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

Carpick Group Collaborates with Pixelligent Technologies and Argonne National Laboratory on Department of Energy Project

The Carpick Research Group is partnering with Pixelligent Technologies and the Argonne National Laboratory to create self-assembling nanocomposites for use in advanced lubricants, thanks to a $1.8 Million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office.  Read More

Jordan Raney Awarded DARPA Fellowship to Develop Materials with ‘Distributed Intelligence’

Jordan Raney, Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, is developing a way for robots to respond to their environments using properties that are built into the materials they’re made of. Now, through a new DARPA Young Faculty Award, Raney will build on ideas to produce materials with “distributed intelligence.” Award, Raney will build on ideas to produce materials with “distributed intelligence.” By combining their mechanical logic gates into more complex arrangements and, these materials may allow new capabilities in unconventional robots. Read More

An Ecosystem of Innovation Fosters Tech-based Solutions to COVID-19 Challenges

Since the onset of the pandemic, members of the Penn community have come together to combat the coronavirus and its many impacts. Penn Engineering’s ModLab, a subgroup of the General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Lab, along with Michael Mullen, director of Penn’s Telestroke Program, is assisting in remotely caring for stroke patients by using their expertise to assemble 10 telemedicine carts. Read More


‘Robots are Not Immune to Bias and Injustice’

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Two Penn Research Teams Win NSF Awards to Pursue ‘the Future of Manufacturing’

11.18.2020 | Read More

Design for Vagelos Laboratory for Energy Science and Technology Approved

11.16.2020 | Read More

MEAM Events

MEAM Seminar: “Bridging Physical Models and Observational Data with Physics-informed Deep Learning”

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MEAM Ph.D. Thesis Defense: “Structural and Mechanical Responses to Intermittent Parathyroid Hormone Treatment, Discontinuation, and Cyclic Administration Regimens”

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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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