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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.
This summer, senior at Goucher College in Baltimore Phoebe Yeoh spent ten weeks finding out what it would be like to work in a large research group like that of Professor Susan Trolier-McKinstry's on a project that may someday take her research into space.
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.
Beyond the Bench: Developing Leadership Skills You Never Realized You Needed
Nikki Shariat & Ed Dudley | Food Science
Additive Manufacturing – Welding in the Digital Age
Tarasankar DebRoy | Materials Science & Engineering
Researchers at Penn State have demonstrated an acoustofluidic pump powered by a piezoelectric transducer about the size of a quarter. This reliable, inexpensive, programmable pump is a crucial feature for lab-on-a-chip devices.
September 4, 2014 - Arun Thathachary, a Ph.D. student in Penn State’s Electrical Engineering Department, spends his days and sometimes nights in the cleanroom of the Materials Research Institute’s Nanofabrication Laboratory trying to make innovative transistor devices out of materials other than the standard semiconductor silicon that will allow higher performance using less power.
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.