With two grants awarded by the National Science Foundation, the Penn State Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization will develop a Nanotechnology Professional Development Partnership to continue providing leading-edge nanotechnology education to post-secondary educators and students to address the growing national need for a skilled nanotechnology workforce.>>
Department welcomes five new faculty members
The Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics is proud to welcome Şahin K. Özdemir, Todd Palmer, Christian Peco, Slava V. Rotkin, and Justin Schwartz as its newest faculty members for the 2017-2018 academic year.>>
Researchers receive seed grant to predict red blood cell deformability
2D-layered devices can self-assemble with precision
Squid-inspired proteins can act as programmable assemblers of 2D materials, like graphene oxide, to form hybrid materials with minute spacing between layers suitable for high-efficiency devices including flexible electronics, energy storage systems, and mechanical actuators, according to an interdisciplinary team of Penn State researchers.
Scientists cross disciplines to develop an implantable device to tackle diseases of the brain
Steve Schiff, Brush Chair Professor of Engineering and professor of engineering science and mechanics, and electrical engineer Srinivas Tadigadapa, have joined forces to create a tiny magnetic device that can interact with brain cells without physically penetrating the brain.>>
Grant to fund research into new metamaterial that provides earthquake protection
Earthquakes and explosions damage thousands of structures worldwide each year, destroying countless lives in their wake, but a team of researchers at Penn State is examining a completely new way of safeguarding key infrastructure, thanks to a $50,000 Multidisciplinary Research Seed Grant provided by the College of Engineering.>>
Print your own 3D cartilage: medicine's next big thing?
Associate Professor Ibrahim Ozbolat is featured in an expert interview by Ivanhoe Broadcast News about how 3D-bioprinted cartilage could be used to rejuvenate worn out knee joints and perhaps more body parts in the future. >>
Lucas Passmore receives a 'We Are' from the University >>
Christine Masters receives ASEE Mechanics Division James L. Meriam Service Award
Bernhard Tittmann receives UFFC Distinguished Service Award from the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectric, and Frequency Control Society
Fatemeh Bahari awarded Academic Computing Fellowship by the Graduate School >>
Andrew Przyjemski was a member of an interdisciplinary Penn State team that earned second place in NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge >>
Alayna Kennedy receives College of Engineering's Diefenderfer Scholarship in Engineering >>
Corey Cochrane ('13 Ph.D. E SC, '07 M.S. E E, '04 B.S. E E)receives The Edward Stone Award for Outstanding Research Publication from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory>>
Chandra McMahon ('01 M.Eng. E SC)featured in scmagazine.com story: Women in IT Security: Power Players>>
The ESM department currently has an opening
for a tenure-track assistant professor in the area of ultrasonics for structural health monitoring, though other academic ranks will be considered in exceptional cases.