Penn Engineering Commencement 2023: Master’s Ceremony

Palestra 223 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Celebrate the Penn Engineering 2023 Master's Graduates. Additional information is available on the Penn Engineering Commencement website.

Penn Engineering Portrait Celebration in Honor of Ms. Cora Ingrum and Ms. Donna Hampton

Heilmeier Hall (Room 100), Towne Building 220 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Dean Vijay Kumar invites members of the Penn Engineering community to attend the unveiling of commissioned portraits of: Ms. Cora Ingrum by Patricia Watwood and Ms. Donna Hampton by Ashon Crawley There will be a breakfast reception to follow.

Penn Engineering 2023 Commencement Open House

Immediately following the University Ceremony, Penn Engineering will host an Open House for the School’s returning graduates and their families throughout the first floors of the main Engineering complex. Included are photo booth opportunities, a t-shirt giveaway (including a live t-shirt press!), and light refreshments. Department offices will also be open as a location for […]

MEAM Seminar: “Addressing Sensitivity-Induced Challenges in Modeling Rigid-Body Systems with Frictional Impacts”

Room 337, Towne Building 220 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Imperfect but useful physical models play a crucial role in planning and controlling robot locomotion and manipulation. However, as the field shifts toward complex real-world applications, model accuracy requirements are increasing while calibration data is becoming scarcer. Consequently, model inaccuracy or the sim2real gap often hinders the development of performant robotics algorithms. Frictional contact, the […]

BE Doctoral Dissertation Defense: “Design, Modeling and Optimization of a Tape Spring Steerable Needle” (Omar Abdoun)

Towne 337

The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Mark Yim are pleased to announce the doctoral dissertation defense of Omar Abdoun. Title: DESIGN, MODELING, AND OPTIMIZATION OF A TAPE SPRING STEERABLE NEEDLE Date: 5/26 Time: 11:30am Location: 337 Towne Building  Zoom is also an option. The Link Is below: Omar Abdoun is inviting […]

MEAM Seminar: “Progress on Templates for Spined and Tailed Legged Robots”

Room 337, Towne Building 220 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

By mirroring the success of biological systems, legged robots have the potential to be successful in almost every terrestrial environment. While legged machines have made significant advancements in the past 20 years, there still exists a considerable gap between what they can achieve and the abilities of animals. In this talk I’ll discuss some of […]

MEAM Ph.D. Thesis Defense: “Transport Modeling and Design of Electrode Architectures for High Energy Density Batteries”

Room 337, Towne Building 220 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

With the ever-increasing production of portable electronics, internet of things devices, electric vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles, and other autonomous robotic systems comes an increasing demand for reliable, long-lasting, portable power sources. Portable electronic systems are often limited by the energy density of the batteries that power them, and these batteries typically take up a large […]

MEAM Seminar: “Wall-modeled LES of 3-D Turbulent Boundary Layer with Emphasis on Grid Independency”

Room 2C4, David Rittenhouse Laboratory Building 209 S. 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

The capability to predict high-Reynolds-number turbulent flows is essential for many natural and engineering flows such as external aerodynamics (wind turbines, aircraft wings), hydrodynamics (the hull of marine vehicles) and atmospheric boundary-layer flow over complex landscapes and cityscapes. However, due to extreme disparity of scales present in high-Reynolds-number wall-bounded turbulent flows, any attempt to simulate […]

MEAM Seminar: “Computational Study on the Influence of Roughness at Low and Very-High Reynolds Numbers”

Room 337, Towne Building 220 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Many fluid problems of interest, such as turbulent flow over an airplane or transport processes in geophysical flows, contain wall-bounded regions that form boundary layers. Oftentimes, both numerical and experimental studies are simplified by using smooth surfaces. This simplification has allowed us to gain a greater understanding of near-wall processes for flows of engineering interest, […]