Researchers develop model for post-malaria epilepsy.
Steven Schiff, professor of neurosurgery, Brush Chair Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics, professor of mechanical engineering, and director of the Penn State Center for Neural Engineering, along with a group of researchers from Penn State's colleges of medicine, engineering, science, and agriculture, has developed a mouse model that could lead to an understanding of how cerebral malaria infection leads to the development of epilepsy in children, and to the prevention of seizures. >>  
Inexpensive solar cells could provide electricity for every home in underdeveloped economies.
Solar power to the people

Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Charles Godfrey Binder Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics, and a team of multi-university researchers have conceived a simple, inexpensive solar cell that could provide electricity for every home in underdeveloped and emerging economies.  >>
Tittmann_ Ashok retire from Penn State and ESM
Long-time Professors Tittmann, Ashok retire
Rapid screening machine can read and separate protein sequences
Rapid screening machine can read and separate protein sequences

The structural properties of proteins that could eventually become important materials for manufacturing and medicine are revealed by a novel optical technique that works rapidly to sort through amino acid sequences even inside living bacteria.  >>
New additive manufacturing and design master_s degrees to be offered in fall 2017
New additive manufacturing and design master's degrees to be offered in fall 2017

In response to increased industry demand for experts in the growing field of additive manufacturing, Penn State will offer residential and online master's degrees in additive manufacturing and design beginning in fall 2017.

Melik Demirel
Inaugural CRAFT workshop highlights fiber technology

Led by Melik Demirel, professor of engineering science and mechanics, the new Center for Research on Advanced Fiber Technologies (CRAFT) at Penn State's Materials Research Institute is applying the expertise of materials scientists, molecular biologists, and electrical and computational engineers. CRAFT held its first workshop on March 21 in State College, which included talks from clothing designers, physicists, and engineers, and a roundtable discussion featuring university, government, and industry representatives. >>
Ozbolat authors new book on 3D bioprinting
Ozbolat authors new book on 3D bioprinting

Ibrahim Ozbolat, associate professor of engineering science and mechanics, authored a new book titled "3D Bioprinting: Fundamentals, Principles and Applications." The book provides the latest and most comprehensive information on 3D bioprinting, covering raw materials, processes, machine technology, products, applications, and limitations. >>

A state-of-the-art pipeline structural health monitoring _living laboratory_ could soon be a reality on campus.
It's not just a pipe dream
A state-of-the-art pipeline structural health monitoring "living laboratory" could soon be a reality on campus.

Professor Barbara Shaw is working to establish Penn State as a worldwide leader in pipeline structural health monitoring by introducing project-based learning that will link research and education with operational experience. >>

Distinguished Professor Charles Bakis is gaining more insight into a more efficient and effective reinforcement solution that is gaining greater acceptance for repairing reinforced concrete structures in civil infrastructure applications. >>
  • Akhlesh Lakhtakia named Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce >>
  • Joseph Rose recognized for 25 years of service to the College of Engineering >>
  • Cliff Lissenden and Bruce Gluckman awarded funding through the College of Engineering's Multidisciplinary Research Seed Grants program >>
  • Long-Qing Chen named Fellow of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society >>
  • Ibrahim Ozbolat awarded one of five ENGINE grants by the College of Engineering >>
  • Huanyu Cheng named to the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 Science list >> 
  • Michael Lanagan named one of six Dean's Fellows in the College of Engineering >>
  • Mark Horn receives funding through the College of Engineering's new Multi-campus Seed Grant program >>
  • Zhangming Mao receives Thomas and June Beaver Fund Award from the Penn State Graduate School >> 
  • Abdon Pena-Francesch receives Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award  >>
  • Fatemeh Bahari wins College of Engineering Research Symposium Award >>
  • Muhammad Risyad Hasyim selected for Berkeley Fellowship for Graduate Study at the University of California, Berkeley >> 
  • Michael Trowbridge named student marshal for spring College of Engineering commencement >>
  • ESM students display outstanding work at ESM Today >>
  • Zakaria Al Balushi ('11 E SC, '12 M.S. E SC) receives Materials Research Society Gold Graduate Student Award >>
  • John Starr ('90 E SC) named 2017 Outstanding Engineering Alumnus >>
  • Ellen Arruda (B.S. E SC '85, M.S. E MCH '88) elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering >>
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