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  Rahul Mangharam Receives 2014 Benjamin Franklin Key Award
 
Rahul Mangharam, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, is the recipient of the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Key Award from the IEEE Philadelphia for "outstanding technical innovation and technological contributions that have had significant practical applications."
 
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  great teachers click stories  1   2   3   4   Tom Farmer
  Tom Farmer is the recipient of the 2014 Hatfield Award for Excellence in Teaching
 
Thomas Farmer, lecturer in ESE and CIS, has been awarded the Hatfield Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Lecturer and Practice Professor Track. The award recognizes outstanding teaching ability, dedication to innovative undergraduate instruction, and exemplary service to the School in consistently inspiring students in the engineering and scientific profession.
 
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  great innovation click stories  1   2   3   4   Metamaterial Computer
  Penn Engineers Lay Out Theory for Metamaterial That Acts as an Analog Computer
 
The field of metamaterials has produced structures with unprecedented abilities, including flat lenses, invisibility cloaks and even optical "metatronic" devices that can manipulate light in the way electronic circuitry manipulates the flow of electrons. Now, a collaboration led by Penn Engineers shows that metamaterials can be designed to do "photonic calculus" as a light wave goes through them.
 
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  great faculty click stories  1   2   3   4   Dan Lee
  Physicist, Roboticist, Engineer...Coach?
  Dan Lee was deep into his doctoral research at Brookhaven National Laboratory late one night when a power outage forced the Long Island reactor into lockdown mode. As alarms shrieked, Lee called upon his inner Hollywood stuntman; his narrow escape to the outside was made with an acrobatic drop and roll underneath a massive closing door. Once safely back at MIT in Cambridge, Lee began to explore research in fields that didn't require large amounts of time in nuclear reactors.
 
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RHex the Parkour Robot

SandBot

RHex is an all-terrain walking robot that could one day climb over rubble in a rescue mission or cross the desert with environmental sensors strapped to its back. Watch it!

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Penn Engineering's Designers and Creators

Penn Engineering undergraduates are expanding the boundaries of their knowledge and pushing technological limits while working on computer control systems that are used in cars, rockets, and robotics with ESE prof Rahul Mangharam. Watch it!

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Explaining Metamaterials

Explaining Metamaterials

We live in a world of waves. The radio waves hitting your car's antenna and the light coming in through its windshield are different facets of the same phenomenon: electromagnetism. Watch it!

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