Bernhard Tittmann and S. Ashok, two long-time professors in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, will retire from Penn State following the spring 2017 semester.
ESM graduate student wins award at 2017 CERS
Engineering science and mechanics Ph.D. candidate Fatemeh Bahari took first place in the morning paper/oral presentation session at the 14th annual College of Engineering Research Symposium.
Muhammad Risyad Hasyim, an engineering science and chemical engineering undergraduate student, has been selected for a Berkeley Fellowship for Graduate Study at the University of California, Berkeley.
The structural properties of proteins that could eventually become important materials for manufacturing and medicine are revealed by a novel optical technique.
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.
Michael J. Trowbridge has been selected as the student marshal for the engineering science baccalaureate degree program at the Penn State College of Engineering spring commencement ceremony on May 5. Trowbridge will receive concurrent bachelor of science degrees in engineering science and mechanical engineering and a minor in engineering mechanics.
The textile industry in the U.S. is making a comeback after a decades-long slump. Crucial to the resurgence of textile manufacturing in America is investment in advanced fiber technologies that add value to traditional textiles.
ESM alumnus Zakaria Al Balushi ('11 E SC, '12 M.S. E SC), a doctoral candidate in materials science and engineering, was awarded the Materials Research Society Gold Graduate Student Award for a presentation on his research on two-dimensional materials.
A first-of-its-kind mouse model could lead to an understanding of how cerebral malaria infection leads to the development of epilepsy in children, and to the prevention of seizures.
John Starr, senior vice president of Solution Delivery Centers for SAP, has been named a 2017 Outstanding Engineering Alumnus by the Penn State College of Engineering.
Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Charles Godfrey Binder Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
ESM Today 2017, the 14th annual Engineering Science and Mechanics Research Symposium, showcased both graduate and undergraduate research.
Long-Qing Chen, Donald W. Hamer Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, professor of engineering science and mechanics, and professor of mathematics at Penn State, has been named a fellow of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society.
Ibrahim Ozbolat, associate professor of engineering science and mechanics, and Dino Ravnic, staff physician at Penn State Hershey, were selected to receive funding through the Penn State College of Engineering's ENGINE grant program for their proposal, "Development of the First 3D Bioprinted Pancreas-on-a-chip Model for Drug Screening."
Ibrahim Tarik Ozbolat, associate professor of engineering science and mechanics at Penn State, has authored a new book titled "3D Bioprinting: Fundamentals, Principles and Applications," published by Elsevier (Academic Press).
Huanyu (Larry) Cheng, assistant professor of engineering science and mechanics and Dorothy Quiggle Career Development Professor in Engineering at Penn State, was recently named to the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Science list.
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.
ESM Ph.D. candidate Abdon Pena-Francesch was one of three Penn State researchers to win the Rustum and Della Roy Innovation in Materials Research Award.
Saptarshi Das wins Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award to work on contact engineering for nanotransistors based on two-dimensional materials.
Graduate student awarded ICOPS travel grant
Zane Cohick, an ESM graduate student, was recently awarded a 2016 Student Travel Grant by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for the 43rd IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Charles Godfrey Binder Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics, has been admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry based on his extensive and fundamental contributions to the optical response characteristics of isotropic chiral materials and to homogenization formalisms for composite materials and metamaterials.
omeday, chemically protective suits made of fabric coated in self-healing, thin films may prevent farmers from exposure to organophosphate pesticides, soldiers from chemical or biological attacks in the field and factory workers from accidental releases of toxic materials, according to a team of researchers.
Vijay K. Varadan, Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Penn State, was recently conferred an honorary doctor of science degree from Saveetha University for his contributions in medicine, engineering and nanotechnology.
A research group in Penn State's Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, led by Cliff Lissenden, recently received a 2016 American Society for Nondestructive Testing Fellowship Award to support research on nondestructive inspection of materials and structures in harsh environments.
Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, recently awarded Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Charles Godfrey Binder Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics, the 2016 Walston Chubb Award for Innovation.
Penn State graduate student Abdon Pena-Francesch recently won a national award for his research on self-healing protein materials.
Professor Osama Awadelkarim, director of the Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization, has been selected by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board or a Fulbright Specialist grant.
ESM Associate Professor Ibrahim Ozbolat and a group of Penn State engineers are substituting strands of cow cartilage for ink in a 3D bioprinting process that may one day create cartilage patches for worn out joints.
The Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics will begin offering a new one-year, non-thesis, residence-based master of science degree program in fall 2016.
Sulin Zhang, Reginald Hamilton, and Patrick Drew are among the Penn State faculty members selected to receive promotions in academic rank during the 2016-2017 fiscal year.
Melik Demirelâ€™s lab group is investigating the use of synthetic proteins based on those found in a variety of squid species' ring teeth that may lead the way to self-healing polymers carefully constructed for specific toughness and stretchability. Potential applications could include textiles, cosmetics, and medicine.
Rui Liu will be the student marshal for the engineering science baccalaureate degree program at the Penn State College of Engineering spring commencement ceremony on May 6.
Steven Schiff, Brush Chair Professor of Engineering in the departments of Neurosurgery, Engineering Science & Mechanics, Physics, and BioE, and Srinivas Tadigadapa, Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, are teaming up to develop a technology capable of measuring the activity of individual cells of the brain.
Feng Guo, post doctoral fellow in engineering science and mechanics at Penn State, was recently selected as the 2015-2016 recipient of the Thomas and June Beaver Fund Award from the Penn State Graduate School.
Patrick Mather has been named the new dean of the College of Engineering at Bucknell University.
Po-Hsun Huang, doctoral candidate in engineering science and mechanics, recently received the Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award and Distinguished Doctoral Scholar Medal from the Penn State Graduate School.
Sulin Zhang, associate professor of engineering science and mechanics and bioengineering, has been named a recipient of the 2016 Penn State Engineering Alumni Society Outstanding Research Award.
Dale Mosier (B.S. '67) has been named a recipient of the 2016 Penn State Engineering Alumni Society (PSEAS) Distinguished Service Award.
Zhang researches defenses against malaria
Sulin Zhang, associate professor of engineering science and mechanics and biomedical engineering at Penn State, is part of an international, multidisciplinary, multi-university team of life scientists, mathematicians, and engineers that has broken the code that may lead to new defenses against the deadly malaria parasite.
ESM graduate student wins award at 2016 CERS
Penn State Engineering Science and Mechanics graduate student Davis Evans won second place in the Morning Paper/Oral Presentations category at the 13th annual College of Engineering Research Symposium.
Howard Witham, Vice President of Texas Operations, Qorvo, is one of 12 Penn State alumni to receive a 2016 Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award.
AECOM recently named alumnus Michael House ('90 E SC, '92 MS E MCH) vice president for power and industrial work.
Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Charles Godfrey Binder Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics, has been named a recipient of the 2016 Penn State Engineering Alumni Society Outstanding Teaching Award.
ESM Professor part of new research hub
ESM Professor Melik Demirel and Penn State are part of a mid-Atlantic research hub led by Drexel University linking research institutions including Carnegie Mellon, Temple University, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia University and the University of Delaware to manufacturing and investment partners DuPont, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeast Pennsylvania, the City of Philadelphia Office of Manufacturing and Industry and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.
Melissa Showalter, coordinator for alumni, development, and advancement in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, has been named a recipient of the 2016 Penn State Engineering Alumni Society Rising Star Award.
Ibrahim Tarik Ozbolat, associate professor of engineering science and mechanics; Sulin Zhang, associate professor of engineering science and mechanics and bioengineering; and Xiaojun Lian, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, were recently awarded a Multidisciplinary Research Seed Grant for their project "Engineering Reptile Tissues for Self-Locomotion."
Graduate students shine at ESM Today 2016
ESM Today 2016, the 13th Annual Engineering Science and Mechanics Research Symposium, was held on Saturday, February 27, 2016, in the lobby of the EES Building on University Park campus.
Melik C. Demirel, professor of engineering science and mechanics at Penn State, was recently awarded $150,000 through the University City Science Centerâ€™s QED Proof-of-Concept Program for his Thermoplastic Biodegradable Protein Swabs for DNA Capture and Release project.
SES Wins Rube Goldberg Contest
The Society of Engineering Science team won the Rube Goldberg contest for the second year in a row.
ESM Assistant Professor Patrick Drewâ€™s paper titled "Effects of Voluntary Locomotion and Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide on the Dynamics of Single Dural Vessels in Awake Mice" was recently published in The Journal of Neuroscience.
Huanyu (Larry) Cheng, assistant professor of engineering science and mechanics, was recently selected for membership in the Global Young Academy.
Charles E. Bakis, Distinguished Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Penn State, has been named a fellow of the American Concrete Institute.
Acoustic tweezers that can move single cells in three dimensions using surface acoustic waves without touching, deforming or labeling the cells are possible, according to a team of engineers.
Lakhtakia, Huang named IEEE Fellows
Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Charles Godfrey Binder Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics, and Tony Huang, professor of engineering science and mechanics at Penn State, have been named fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
The Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics is proud to welcome three faculty members: Huanyu â€œLarryâ€ Cheng, Saptarshi Das, and Ibrahim Ozbolat.