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Center for Soft and Living Matter

Andrea Liu, Director This interdisciplinary center brings together more than 60 faculty working on soft and living matter from more than 10 departments across the Penn campus, from the School of Arts and Sciences as well as the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

The Internet of Things for Agriculture (IoT4Ag)

Cherie Kagan, Director IoT4Ag works to ensure food, energy, and water security by advancing technology to increase crop production while minimizing the use of energy and water resources and the impact of agricultural practices on the environment.

Institute for Medicine and Engineering (IME)

Peter Davies, Director The mission of the Institute for Medicine and Engineering (IME) is to stimulate fundamental research at the interface between biomedicine and engineering/physical/computational sciences leading to innovative applications in biomedical research and clinical practice.

Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC)

Mark Liberman, Director The Linguistic Data Consortium supports language-related education, research and technology development by creating and sharing linguistic resources, such as data, tools and standards.

Center for Innovation & Precision Dentistry (CiPD)

Hyun (Michel) Koo, Director; Kathleen Stebe, co-Director The CiPD is bridging Penn Dental Medicine and Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences with cutting-edge research and training to accelerate the development of new solutions and devices to address unmet needs in oral health, while also recruiting the next generation of leaders in these fields.

Center for Analyzing Evolved Structures as Optimized Products (AESOP)

Shu Yang, Director The Center for Analyzing Evolved Structures as Optimized Products (AESOP): Science and Engineering for the Human Habitat is a dynamic and highly collaborative center bringing together materials scientists, chemical and biomolecular engineers, mechanical engineers, robotics engineers, systems engineers, and computer scientists with expertise in both active and real time control of materials, […]

Center for Targeted Therapeutics and Translational Nanomedicine (CT3N)

Vladimir Muzykantov and Andrew Tsourkas, co-Directors CT3N is a joint interdisciplinary venture between the Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Engineering and Applied Science, with the mission to facilitate and accelerate translational research in targeted therapeutics and nanomedicines by bringing together the many leading laboratories active in these areas at the University of […]

Center for Engineering MechanoBiology

Vivek Shenoy, Director The Center for Engineering MechanoBiology (CEMB) is a multi-institutional Science and Technology Center funded by the National Science Foundation to advance the study of mechanical forces in molecules, cells, and tissues in plants and animals. The mission of the CEMB is to create new materials, biomedical therapies, and improved agricultural technologies. Our […]

General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Lab

Mark Yim, Director; Ani Hsieh, Deputy Director The General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Lab is a truly inter-disciplinary research center at the University of Pennsylvania. Founded in 1979, the lab has grown today to be one of the premier research centers focusing on fundamental research in robotics, vision, perception, control, automation and learning.

Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter (LRSM)

Eric Stach, Director The Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter (LRSM) is the intellectual focal point of materials research at Penn. It hosts the Materials Research Science & Engineering Center (MRSEC), which consists of five Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs) plus selected seed projects. The MRSEC provides crucial support for faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and […]

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