Penn Electric Racing (PER), a team of about 60 students at the University of Pennsylvania, is designs and builds electric speedsters to race in the Formula SAE Electric competition in Lincoln, Nebraska and in Formula North in Barrie, Ontario, each year.

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Penn Engineers Demonstrate Metamaterials That Can Solve Equations

The field of metamaterials involves designing complicated, composite structures, some of which can manipulate electromagnetic waves in ways that are impossible in naturally occurring materials. For Nader Engheta, H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor in Electrical and Systems Engineering, one of the loftier goals in this field has been to design metamaterials that can solve equations. Read More

Marc Miskin’s Micro-Robots are Small Enough to be Injected by Syringe

Marc Miskin, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, has only been at Penn Engineering since January, but his work in micro-robotics is already making waves. His 70-micron-long robots are mass-produced from silicon wafers using microchip-manufacturing techniques, with each robot featuring legs made out of platinum and titanium, as well as a set of solar panels on its back. Read More

Engineering Senior Mark Andrew Continues to Set Records in the Pool

Mark Andrew, a senior in Systems Science and Engineering, set a host of records at the Ivy League Championships swimming competition early this March. He became the second swimmer ever to win the competition’s 400 individual medley event four years in a row and broke the pool record, his personal record, and the Ivy League Championship’s record with his performance in the event. Read More

Chip Diagnostics receives the JPOD @ Philadelphia QuickFire Challenge Award

Chip Diagnostics, founded in 2016 based on research from the lab of David Issadore, Assistant Professor in the Departments of Bioengineering and Electrical and Systems Engineering, was the awardee of the JPOD @ Philadelphia QuickFire Challenge sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Innovation (JLABS). The Challenge was designed to accelerate healthcare innovation and commercialization within the greater Philadelphia area. Read More

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Lee Bassett and Andrew Tsourkas Awarded Grainger Foundation Grant for Interdisciplinary Research

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GRASP Lab Profile: Monroe Kennedy III

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Penn Engineers to Send Robots Underground in DARPA Subterranean Challenge

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Electrical and Systems Engineering (ESE) is a rapidly growing department within Penn Engineering whose mission is focused on synthesis of devices and design theory underlying the interface between the material world and the information and work humans seek to exchange with it and each other.


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