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Solar Power to the People
05/17/2017

Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Charles Godfrey Binder Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics, and a group of multi-university researchers have conceived an inexpensive solar cell that could provide electricity for every home in underdeveloped and emerging economies.

Ph.D. candidate Mao receives Graduate School award for industrially sponsored research
04/25/2017

Zhangming Mao, Ph.D. candidate in engineering science and mechanics at Penn State, was recently selected as the 2016-2017 recipient of the Thomas and June Beaver Fund Award from the Penn State Graduate School.

ESM professors Tittmann and Ashok to retire at semester's end
04/24/2017

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.

Doctoral candidate receives Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award
04/24/2017

Abdon Pena-Francesch, doctoral candidate in engineering science and mechanics, recently received the Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award from the Penn State Graduate School.

ESM graduate student wins award at 2017 CERS
04/21/2017

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.

Engineering science undergraduate student receives Berkeley Fellowship
04/20/2017

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.

Rapid screening machine can read and separate protein sequences
04/19/2017

The structural properties of proteins that could eventually become important materials for manufacturing and medicine are revealed by a novel optical technique.

Penn State to offer new additive manufacturing and design graduate degrees
04/14/2017

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.

Trowbridge named engineering science student marshal
04/14/2017

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.

Inaugural CRAFT Center Workshop highlights fiber technology
04/07/2017

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.

Materials student earns 'Gold' for graduate research presentation
03/31/2017

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.

Penn State develops first-of-a-kind model to research post-malaria epilepsy
03/24/2017

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.

Starr named 2017 Outstanding Engineering Alumnus
03/24/2017

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.

Lakhtakia named Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce Fellow
03/15/2017

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 students display outstanding work at 14th annual research symposium
02/15/2017

ESM Today 2017, the 14th annual Engineering Science and Mechanics Research Symposium, showcased both graduate and undergraduate research.

Chen receives society's highest materials science honor
02/06/2017

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.

ESM associate professor receives ENGINE grant for 3D bioprinted pancreas-on-a-chip model for drug screening
01/30/2017

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."

ESM Associate Professor Ibrahim Ozbolat authors new book on 3D bioprinting
01/11/2017

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).

Cheng named to 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 Science list
01/06/2017

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.

A state-of-the-art pipeline structural health monitoring "living laboratory" could soon be a reality on the University Park campus.
01/04/2017

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.

Calling in the reinforcements: epoxy with moxie
12/20/2016

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.

Doctoral candidate wins Materials Research Institute innovation award
11/18/2016

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.

Das receives Young Investigator Award to improve 2D nanotransistors
10/25/2016

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
08/10/2016

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

Lakhtakia elected Royal Society of Chemistry Fellow
07/25/2016

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.

Self-healing textiles not only repair themselves, but can neutralize chemicals
07/25/2016

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.

ESM Distinguished Professor Emeritus receives honorary degree
07/07/2016

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.

ESM researchers awarded fellowship for robot-delivered laser ultrasonics system
07/06/2016

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.

Lakhtakia earns Sigma Xi award for innovative research
07/06/2016

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.

Graduate student's research honored by Materials Research Society
06/15/2016

Penn State graduate student Abdon Pena-Francesch recently won a national award for his research on self-healing protein materials.

Awadelkarim to deliver lectures in nanotechnology at Fulbright Summer School
06/10/2016

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.

3D printing produces cartilage from strands of bioink
06/07/2016

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.

Department to offer new one-year, non-thesis M.S. in Engineering at the Nano-scale for fall 2016
06/06/2016

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.

ESM faculty receive promotions in academic rank
06/06/2016

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.

Programmable materials find strength in molecular repetition
05/23/2016

Melik Demirel’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 named Penn State College of Engineering student marshal for spring commencement
05/21/2016

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.

Interdisciplinary research team is developing unique, non-invasive technologies to sense and stimulate individual brain cells
05/17/2016

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.

Engineering Science and Mechanics' Guo receives Graduate School award
05/09/2016

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.

ESM alumnus to become new dean of the College of Engineering at Bucknell University
05/09/2016

Patrick Mather has been named the new dean of the College of Engineering at Bucknell University.

Graduate student receives Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award
05/05/2016

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.

Zhang named outstanding researcher by engineering alumni society
04/27/2016

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.

Mosier earns engineering alumni society's Distinguished Service Award
04/20/2016

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
04/14/2016

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
04/08/2016

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.

Alumnus Howard Witham receives 2016 Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award
04/06/2016

Howard Witham, Vice President of Texas Operations, Qorvo, is one of 12 Penn State alumni to receive a 2016 Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award.

ESM alumnus promoted to vice president at AECOM
04/03/2016

AECOM recently named alumnus Michael House ('90 E SC, '92 MS E MCH) vice president for power and industrial work.

Lakhtakia named outstanding teacher by engineering alumni society
04/02/2016

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
04/01/2016

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.

Showalter earns engineering alumni society's Rising Star Award
03/29/2016

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.

Faculty Receive Seed Grant for Groundbreaking Research
03/15/2016

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
03/01/2016

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.

Demirel Awarded QED Grant for DNA Capture and Release Project
02/29/2016

Melik C. Demirel, professor of engineering science and mechanics at Penn State, was recently awarded $150,000 through the University City Science Center’s QED Proof-of-Concept Program for his Thermoplastic Biodegradable Protein Swabs for DNA Capture and Release project.

SES Wins Rube Goldberg Contest
02/29/2016

The Society of Engineering Science team won the Rube Goldberg contest for the second year in a row.

Drew publishes paper in Journal of Neuroscience
02/26/2016

ESM Assistant Professor Patrick Drew’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.

Engineering science and mechanics' Cheng selected for Global Young Academy
02/10/2016

Huanyu (Larry) Cheng, assistant professor of engineering science and mechanics, was recently selected for membership in the Global Young Academy.

Bakis named American Concrete Institute Fellow
01/29/2016

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 move cells in three dimensions, build structures
01/25/2016

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
01/15/2016

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.

Department welcomes three new faculty members
09/03/2015

The Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics is proud to welcome three faculty members: Huanyu “Larry” Cheng, Saptarshi Das, and Ibrahim Ozbolat.

 
 

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