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

Looking to AI to Solve Antibiotic Resistance

To combat the global crisis of antibiotic resistance, a team led by César de la Fuente, Presidential Assistant Professor at Penn Engineering, has developed a way to discover new antibiotics from ancient molecules using AI. Antibiotic Peptide de-Extinction (APEX), the team’s new tool, rapidly identifies potential drug candidates from extinct organisms like woolly mammoths and giant elk, turning the tree of life into a treasure trove of new molecules.

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Brewing Brilliance

Nader Engheta, H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor in Electrical and Systems Engineering (ESE), regularly joins his colleague Firooz Aflatouni, associate professor and undergraduate chair in ESE, for a cup of tea. Together, the pair discuss history, politics, and of course, science.  Most recently, the two devised a novel chip that uses light rather than electricity to perform vector-matrix multiplication, a key mathematical operation in the training of neural networks.

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Investing in AI at Penn Engineering

Meet some of the key architects of Penn’s programs in AI and data science in a discussion hosted by Vijay Kumar, Nemirosvky Family Dean of Penn Engineering with Board members Rajendra Singh (PAR’10, PAR’11), Harlan Stone (C’80, PAR’13) and Fred Warren (ME’60, WG’61, PAR’87, PAR’19).

2024 Commencement

Penn Engineering recently hosted commencement ceremonies in celebration of the 2024 Penn Engineering graduates. Watch highlights from the undergraduate and master’s ceremonies here.

Penn Engineering Announces First Ivy League Master’s in Artificial Intelligence

Penn Engineering is proud to announce the online Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) in Artificial Intelligence (AI) degree, the first graduate program of its kind among Ivy League universities. As AI upends nearly every field, master’s-trained AI engineers are increasingly in demand.

The Raj and Neera Singh Program in Artificial Intelligence Master of Science in Engineering in AI Online will empower students with both the practical skills and the ethical foundations to lead AI into the future.

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News

Looking to AI to Solve Antibiotic Resistance

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Bruce Lee: Exploring the Limits of Robotic Systems

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Censoring Creativity: The Limits of ChatGPT for Scriptwriting

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Events

ESE PhD Thesis Defense: “Engineering copper-vacancy color centers in zinc sulfide for quantum defect discovery”

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MEAM Ph.D. Thesis Defense: “Computational Fluid-Structure Interaction Modeling of the Cardiovascular System”

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MEAM Seminar: “Rapidly Understanding Novel Object Dynamics for Robotic Manipulation”

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Announcement

A Statement to the Penn Engineering Community from Dean Vijay Kumar

As we approach the end of the 2023 fall semester and prepare to embark on a well-deserved winter break, I want to take a moment to address our community with a spirit of optimism and unity.

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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