Christopher Murray Elected to the National Academy of Engineering
Christopher Murray, Richard Perry University Professor and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for “invention and development of solvothermal synthesis of monodisperse nanocrystal quantum dots for displays, photovoltaics, and memory.” Read More
Penn Engineering Improves Alternative to Lithium-ion Batteries
A team led by Eric Detsi, professor in Materials Science and Engineering, has made progress toward developing alternative metal-ion batteries, a technology that currently relies heavily on lithium. Lithium-ion batteries are used in smartphones, power tools, electric vehicles and more, but experts are worried that their surging popularity could become problematic, since lithium and cobalt resources are becoming more expensive due to demand. Read More
Vivek Shenoy Elected AIMBE Fellow
Vivek Shenoy, Eduardo D. Glandt President’s Distinguished Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been elected into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows.
Penn MSE January Newsletter
Read our January newsletter, including a recap on the annual REACT meeting, organized by Russell Composto, progress toward developing alternative metal-ion batteries by a team led by Eric Detsi, and an honor by the American Physical Society for Shu Yang. Read More
Infection-resistant catheter plan wins Y-Prize
A team of four undergraduates from the Wharton School and the College of Arts and Sciences has won Penn’s 2019 Y-Prize competition for emerging technologies. Their company, Nosoco Technologies, proposes to create an infection-resistant catheter using a type of printing technology invented by researchers in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, including Shu Yang, professor in Materials Science and Engineering. Read More
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
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.