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Penn Electronic Design Shop

About Us

Welcome to the Penn Electronic Design Shop at the University of Pennsylvania.  Penn EDS (Electronic Design Shop) is intended to be a resource for researchers with a need of electronic and embedded design services. The Penn EDS operates with the intention to serve as a resource, not only for the University of Pennsylvania but to the research community abroad.  Many labs over the years benefited from the electronic solutions from the Penn EDS.

At the Penn EDS we sustain the projects that were delivered over the years and we are ready to help with any future electronic/hardware-Firmware-software projects that can help researchers in the area of Electronic design, embedded systems and even product engineering management. Follow us on Twitter:

Areas of expertise:

  • Embedded systems (Firmware, Hardware/Software solutions) applied to concrete challenges in the research community.
  • Electronic design services.
  • IoT solutions for research, industrial applications and Medical device design.  
  • Consulting services in the areas of CE compliance, EMI and ESD for lab products and certain consumer electronics including non-invasive Electronic Medical Devices.
  • Sustaining and maintenance engineering for electronic products.
  • PLM (Product Life-cycle Management) In the electronic design —  We can also support Product Management from concept to final customer deployment. We have the expertise to make an electronic device a complete consumer product to be built in mass production.
  • Troubleshooting and repair of released electronic systems.


Released projects:

Over the years many electronic projects were created in this lab. Here is a brief list of project titles:

  • fMRI Scan Emulator — Brainard labs
  • High Speed Colorimeter — Brainard labs
  • 4-Channel PSIU6 Driver — Dr. Diego Contreras
  • Dual Channel Photo switch w/ Analog output — Dr. Yale E. Cohen
  • 8-Channel Feed Monitor System — Grill labs
  • Subject response time box  — Coslett labs



To support the University of Pennsylvania research community as well as external customers in applying electronic design expertise as well as embedded systems solutions to their research needs.



To become a one stop-solution for embedded systems solutions and electronic design for the research community in the University of Pennsylvania and abroad, delivering solutions with quality at a reasonable cost and competitive with any custom solutions out there.

Research Resource Identifier (RRID)

Our RRID is RRID:SCR_021107.  Please cite us using this identifier when publishing your results.


Vincent Lau

Director, Penn Electronic Design Shop




3720 Walnut Street  – Solomon Lab Bldg.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6241


Links and Resources

  1. Penn Electronic Design Shop institution webpage
  2. About the Design Shop
  3. Design Shop Resources
  4. Design Shop Projects


Name Role Phone Email Location
Vincent Lau
Solomon Lab Building, 3720 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104-6241 University of Pennsylvania
Penn EDS
Penn Electronic Design Shop
Solomon Lab Building, 3720 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104-6241 University of Pennsylvania