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Dr. Vanessa Z. Chan

Dr. Vanessa Z. Chan

Dr. Vanessa Z. Chan

Undergraduate Chair, Materials Science and Engineering

University of Pennsylvania, School of Engineering


Dr. Vanessa Z Chan is an Entrepreneur, Board Member, Angel Investor, Keynote Speaker and Educator. She is the Undergraduate Chair of MSE at the University of Pennsylvania where she is transforming engineering education by integrating real world skills into the curriculum. Prior to Penn she was a McKinsey & Company partner and an entrepreneur who sold her invention on QVC. Her approach to innovation can be seen at her very well received Penn Commencement speech at www.failingislikefarting.com