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MRI provides leadership both at Penn State and in the materials community worldwide, coordinating materials-related activities, maintaining core and shared facilities, training students, and fostering collegial exchanges of expertise.
Bernd Kabius has an intimate knowledge of the new transmission electron microscope recently acquired by the Materials Research Institute. He helped create it. More specifically, he was part of the team that developed the double aberration corrected TEM, an instrument similar to the new FEI Titan housed in a quiet lab.
The Millennium Café is a weekly dialogue catalyzed by coffee, snacks and two diverse research presentations (<10 min) involving students, faculty, and staff. The Café is free for students, faculty, staff, and the public.
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Every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.
July 22, 2014:
A Novel Calorimetric Approach for the Rational Design of Supported Catalytic Systems
Megan Strayer | Mallouk Group
Research Challenges and Opportunities in Additive Manufacturing of Metals
Todd Palmer | Materials Science & Engineering
May 14, 2014 - A device created by electrical engineers at Penn State uses a thin film of VO2 on a titanium dioxide substrate to create an oscillating switch.
Researchers at Penn State and Shinshu University in Japan have developed a simple, scalable method of making graphene oxide (GO) fibers that are strong, stretchable and can be easily scrolled into yarns with strengths approaching that of Kevlar.
Focus on Materials is the research bulletin of the Materials Research Institute and the faculty, students, and industrial partners engaged in materials research at Penn State. In this publication, you will find a range of informative stories on developments in electronic, optical and bio/medical materials, as well as energy, nanotechnology, and the environment.