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Four Lab Solution - An Integral Part of MRI's Strategy for Future Research Excellence

The Materials Characterization Lab
Materials Characterization Lab

Our fully-staffed, open access analytical research facility is charged with enabling research and educating the next generation of highly qualied researchers.

The Nanofabrication Lab
Nanofabrication Lab

Our staff scientists and engineers will enable users to transition fundamental research in nanomaterials to innovation-driven multicomponent integrated devices and systems.

The Materials Computation Center
Materials Computation Center

Our primary goal is to support internal and external users working in computer-based simulations of materials across the various length and time scales.

NSF MIP Materials Innovation Platform
2D Crystal Consortium (2DCC)

The 2DCC-MIP is focused on advancing the synthesis of 2D materials within the context of a national user facility.

About the 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.

Millennium Cafe

The Innovation Gateway – Your Resource for Industrial Partnership Opportunities”

Spatiotemporal Control of Tissue Regeneration

FIB specimen prep short course “Optimization of S/TEM Specimen Prep via FIB: from Alpha to Omega”

Join us to learn about infrared spectroscopy techniques for chemical analysis in one-day seminar.
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Research Penn State 2016


Registration is now open for Industry & Abstract/Poster Submissions!
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Safety Week 2016 CHAMPIONS


August eMaterials

“Ideal” Energy Storage Material for Electric Vehicles Developed

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A Low-Cost Sensor for Cystic Fibrosis Diagnosis

A Low-Cost Sensor for Cystic Fibrosis Diagnosis

Powerful Materials

Using simulations to help design and improve the materials that power our world.

Subatomic microscopy key to building new classes of materials

Subatomic microscopy key to building new classes of materials

Graphene key to two-dimensional semiconductor with extraordinary properties

Graphene key to two-dimensional semiconductor with extraordinary properties

A Device to Control “Color” of Electrons in Graphene Provides Path to Future Electronics

A Device to Control “Color” of Electrons in Graphene Provides Path to Future Electronics

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Aug 29 2016

A Device to Control “Color” of Electrons in Graphene Provides Path to Future Electronics

Aug 29 2016

Graphene key to two-dimensional semiconductor with extraordinary properties

New & Emerging Research Capabilities

Electrocaloric Materials Thermally Functional Materials
Thermally Functional Materials

Electrocaloric effect (ECE) based cooling technology

Complex metal parts made by additive manufacturing
Additive Manufacturing

"When it comes to U.S. manufacturing, we've lost our swagger, but additive manufacturing will get it back."

Materials for Humanity
Humanitarian Materials Engineering

Socially responsible engineering in the developing regions of the world

Colorized SEM image
2D & Layered Materials and Coatings

One atom-thick substrate of graphene with pristine interfaces between the two layers

High-res Image from the TEM
In Situ Characterization

Flurry of innovations in new components that can be placed inside the TEM

A SLIPS coating on a glass substrate
Bio-inspired Engineering

The bio-inspired invention, called slippery liquid-infused porous surfaces, or SLIPS

Penn State Materials Centers

2DLM

ICAT

ATOMIC

CIMP-3D

Energy Institute

HESE

CNS MRSEC

PSIEE

Institute for Cyberscience

CDP