2022 Materials Day

Materials Day 2022

October 20-21, 2022: Registration coming later in July

Please save October 20 and 21 for Materials Day 2022, the annual marquee event for materials-related interdisciplinary science and engineering at Penn State. Held by the Materials Research Institute, this year’s event theme is "Materials Impacting Society." Breakout sessions and topics will address a perennial issue in university research: Researchers translating their discoveries in the lab to a point that they can be transitioned into the marketplace where they can benefit society.

Materials Day will be an in-person conference this year. The event will feature poster sessions and keynote addresses at University Park’s HUB-Robeson Center on October 20, followed by a reception at the Millennium Science Complex. This year’s Materials Day keynotes will be John Mauro, Penn State professor of materials science and engineering, and Dan Hayes, professor of biomedical engineering. October 21 will feature a variety of breakout sessions by Penn State faculty and industry leaders at the Millennium Science Complex.

The Materials Day Planning Committee anticipates that the informative sessions and many opportunities for networking among industry, government and Penn State attendees will be a launchpad for future collaborations. We look forward to seeing you in October, and please stay tuned to this space for future updates such as program details and registration information, including attendee fees. Registration will open in mid-July.


Keynote Speakers

John Mauro

"History of Glass"

Dan Hayes

"Regenerative Medicine"

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University

Research Interests

Dr. Mauro is currently a world-recognized expert in fundamental and applied glass science, statistical mechanics, computational and condensed matter physics, thermodynamics, and the topology of disordered networks. He is the author of over 290 peer-reviewed publications and has given over 300 presentations at international conferences and seminars. His publications have been cited over 12,000 times, with an h-index of 51. Dr. Mauro has 58 granted U.S. patents and an additional ~20 patents pending. Dr. Mauro is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the American Ceramic Society, and the Society of Glass Technology. He is winner of the Penn State Faculty Scholar Medal.

Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Graduate Programs
The Pennsylvania State University

Research Interests

Daniel (Dan) Hayes is a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. His research focuses on advanced biomaterials engineering for applications ranging from regenerative medicine to lab-on-a-chip technologies. The research efforts in these areas are materials centered with an emphasis on nanomaterials, macromolecules, and composite structures. He is a cofounder of NanoHorizons Inc. and Osteosynth LLC. Current focal areas include tissue engineering, orthopedic materials, drug delivery, and in vivo diagnostics.


Please note:
Event details are subject to change without notice.
Given any future University COVID-19 protocols, these locations are subject to change.