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 …

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 …

Bioengineering Graduate Students Take the Annual BETA Day Online

By GABE Outreach Chairs and Ph.D. students David Gonzalez-Martinez and David Mai Every spring, the Graduate Association of Bioengineers (GABE) at Penn partners up with iPraxis, an educational non-profit organization based in Philadelphia, to organize BETA Day, an event that brings together Bioengineering graduate students and local Philadelphia grade school students to introduce them to …

Claudia Loebel Appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan

by Mahelet Asrat The Department of Bioengineering is proud to congratulate Claudia Loebel, M.D., Ph.D. on her appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan. Loebel is part of the University of Michigan’s Biological Sciences Scholar program, which recruits junior instructional faculty in major areas of …

Manuela Raimondi Appointed Visiting Professor in Bioengineering

Manuela Teresa Raimondi was appointed Visiting Professor in Bioengineering in the Associated Faculty of the School of Engineering and Applied Science for the 2020-2021 academic year. Raimondi received her Ph.D. in Bioengineering in 2000 from Politecnico di Milano, Italy. She is currently a Full Professor of Bioengineering at Politecnico di Milano in the Department of …