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$1.5M grant will investigate use of robots on construction sites

11/8/2019

Robert Leicht, associate professor of architectural engineering, will lead a new $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate the use of robots on construction sites to provide needed relief for the waning workforce.

AE faculty and staff members, alumna honored with Penn State Engineering Alumni Society Awards

10/25/2019

Five representatives of the Department of Architectural Engineering (AE) have been honored with 2019 Penn State Engineering Alumni Society (PSEAS) Awards.

Architectural engineering receives grant for Research Experience for Teachers

10/15/2019

Bolstering high school students' interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, does not happen overnight. It takes time, even years, to introduce a student to the excitement of learning and real-world career opportunities in STEM.

Architectural engineering awarded grant to redesign first-year seminar

9/27/2019

First-year engineering students likely do not expect to tour and redesign Beaver Stadium, work with full-scale construction robots, or create Lego models of existing academic buildings at University Park, all within their first year on campus.

Penn State professor named founding director of Global Building Network

9/27/2019

Esther Obonyo, an associate professor in Penn State's College of Engineering, has been named director of the Global Building Network (GBN). She will be working as part of the Institutes of Energy and the Environment.

Building materials researcher joins architectural engineering

9/13/2019

Juan Pablo "JP" Gevaudan, an experimental cement chemist and current Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow, joined Penn State’s Department of Architectural Engineering on Aug. 16 as an affiliate professor.

Alumna gifts endowed scholarship to architectural engineering

8/27/2019

Architectural engineering (AE) alumna Karen (Kalenak) Sweeney has given to Penn State over the past 30 years. This year, she redoubled her generosity to establish an endowed scholarship for AE students.

Architectural engineering alumnus gives to enhance department facilities

8/16/2019

Tim Carr, an alumnus and longtime supporter of Penn State's Department of Architectural Engineering (AE), has committed $150,000 from his estate for an endowment to advance facility and equipment development and maintenance.

Research team receives grant to commercialize 3D-printed concrete system

8/14/2019

Researchers at Penn State believe that using 3D-printing technologies to transform concrete construction processes and add new capabilities may radically transform the construction industry and reduce its carbon footprint.

Sustainable buildings and lighting researcher joins architectural engineering

8/1/2019

Julian Wang, a researcher who specializes in building windows, lighting, daylighting and sustainable technologies, joined Penn State's Department of Architectural Engineering as an associate professor on June 1.

Penn State-led Global Building Network at forefront of building performance

7/30/2019

A large-scale interdisciplinary effort led by Penn State, called the Global Building Network, is underway to create high-performance buildings, which are buildings capable of achieving net-zero carbon-based energy usage while increasing occupant performance and reducing health risks.

Iavarone named College of Engineering's student marshal for summer commencement

7/29/2019

Eric Iavarone has been named the College of Engineering’s student marshal for Penn State’s summer commencement ceremony on Aug. 10.

Eberly College of Science and College of Engineering receive '52 alumnus bequest

7/18/2019

Penn State students majoring in architectural engineering or physics may soon benefit from an estate gift totaling more than $890,000. The gift from M. Dean and Jean L. Underwood will establish two scholarships, one in physics and one in architectural engineering.

Faculty members join Energy 2100 initiative as Fellows

7/16/2019

Two Penn State faculty members have been named Energy 2100 Fellows. Chris Gorski, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, specializing in environmental engineering, and James Freihaut, professor of architectural engineering, specializing in building mechanical systems, are both in the College of Engineering.

Building sustainability researcher joins architectural engineering

7/12/2019

Melika Sharifironizi, an expert in sustainability and the environmental impact of buildings and building systems, joined Penn State's Department of Architectural Engineering as assistant research professor on June 3.

Microgrids, major changes: Professor leading effort to redesign power grid

7/9/2019

When Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern seaboard in 2012, entire city skylines went completely black with the curious exception of a few small areas still emitting light, thanks to their use of combined heat and power (CHP) systems, a key component to microgrids.

Pig-Pen effect: Mixing skin oil and ozone can produce a personal pollution cloud

6/28/2019

When ozone and skin oils meet, the resulting reaction may help remove ozone from an indoor environment, but it can also produce a personal cloud of pollutants that affects indoor air quality, according to a team of researchers.

Architectural engineering students secure historic win

6/18/2019

Achieving a historic win, Penn State undergraduate students earned first place in all five core categories at the 2019 Architectural Engineering Institute Student Design Competition, including the top honor for building integration.

Building design process expert to join architectural engineering

6/17/2019

Nathan Brown, a researcher focused on improving design processes to create efficient, people-friendly buildings, will join Penn State's Department of Architectural Engineering in July 2019.

Global Faculty Fellow builds toward partnerships, impact in Africa

6/4/2019

When Esther Obonyo, associate professor of engineering design and architectural engineering at Penn State, was named the first-ever Global Faculty Fellow in Global Programs, she wasn’t sure what to expect.

Engineering professor named editor-in-chief of architectural engineering journal

5/28/2019

Ali Memari, professor of civil and architectural engineering, Bernard and Henrietta Hankin Chair in Residential Building Construction, and director of the Pennsylvania Housing Research Center at Penn State, was recently named the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Architectural Engineering (JAE), produced by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Penn State professor and Fujita Corporation team up on construction robotics lab

5/20/2019

During the summer of 1991, a young John Messner packed his bags and took his first airline flight across the Pacific to accept an information technology researcher position with Fujita Americas (formerly Fujita Research) and Fujita Corporation.

Atamturktur named Big Ten Academic Alliance Department Executive Officer Fellow for 2019-20

5/15/2019

The Big Ten Academic Alliance’s Department Executive Officers Program has gained five additional Fellows from the Penn State ranks.

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