2D layered devices can self-assemble with precision
An investigational compound developed by Penn State researchers that targets and destroys cancer cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed has been approved for phase one clinical human trials by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Penn State’s investment in its interdisciplinary research institutes, including the Materials Research Institute (MRI), has created a culture of strong collaborations across disciplines. 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. This mingling of disciplines, often called “convergence,” brings together the physical and life sciences with engineering and computation to solve the most complex problems facing society today and in the future.
Sintering entails converting a particulate compact in the form of ceramics, metals and polymers into a dense and robust solid. Generally speaking most ceramics are sintered at high temperatures, typically 50%-75% of the melting point. Using the cold sintering process, many ceramics can be densified at much lower temperatures than previously thought possible (25-300 °C). This talk will discuss the history, current understanding, opportunities and challenges of cold sintering process.
A Little Weed is a Good Thing: How a Simple Plant Can Help Provide Food, Energy, and Clean Water for 11 Billion People
There is an urgent need to develop innovative, sustainable strategies to provide food, energy, and water for our burgeoning human population. The ubiquitous and highly prolific aquatic plant, duckweed (Lemnoideae), hyperaccumulates nutrients from its environment, simultaneously cleaning water and synthesizing either starch- or protein-rich biomass that can be harvested for a range of applications, including: simple biofuels; advanced chemicals; fertilizers; fodder for meat and dairy animals; and human food. To fully realize the potential of this ecological approach and bring it to market, collaboration across a myriad of technical, economic, and social disciplines is critical – we hope you will join us!
The 2DCC-MIP is focused on advancing the synthesis of 2D materials within the context of a national user facility.
The Materials Characterization Lab (MCL) is a fully-staffed, open access, analytical research facility charged with enabling research and educating the next generation of highly qualified researchers.
Our primary goal is to support internal and external users working in computer-based simulations of materials across the various length and time scales.
Institute for Cyberscience
Every organization has different priorities and resources. Directors of the MRI facilities recognizes this and help your company leverage our labs in various ways.
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