College of Engineering welcomes two new faculty members

January 12, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Two new faculty members joined the College of Engineering at the start of the spring semester.

The faculty members are Weihua Guan, assistant professor of electrical engineering, and S. Ilgin Guler, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering.

Prior to joining Penn State, Guan was a postdoctoral research fellow at Johns Hopkins University.

His research interests include medical devices, bio-electronics, biosensors, lab-on-a-chip devices and point-of-care testing.

Guan is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, the American Physics Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

He received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China; a master's degree in microelectronics and solid-state electronics from Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China; and master of science, master of philosophy and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from Yale University.

Before coming to Penn State, Guler served as a postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zürich, Switzerland. Her work focused on empirical analysis of public transportation in Zurich.

Guler's research focuses on multi-modal urban transportation, public transportation, infrastructure management, transportation safety, statistical modeling and intelligent transportation systems.

She received her bachelor's degrees in civil engineering and industrial engineering and operations research from Bogazici University, Turkey, and her master's and doctorate degrees in civil and environmental engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

Last Updated January 12, 2015