Help Desk

HOURS:
If you have any questions during Materials Day, please join the Zoom Help Desk link or call/text the number listed below.
Tues., Nov 10 - 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
Wed., Nov. 11 - 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
Zoom HELP DESK link
(Meeting ID: 93444080530)
717-994-2508

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Materials Day 2020

November 10 - 11 : Virtual and Free Event

Zoom links can be found under each session time. The passcode is in an email you received from mri@psu.edu.


(subject to change)

Tuesday, November 10

   

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. ET
Zoom Webinar
(Meeting Room: 93063294167)

 

Living Materials Keynote: Tailor-made Surfaces for the Generation of Novel Bioinspired Metamaterials - from Biochips to Hairy Surfaces
Jürgen Rühe, Director of the Department of Microsystems Engineering and the founding director of the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies


9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. ET
Zoom Webinar
(Meeting Room: 95784526688)
  NSF Program Keynote: Advanced Manufacturing Program & the NSF-DFG Collaboration in Advanced Manufacturing
Dr. Khershed P. Cooper - NSF Program Director for Division of Civil, Mechanical & Manufacturing Innovation

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. ET   Flash Talks Q&A Session A: Virtual version of a Poster Session
Zoom Meeting
(Meeting Room: 99071767110)
 

Materials Characterization I
Sintu Rongpipi, Ryan Fair, Sean Gullette, Jeff Shallenberger, Jennifer Gray, Maxwell Wetherington
Materials Characterization II
Leixin Miao, Xiaoshi Zhang, Ekaterina Bazilevskaya & Yun Yang, Trevor Clark, Si Athena Chen
Materials Characterization III
Beth Last, Sandra Ike, Nichole Wonderling, Wesley Auker
Computer Simulation and Modeling I
Yichun Tang, Mihir Parekh, Shyam Deo, Rupesh Ramchandra Yadav, Asim Noor Elahi
Computer Simulation and Modeling II
Saeed Almishal, Daniel Giraldo Guzmán, Kathleen Krist, Keren Zhou, Panwei Jiang

   

Presenters will have pre-recorded their talks and links to these talks will open Friday, November 6 at 8:00 a.m. and remain available through the end of the conference.  Independently browse through research-themed areas at your leisure between Friday, November 6 and the time this session begins. 
Presenters will be available during this time to answer questions live.


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET   Breakout Sessions
Zoom Webinar
(Meeting Room: 94370367724)
 

"Smart Buildings & 5G"
José Duarte, Prof. of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Stuckeman Chair in Design Innovation, Director, Stuckeman Center for Design Computing, The Pennsylvania State University

Zoom Webinar
(Meeting Room: 93786387035)
 

"Bio-devices for Infection Prevention, Detection, and Treatment"
Mary Frecker, Prof. Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University


12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET   LUNCH (Zoom-free Break Time)
Zoom Meeting
(Meeting Room: 93074462126)
  Virtual Tours
 
Zoom Meeting
(Meeting Room: 99374296945)
 

MRSEC-Hosted Industry Career Information Session​: Recruitment insights into job opportunities in industry for applicants with advanced degrees.


1:30 p.m. ET
Zoom Meeting
(Meeting Room: 92106363072)
 

Industry-Hosted Breakout Rooms
Opportunities for PSU faculty and staff to virtually meet with various materials companies to discuss research collaborations, or general research topics of interest. This session is only open to PSU-affilated researchers and invited companies who received a Zoom password for this session (for help accessing this session, please visit our Help Desk).


Wednesday, November 11

   

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. ET
Zoom Webinar
(Meeting Room: 98193054870)

 

Welcome & Intro to Day 2 of Materials Day
Lora Weiss, Senior Vice President for Research, The Pennsyvania State University

8:05 a.m. - Living Materials: Center for Living Multifunctional Material Systems (LiMC2)
Zoubeida Ounaies, Prof. Mechanical Engineering, Director of the Penn State Center for Living Multifunctional Material Systems (LiMC2), The Pennsylvania State University


9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. ET   Flash Talks Q&A Session B: Virtual version of a Poster Session
Zoom Meeting
(Meeting Room: 98127874629)
 

Electronic/Photonic Materials and Devices I
Xin Chen, Xiaoyue Zhao, Anushka Bansal, Amal Badri, Sina Soleymani
Electronic/Photonic Materials and Devices II
Javier Mena Garcia, Yao Duan, Ama Agyapong, Shuhua Shan, Thomas Mc Knight
Humanitarian
Amnah Alqenaee, Alex Castonguay, Aditi Arya, Lin Wang

Presenters will have pre-recorded their talks and links to these talks will open Friday, November 6 at 8:00 a.m. and remain available through the end of the conference.  Independently browse through research-themed areas at your leisure between Friday, November 6 and the time this session begins. 
Presenters will be available during this time to answer questions live.

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. ET   Flash Talks Q&A Session C: Virtual version of a Poster Session
Zoom Meeting
(Meeting Room: 93142359815)
 

Nanomaterials and Nano- and Microfabrication I
William Drawl, Guy Lavalle, Leonardo Dominguez Rubio, Albanie Hendrickson-Stives, Tanushree Choudhury, Jacob LaNasa, Tatiana Kuznetsova
Nanomaterials and Nano- and Microfabrication II
Albert Darling, Caleb Meredith, Cequn Li, Lin Wang, Chad Eichfeld, Kathleen Gehoski
Materials Processing and Manufacturing I
Lachlan Peeke, Akshay Gharpure, Michele Fromel, Dashiell Papula, Ian Wietecha-Reiman, Haoyue Zhu, Sean Gullette
Materials Processing and Manufacturing II
Briana Laubacker, Zane Grady, Yifan Xu, Derek Shaffer, Travis Peters, Sinan Dursun
Materials Processing and Manufacturing III
Negar Ashrafi, Sun Hwi Bang, William White, Mustafa Rifat, Arnaud Ndayishimiye
Materials Processing and Manufacturing IV
Denise Widdowson, Tobias Mahan, Selda Nayir, Kosuke Tsuji, Zachary Koroneos 
Biomaterials and Medical Devices
Sujata Khandare, Liang-Kai Chu, Dingbowen Wang, Lindsey Goodnight, Chen Zhou

Presenters will have pre-recorded their talks and links to these talks will open Friday, November 6 at 8:00 a.m. and remain available through the end of the conference.  Independently browse through research-themed areas at your leisure between Friday, November 6 and the time this session begins. 
Presenters will be available during this time to answer questions live.


10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET   Breakout Sessions
Zoom Webinar
(Meeting Room: 93550370654)
 

"Additive Manufacturing of Electronic Materials and Metals"
Michael Hickner, Prof. Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Associate Director of the Materials Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University

Zoom Webinar
(Meeting Room: 92008073268)
 

"Living Biomaterials: directed synthesis and application to diagnostics"
Tak Sing Wong, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biomechanical Engineering, Wormley Early Career Professor, The Pennsylvania State University


12:00 p.m. ET   Lunch Break - grab your lunch and watch Clive Randall's presentation

12:20 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
Zoom Webinar
(Meeting Room: 97634735789)

 

 Live Presentation: State of the Materials Research Institute
Clive Randall, Director of the Materials Research Institute


1:30 p.m. ET
Zoom Meeting
(Meeting Room: 99026078776)
 

Prospective Graduate Student Recruitment Breakout Rooms (intended for undergraduate students)
These Breakout Rooms will encourage graduating seniors to attend Penn State graduate school in a materials-related field.


For more information about Living Materials at Penn State, two press releases are available:

Penn State, University of Freiburg living materials partnership begins virtually
Zoubeida Ounaies named director of Penn State Center for Living Material Systems
Penn State partners with University of Freiburg on center for living materials

Important Deadlines

Abstracts for Flash Talks: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2020
Upload Recorded Flash Talks: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2020


Register HERE!

This year's Materials Day will be highlighted by the theme The Convergence of Materials and Life. Materials and devices on and inside the body will lead to better diagnostics, monitoring, and therapy. Join us virtually for a unique and informative Materials Day experience.

Out of an abundance of caution, we will be holding our annual Materials Day via Zoom. The event is free, but registration is still required. Please be sure to download and/or update to the latest Zoom app to your computer prior to the date.

In lieu of the usual poster session, students and technical staff will offer prerecorded Flash Talks are now available (browse all categories listed to the left). The presenters will be available for Q&A sessions at regular times during the two days of Materials Day. We urge you to attend live Q&A sessions to interact with the presenters.

Contact Information

For registration questions contact:
Donna Lucas
dzm4@psu.edu
717-994-2508

For program questions contact:
Dave Fecko
dlf5023@psu.edu
814-865-6691

For Flash Talk questions contact:
Jennifer McCann
jmm96@psu.edu
814-867-4173

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