Departments and Departmental Leadership

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Bioengineering (BE)

Department Chair: David F. Meaney
Solomon R. Pollack Professor
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Penn Engineering is home to one of the oldest and most successful bioengineering departments in the United States. Our undergraduate and graduate programs consistently rate among the top 10 in the country. Bioengineering capitalizes on Penn's great institutional strengths, including a compact urban campus of 12 separate schools, geographic proximity linking the engineering and medical schools within one city block, and a collaborative, integrated environment that allows students and faculty to transcend disciplines with curricula, research, technology, and patient care. Visit the Department of Bioengineering.

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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE)

Scott DiamondDepartment Chair: Scott Diamond
Arthur E. Humphrey Professor
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Penn Engineering has the oldest continuously operating degree-granting program in chemical engineering. Since its inception in 1893, we have been expanding the frontiers of knowledge in the field. We are very proud of our educational programs, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and we are absolutely committed to preparing our students for leadership roles in the biological, chemical, pharmaceutical, and electronics industries. Our department consists of distinguished faculty who maintain research programs in areas ranging from catalysis and reaction engineering to surface and colloid science. Visit the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

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Computer and Information Science (CIS)

Department Chair: Sampath K. Kannan
Henri Salvatori Professor
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Penn Engineering is the birthplace of the modern computer. It was here that the ENIAC, the world's first electronic, large-scale, general-purpose digital computer, was developed in 1946. Since this auspicious beginning more than five decades ago, the field of computer science at Penn has been marked by exciting innovations. Visit the Department of Computer and Information Science.

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Electrical and Systems Engineering (ESE)

George PappasDepartment Chair: George Pappas
Joseph Moore Professor
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Electrical and Systems Engineering is focused on synthesis of devices and design theory underlying the interface between the material world and the information and work humans seek to exchange with it and each other. Originating from a merger of the formerly distinct Electrical Engineering and Systems Engineering Departments, ESE represents our school's response to the rapidly-changing intellectual and career landscape of engineering at the vital junction of  "atoms and bits." Visit the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering.

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Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

Department Chair: Peter K. Davies
Class of 1942 Term Professor
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Materials Science and Engineering is recognized for the quality of its educational program and the research activities of world-renowned faculty. The interests of the faculty are diverse and topical and include cutting edge programs in nanoscience and nanotechnology, biomaterials, ceramics, polymers, and metals. Visit the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

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Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM)

Department Chair: Robert W. Carpick
John Henry Towne Professor
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Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at Penn Engineering focuses on high-caliber undergraduate and graduate programs, which combine solid education in the fundamentals with hands-on research into novel problems and applications. Small class sizes allow students to work intimately, and a strong emphasis on analysis prepares students for research as well as for industry. Visit the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics.

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