Vikram Eswar named Penn State College of Engineering student marshal


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Vikram Eswar will serve as the student marshal for the Penn State College of Engineering summer commencement ceremony at University Park on Saturday, August 13.                            

He will receive a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering. 

Eswar has chosen Cheng Dong, Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering and head of the biomedical engineering department, to be his faculty escort.

College of Engineering student marshals are selected for their outstanding academic achievement and contributions to engineering student life.

Eswar is the son of Gandhi and Seetha Eswaramoorthy of Kennett Square. He is a 2012 graduate of Unionville High School.

A Schreyer Scholar, Eswar completed an honors thesis titled “Melanoma Extravasation Through the Endothelium Affects Focal Adhesion Disassembly.” He also participated in undergraduate research aimed to develop new treatments methods to target pancreatic cancer—an initiative supported by the Penn State College of Engineering Senior Design program in which his team was awarded the Design Excellence Award.

In addition, he was awarded a research grant from the Schreyer Honors College and recognized eight times on the Penn State Dean’s List for his scholastic accomplishments. 

Eswar’s extracurricular activities included Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society; THON, where he served as a Rules and Regulations committee member (2012-2015) and OPPerations committee member (2015-2016); Penn State Eco-Reps (2012-2013); and a patient floor volunteer at Mount Nittany Medical Center (2015-2016). He also served as a teaching assistant in the physiology laboratory from 2013 to 2016.

In addition to his on-campus studies, Eswar completed a strategic initiatives internship with Anesthesia Services, P.A., the largest anesthesia group in Delaware and one of the largest anesthesia practices in the country.

Following graduation, he plans to work at the Pennsylvania Oral Surgery Center in Philadelphia as a sterilization technician.


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Mindy Krause



The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the undergraduate major in biomedical engineering, and is a part of the university-wide Intercollege Graduate Degree Program, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

205 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614