BE Seminar: “Tissue-Inspired Synthetic Biomaterials” (Shelly Peyton)

Speaker: Shelly R. Peyton, Ph.D. Professor, Armstrong Professional Development Professor Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering Adjunct College of Engineering University of Massachusetts Amherst Date: Thursday, December 9, 2021 Time: 3:30-4:30 PM EST Zoom – check email for link This seminar will be held virtually, but students registered for BE 699 can gather to watch in Moore …

BE Seminar: “Engineering Synthetic Biomaterials for Islet Transplantation” (María M. Coronel)

Speaker: María M. Coronel, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow, the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021 Time: 3:00-4:00 PM EST Zoom – check email for link or contact ksas@seas.upenn.edu Title: “Engineering Synthetic Biomaterials for Islet Transplantation” Abstract: Two major challenges to the translation of cellular-based tissue-engineered therapies are …

Michael Mitchell Receives Chinese Association for Biomaterials Young Investigator Award

Michael Mitchell, Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania, has received a Young Investigator Award from the Chinese Association for Biomaterials. Mitchell received the Young Investigator Award at the Biomaterials Science Excellence and Technology Translation Workshop in collaboration with the Society for Biomaterials at the 2019 Annual …

Penn Bioengineering Faculty Member Paul Ducheyne Receives the European Society for Biomaterials’ International Award

by Sophie Burkholder We would like to congratulate Paul Ducheyne, Ph.D., a Professor in the Bioengineering Department and a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Research at Penn, on being selected for the International Award by the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB). The International Award is one of the ESB’s highest honors, recognizing scientists who have spent …

Michael Mitchell Elected Society for Biomaterials Drug Delivery Chair

by Sophie Burkholder   Michael Mitchell, Ph.D., Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania, was elected Chair of the Drug Delivery Special Interest Group for the Society for Biomaterials at the 2019 Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington. According to the Society for Biomaterials website: The Drug Delivery …

Ducheyne Edits New Biomaterials Text

A Penn Bioengineering professor, Paul Ducheyne, Ph.D., is the editor-in-chief of the new second edition of Comprehensive Biomaterials II, released by Elsevier on June 1. The seven-volume collection, which Dr. Ducheyne edited along with faculty members from the University of California, Berkeley, Queensland University of Technology (Australia), University of Utah, and Johannes Gutenberg University Medical Center (Germany), …

BE Alumni Among Biomaterials Society Leaders

Penn has one of the most distinctive graduate programs in the country, and is proud to graduate the first Ph.D. in Bioengineering in the United States. With such a history, our alumni have succeeded as professors, entrepreneurs, policy leaders, and industry pioneers. One recent example of this Penn tradition  is leadership in national organizations. At …

Penn Bioengineering Celebrates Five Researchers on Highly Cited Researchers 2021 List

The Department of Bioengineering is proud to announce that five of our faculty have been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers™ 2021 list from Clarivate: Dani S. Bassett, J. Peter Skirkanich Professor in Bioengineering and in Electrical and Systems Engineering Bassett runs the Complex Systems lab which tackles problems at the intersection of science, …

“You get what you put in”: A First-generation Penn Bioengineering Graduate Student Discusses His Journey

Joseph Lance Casila, a doctoral student and Fontaine Fellow in Bioengineering, was profiled by his alma mater, the University of Guam (UOG. Casila was the first person in his family to graduate from a U.S.-accredited university and is now studying tissue engineering and regenerative medicine in the Bioengineering and Biomaterials Laboratory of Riccardo Gottardi, Assistant …

Penn Bioengineering Alumna Cynthia Reinhart-King is President Elect of BMES

Penn Bioengineering alumna Cynthia Reinhart-King, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University, was elected the next President of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), the largest professional society for biomedical engineers. Her term as president-elect started at the annual BMES meeting in October 2021. Reinhart-King graduated with her Ph.D. from …