• 13 Questions – Ana Kenefick

13 Questions – Ana Kenefick

They say “burning the candle at both ends makes the room brighter.” Actually I’m making up this quote, but after you read about the Department of Materials Science and Engineering senior Ana Kenefick, you’ll understand why.  In addition to her academic workload, Kenefick is a member of the Penn Women’s Gymnastics’ Team where she’s nailed […]

Eric Stach to Serve as Materials Research Society (MRS) Vice President

The Materials Research Society (MRS) is pleased to announce the Vice President/President Elect and new Board Members for 2024, elected by the Society’s global membership of over 13,000. Eric A. Stach, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, will serve as MRS Vice President beginning January 1, 2024. He will lead the Board […]

Congratulations to the Class of 2023

2023 MSE Senior Design Showcase

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering Senior Design Showcase was held on Friday, April 21, 2023, in the Glandt Forum in the Singh Center for Nanotechnology. The seniors, (Emma Glasser, Kimerly Jackson, Leslie Lytle, Sahana Sundar, Yein Yoon, Son Hoang, Joshua Chen, Kunal Jadeja, Michael Cellucci, Hyunil Kim, Sylvia Chen, Asset Yermekkaliyev, and Justin […]

2023 MSE Student Awards

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering students were recognized as recipients for the following awards: Undergraduate Student Awards The Wolf-Hallac Award, Yein Yoon The M&T Award, Joshua Chen Hugo Otto Wolf Memorial Award, Sahana Sundar, Yein Yoon R.M. Brick Award, Hyunil Kim, Dustin Brown Penn Engineering Exceptional Service Award, Joshua Chen, Kunal Jadeja, Jacqueline Aquino William Graham Technology Innovation Prize, Team Name: […]

13 Questions – Dr. David P. Pope

When you have a lecture named after you (The David P. Pope Lecture), it’s kind of a big deal. Dr. David Pope first came to Penn in 1968 as an Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering and rose to full Professor in 1982. He has served as  the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education in […]

Linda Lin recognized as 2023 Optica Foundation Women Scholar

Linda Lin, a junior in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, has been recognized as a 2023 Optica Foundation Women Scholar. The Optica Women Scholars program aims to provide visibility, community, and valuable resources for women in the fields of optics and photonics, empowering them to succeed in their […]

13 Questions – Kyle Keenan

It takes a village…. To apply your nano research at Penn, chances are that you’ve crossed paths with Kyle Keenan, Operations Manager at the Singh Center for Nanotechnology. Kyle, originally from the Boston area, got his start in nanotechnology working for Alpha Industries (now Skyworks, Inc.), before moving on to MIT Lincoln Laboratory. He’d still be […]

13 Questions – Eli Fastow

Eli Fastow grew up in Pikesville, a suburb just 10 minutes north of Baltimore, where he attended Pikesville High School (go panthers!). He attended the University of Maryland, College Park, where he majored in Materials Science and Engineering with a minor in Nano-Science and Technology. During his time as an undergraduate, he spent two summers […]

13 Questions – Joshua Chen

  Joshua Chen was born in Palo Alto, California. He’s currently an undergrad in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering,  where he’s very interested in 2D materials, nano devices, and photonics. His plans after undergrad are to go directly into a PhD program in materials science or electrical engineering! A few fun facts about […]

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