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 …

Bioengineering Student Savan Patel Receives the 2022 C. William Hall Scholarship

Savan Patel, a junior studying Bioengineering and Finance in the Jerome Fisher Management and Technology dual degree program, was selected as the recipient of the 2022 C. William Hall Scholarship from the Society for Biomaterials. The C. William Hall Scholarship is named in honor of the Society for Biomaterials’ first president and is awarded annually …

Michael Mitchell Receives the 2022 SFB Young Investigator Award

by Ebonee Johnson Michael Mitchell, Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation in the Department of Bioengineering, has been awarded the 2022 Society for Biomaterials (SFB) Young Investigator Award for his “outstanding achievements in the field of biomaterials research.” The Society for Biomaterials is a multidisciplinary society of academic, healthcare, governmental and business professionals dedicated to promoting …

Daniel A. Hammer Named Director of Center for Precision Engineering for Health

by Evan Lerner Earlier this year, Penn President Amy Gutmann and Vijay Kumar, Nemirovsky Family Dean of Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, announced a $100 million commitment to accelerate innovations in medical technologies. Called the Center for Precision Engineering for Health (CPE4H), the initiative aims to bring together researchers from a wide range …