Penn Engineering Groups Awarded NSF Grants to Work Toward ‘Quantum Leap’
One group will design robust, integrated quantum memory devices based on defects in diamond, and the other group will develop materials to encode and decode quantum information in single photons. These technologies will be part of the safest and most secure information network ever seen. Read More
Shu Yang Elected to American Physical Society Fellowship
Shu Yang, professor in the departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). Read More
Liang Feng Elected Fellow of the Optical Society
Liang Feng, assistant professor in the departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Electrical and Systems Engineering, has been elected a fellow of the Optical Society. Read More
Paving the Way for Safer, Smaller Batteries and Fuel Cells
Research led by Karen I. Winey, TowerBrook Foundation Faculty Fellow, professor and Chair in Materials Science and Engineering, and Edward B. Trigg, then a doctoral student in her lab, introduces a new and versatile kind of solid polymer electrolyte (SPE) that has twice the proton conductivity of the current state-of-the-art material.
Marching toward the market
Rui Jing Jiang and Brandon Kao (alumni of Materials Science and Engineering, pictured right), winners of the 2018 President’s Innovation Prize, are well on their way to their goal: to gain FDA approval for a device to treat glaucoma. Read more
In Memoriam: Louis Girifalco (1928-2018)
Louis Girifalco, University Professor of Materials Science emeritus at Penn Engineering and a beloved member of the Penn community, died in Bala Cynwyd, on April 15, 2018 at the age of 90. Lou began his career at the University as an associate professor of metallurgical engineering in 1961, later becoming a full professor of metallurgy and materials science in 1965. In 1981, the Board of Trustees designated Lou as a University Professor, and he earned emeritus status in 2012. His enthusiasm for science, Penn, family and life were contagious and he brought insights and joy to everyone he met.
Open Faculty Positions
The School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania initiated a period of substantial growth in 2015 including four new hires in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. The department is continuing this exciting multi-year hiring effort by seeking multiple tenure-track assistant professors. Exceptional applicants for tenured associate and full professor positions may also be considered.