Engineering Health

The Center for Precision Engineering for Health (CPE4H)

As part of a $100 million investment to develop new laboratories and hire new faculty, the Center for Precision Engineering for Health, or CPE4H, will enable Penn Engineers to develop technologies that will fight future pandemics, cure incurable diseases and extend healthy life spans around the world. Areas of research include customizable biomaterials, active implantable MEMS devices and novel delivery mechanisms for individualized diagnostics, treatments and therapies.


Daniel A. Hammer, Alfred G. and Meta A. Ennis Professor in Penn Engineering’s Departments of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is CPE4H’s inaugural director.  In addition to strengthening ties with the Perelman School of Medicine and Penn’s other health schools, Hammer is recruiting a core faculty with expertise in drug delivery vehicles, biomimicry, responsive biodevices, and microelectromechanical systems.