Materials Research Institute (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.
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The Millennium Café is a weekly dialogue catalyzed by coffee, snacks and two diverse research presentations.
At Penn State's Materials Research Institute, a new dedicated research building, the Millennium Science Complex, brings together the labs, instruments, and faculty experts to pioneer innovations in materials research.Watch the video...
Materials of all kinds, but especially nanomaterials, are being exploited for image enhancement, drug delivery, wound healing, electronic/photonic/fluidic devices for diagnosis and therapy, and regenerative medicine.
A strong group of faculty researchers are working across boundaries to solve important scientific and societal problems in five broad areas of interdisciplinary materials research.
Polymer research crosses many disciplinary boundaries, including chemistry, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, materials science, bioengineering, and medicine.
View how Jim Adair and his team at Penn State are tansforming the way we treat and detect cancer through their nanoscience research with a new drug delivery and imaging system utilizing nanojackets.
At Penn State, nearly one hundred research groups are engaged in high-impact science and engineering at the nanoscale. Penn State is one of only 14 university members of the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN).
Three closely related ideas with different names make up one of the fastest growing fields in science and engineering.
Researchers report progress on deformable, thin, light-weight mirror segments for the proposed SMART-X mission, a space-based X-ray telescope with 30 times the effective light-capturing area as the Chandra X-ray Observatory.
Microencapsulation produces uniform drug release vehicle.
At Penn State, faculty in electrical and mechanical engineering and their graduate students have spent the past two years working at an even smaller scale than a nano air vehicle (NAV), called the pico air vehicle (PAV), based on insect flight.
By creating several variations of membranes and studying them under similar conditions, the research team can predict the most optimal structure in an active and stable fuel cell.
At Penn State, we have faculty whose primary focus is metals, ceramics, glass, powder processing, laser welding, microwave processing, mechanical testing, materials characterization, modeling and simulation.
New and still largely theoretical areas of research active at Penn State include plasmonics, spintronics, and metamaterials.
The Titan³ has a high speed remote control which removes even the operator from the instrument environment, a change that will be welcomed by most operators.
At Penn State, many researchers have the support of both their academic departments and the university-wide institutes, such as MRI. By encouraging crosscutting research, MRI and its sister institutes open up traditional silos of knowledge to the stimulus of other viewpoints and new ideas.
Penn State faculty members who are taking inspiration from the plant and animal world, as well as the human body, to create new materials.
MRI coordinates, administers, and supports several state-of-the-art characterization, fabrication and research facilities at Penn State that provide research services and lab access to anyone interested in research and development, including students, faculty, other universities, and industry. User Research Facilities Infomation...