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Advanced materials are fundamental to the technologies of the future, enabling economic progress, energy security, national defense, and human health and well-being. Join the Penn State materials community this October for Materials Day to find out the latest progress in designing, synthesizing, and testing new materials and devices from Penn State students, faculty researchers, and distinguished industry leaders.
Every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: The Millennium Café is a weekly dialogue catalyzed by coffee, snacks and two diverse research presentations (<10 min) involving students, faculty, and staff. This is an opportunity to spend time "outside the box" developing new ideas and leveraging the collective expertise of the group to innovate.
Different courses will be offered this spring and summer that will review instrument design, experimental and method development considerations, and other basic methods used for characterizing materials. Come and see if one of these workshops is right for you!
The Distinguished Lecture Series highlights world-class researchers in nanobiology, biomaterials, biosensors, biophotonics, microfluidics, molecular imaging and biomolecular engineering. The talks are intended to stimulate new activities at the life science-materials science interface and will be of interest to students and faculty engaged in interdisciplinary research in any science and engineering discipline. It is being jointly sponsored by the Materials Research Institute and the Huck Institutes for the Life Sciences.
There is now a daily stream of "beyond graphene" research publications – many of which are in journals of highest impact factors – addressing a broad range of experimental and theoretical materials-related topics including synthesis, characterization, integration, and devices. To enhance synergy within the community and build toward a strong future in 2D crystal science and technology, the Center for 2D and Layered Materials at Penn State University will be hosting a workshop on April 1-2, 2014 entitled "Graphene and Beyond: From Atoms to Applications."
This workshop is a modular and open-source suite widely used in the investigation of the properties of man-made and natural materials, taking explicitly into account the electronic structure.
Developers of the package, led by the Professors Stefano Baroni and Paolo Giannozzi will present the theory behind the codes and train the participants on how to use them for different applications. Participants would be able to present a poster of their own work during the workshop.