The Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics undergraduate curriculum gives our students hands-on, real world lab work in addition to a strong background in theoretical knowledge. The addition of interactive, design-centered assignments is creating educational experiences that are preparing Penn’s mechanical engineers for the problems they will solve in industry and research.

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Featured News

Paris Perdikaris Receives New Scialog Award for Collaborative Work in Bioimaging

The Scialog: Advanced Bioimaging initiative has selected Paris Perdikaris, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, to be part of its first cohort of researchers. A combination of “science” and “dialog,” the Research Corporation for Science Advancement’s Scialog program is a series of collaboration-generating conferences and grants, focused on a range of pressing scientific issues. Read More

IceBot Lands Guinness World Record

Mark Yim, Asa Whitney Professor of Mechanical Engineering and director of the ModLab, along with ModLab grad student Devin Carroll, have designed a robot that can do exactly that with ice. And because it’s the first of its kind, IceBot has recently landed a place in the Guinness World Records. Read More

Penn Engineers’ Packaging-free Design Quadruples Microbatteries’ Energy Density

New research from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science has shown a new way to build and package microbatteries that maximizes energy density even at the smallest sizes. The study, published in the journal Advanced Materials, was led by  James Pikul, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics in Penn engineering, Xiujun Yue, a postdoctoral scholar in his lab, Paul Braun, professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and John Cook, Director of R&D at Xerion Advanced Battery Corp. Read More


Penn Anti-Cancer Engineering Center Will Delve Into the Disease’s Physical Fundamentals

10.11.2021 | Read More

Singh Center Competes in ‘Plenty of Beauty at the Bottom’ Image Contest

10.08.2021 | Read More

Breaking Ground at Penn’s Cutting-edge Data Science Hub

10.04.2021 | Read More

MEAM Events

MEAM Seminar: “Computational Mechanics for Landing on Mars”

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Singh Center for Nanotechnology 2021 Annual User Meeting

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PICS Colloquium: “Kinetic theory for superparameterization of sea ice dynamics”

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Welcome to Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM) at Penn! We are a vibrant, dynamic, diverse, and interactive community. We focus on our high-caliber undergraduate and graduate programs, which combine rigorous education in the fundamentals with hands-on projects and research into novel problems and advanced applications.

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