Nanoscale Characterization Facility
The Singh Center’s Nanoscale Characterization Facility (NCF) is a full-service center equipped with a wide range of state-of-the-art instrumentation for materials analysis. Nanoscale characterization of polymers, ceramics, composites, metals, electronics, and thin films is conducted using scanning, transmission, and scanning-transmission electron microscopes, atomic force microscopes, and ion scattering techniques. A wide range of specimen preparation […]
Scanning and Local Probe Facility
The Singh Center’s Scanning and Local Probe Facility is a unique lab that serves as an incubator for new probes of nanostructure behavior and associated instrumentation development. It is equipped with a suite of nine advanced scanning probe systems, opto-electronic/transport tools, and optical probes operating in fluid, ambient, or vacuum environments. The Facility is currently […]
SIG Center for Computer Graphics
The SIG Center for Computer Graphics is the result of a gift from The Susquehanna International Group, LLP, better known as SIG. This gift, combined with other generous donations, has resulted in facilities supporting the CG@Penn programs. The center contains the H. Stone Animation Studio, which hosts a large capture area (25 ft by 11 […]
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 […]
Penn Center for Health, Devices and Technology (Penn Health-Tech)
Katherine Reuther, Executive Director The Penn Health-Tech mission is to foster novel medical-device ideas based on basic science and technology developed at the University of Pennsylvania, facilitate the development of medical devices and healthcare technology, and provide education and research opportunities to next-generation medical device innovators.
Penn Center for Molecular Discovery (PCMD)
Scott Diamond, Director The Penn Center for Molecular Discovery (PCMD) is a multi-disciplinary center that screens small molecules from around the world in search of new, potentially useful biologically effective agents. The Penn Center for Molecular Discovery is housed within the Institute for Medicine and Engineering.