Mar 26

Digital Manufacturing: Utilizing Generative Design to Unlock Additive Manufacturing

220 Hammond Building
3:35 p.m.


Apr 08

Bioresorbable Electronic Medicines

Millennium Science Cafe
10 a.m.

Additional Information:

A remarkable feature of modern integrated circuit
technology is its ability to operate in a stable fashion, with
almost perfect reliability, without physical or chemical
change. Recently developed classes of electronic
materials create an opportunity to engineer the opposite
outcome, in the form of ‘transient’ devices that dissolve,
disintegrate or otherwise disappear at triggered times or
with controlled rates. Water-soluble transient electronics
serve as the foundations for interesting applications in
zero-impact environmental monitors, 'green' consumer
electronics and bioresorbable biomedical implants. This
presentation describes the foundational concepts in
chemistry, materials science and assembly processes for
bioresorbable electronics in 1D, 2D and 3D architectures,
the latter enabled by approaches that draw inspiration from
the ancient arts of kirigami and origami. Wireless sensors
of intracranial temperature, pressure and electrophysiology
designed for use in treatment of traumatic brain injury and
nerve stimulators configured for accelerated neuroregeneration
provide application examples.


May 03

College of Engineering Baccalaureate Degree Commencement Ceremony

Bryce Jordan Center
8:00 p.m.


May 05

Graduate Degree Commencement Ceremony

Bryce Jordan Center
6:30 p.m.


May 31-Jun 02

We Are Weekend

University Park, PA

Choose your own Penn State adventure at the Penn State Alumni Association's We Are Weekend, open to all Penn Staters.


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With more than 60 faculty members, 330 graduate students, and 800 undergraduate students, the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering embraces a culture that welcomes individuals with a diversity of backgrounds and expertise. Our faculty and students are innovating today what will impact tomorrow’s solutions to meeting our energy needs, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems. We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S.) graduate degrees in mechanical engineering. See how we’re inspiring change and impacting tomorrow at

Department of Mechanical Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519