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Posted by: sxc1 on Oct 26, 2005
ESM graduate students Joseph Gatto and Jason Van Velsor attended the 4th annual “How to Engineer Engineering Education” workshop held at Bucknell University in cooperation with NSF. The workshop was a five-day active learning experience where participants had to develop an instructional module.
Posted by: sxc1 on Oct 26, 2005
Engineering Science majors are required to conduct a capstone research and design project that integrates the scientific principles of research, design, and analysis and applies them to a particular field of engineering.

A list of this year's senior topics follows.
Posted by: sxc1 on Oct 26, 2005
Melik C. Demirel, Allen Pearce Assistant Professor, will teach ESc 497B "Simulation and Design of Nanostructures" spring semester 2006. A brief outline of the course follows below.

Students will learn the simulation techniques and the design rules of nanostructures. Basic concepts of computer modeling will be introduced using quantum and classical approaches. Fundamental physical phenomena encountered in the molecular fields of computational physics, chemistry, and biology will be studied. Applications are drawn from a broad range of fields including soft and condensed matter to build an understanding of nanostructures.
Posted by: sxc1 on Oct 17, 2005
Dr. Tony Huang, James Henderson Assistant Professor, joined Engineering Science and Mechanics this fall semester 2005. Dr. Huang was awarded a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from Xi'an Jiao Tong University in China and a doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He completed a Postdoctoral Research appointment with the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department of UCLA prior to joining Penn State. His research has been detailed in a recent interview by the Materials Research Institute (MRI).
Posted by: sxc1 on Oct 14, 2005
Dr. Elena Semouchkina, research associate with the Materials Research Institute, has been appointed as a member of the Engineering Science and Mechanics graduate faculty. Dr. Semouchkina's research is electromagnetic metamaterials and the development of materials integration concepts for electronic and photonic devices.

Dr. Semouchkina earned her doctorate in Materials from Penn State. She received the NSF ADVANCE Fellows Award in 2004.

Dr. Semouchkina can be reached by phone at 814.863.9884 or by e-mail at: