassing four floors, and bringing the building to over 90% leased.

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Engineering Changemakers: Honoring Cora Ingrum and Donna Hampton

In the 1970s, the United States found itself trying to untangle from the tumult of the previous decade. Despite the civil rights marches, anti-war protests, and social rebellions of the 1960s, progress was seemingly stalled, in particular, progress towards racial equality. Around this time two African American women, Cora Ingrum and Donna Hampton, embarked on a lifelong mission to create a sanctuary that would later be known as the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) at Penn Engineering. Read More

Center for Innovation & Precision Dentistry Positions Penn as a Leader in Engineering Health

Penn’s Center for Innovation & Precision Dentistry (CiPD) is the first cross-disciplinary initiative in the nation to unite oral-craniofacial health sciences and engineering.

In just two years since CiPD was founded, the outcomes of this newly conceived research partnership have proven its value: microrobots that clean teeth for people with limited mobility, a completely new understanding of bacterial physics in tooth decay, enzymes from plant chloroplasts that degrade plaque, promising futures for lipid nanoparticles in oral cancer treatment and new techniques and materials to restore nerves in facial reconstructive surgery.

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‘Topping Off’ Amy Gutmann Hall

On Wednesday, July 26, 2023, Dean Vijay Kumar, Harlan and Sabina Stone, and President Liz Magill were joined by members of the Penn community to celebrate the topping off of Amy Gutmann Hall, Penn Engineering’s newest building. The Topping Off commemorates an exciting milestone in the construction of the future center of data science research and education at Penn.
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Bioengineering Faculty Member Named ‘Young Innovator’ for Creation of Multiple Myeloma Therapy

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Silicon Ally: Penn Engineers Grow Full Wafers of High-Performing 2D Semiconductor That Integrates With State-of-the-Art Chips

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Center for Innovation & Precision Dentistry Positions Penn as a Leader in Engineering Health

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LSRM Presents The Robert Maddin Lecture in Materials Science: “Active & Adaptive Matter Driving Cell Dynamics”

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MEAM Seminar: “Defending the Planet: The DART Mission, and Mechanics Among the Asteroids”

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ESE Fall Seminar – “Large Observational Study of the Causal Effects of a Nudge and the Geometry of Causality”

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About Penn Engineering

At Penn Engineering, we are preparing the next generation of innovative engineers, entrepreneurs and leaders. Our unique culture of cooperation and teamwork, emphasis on research, and dedicated faculty advisors who teach as well as mentor, provide the ideal environment for the intellectual growth and development of well-rounded global citizens.

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