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3D printing affordable, sustainable and resilient housing in Alaska

2/26/2024

Alaska needs an estimated 27,500 new housing units over the next 10 years to alleviate overcrowding and unsanitary conditions, according to the Alaska Housing Foundation Corporation. A Penn State interdisciplinary team that includes researchers from the College of Engineering is looking to alleviate some of that stress with a $376,000 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant.

Alp Durmus selected as member of lighting industry’s 40 Under 40

2/5/2024

Alp Durmus, assistant professor of architectural engineering at Penn State, was selected as a member of the 2023 group of 40 Under 40.

EarthTalks: Obonyo to discuss sustainable and resilient buildings, Jan. 22

1/17/2024

Esther Obonyo, associate professor of engineering design and architectural engineering, and director of the Global Building Network, will give the talk, “Building SURE (Sustainable and Resilient) Communities,” at 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 22.

BR+A establishes architectural engineering memorial scholarship

1/8/2024

The legacy of Eugene "Gene" Bard, a 1968 alumnus of Penn State architectural engineering, will live on through a new scholarship, established in his memory by BR+A Consulting Engineers.

William Bahnfleth wins Editor’s Choice Award at Climate Control Awards 2023

1/8/2024

William Bahnfleth, professor of architectural engineering at Penn State, won the Editor’s Choice Award at the 13th annual Climate Control Awards. Bahnfleth was honored for his stewardship in the drafting of the recently released ASHRAE Standard 241.

$1M NSF grant funds project to prepare autistic students for careers in AI

12/20/2023

Richard Kubina, professor of special education, is part of a team that is leading a project to provide career opportunities for science, technology, engineering and math students on the autism spectrum. Somayeh Asadi, associate professor of architectural engineering in the Penn State College of Engineering is also involved in the project.

Engineering alumni society recognizes awardee’s outstanding contributions

11/20/2023

At its annual awards ceremony, the Penn State Engineering Alumni Society (PSEAS) recognized engineering faculty, staff and alumni members for outstanding teaching, research, advising and service.

Engineering student selected as 'future leader' by national building society

11/8/2023

Zahra Ghorbani, a doctoral candidate in architectural engineering at Penn State, was selected to receive the Future Leaders Award from the National Institute of Building Sciences.

Engineering graduate students recognized with University fellowships

10/5/2023

The Graduate School at Penn State recognized 114 students as recipients of the 2023-24 University Graduate Fellowships and Distinguished Graduate Fellowships, including 22 students from the College of Engineering.

Former DuPont Laureate Theresa Weston highlights innovation in Hankin Lecture

10/4/2023

Theresa Weston, founder of The Holt Weston Consultancy and a building science research professional specializing in the durability and energy efficiency of buildings, will deliver the 2023 Hankin Distinguished Lecture on November 1 at 4 p.m.

Setting a breathable standard: Q&A with architectural engineer William Bahnfleth

7/28/2023

Led by William Bahnfleth, professor of architectural engineering, the American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) approved Standard 241, which establishes minimum requirements for building owners, operators and professionals to improve indoor air quality and reduce the risk of disease transmission through infectious aerosols. Bahfleth explained the new standard in a Q&A.

Penn State announces faculty recipients of 2023-24 U.S. Fulbright Scholar awards

7/17/2023

Two faculty in the Penn State College of Engineering have received Fulbright Scholar Awards for the 2023-24 academic year, according to the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

Engineering graduate student selected as ‘rising star’ in cyber-physical systems

7/10/2023

Zahra Ghorbani, an architectural engineering doctoral candidate, was one of 34 people selected nationally to participate in the 2023 Cyber-Physical Systems Rising Stars Workshop, held in May at the University of Virginia and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Beyond buildings: Architectural engineers work to preserve heritage

7/7/2023

Joe Kallas, a doctoral candidate in the Penn State Department of Architectural Engineering, led an emergency mission to document historic structures damaged in an explosion in Beirut in 2020. He has now partnered with Rebecca Napolitano, assistant professor of architectural engineering at Penn State, to present the Beirut blast as a case study demonstrating how image-based 3D modeling can serve as a prioritization tool to inform disaster recovery decision making in the Journal of Cultural Heritage.

William Bahnfleth honored with international society service award

6/26/2023

William Bahnfleth, professor of architectural engineering, received the Andrew T. Boggs Service Award from ASHRAE, formerly the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, on June 24 at the society’s annual conference in Tampa, Florida.

Center for Socially Responsible AI awards Big Ideas Grants to five projects

6/20/2023

The Penn State Center for Socially Responsible Artificial Intelligence awarded more than $212,000 to advance five interdisciplinary research projects as part of its Big Ideas Grant program.

Media mention: ‘The New War on Bad Air’

6/17/2023

William Bahnfleth, professor of architectural engineering, was quoted in an article in The New York Times on building ventilation as it pertains to public health generally and infectious disease in particular.

Media mention: ‘Midwesterners are seeing smoke again, NY is next: How you can prepare your home’

6/14/2023

William Bahnfleth, professor of architectural engineering at Penn State, was quoted in an article on how to prepare homes for poor air quality caused by wildfire smoke.

College of Engineering recognizes 2023 Early Career Award recipients

6/12/2023

The Penn State College of Engineering will recognize 10 alumni with the Early Career Award for their achievements and demonstrated commitment to their professions, communities and Penn State at a ceremony on June 16 at University Park.

Registration open for architectural lighting design summer camp

5/31/2023

The Penn State Department of Architectural Engineering and Project CANDLE, which stands for Creating an Alliance to Nurture Design in Lighting Education, have joined up to host Camp CANDLE. The four-night overnight camp at University Park will take place July 4–7 for high school students interested in architectural lighting.

Claris Design+Build establishes architectural engineering professorship

5/4/2023

Architectural engineering alumnus Phil Clark and his company, Claris Design+Build, are establishing the Claris Construction Early Career Professorship in Architectural Engineering at Penn State.

Multidisciplinary studio course reaches new collaborative heights

5/3/2023

The CoLab, an upper-level architecture, architectural engineering and landscape architecture studio course, combines six disciplines in one studio experience where students learn from industry professionals.

Inaugural recipient of engineering career development professorship named

4/27/2023

Greg Pavlak, assistant professor of architectural engineering in Penn State’s College of Engineering (AE), was named the first recipient of the Gifford H. Albright Career Development Professorship in Architectural Engineering, established in honor of the first head of the AE department.

College of Engineering names student marshals for spring 2023 commencement

4/25/2023

The Penn State College of Engineering has named its student marshals for the spring 2023 commencement ceremony. One student is selected to represent each of the 14 majors associated with the college and the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program.

Engineering graduate students earn prizes at 2023 Graduate Exhibition

4/11/2023

Seven Penn State engineering graduate students earned first-, second- or third-place prizes at the 2023 Graduate Exhibition, held March 20-24 on the University Park campus and online.

Richard Mistrick named recipient of 2023 Graduate Faculty Teaching Award

4/11/2023

Richard Mistrick, associate professor and chief curricular officer of architectural engineering in the Penn State College of Engineering, has received the 2023 Graduate Faculty Teaching Award.

Ryan Solnosky receives 2023 Teaching and Learning with Technology Impact Award

4/11/2023

Ryan Solnosky, associate teaching professor of architectural engineering at Penn State, is the recipient of the 2023 Teaching and Learning with Technology Impact Award.

Penn State researchers explore sustainable, structural strength in devastated communities

4/10/2023

Structural engineering researchers complete hands-on research in Mayfield, Kentucky, surveying homes without roofs in the almost-immediate aftermath of a tornado.

Eye tracking during building inspections provides insight on how experts think

3/28/2023

After a building failure due to natural disasters or poor structural design, safety inspectors must enter a structure to assess the damage before occupants can return. Researchers in the Penn State Department of Architectural Engineering studied how building inspectors make their safety assessments by analyzing their gaze patterns with eye-tracking software.

NSF grant funds the development of construction robotics training

3/17/2023

Houtan Jebelli, assistant professor of architectural engineering, will use a three-year, $600,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop a virtual-reality based training environment for working with construction robots.

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