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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2021 CAREER Award Recipient: Shirin Saeedi Bidokhti

NSF CAREER Award recipient Shirin Saeedi Bidokhti, Assistant Professor in Electrical and Systems Engineering, will use the grant to conduct research on both online social networks and COVID-19 contact tracing networks. Read More.

Penn, Purdue, UC Merced and UF Partner on $26M NSF Engineering Research Center for the Internet of Things for Precision Agriculture

The National Science Foundation, through a 5-year, $26 million grant, has established the NSF Engineering Research Center for the Internet of Things for Precision Agriculture (IoT4Ag), headquartered at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. Read More

Nader Engheta Awarded Isaac Newton Medal and Prize

Nader Engheta, H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor in Electrical and Systems Engineering, Bioengineering and Materials Science and Engineering, has been awarded the 2020 Isaac Newton Medal and Prize by the Institute of Physics (IOP). The IOP is the professional body and scholarly society for physics in the UK and Ireland. Read More

Firooz Aflatouni Wins 2020 Bell Labs Prize

The Bell Labs Prize awarded by Nokia Bell Labs is a yearly contest in which researchers from around the world submit proposals for “disruptive innovations that will define the next industrial revolution.” This year, Firooz Aflatouni, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, in collaboration with Farshid Ashtiani, a postdoctoral scholar in Aflatouni’s research group won the top prize for their proposal for “Integrated Photonic-mmWave Deep Networks.” Read More

Detkin Lab at Home: Coordinating for Success

As students switched to a virtual learning format for the Fall 2020 semester, Zoom calls and group chats took the place of many of the day-to-day realities of in-person learning. But for educators accustomed to teaching students in hands-on settings, such as those used in electrical engineering, replicating crucial lab components was much more difficult. Given the limitations created by the pandemic, faculty members were tasked with finding a way to improvise in order to empower their students to succeed from home. Read More

Marc Miskin Wins Two Young Investigator Awards for Microrobotic Research

Marc Miskin, assistant professor in Penn Engineering’s Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, has been awarded two young investigator projects in support of his research on microscopic robots. Read More

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Penn Launches $750M Investment in Science, Engineering and Medicine

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Celebrating Five Years of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Creativity

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Y-Prize 2021-2022: New Memory and Steerable Needle

10.28.2021 | Read More

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ESE Fall Colloquium Seminar – “Bits and Brains: Ultra-low Power, Neuro-inspired Edge-AI for Autonomous Systems”

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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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