NSF funding to aid Penn State CNEU in developing nanotechnology workforce
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. >>  
FALL 2017
FEATURES
Welcome new ESM faculty members
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
Researchers receive seed grant to predict red blood cell deformability
2D-layered devices can self-assemble with precision
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>>
Neurosurgeon Steve Schiff 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. Image_ Patrick Mansell
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.
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Grant to fund research into new metamaterial that provides earthquake protection
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_
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. >>

FACULTY RECOGNITIONS & AWARDS
  • Bruce Gluckman promoted to professor >>
  • 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
STUDENT NEWS
  • 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  >>
ALUMNI UPDATES
  • 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 >>
Alumni are encouraged to submit news and updates to alumnirelations@esm.psu.edu.
UPCOMING EVENTS
NOVEMBER 6-11  
Homecoming Week >>
Faculty opening_ assistant professor
We Are . . . Hiring!

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.

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