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Varadan, Nanowear, Inc., awarded patent


Vijay K. Varadan, Distinguished Professor Emeritus and cofounder of Nanowear Inc., was recently awarded a new patent.

CNEU to help broaden participation of underrepresented minorities in STEM fields


With $1.2 million in funding from the National Science Foundation, the Penn State Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization, along with Norfolk State University and Tidewater Community College, will form the Southeastern Coalition for Engagement and Exchange in Nanotechnology Education to broaden participation of underrepresented minority students in STEM.

ESM department welcomes four new faculty members


The Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics is proud to welcome Andrea Arguelles, Christopher Kube, Jacques Rivière and Parisa Shokouhi as its newest faculty members for the 2018-2019 academic year.

ESM graduate student wins Rustum and Della Roy Innovation in Materials Research Award


Huihun Jung, Ph.D. candidate in engineering science and mechanics, has been awarded the 2017-2018 Rustum and Della Roy Innovation in Materials Research Award from the Penn State Materials Research Institute.

Ph.D. candidate Nasr receives Corning Graduate Research Scholarship


Joseph Nasr, Ph.D. candidate in engineering science and mechanics, was recently awarded an Office of STEM Graduate Research Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year from Corning Incorporated.

New predictive models may transform personalized treatment of infectious disease


A new National Institutes of Health High-Risk, High-Reward grant will allow Penn State's Dr. Steven Schiff and team to explore a radically changed approach to predicting, preventing and treating infectious disease at the individual level at point-of-care.

$3 million grant will fund new 3D map of brain's blood vessels


In an upcoming project, a team of Penn State researchers will use mice as a model for creating high-resolution, 3D maps of the blood vessels in both young and aging brains. The researchers hope learning more about healthy brains will help them learn more about how problems — like strokes or Alzheimer’s disease — develop over time.

Heart-brain connection could be predictive biomarker for epilepsy


Heartbeat irregularities connected to brain activity abnormalities may lead to the ability to predict eventual epileptic seizures in subjects who suffered physical or infectious brain insults, according to Penn State researchers who studied mouse models of cerebral malaria, which often causes epilepsy in those who survive.

Thermal switch discovered in engineered squid-based biomaterials


Tuning materials for optimal optical and electrical properties is becoming commonplace. Now, researchers and manufacturers may be able to tune materials for thermal conductivity by using a squid-inspired protein made of multiple DNA repeats.

Renata Engel named vice provost for Online Education


Renata Engel has been appointed as Penn State’s vice provost for Online Education, after having served in that position in an interim capacity since 2017.

Targeting strategy may open door to better cancer drug delivery


Bioengineers may be able to use the unique mechanical properties of diseased cells, such as metastatic cancer cells, to help improve delivery of drug treatments to the targeted cells, according to a team of researchers at Penn State.

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The Penn State Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) is an internationally distinguished department that is recognized for its globally competitive excellence in engineering and scientific accomplishments, research, and educational leadership.

Our Engineering Science program is the official undergraduate honors program of the College of Engineering, attracting the University’s brightest engineering students. We also offer graduate degrees in ESM, engineering mechanics, engineering at the nano-scale, and an integrated undergraduate/graduate program.

Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics

212 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-4523