MEAM Assistant Professor, James Pikul, has won the 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award. This award recognizes outstanding new faculty who were nominated by 3M researchers and selected based on research, experience and academic leadership. Thank you Chunjie Zhang and Ben Mac Murray for the nomination.
Min Wang and Yue Gao’s work on Computer‐Free Autonomous Navigation and Power Generation Using Electro‐Chemotaxis was selected as the Editor’s Choice article. The Editors’ Choice articles are handpicked by the editorial team of Advanced Intelligent Systems to showcase the very best that the journal has to offer. Read more about the work here.
James has been selected as a Moore Inventors Fellow. The highly competitive fellowship supports scientist-inventors who create new tools and technologies with a high potential to accelerate progress in the foundation’s areas of interest: scientific discovery, environmental conservation and patient care. The Pikul Lab will combine robotics and electrochemistry to create new energy sources. Their inventions will create a synthetic metabolism to power off-grid electronics that conserve and monitor the health of our planet.
James Pikul talks with Penn Today about Iron Man, how his energy source enables his super powers, and what it means to have an engineer superhero.