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Plants for Food, Fiber, and Fuels: Adventures of a Plant Scientist in the College of Agriculture
Mark Guiltinan | Plant Science
Self-Assembly and Cellular Compartments
Dan Dewey | Keating Group
The Materials Research Society (MRS) has named Long-Qing Chen the recipient of its Materials Theory Award for his "pioneering work in the development of the phase-field method and its applications in the computational modeling of mesoscale structures and their dynamics in inhomogeneous materials."
December 2, 2014 - With two thousand years of experience in steelmaking, it would seem all there is to know about steel would already be known. But for Allison Beese, McFarlane Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, the secret world of steel is still unfolding.
September 2014 - Tungsten disulfide (orange) and molybdenum disulfide (blue) molecules self assemble into either single- or multiple-layer materials, depending on growth temperature.
Summer 2014 Issue:
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.