MEAM Ph.D. Thesis Defense: “Do the Twist: Toward Agile Control of an Axially Twisting Robotic Quadruped”

David Rittenhouse Laboratory Building, Room 4C4 209 S. 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Even as they continue to improve, legged robots pale in comparison to their biological counterparts. This discrepancy is at least partly due to robots possessing an order of magnitude fewer degrees of freedom. In fact, most dynamically capable quadrupedal robots lack any degrees of freedom in the torso, opting instead for a simpler, single, rigid […]

Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering Lecture: “Molecular and Micro-Structural Mechanics and Design of Soft Materials”

Glandt Forum, Singh Center for Nanotechnology 3205 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Soft synthetic and natural polymeric-based materials offer particular new avenues for the design and fabrication of materials and devices. Engineering the molecular and geometrical structures of the constituent materials, together with utilizing their ability to sustain large deformations enables materials and designs with novel properties and functional behavior. We begin with the development of physically-based […]

ESE Spring Seminar – “Miniaturized Biomedical Devices for Navigation, Sensing and Stimulation”

Towne 327

Medical electronic devices are an integral part of the healthcare system today and are used in a variety of applications around us. The design of such devices has several stringent requirements, the key being miniaturization, low-power operation, and wireless functionality. In this talk, I will present CMOS-based miniaturized, low-power and wireless biomedical devices in three […]

BE Doctoral Dissertation Defense: “Proteome-seq: Sequencing-Based Readout of Proteomic Analytical Assay” (Mariia (Masha) Alibekova Long)

Smilow Center for Translational Research in SCTR 11-146AB

The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Alex Hughes are pleased to announce the Doctoral Dissertation Defense of Mariia (Masha) Alibekova Long. Title:  Proteome-seq: Sequencing-Based Readout of Proteomic Analytical Assay Date: April 18, 2024 Time: 1:00 PM Location: SCTR (Smilow Center for Translational Research) 11-146AB Zoom option: Topic: Mariia Alibekova Long's PhD Thesis Defense […]

BE Seminar: “Using Computers to Derive Protein Structure from Sparse Data – A Case Study for Mass Spectrometry” (Steffen Lindert, Ohio State)

Raisler Lounge (Room 225), Towne Building 220 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Mass spectrometry-based methods such as covalent labeling, surface induced dissociation (SID) or ion mobility (IM) are increasingly used to obtain information about protein structure. However, in contrast to other high-resolution structure determination methods, this information is not sufficient to deduce all atom coordinates and can only inform on certain elements of structure, such as solvent […]

Spring 2024 GRASP on Robotics: Kristi Morgansen, University of Washington, “Integrated Sensing and Actuation for Robust Flight Systems”

Wu and Chen Auditorium (Room 101), Levine Hall 3330 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

This is a hybrid event with in-person attendance in Wu and Chen and virtual attendance on Zoom. ABSTRACT A fundamental element of effective operation of autonomous systems is the need for appropriate sensing and processing of measurements to enable desired system actions. Model-based methods provide a clear framework for careful proof of system capabilities but suffer […]

2024 Bioengineering Graduate Research Symposium

Singh Center for Nanotechnology 3205 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Join the Graduate Association of Bioengineers (GABE) for the 2024 Graduate Research Symposium! When: April 19, 2024 from 12:30-6:00 PM Where: The Singh Center for Nanotechnology What: Keynote by Dr. David Kaplan; BE graduate student posters and presentations; food buffet and reception; BE swag and awards. Registration is free and is open to anyone affiliated […]

PICS Colloquium: “Physics-compatible kinetic-energy and entropy preserving (KEEP) scheme for high-fidelity simulation of compressible turbulence”

PICS Conference Room 534 - A Wing , 5th Floor 3401 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Low (or ideally zero) numerical dissipation is always critical for high-fidelity scale-resolving flow simulations, as numerical dissipation prevents the physics of inviscid kinetic energy and entropy conservation, which is an essential attribute of compressible turbulence. However, contrary to the requirement, numerical schemes in compressible flow heavily rely on numerical dissipation for stable computation, preventing high-fidelity […]

CBE Doctoral Dissertation Defense: “Identifying Material Fingerprints of Relevance to Understand Adsorbate-Surface Interactions Using First Principles Modeling and Machine Learning” (Genesis Quiles-Galarza)

Raisler Lounge (Room 225), Towne Building 220 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Abstract: Adsorption of chemical species on surfaces of materials is one of the critical phenomenon governing the reactivity and activity of the material for surface and interface driven chemical reactions. At the core of the analytical $d$-band adsorption model is the correlation between the adsorption energy of a chemical species (molecule or reaction intermediate) on […]