In the laboratory of Dan Huh, Wilf Family Term Assistant Professor in Bioengineering, research using tissue modeling has led the team to send their lung-on-a-chip to the International Space Station to study infections in a microgravity environment.

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Junior Bioengineering Students Complete Their Laboratory Course with Creatively Designed Spectrophotometers

To finish the second half of Bioengineering Modeling, Analysis, and Design (BE MAD) Laboratory – the hallmark laboratory course of Penn’s Bioengineering program – instructors Dr. Brian Chow and Dr. David Issadore tasked junior undergraduate students with creating their own spectrophotometers for potential use in detecting water-borne pathogens in a design process that involved rapid prototyping techniques, the use of low-cost optoelectronics, and the incorporation of automation software and a graphical user interface for data acquisition. Read More

Graduating BE Seniors Present Their Senior Design Projects

At the end of April, the graduating seniors in the Penn Department of Bioengineering‘s B.S.E. (Bachelor of Science in Engineering) program presented their Senior Design projects. These projects are developed in teams of three or four as the students are guided through choosing and understanding an impactful biomedical problem, defining the characteristics of a successful design solution to eliminate or mitigate a problem or fulfill a need, identifying constraints, and creatively developing potential design solutions. Read More

A Record 12 BE Students Receive 2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

In a record year for the BE graduate program, twelve current and future students from the Department of Bioengineering were selected for the 2019 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). This prestigious program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported fields. Read More

BE Freshmen Present Their Final Projects

On May 8, 2019, first year Bioengineering students at the University of Pennsylvania gathered together for a marathon two-hour session in which no fewer than twenty-one groups presented the results of their final projects. These projects were the culmination of two semesters’ work in the courses BE 100 and 101, the department’s year-long introduction to Bioengineering. Read More

BE News

Penn Engineering’s Blinking Eye-on-a-Chip Used for Disease Modeling and Drug Testing

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Six Penn Engineers Receive Tenure

07.24.2019 | Read More

Ravi Radhakrishnan Named Director of the Penn Institute for Computational Science

07.24.2019 | Read More

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Welcome to Penn, home to one of the oldest and most successful bioengineering departments in the United States. Our undergraduate and graduate programs consistently rate among the top 10 in the country. Bioengineering capitalizes on Penn’s great institutional strengths, including a compact urban campus of 12 separate schools, geographic proximity linking the engineering and medical schools within one city block, and a collaborative, integrated environment


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