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By discovering a way to combine lithium salts with ceramics, researchers in the Penn State College of Engineering and the Penn State Materials Research Institute may have created a new class of materials for longer-lasting batteries. According to researchers, the composite nature of the batteries could make recycling easier, reducing landfill waste.
Every scientific discovery has one thing in common: It started with a question. But, as Penn State materials scientist Jeffrey Catchmark will attest, sometimes the most ingenious answers come from questions you didn’t even know to ask.
Catchmark is developing new biomaterials by manipulating compounds found in nature. His research with biomaterials began with a single question: Is there an eco-friendly alternative to styrofoam?
The Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) program has a wide range of projects spanning agriculture economics, irrigation, biofuels, low cost diagnostics, and security. I will make a case for humanitarian engineering as a motive for and application of your research, as well as a means to bring additional resources to your lab, recruit broader-minded students, and positively impact humanity. HESE is interested in developing new partnerships on campus that truly broaden research impacts. The recently announced Materials that Matter at the Human Level program could be a great opportunity to jumpstart a collaboration.
“Shielding the Microbiome During Antibiotic Therapy”
The spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria threatens our ability to treat infections and poses a major threat to public health. This presentation describes new strategies that protect the patient’s microbiome during antibiotic therapy to reduce the spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria. We are looking for collaborators to help develop and test materials that inhibit antibiotics in the gut.
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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.
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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