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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.
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.
Safe Handling of Compressed Gases
Tom DeWire | Airgas Specialty and Medical Gases
A Novel System for Genetic Modification of Lignin in Biomass and Forage Crops for Enhanced Digestibility
Ming Tien | Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
John Carlson | Department of Ecosystem Science and Management and Department of Plant Science
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.
Tak-Sing Wong, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and head of Penn State’s Laboratory for Nature-Inspired Engineering, has been selected as one of the world’s top Innovators Under 35 by MIT Technology Review.
June 23, 2014 - The discovery of a new material combination that could lead to a more efficient approach to computer memory and logic will be described in the journal Nature on July 24, 2014.
"This is a really exciting development for the field because it is the first promising indication that we actually may be able to build a practical technology with these topological insulator materials, which many condensed-matter physicists have been studying with spintronics applications as the motivation," said co-principal-investigator Nitin Samarth.
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.