Materials Day 2020

Convergence of Materials and Life: November 10 - 11
Virtual and Free Event

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.

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

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Agenda

(subject to change)

Tuesday, November 10

 
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Keynote from Jürgen Rühe on Living Materials

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Flash Talks: Session A: Virtual version of a Poster Session
Students will have pre-recorded their talks and links to these talks will open Monday, November 9 at 8:00 a.m.
Independently (non-Zoom) browse through each research-themed areas at your leisure.  Students will be available during this time to answer questions live.

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

"Smart Buildings & 5G"
José Duarte, Stuckeman Chair in Design Innovation, Director, Stuckeman Center for Design Computing, The Pennsylvania State University

"Bio-devices"
Mary Frecker, Prof. Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University


11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. LUNCH (Zoom-free Break Time)
Virtual Tours or
MRSEC-Hosted Student Session: Recruitment and industry opportunities for advanced degree graduates

1:00 p.m. Industry-Hosted Breakout Rooms
Opportunities for faculty and students to virtually meet with various materials companies to discuss research collaborations, or general research topics of interest

Wednesday, November 11

 
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Living Materials: Center for Living Multifunctional Material Systems (LiMC2)
Opportunity for Freiburg and Penn State faculty to talk about collaboration opportunities

9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Flash Talks: Session B: Virtual version of a Poster Session
Students will have pre-recorded their talks and links to these talks will open Monday, November 9 at 8:00 a.m.
Independently (non-Zoom) browse through each research-themed areas at your leisure.  Students will be available during this time to answer questions live.

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

"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

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

"Living Materials"
Zoubeida Ounaies, Prof. Mechanical Engineering, Director of the Penn State Center for Living Multifunctional Material Systems (LiMC2), The Pennsylvania State University


11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Break

 Live State-of-the-MRI presentation 
Clive Randall, Director of the Materials Research Institute


1:00 p.m. Graduate Student Recruitment

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