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 Establishes the Center for Precision Engineering for Health with $100 Million Commitment

by Evan Lerner The University of Pennsylvania announced today that it has made a $100 million commitment in its School of Engineering and Applied Science to establish the Center for Precision Engineering for Health. The Center will conduct interdisciplinary, fundamental, and translational research in the synthesis of novel biomolecules and new polymers to develop innovative …

BE Seminar: “Material Design for Lymph Node Drug Delivery and Immunomodulation” (Susan Thomas)

Speaker: Susan N. Thomas, Ph.D. Woodruff Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Parker H. Petit Institute of Bioengineering and Bioscience Georgia Institute of Technology Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021 Time: 3:30-4:30 PM EDT Zoom – check email for link or contact ksas@seas.upenn.edu This virtual seminar will be held over Zoom. Students registered for BE 699 can …

BE Seminar: “Regenerative Engineering: Enabling Regenerative Medicine” (Guillermo Ameer)

Speaker: Guillermo Ameer, D.Sc. Daniel Hale Williams Professor of Biomedical Engineering & Surgery McCormick School of Engineering Northwestern University Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021 Time: 3:30-4:30 PM EDT Zoom – check email for link or contact ksas@seas.upenn.edu Location: Moore Room 216, 200 S. 33rd Street Abstract: Regenerative engineering is the convergence of advances in materials …

Bioengineering Senior Design 2021

Each Penn Bioengineering (BE) student’s undergraduate experience culminates in Senior Design, a two-semester capstone project in which student teams conceive, design, and develop a bioengineering project, whether a medical device, molecular biological therapeutic, or research tool. Projects are inherently interdisciplinary, and can involve biomaterials, electronics, mechanics, molecular biology, nanotechnology, and microfluidics. Research and development is …