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Posted by: ajm138 on Sep 7, 2016
The Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Penn State currently has openings for three new tenure-track Assistant Professors, though exceptional faculty at higher ranks may be considered. ESM’s strategic research areas are aligned with those of the Colleges of Engineering and Medicine, the Materials Research Institute, and the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences. Applicants are sought with interdisciplinary interests in areas related to computational and experimental mechanics; infrastructure integrity; nano and bionano science and engineering; electronic, optical, and photonic materials and devices; advanced manufacturing techniques; energy harvesting as well as energy-efficient materials and processes (e.g. artificial synthesis); engineered biomimicry; human health and biomedicine; and neural engineering.

Learn more.
Category: ESM News
Posted by: mus41 on Aug 11, 2016
The ESM Recruitment by Industry Mixer will be held on Wednesday, September 14th from 5:30-7pm in the lobby of the EES building. This is a great opportunity for ESM students and industry representatives to meet in a more focused setting to discuss jobs, internships and coops. Participating companies will receive a resume book with information on all attending students.

The deadline for companies to register is September 2.

For more information, contact Melissa Showalter at
Category: ESM News
Posted by: mus41 on Jun 6, 2016

The Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics will begin offering a new one-year, non-thesis, residence-based master of science degree program in fall 2016. The application deadline is August 1, 2016.

Nanotechnology is one of the most rapidly growing and exciting fields, and nanoscale science and technology continue to have an increasing impact on our daily lives. The nanotechnology consumer products market already has more than 1,000 nanomaterial-containing products. With this industry growth comes ever-expanding career opportunities in virtually all industries.

The 30-credit program is ideally suited for individuals with bachelor’s degrees in science, and most engineering engineering fields, who are planning to pursue careers in areas such as biomedicine, aerospace, electronics, information technology, manufacturing, and advanced materials, to name just a few.

The program combines an interdisciplinary foundation in nanoscience and nanoengineering with significant hands-on nanofabrication experiences that are essential for graduates to meet the growing industry demand for skilled nanotechnology personnel or to continue towards their Ph.D. degree.

For more information about the one-year M.S. program, including how to apply, click here.

Category: ESM News
Posted by: mus41 on Apr 22, 2016
The Engineering Leadership Development minor, directed by ESM Professor A. Michael Erdman, developed a relationship with KU Leuven and the Belgium Campus in Pretoria, South Africa, as part of the E SC 497 Multidisciplinary Design/Capstone design course.

The Belgium Campus documented student feedback regarding the course in
this video .
Category: ESM News
Posted by: mus41 on Feb 24, 2016
Join us this Saturday, February 27 for the 2016 ESM Today Program. This annual symposium showcases research by Engineering Science and Mechanics Graduate Students.

The keynote address will be given by Dr. A. Michael Erdman, ESM alumnus and Director of the Engineering Leadership Development Program.

The full program is linked below.
Category: ESM News
Posted by: mus41 on Jan 20, 2016
Penn State ESM professor Tony Huang will give a lecture on "Invented: A Better Tool Against Cancer" as part of the 2016 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science series. Attend this free public minicourse: Feb. 20., 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 100 Thomas Building, University Park campus.
Category: ESM News
Posted by: mus41 on Nov 10, 2015
MTS Systems recently provided the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics with materials testing equipment and software, giving undergraduate students "access to the very latest techniques for testing and analyzing the performance of materials, ranging from thin-film plastics and advanced materials to metals."

The full press release can be found here.
Category: ESM News
Posted by: mus41 on Oct 30, 2015
Dr. Judith Todd, the P.B. Breneman Chair and and Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics served on an Academic Job Search Panel this past Saturday, October 24th.

The panel, entitled Navigating the Academic Job Search/Tenure Process was part of a Career Exploration Workshop produced by the Penn State Graduate School. Representatives from many University units were on hand to provide current graduate students with insight into how faculty searches are conducted.
Category: ESM News
Posted by: mus41 on Sep 3, 2015
The Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics is proud to welcome three faculty members--Huanyu “Larry” Cheng, Saptarshi Das, and Ibrahim Ozbolat.

Cheng is an assistant professor of engineering science and mechanics. He received his bachelor’s degree in engineering mechanics and aerospace engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, and his master’s and doctorate degrees in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University, where he recently completed a research fellowship.

Cheng’s research interests are in mechanics of micro/nano structures, micro/nano manufacturing, and biomedical devices for diagnostics and therapeutics.

He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

Das will join the department in January, 2016, as an assistant professor of engineering science and mechanics. He received his bachelor’s degree in electronic and telecommunication engineering from Jadavpur University, India, and his doctorate degree in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University.

He is currently an assistant scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, where he focuses his efforts on device physics of low dimensional semiconductors.

Das’ research interests include nanofabrication of electronic and optoelectronic devices; material characterization: carbon nanotube, graphene, black phosphorus, MoS2, WSe2; electrochemical synthesis of 2D materials; energy efficient low power flexible electronics and wearable technology; and analytical modeling of transport in low dimensional systems.

He is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Physical Society, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Ozbolat is an associate professor of engineering science and mechanics and a faculty member in the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences. He received bachelor’s degrees in industrial engineering and mechanical engineering from Middle East Technical University, Turkey, and his doctorate in industrial and systems engineering from the University at Buffalo.

Prior to joining Penn State, Ozbolat was a faculty member at the University of Iowa’s Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, co-director of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology group and a member of the university’s Diabetes Research Center.

His areas of expertise include manufacturing and tissue engineering, bioprinting, biomanufacturing, and 3D printing.

Ozbolat is a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society.

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