great leadership click stories  1   2   3   4   Kumar
  Vijay Kumar Named Dean of Penn Engineering
Penn President Amy Gutmann announced that Vijay Kumar will be the next dean of Penn Engineering, effective July 1, 2015. Provost Vincent Price called him a person of "experience and vision." The selection of Dr. Kumar, UPS Foundation Professor, successfully concludes a comprehensive search to find a successor to Eduardo Glandt.
  great future click stories  1   2   3   4   Commencement
  2015 Penn Engineering Commencement

Congratulations to our 2015 Penn Engineering graduates! View our commencement page with photos and livestreamed video from our Undergraduate and Masterís ceremonies.

  great research click stories  1   2   3   4   Glassy Materials
  Penn Researchers Develop Liquid-crystal-based Compound Lenses That Work Like Insect Eyes
Kathleen Stebe, Richer and Elizabeth Goodwin Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Shu Yang, professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, join an interdisciplinary group of University of Pennsylvania researchers to show how liquid crystals can be employed to create compound lenses similar to those found in nature.
  great faculty click stories  1   2   3   4   Srolovitz
  David Srolovitz Elected to National Academy Of Engineering
David Srolovitz, Joseph Bordogna Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for his accomplishments in "theory and simulation of microstructure and properties of materials and leadership in computational materials engineering."

Levitation of a Rare Earth Magnet

In the classroom of Daniel Gianola, the Meissner effect is demonstrated with a rare earth magnet above a YBCO high critical temperature superconductor. The superconductor discs were synthesized by undergraduate students as part of the course MSE 250, Nanoscale Materials Laboratory. Watch the video!

Smart Buildings

In the future, buildings may respond to their external environments. Led by Shu Yang, a research team has developed plans for a structure that will respond to its environment in order to optimize comfort, energy efficiency and aesthetic appeal. Learn more!