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Keynote Speaker

Pasteur's Quadrant in the Twenty-First Century: Why We Need to Rediscover Fundamental Research

William Easterling, Dean, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

Abstract:  Differences between fundamental or basic and applied research are often difficult to distinguish clearly.  In its purest form, fundamental research is performed without thought of practical application; its conduct provides general knowledge about nature and its laws. The function of applied research is to provide complete answers to practical problems, often using an amalgam of fundamental knowledge.  For example, the fundamental principles of nuclear magnetic resonance were developed by I. Rabi at Columbia University in the mid-1930s, but it took 40 years for them to be applied by P. Lauterbur at SUNY-Stony Brook in the first magnetic resonance image of a human in 1977.  But Donald Stokes in his book Pasteur’s Quadrant argues that the fundamental-applied research dichotomy is not helpful because “fundamental” discoveries often emerge from “applied” or even “developmental” activities.  Pasteur’s Quadrant allows for all combinations of research to yield both fundamental and practical knowledge.  That has become the dominant model of US research policy.  Vannevar Bush argued in his influential report to President Franklin Roosevelt, Science, the Endless Frontier, “there is a perverse law governing research…that applied research drives out pure (basic) research.”   I assert that pure fundamental research, Pasteur’s Quadrant apart, has an important place in our lives and there are signs that in the US we have lost our way in the promotion of fundamental, especially high-risk, research in all of our sciences.  It is time to retake the high ground.

Bio:    Dr. William E. Easterling III is the dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and professor of geography and earth system science at Penn State University.  Dr. Easterling was trained as an economic geographer and climatologist and holds three degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Dr. Easterling has held posts at the Illinois State Water Survey, Resources for the Future, Inc., and the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Dr. Easterling joined Penn State in 1997 as an associate professor of geography and a faculty affiliate in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ Earth and Environmental Systems Institute.  Before his appointment as dean in July 2007, he served as the founding director of the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment from 2001 to 2007. He is an internationally recognized expert on how climate change will likely affect the Earth's food supply and was nominated by the White House to serve as a convening lead author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report’s Chapter on Food, Fibre, Forestry, and Fisheries. The authors of the IPCC Assessment Report were co-awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former Vice President Al Gore. In 2009, Dr. Easterling was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has authored more than 80 refereed scientific publications in the area of food and climate, and testified before the House Committee on Science and Technology on climate change. Dr. Easterling has chaired or served on numerous international and national committees, including those of the United Nations, National Research Council, National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, and many other federal agencies.

Invited Speakers

The Social and Behavioral Sciences at Penn State: Addressing Critical Human and Social Problems in a Rapidly Changing World

Susan McHale, Director, Social Science Research Institute

Abstract:  Research in the social and behavioral sciences ranges from studies of large-scale social forces, including socio-economic, political, and socio-cultural influences, to dynamics in smaller group settings such as work organizations, schools, and families. It also encompasses research on behavior--from overt actions to underlying psychological processes such as cognitive, emotional, and motivational functioning.  And, there is an emphasis on the role of human behavior in adapting to change, in resilience in the face of challenge, and in effecting change--in the self as well as in individuals’ larger social and physical environments. In these ways, social science research extends from the genome to the globe, and its impacts range from the development of evidence-based and cost effective policies that target vulnerable populations, to education programs that enhance learning and skill building and everyday behavioral practices that promote health and prevent disease.  SSRI’s 2014-2019 strategic research directions capture many of the research activities of Penn State social scientists and include: the Human System, Social Disparities, Smart and Connected Health, Innovative Methods, and Dissemination and Implementation Science. Projects that exemplify each of these strategic directions will be described.

Bio:  Susan McHale is Distinguished Professor of Human Development and professor of demography.  She has been director of the Social Science Research Institute since 2007 and, since 2009, has served as co-director of the Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Professor McHale received her B.A. in psychology from Bucknell University and Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Professor McHale studies bio-psycho-social processes underlying human behavior, health and development across the lifespan.  Together with her collaborator, Dr. Ann Crouter, she directs the Penn State Family Relationships Project, a longitudinal study of family life and youth development that has been funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) since 1995. Professor McHale’s research focuses on youth development from childhood through young adulthood and highlights the effects of family experiences on both youth and their parents--particularly family roles, relationships, and daily activities and how these family dynamics are linked to psychological and physical health and development.  Professor McHale also studies diversity in the socio-cultural contexts of family dynamics, including how cultural values and practices have implications for family life and well-being in Mexican-origin and African American families. Her research on family influences uses a range of methods, including experimental, long-term longitudinal, and daily diary designs to illuminate complex family systems processes.  Professor McHale has published over 200 research articles and is co-author/editor of eight books.

Accelerating Innovation for Energy and Environmental Solutions

Tom Richard, Director, Institutes of Energy and the Environment

Abstract:  Penn State is rich with energy and environmental research and innovation.  This presentation will showcase new and exciting research results on energy science, policy and technology, water and biogeochemical cycles, climate and ecosystem change, and health-environment interactions. A particular focus this year will be the Energy University initiative, which includes transformative new strategies for cutting-edge research, hands-on education, and utilization of all of our campuses and the Philadelphia Navy Yard as a living laboratory and operating station for collaborative industry-university project development, demonstration, and evaluation. By using the flexible Penn State IP policies to break down barriers to collaboration, we are forging deep interactions with company R&D teams, leveraging the breadth of Penn State's interdisciplinary expertise, accelerating the innovation cycle, and providing exceptional training for students. These students are the next generation talent that will be crucial for both addressing the "Wicked Problems" that challenge many aspects of society, and for building successful and profitable solutions in the energy and environmental domains.

Bio:  Tom Richard is a professor of agricultural and biological engineering and the director of Penn State’s Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE), where he coordinates a network of almost 500 faculty engaged in innovative interdisciplinary research on fossil and renewable energy, energy efficiency, water, climate, ecosystems, and environmental health. 


Dr. Richard currently directs the $10 million NEWBio Sustainable Bioenergy Consortium for the USDA, and serves as the deputy technical director for the DOE’s National Risk Assessment Partnership for geologic carbon sequestration. Dr. Richard is the author or co-author of over 140 research and technical publications and is a Fellow and Past President of the Institute of Biological Engineering.  He has a B.S. from the University of California at Berkeley, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University.

Threats and Solutions to Global Health Issues

Peter Hudson, Director, The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Abstract:  Over the past 15 years our technical abilities in the life sciences have accelerated hugely, so we can now sequence an individual's genome for less than $1000. We are examining how your genes interact with the environment and your microbiome to shape the phenotype and personalized health. We have the tools and data to obtain insights into understanding human variation, the big challenge that Charles Darwin started to address more than 150 years ago. At the

same time, the issues have become much more global than local. Emergence of infectious disease such as Ebola or Zika on one side of the world are threatening human health on the other side of the globe. Food security issues are also global, and while people in the developing world may not have electricity they have phones and other technologies. I will talk about some of the fine work being conducted at Penn State that will help with these issues, and how important it is for us to work with and train people in parts of Africa and Asia.

Bio:  Peter Hudson is the director of the The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences and The Willaman Professor of Biology at The Pennsylvania State University. At Penn State he builds research teams in The Life Sciences in an interdisciplinary manner.

He earned his B.Sc from The University of Leeds and his doctorate from Magdalen College, Oxford University, where he was in The Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology.

He investigates the dynamics of infectious disease in wildlife, how diseases spread through wild animal populations and how they impact host dynamics. He undertakes revealing field experiments and applies theory to understand how parasites interact with their hosts, other natural enemies, and shape host dynamics. He demonstrated that parasites are the cause of unstable population cycles in red grouse, and showed how parasites shared between hosts can lead to localized host extinction.

More recently he has been investigating how new disease invades hosts and the impact they have and is working on big-horned sheep in Idaho, tortoises in the Mojave, and wolves in Montana. He is adjunct faculty at The Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science & Technology in Arusha (Tanzania), where he advises a number of students working in the Maasai Steppe.

He has published more than 300 scientific papers and 4 books on the ecology of infectious disease. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2008, a Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Scotland in 2010, a fellow of AAAS in 2012, and was awarded an honorary doctorate from The University of London in 2014. He won The Carlton Herman Award from the U.S. Wildlife Disease Association in 2005, and the Laurent Perrier Award for Game Conservation in 1985. In 2002, he was named an honorary member of the British Falconers Club in recognition of his research on grouse and their natural enemies. Dr. Hudson is also the founding director of the Penn State Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics and a faculty affiliate of the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment. He moved to the USA from the University of Stirling to Penn State in 2002. His passion is biology and he spends his spare time photographing animals and plants and studying nature but also runs his own nature reserve and builds things out of wood in his workshop.

Cyberscience in Service of Society

Jenni Evans, Interim Director, Institute for CyberScience

Abstract: Cyberscience—including science driven by big data and big simulations—is often said to be transforming the scientific process. Whereas science has traditionally relied upon observation and experimentation to develop knowledge, the advance of high-performance computing technology has made other methods of discovery possible. Researchers can mine immense databases for subtle patterns or perform millions of simulations of physical systems to generate accurate predictions about those systems. But if cyberscience is changing scientific inquiry, how will these changes manifest in the world around us? How can the power of twenty thousand computer cores be put to the service of society? I want to highlight a number of ways that cyberscience at Penn State is being used to make an impact. We enable socially relevant work across the disciplines—from psychology and political science to geosciences and meteorology to mechanical engineering and materials science, to name just a few. In offering some case studies of the projects we enable, I will demonstrate that cyberscience is not just a tool for gaining knowledge about the world, but a vital force for improving the human condition.

Bio: Jenni L. Evans is the interim director of Penn State’s Institute for CyberScience (ICS), a professor of meteorology and atmospheric science, and an associate of the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute. Dr. Evans is a research fellow in Penn State’s Institutes of Energy and the Environment.

Her research encompasses tropical cyclones (hurricanes) from their genesis to decay or landfall. She has recently been exploring development of African Easterly Waves and how they evolve into hurricanes. 

Jenni Evans was one of a small group of scientists who developed a new understanding of extratropically transitioning (ET) tropical cyclones. ET storms can have potentially devastating societal impacts, even in Canada, Western Europe, and Japan. She collaborated on developing a framework for mapping the evolution of all cyclonic storms, the Cyclone Phase Space (CPS). The CPS is now used in operations at the US National Hurricane Center.

Dr. Evans is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society. Other current and former professional activities include the US Weather Research Program Science Steering Committee, Science Steering Committee for the US THORPEX Pacific Asian Regional Campaign, Advisory Board for the NOAA/NSF Developmental Testbed Center (for operational and research numerical models), and editor of AMS Monthly Weather Review.

Future Materials Manufacturing to Address Sustainability

Clive Randall, Director, Materials Research Institute

Abstract: Collectively, researchers at The Pennsylvania State University have academic world leadership in the design, characterization, and modelling of new materials for many different functionalities. To explain and broaden this impact in society, it requires the transition of materials to industry and the establishment of cost effective manufacture of materials, providing desired and reproducible properties. With limited resources, environmental concerns, and globalizedcompetition, we have to consider many more parameters in the discovery and development of materials going forwards. We can readily see that the energy budget, CO2 footprint for a cradle-to-grave lifecycle viewpoint will have to be embraced by industry and be carefully considered within university research. Here we will highlight some of our Penn State initiatives that embrace manufacturing of materials, including additive manufacturing, coupling other forms of energy to better enable kinetics to process at lower temperatures, utilizing biological processes and hydrothermal processes to develop sustainable production methods and to integrate and design new organic-inorganic composites.

Bio:  Clive A. Randall is a professor of materials science and engineering and director of the Materials Research Institute at The Pennsylvania State University.    He received a B.Sc. with Honors in physics in 1983 from the University of East Anglia (UK), and a Ph.D. in experimental physics from the University of Essex (UK) in 1987.  He was director for the Center for Dielectric Studies, 1997-2013, and co-director of the Center for Dielectrics and Piezoelectrics, 2013-2015, still serving as Technical Advisor.  He has authored/co-authored over 360 technical papers and holds 13 patents (with 1 pending) in the field of electroceramics.  His research interests are in the area of discovery, processing, material physics, and compositional design of functional materials with different processing and characterization methods. Prof. Randall has received a number of awards from various societies, including the American Ceramic Society Fulrath Award; Fellow of the American Ceramic Society; Academician of the World Academy of Ceramics; Spriggs Phase Equilibria Award; Friedberg Lecture at the American Ceramic Society; Edward C. Henry Best Paper of the Year from the American Ceramics Society Electronics Division; and the IEEE UFFC-S Ferroelectrics Recognition Award. 

Penn State’s Research Institutes­

Penn State’s five university-wide research institutes are centrally positioned within the Office of the Vice President for Research to accelerate discovery and advance interdisciplinary, collaborative team science.  They do this by co-funding faculty positions and startup packages, providing seed and matching funds, and running university wide core research instrumentation facilities. The five institutes are described below and the symbol represents the poster affiliation:

Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

The Huck Institutes catalyze and facilitate excellence in interdisciplinary life science research and education at Penn State.

We have over 100 co-hired faculty in various departments and colleges. We establish and support interdisciplinary research institutes and centers that promote cutting-edge, collaborative, interdisciplinary science. Degree programs and professional training prepare graduates for productive and successful scientific careers. Students have the opportunity to explore concepts linking different fields, engage in active group learning experiences and explore potential career opportunities before graduation. Our shared technology facilities offer a wide range of instrumentation and technical expertise that supports researchers from Penn State and beyond.

Institute for CyberScience

The Institute for CyberScience ( is one of Penn State’s five university-wide research institutes that are centrally positioned within the Office of the Vice President for Research to accelerate discovery and advance interdisciplinary, collaborative team science. The ICS works across all colleges at the University to cultivate a community of scholars engaged in interdisciplinary computation- and data-enabled research and learning.

Cyberscience is a fast growing mode of discovery, in addition to traditional theory and experiment, because it provides a unique virtual laboratory to investigate complex problems that are otherwise impossible or impractical to address. The intellectual strength of computational science lies with its universality––all research domains benefit from it. The expectation is that ICS@PSU will succeed both in facilitating research across a broad spectrum of disciplines and in securing significant external resources for cyberscience-related research for years to come.

Institutes of Energy and the Environment

The mission of the Institutes of Energy and the Environment (now IEE, but formerly known as PSIEE) is to foster and facilitate interdisciplinary scholarship and collaboration to positively impact important energy and environmental challenges. Under a unifying theme of translating data to knowledge to impact, IEE focuses on five strategic areas: Smart Energy Systems; Future Energy Supply; Health and the Environment; Climate and Ecosystem Change; and Water and Biogeochemical Cycles.

IEE is the organizational home for the Institute for Natural Gas Research and the newly forming Water Institute, and supports and collaborates with the Ecology Institute; the EMS Energy Institute; the Engineering, Energy & Environmental Institute; the Environment and Natural Resources Institute; the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute; and the Rock Ethics Institute.

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.

MRI supports 240-plus faculty working across disciplines in materials-related research. MRI’s 4-Lab Solution integrates computation, characterization, nano and micro fabrication, and two-dimensional materials synthesis to take ideas from theory to prototype. Along with traditional fields of research, MRI is engaged in bio-inspired engineering, materials in two-dimensions and layered 2D materials, atomically thin coatings, subatomic microscopy, additive manufacturing, and humanitarian materials engineering.

Social Science Research Institute

Our mission is to foster research that addresses critical human and social problems at the local, national, and international levels. We do so by bringing together researchers from different disciplines around emerging areas of study, and by providing consultation, financial support, shared, accessible infrastructure, and services to social scientists at Penn State.

The SSRI has five strategic foci: The Human System, Social Disparities, Smart and Connected Health, Innovative Methods, and Dissemination and Implementation Science.

Full poster abstracts and contact information is available at

Posters Displayed

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ID         Inst.      Title & Authors

1                   Ultrasensitive Molecular Sensor Using N-Doped Graphene Through Enhanced Raman Scattering

                        S. Feng, M. C. dos Santos, B. R. Carvalho, R. Lv, Q. Li, K. Fujisawa, A. L. Elias, Y. Lei, N. Perea-Lopez, M. Endo, M. Pan, M. A. Pimenta, M. Terrones

2                   Additive Manufacturing and Materials at Penn State

                        T. A. Palmer, R. Martukanitz, T. Simpson, G. L. Messing

3                   Neurovirology and the Genomic Analysis of Viral Variation

                        C. Bowen, C. Mangold, U. Pandey, D. Renner, M. Shipley, M. Szpara

4                   The Center for Lignocellulose Structure and Formation, an Energy Frontier Research Center

                        D. J. Cosgrove, L. Ullrich, C. T. Anderson, Y. Gu, C. Haigler, M. Hong, S. H. Kim, J. D. Kubicki, M. Kumar, K. T. Mueller, B. T. Nixon, H. O'Neill, A. W. Roberts, M. Tien, Y. G. Yingling, J. Zimmer

5                   Computer-Based Tutors for Moving from Declarative to Procedural Knowledge

                        F. E. Ritter, K.-C. Yeh, D. Guzek, P. Weyhrauch

6                   Ion-Containing Polymers for Energy Applications

                        C. Iacob, D. Miranda, V. Lumsargis, H-J. Yu, P. Kuray, Y. Huang, R. Maruszewski, J. Runt

7                   Lateral Versus Vertical Growth of Two-Dimensional Layered Transition-Metal Dichalcogenides: Thermodynamic Insight into Mos2

                        S. L. Shang, G. Lindwall, Y. Wang, J. M. Redwing, Z. K. Liu

8                   Small Molecules Efficiently Reprogram Human Astroglial Cells into Functional Neurons

                        L. Zhang, J. Yin, H. Yeh, N. Ma, G. Lee, X. A. Chen, Y. Wang, L. Lin, L. Chen, P. Jin, G. Wu, G. Chen

9                   Penn State Micro and Nano Integrated Biosystem (MINIBio) Laboratory

                        M. Akbar, Y. Chen, G. Cheng, L. Ha, H. He, S. Hao, P. Kerativitayanan, W. Li, M. Maurer, M. Nisic, L. Sun, Y. Wan, Z. Wang, Y. Xia, W. Zhang, X. Zhou, C. Zhu, S.-Y. Zheng

10                  Penn State Survey Research Center

                        Survey Research Center Staff

11                  Using Quality Talk to Enhance High-Level Comprehension in Language Arts and Science

                        P. K. Murphy, J. A. Greene, C. M. Firetto, A. M. Butler

12                  The Magneto-Active Composites and Structures (MACS) Lab at Penn State

                        M. Aurelio, C. Breznak, B. Cowen, A. Erol, T. Haussner, K. Leshkow, K. Lli, A. Haelsig, L. Yost, P. von Lockette

13                  Insights into Axonal Injury Using Embedded Head Model

                        H. T. Garimella, R. H. Kraft

14                  Controlling Chemistry and Microstructure for Functional Soft Materials

                        Y. Lee, E. Gomez

15                  The Methodology Center: Advancing Methods, Improving Health

                        A. T. Wagner

16                  Study on the Interaction Between Bioenergy Crops Shrub Willow and Switchgrass and Environmental Factors                                   W. Wang, J. Carlson

17                  Thermal Stabilization of Vaccines Using Structural Proteins for the Developing World

                        R. Nissly, A. Pena-Francesch, S. Kuchipudi, M. C. Demirel

18                  Powered Motion at the Nanoscale

J. Albert, A. Altemose, A. Borhan, P. J. Butler, M. Collins, P. Cremer, V. H. Crespi, K. Dey, A. Garg, R. Golestanian, P. Huang, T. Huang, P. Illien, E. Jewell, P. Lammert, T. E. Mallouk, A. Nourhani, I. Ortiz, L. Ren, M. A. Sanchez Farran, A. Sen, A. Sen

19                  Materials Development for Hydrofracturing in Oil and Natural Gas Bearing Shales             

J. R. Hellmann, B. E. Scheetz

20                  The Marcellus Shale Impacts Study: Chronicling Social and Economic Change in Pennsylvania

                        K. J. Brasier, R. Chandler, L. L. Glenna, A. Hess, T. W. Kelsey, S. Monnat, K. Schafft, M. Suchyta, G. Wildermuth

21                  Enhancing the Temporal Resolution of Satellite-Based Flood Extent Generation Using Crowdsourced Data for Disaster Monitoring

                        G. Panteras, G. Cervone

22                  Artificial Water Channels: Bioinspired, Energy Efficient Water Purification

                        Y. X. Shen, M. Kumar

23                  The Penn State Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) Radiocarbon Facility: Interdisciplinary Applications in Chronology and Materials Research

                        B. J. Culleton, K. Freeman, D. J. Kennett

24                  Computational Materials Science -- Multiscale/Mesoscale Microstructure Simulation

                        Dr. Chen's group

25                  Advanced Composites and Engineered Materials Group

                        J. Dai, M. P. Spencer, J. Haibat, S. Ceneviva, D. Gao, N. Yamamoto

26                  PEALD ZnO TFTs for Integrated Electronics Applications

                        T. N. Jackson, Y. Gong, A. Gupta, S. Lee, T. Liu, A. Tellado, M. Tendulkar

27                  Multi-Field Responsive Origami Structures: Advancing the Emerging Frontier of Active Compliant Mechanisms

                        A. Erol, M. Frecker, Z. Ounaies, P. von Lockette, T. Simpson, R. Strzelec, J. Lien

28                  Whole-Organism Pan-Cellular Tissue Tomography: MicroCT as a Model for Quantitative Phenomics

                        S. R. Katz, Y. Ding, A. Y. Lin, X. Xin, P. La Riviere, K. C. Cheng

29                  Noncentrosymmetry Induced by Oxygen Octahedral Rotations Competing with Octahedral Sliding in Ruddlesden-Popper Phases, HRTiO4 (R = Rare Earths)

                        A. Sen Gupta, H. Akamatsu, F. G. Brown, M. A. T. Nguyen, M. E. Strayer, T. E. Mallouk, V. Gopalan

30                  Surface Polarity Engineering of Crystalline Nanocellulose using a Food-grade Surfactant for Improved Sustainable Biocomposites

                        K. Chi, J. M. Catchmark

31                  Research at the Social, Life, and Engineering Sciences and Imaging Center

                        K. A. Litcofsky, X. Bai, T. Neuberger, D. Weston, M. T. Diaz

32                  Using Volunteered Geographic Information to Estimate People's Accumulated Radiation Exposure

                        Y. Xin, G. Cervone

33                  Accurate Prediction of Cellular Co-Translational Folding Indicates Proteins Can Switch from Post- to Co-Translational Folding

                        D. A. Nissley, A. K. Sharma, N. Ahmed, U. A. Friedrich, G. Kramer, B. Bukau, E. P. O'Brien

34                  Satellite Geodesy Unravels Volcanic, Magmatic and Seismic Processes

                        K. Wnuk, S. Moore, K. Stephens, C. Wauthier

35                  Functional Polypropylene Dielectrics High Thermal Stability

                        G. Zhang, C. W. Nam, H. X. Li, T. C. Chung

36                  Plasma Metamaterials

                        M. T. Lanagan, C. A. Randall, W. Luo, Z. Cohick, S. Antonsson, S. Perini, A. Baker

37                  Elucidating the Effects of Lipid Structure on Metal:Ion Complexes

                        A. J. Baxter, A. N. Santiago Ruiz, J. S. Paschal, T. S. Yang

38                  Anisotropic Magnetoresistance of Electron Gases at Surfaces of SrTiO3

                        L. Miao, R. Du, Y. Yin, N. Huber, J. Wang, B. Bedford, Q. Li

39                  Using Mechanical Properties as Biomarkers for Musculosketal Tissues Injuries and Diseases

                        D. Akbarian, S. Rothenberger, D. Cortes

40                  Well to Wheels Liquefied Natural Gas Supply Chain Greenhouse Gas Emissions Analysis

                        R. Brunner, M. Frank, G. Keel, S. Ling, S. Mathur

41                  Novel Metasurface Devices

                        X. Ni

42                  Tailoring Carbons from Biomass Precursors for Capacitive Deionization of Brackish Water

                        A. Sengupta, R. Rajagopalan, K. Mehta, K. Adu, R. L. Vander Wal

43                  Molecular Binding-Induced Chemotaxis

                        S. Deng, A. Sendecki, T. Yang, P. Cremer

44                  Effect of Secondary Phases and Morphology on Cold Spray Particle Impact

                        J. Schreiber, I. Smid, T. J. Eden

45                  Probing the Orientation of Polymer Thin Films Using Spectroscopic Techniques

                        T. J. Zimudzi

46                  Deletion of CTNNB1 in Inhibitory Circuitry Contributes to Autism-Associated Behavioral Defects

                        F. Dong, J. Jiang, C. McSweeny, D. Zou, L. Liu, Y. Mao

47                  A 64-Channel Wireless Implantable System-on-Chip for Gastric Electrical-Wave Recording

                        A. Ibrahim, M. Kiani

48                  Addressing Issues Associated with Evaluating Prediction Models for Survival Endpoints Based on the Concordance Statistic

                        M. Wang, Q. Long

49                  Artificial Intelligence and Forcasting for Higher Education

                        D. C. Wham

50                  Cheap = $mart (Not Disposable): Three Decades in Low-cost Bioreactor Design

                        E. R. Lennox, K. Sreenivas, M. E. Shires, T. S. Lai, W. R. Curtis

51                  Improving Bulk Ceramic Properties Through Sintering and Microstructure Tailoring

                        G. L. Messing, E. R. Kupp, Y. Chang, N. Pulati, T. Frueh, B. Watson, M. Brova, R. Walton, K.-H. Lee

52                  Porous Carbon Materials for Electrochemical Capacitors

                        A. R. Aref, A. Sengupta, S.-W. Chen, M. R. Hashim, M. T. Lanagan, C. A. Randall, R. Rajagopalan

53                  Synthesis of Large Single Crystal CGS Zeolite Using a Silica Glass Reactant

                        D. E. W. Vaughan, H. P. Yannawar

54                  Functional Materials from Layered Inorganic Solids

                        M. E. Strayer, N. I. Kovtyukhova, M. A. T. Nguyen, A. Sen Gupta, X. Fan, P. Xu, Y. Wang, H. Akamatsu, R. Uppuluri, A. Rosas, T. Senftle, J. Binz, V. Gopalan, M. Terrones, V. H. Crespi, R. M. Rioux, M. Janik, J. Zhu, T. E. Mallouk

55                  Managing Emotional Responses to the Perceived Threat of Zika

                        J. P. Dillard, C. Yang, R. Li

56                  The Clinical Research Center at Penn State University

                        D. Bagshaw, T. Allen, S. McHale

57                  IRG4: Multicomponent Assemblies for Collective Function

                        C. Keating, T. Mayer, L.-Q. Chen, D. Christodoulides, K. Fichthorn, Z. Liu, M. Rechtsman, R. E. Schaak, D. Werner, S. Boehm, N. Burrows, P. Donahue, N. Famularo, L. Kang, X. Kong, L. Lin, N. Nye, X. Li, Y. Shi, T. Yue, C. Zhang

58                  Human Factors in a Rapidly Changing World

                        A. Freivalds, S. Miller, L. Rothrock, C. Tucker

59                  CsrA Represses Translation of pmp (PNPase) at 37°C but Activates Its Expression Under Cold Shock Conditions

                        H. Park, H. Yakhnin, M. Connolly, T. Romeo, P. Babitzke

60                  Microwave Materials Processing for Energy and Environmental Savings

                        T. M. Slawecki, J. Cheng, D. K. Agrawal

61                  Low-Temperature Plasma for Biomedical Applications: The Exciting Potential of 'Plasma Medicine'

                        S. D. Knecht, S. G. Bilen, M. M. Micci

62                  Better Membranes Inspired by Biology

                        Y. X. Shen, T. W. Ren, H. M. Feroz, P. O. Saboe, R. Guha, A. B. Schantz, B. Y. Xiong, J. Habel, M. Farell, T. Culp, M. Kumar

63                  A Deployable Energy and Environmental Sustainability Laboratory

                        D. M. Eissenstat, T. S. Adams, S. B. Brantley

64                  The Dream Program at the Survey Research Center

                        E. L. Locke

65                  Glass Surface Science and Tribology

                        N. S. Sheth, J. Luo, X. He, J. Banerjee, C. Pantano, S. H. Kim

66                  Symmetry reCAPTCHA

                        C. Funk, Y. Liu

67                  3D Printed Water Treatment Membranes

                        M. A. Hickner

68                  A Super High Conducting Solid State Electrolyte for Sodium-Ion Batteries

                        Z. X. Yu, J. H. Seo, S. L. Shang, D. W. Wang, Z. K. Liu, D. H. Wang

69                  Boltzmann Mixing Among Multiple Parabolas: A Solution to the Temperature Evolution of Multi-Well Free-Energy Landscape

                        Y. Wang, S. L. Shang, L.-Q. Chen, Z. K. Liu

70                  The All-Seeing Eye: Estimating Direct Normal Irradiance from a New Multipyranometer Array

                        V. Srikrishnan, G. S. Young, J. R. S. Brownson

71                  Creep of Alkali-Activated Concrete Made without Portland Cement

                        M. Hojati, F. Rajabipour, A. Radlinska

72                  Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment (ADAPT) in the US Air Force

                        L. Michalopoulou, K. R. Hawkey, L. D. White, J. Welsh, D. P. Perkins

73                  Molybdenum Disulfide and Graphene Heterolayers Synthesized by Layer-By-Layer Electrodeposition for Enhanced Hydrogen Evolution

                        Y. Lei, K. Fujisawa, Z. Lin, N. P. Lopez, P. Xu, T. E. Mallouk, M. Terrones

74                  Construction of Graphene-Based Enzyme System for Rapid Photo-Assisted Proteolysis

                        G. Cheng, S. J. Hao, S.-Y. Zheng

75                  Designing for Additive Manufacturing: Lightweighting a 3D Printed Metal Part

                        T. Simpson, S. Joshi, A. Lehtihet, S. N. Reddy, B.-M. Roh

76                  The Relationship Between Intestinal Dysbiosis and Mortality in Critically Ill Patients

                        C. Molnar, L. A. Schultz, Z. Ma, V. M. Chinchilli, J. R. Broach, J. A. Howrylak

77                  Cold Sintering: A New Sintering Technique for Ceramics and Ceramic Based Composites

                        J. Guo, H. Guo, S. S. Berbano, A. Baker, S. Funahashi, M. T. Lanagan, C. A. Randall

78                  A Two-Step CO2 Laser-Sustained Plasma Nitriding Process for Deep-Case Hardening of Commercially Pure Titanium

                        A. M. Kamat, S. M. Copley, J. A. Todd

79                  Physical Origin a Framework for Controlling Nascent-Protein Folding

                        A. K. Sharma, E. P. O'Brien

80                  EME 597C: Creating University/Industry Collaboration

                        M. Alger, C. Marone, B. Schwartz

81                  Bilingualism Matters

                        F. Blanchette

83                  Multi-Component Diffusion in Orthopyroxene: Constraints on Mantle Uplift Rates

                        A. J. Smye, M. R. Hudak, K. L. Crispin

84                  Regularity-Driven Building Facade Matching Between Aerial and Street Views

                        M. Wolff, R. T. Collins, Y. Liu

85                  Artificial Cells Based on Phase Separation of Aqueous Polymer Solutions

                        A. M. Marianelli, A. T. Rowland, F. P. Cakmak, G. M. Mountain, C. D. Crowe, E. A. Frankel, C. D. Keating

86                  Sintering Recycled PET

                        K. Kirsch

87                  Mapping (is) the Future of Large-Scale Automation

                        S. Brennan

88                  Carbon Dioxide Source Selection and Cost Analysis for Fracking Operations in Shale Gas Wells

                        X. Li, J. A. Ventura, L. F. Ayala H., U. V. Shanbhag

89                  Nanostructure Exploration of Carbon Material by Curvature and Stacking Analysis

                        W. Zhu, R. L. Vander Wal, J. P. Mathews

90                  Research at the Penn State Center for Language Science

                        K. Miller

91                  Integration of Contributed Data with HEC-RAS Hydrodynamic Model for Flood Inundation and Damage Assessment: 2015 Dallas Texas Case Study

                        E. Sava, J. Thornton, A. Kalyanapu, G. Cervone

92                  Meeting the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Challenges in a Rapidly Changing World

                        H. Zhao, L. Xu, V. Mani, S. Kumara

93                  How Chromosomal Rearrangements Maintain Associations of Genes Adapted for Sensing and Detoxifying a Heterogeneous Environment in Drosophila pseudoobscura

                        Z. L. Fuller, G. D. Haynes, S. Richards, S. W. Schaeffer

94                  The Use of High Performance Computing to Study Predictor Weighting and Scalability of the Analog Ensemble Method

                        L. Clemente-Harding, G. Cervone, L. Delle Monache

95                  In Situ Delivery of Cell-Laden Collagen Modified Alginate Encapsulated in Thiol-Acrylate Based Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering

                        A. Forghani, L. Garber, C. Chen, A. Chagneux, J. Pojman, D. Hayes

96                  Optimal Resonance Configuration for Ultrasonic Wireless Power Transmission to Millimeter-Sized Biomedical Implants

                        M. Meng, M. Kiani

97                  Competing Against Antibiotic Resistance with Communication Science

                        E. L. MacGeorge, E. P. Caldes, K. Foley, N. M. Hackman, A. F. Read, R. A. Smith

98                  Electricity Production from CO2 and Air in an Entropic Energy Flow Cell

                        T. Kim, B. E. Logan, C. A. Gorski

99                  Phenomenological Model of Damage and Recovery in the Inervertebral Disc of the Cervical Spine Due to Cyclic Loading

                        S. Motiwale, A. V. Subramani, X. Zhou, R. H. Kraft

101                Mechanical Characterization of Biomaterials Using Magnetic Resonance Elastography

                        K. Wang, C. Drapaca, T. Neuberger

102                Novel Analytical Methods for Groundwater Quality Analysis Near Shale Energy Sites

                        D. A. Yoxtheimer

103                Feasibility Study for Liquefied Natural Gas Utilization for Commercial Vehicles on the PA Turnpike

                        S. J. Kweon, S. W. Hwang, J. A. Ventura

104                When Mechanics Meets Electrochemistry: From Tiny Batteries to Electrochemically Driven Energy Harvesters

                        P. Zhao, H. Yang, W. Liang, T. Chen, S. Zhang

105                Judgment Hurts: The Psychological Consequences of Experiencing Stigma in Multiple Sclerosis

                        M. H. Cadden, P. A. Arnett, J. E. Cook

106                X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy- a Tool for Probing Surface and Interface Chemistry of Materials

                        J. R. Shallenberger, V. J. Bojan

107                Synthesis and Characterization of Sn(Sex,S1-x)2 Ternary Alloy Thin Films for Photovoltaic Applications

                        J. J. Fox

108                MRSEC IRG3 - High Pressure Enabled Electronic Metalattices

                        H. Y. Cheng, S.-Y. Yu, J. L. Russel, A. J. Grede, S. Mills, D. Talreja, Y. Liu, W. Chan, S. P. Motevalian, Y. Xiong, Z. Huang, D. W. Gidley, N. C. Giebink, N. Alem, I. Dabo, V. H. Crespi, Y. Liu, S. E. Mohney, V. Gopalan, J. V. Badding

109                Understanding Gene Regulation via Machine Learning

                        N. Yamada, A. Kakumanu, L. Rieber, D. Srivastava, S. Mahony

110                Cellular Force Driving Multicellular Epithelium Dispersion

                        Y. Zhang, P. Zhao, Q. Wei, S. L. Zhang

111                EMS Corrosion Group: Environmental Degradation of New Materials and Protection of Infrastructure

                        E. Sikora, B. A. Shaw, D. Wang, R. Gresh, K. Srinivas, M. S. Kadhi, C. Van Pelt

112                A Coupled Reaction-Diffusion-Strain Model of Bone Growth in the Cranial Vault

                        C. Lee, J. T. Richtsmeier, R. H. Kraft

113                Electrostatic Generation and Ratcheted Transport of Aqueous Droplets

                        C. A. Cartier, J. R. Graybill, K. J. M. Bishop

114                Molecular Imaging Mass Spectrometry of Frozen-Hydrated Biological Materials

                        J. O. Lerach

115                iPetrogel: New Crude Oil Absorbent Based on Polyolefin Polymers

                        C. Nam, H. X. Li, G. Zhang, T. C. Chung

116                Recovery of Highly Fragmented nDNA from Skeletal Material for SNP-Based MPS Analysis

                        E. Zavala, T. J. Parsons, G. Perry, M. M. Holland

117                ReaxFF - A Cross-Institutional Method for Atomistic-Scale Simulations of Chemistry at Complex Interfaces

                        K. Yoon, C. Ashraf, M. Golkaram, Y. Shin, M. Islam, A. Ostadhossein, R. Lotfi, Q. Mao, M. Fedkin, W. Zhang, A. C. T. van Duin

118                Two-Dimensional Charge Density Wave Materials 1T-TaS2: Synthesis and Characterization

                        R. Zhao, D. Deng, Y. Wang, L.-Q. Chen, J. R. Robinson

119                Deficits in Inhibitory Force Control in Young Adults with ADHD

                        K. A. Neely, K. Perez-Edgar, C. L. Huang-Pollock

120                Synergistically Combining Materials for Human Drug Development

                        R. Gowda, G. Kardos, A. Sharma, S. Singh, G. P. Robertson

121                Advanced Electroactive Materials and Devices

                        Q. M. Zhang, Y. Thakur, T. Zhang, Y. Hou, M.-C. Lu, H. Xi, R. Jiang, X. Zhao, J. Li

122                The Penn State Zebrafish Functional Genomics Core: A New Resource for Research at Penn State

                        K. C. Ang, S. E. Arnold-Croop, P. J. Hubley, K. C. Cheng

123                Penn State: We Are? Lab Safety!

                        A. Hanshew

124                Design of New Anion Exchange Membranes for Electrochemical Applications

                        L. Zhu, X. D. Yu, M. A. Hickner

125                Solutes Induced Solid Solution Softening and Hardening in BCC Tungsten

                        Y. J. Hu, M. Fellinger, B. G. Butler, K. A. Darling, L. J. Kecskes, D. R. Trinkle, Z. K. Liu

126                Citizen Monitoring During Hazards: Validation of Fukushima Radiation Measurements

                        C. Hultquist, G. Cervone

127                Tellurium-Assisted Low-Temperature Synthesis of MoS2 and WS2 Monolayers

                        Z. Lin, Y. Gong, G. Ye, G. Shi, S. Feng, Y. Lei, A. L. Elias, N. Perea-Lopez, R. Vajtai, H. Terrones, Z. Liu, P. Ajayan, M. Terrones

128                Effect of Cooling Rate on Crystal Polymorphism in Beta-Nucleated Isotactic Polypropylene as Revealed by a Combined WAXS/FSC Analysis

                        A. M. Rhoades, N. Wonderling, A. Gohn, J. Williams, D. Mileva, M. Gahleitner, R. Androsch

129                Implementation of a Visco-Hyperelastic Constitutive Model into the Kodiak Marker Method

                        Z. R. Hertel, R. H. Kraft, S. C. Schumacher

130                Scare Them! Then What? Fear and Tobacco Warning Label Effectiveness

                        L. Shen

131                Cross-Species Bioinspired Liquid Repellent Materials

                        J. Wang, B. B. Stogin, X. Dai, T.-S. Wong

132                The Laboratory for Isotopes and Metals in the Environment (LIME) at Penn State

                        M. S. Fantle, M. S. Gonzales, L. Liermann, M. D. Feineman, A. Smye, S. L. Brantley

133                Accelerating Network Science and Bioinformatics: Scalable Computing Lab Research Activities

                        H. Kabir, T. Panitanarak, V. Rengasamy, H. Zhan, K. Madduri

134                An Overview of Material Synthesis, Characterization, Device Development and Testing Capabilities in the Applied Research Laboratory's Electronic Materials and Devices Department (EMDD)

                        D. W. Snyder, M. A. Fanton, D. J. Rearick, R. Cavalero, B. Weiland, R. Gamble, K. Trumbull, G. Pastir, R. Lavelle

135                Center for Dielectrics and Piezoelectrics (CDP)

                        S. Trolier-McKinstry

136                The Relationship Between Sleep Disturbances and Neuropsychological Outcomes Following Sports-Related Concussion

                        E. Guty, P. A. Arnett

137                Electronic Materials Synthesis of Thin Films and Nanomaterials

                        X. Zhang, T. H. Choudhury, M. Hainey Jr., Z. Y. Al Balushi, N. Martin, A. Kozhakmetov, J. Fox, J. M. Redwing

138                Inventor Name Disambiguation for a Patent Database Using a Random Forest and DBSCAN

                        K. Kim, M. Khabsa, C. L. Giles

139                Building Better Programs: A Systems Approach Examining International Education Programs

                        N. B. Habashy

140                Location of Oncogene Expression Within a Stratified Squamous Epithelium Drives Distinct B and CD4 T Cell Crosstalk to Dictate the Tumor Immune Response

                        M. Podolsky, C. Oakes, A. Gunderson, K. Breech, J. Bailey, A. Glick

141                Sharing Video Data with Databrary

                        R. O. Gilmore

142                Research in the Crespi Group

                        J. Albert, F. Ali, V. H. Crespi, B. Katz, P. Lammert, A. Nourhani, M. Sanchez Farran, Y. Tang, B. Vermilyea, T. Wang, Y. Wang, E. Xu, B. Zheng

143                Efficient Processing of Heavily Filled Composites by UV Curing

                        V. Christensen, M. Krohn, P. Chan, A. Natarajan

144                Studies of Multi-Muscle Synergies: A Sensitive Tool for Parkinson's Disease

                        A. Falaki, X. Huang, M. M. Lewis, M. L. Latash

145                Center for Research on Advanced Fiber Technologies (CRAFT)

                        M. Vural, M. Terrones, M. C. Demirel

146                Das Research Lab

                        D. Schulman, A. Arnold, J. Nasr, A. Razavieh, S. Das

147                Center for Health Care and Policy Research

                        D. Scanlon

148                The Two-Dimensional Crystal Consortium - Materials Innovation Platform

                        J. M. Redwing, N. Samarth, V. H. Crespi, J. R. Robinson, E. W. Hudson, K. A. Dressler

149                Controlling Microstructure and Measuring Thermo-Electro-Mechanical Properties of Nanoscale Materials

                        B. Wang, A. Haque

150                International Center for Actuators and Transducers (ICAT)

                        K. Uchino

151                Computational and Spatial Analysis Core

                        G. Chi, D. Nugent

152                Spray-on Transducers for High-Temperature Applications Using Bismuth Titanate

                        K. R. Ledford, J. Xu, B. Tittmann

153                µ-Pro: Phase-Field-Based Package for Modeling and Simulating Materials Microstructure and Properties

                        T. N. Yang, X. X. Cheng, Y. Z. Ji, J.-M. Hu, L.-Q. Chen

154                Microbiota Metabolism of Dietary Fiber Influences Its Beneficial Effect on Gut Health

                        V. Singh, B. S. Yeoh, R. Walker, J. Cai, L. Zhang, G. C. Shearer, A. D. Patterson, M. Vijay-Kumar

155                In Situ Geochemical Analysis of a Neoarchean Stromatolite: Applying Microanalytical Techniques to Geologic Materials

                        P. D. Ilhardt, C. H. House, W. Altermann

156                Raman Spectroscopy

                        M. Wetherington

157                2D Nitrides

                        Z. Y. Al Balushi, J. M. Redwing, J. A. Robinson

158                Selective Virus Trap Using Carbon Nanotube Arrays

                        Y.-T. Yeh, Y. Tang, A. Sebastian, A. Dasgupta, N. Perea-Lopez, I. Albert, H. Lu, S.-Y. Zheng, M. Terrones

159                The Neural Basis of Perceived Risk, Cognitive Constraint, and Expected Value in Temporal Instrumental Learning

                        M. N. Hallquist, A. Y. Dombrovski, K. Hwang, B. Luna

160                A Systems Analysis of Interdependent Infrastructure Among the Built Environment, Energy, and Transportation Systems in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Region

                        D. Farber, Y. Mordecai, M. Pietrucha, D. Dori

161                Preparation and Characterization of Electronic and Energy Materials

                        S. E. Mohney, M. Abraham, A. C. Domask, S. Yu, H. Simchi, T. N. Walter, K. A. Cooley, A. Molina, C. Lawrence, I. Campbell

162                Bolstering the U.S. Air Force Behavioral Health Optimization Program

                        K. R. Hawkey, K. Brawley, D. F. Perkins

163                Research at the Electroactive Materials Characterization Laboratory

                        S. Ahmed, M. D. A. Al Masud, T. Carroll, J. Kopatz, A. Foster III, A. Meddeb, M. A. Vecchio, N. Wyckoff, W. Zhang, Z. Ounaies

164                Nucleic Acid Release in Biological Applications via Photo-Cleaveage and Enhanced by Plasmonic Metal Nanoparticles Using Second Harmonic Generation

                        M. Abulaban, R. Kumal, L. Haber, D. Hayes

165                The Establishment of a Multidisciplinary Imaging Consortium

                        D. J. Vanselow, K. C. Cheng

166                Predicting the Coevolution of Microstructure and Material Properties to Optimize Performance

                        M. R. Tonks, M. F. Sessim, F. W. Hilty, S. Zhang, A. A. Rezwan, J. A. Hirschhorn, P. C. Simon, I. T. Greenquist

167                A Galaxy of Cities: Creating Regional Constellations from Urban Migrants

                        X. Liu, C. Andris

168                Pairing Geochemical and Geophysical Observations of Weathering in a 70m Borehole in South Carolina

                        V. Marcon, S. Brantley

169                Penn State'S Population Research Institute: How Demographic Research Helps Us Make Sense of a Rapidly Changing World

                        M. L. Frisco, J. Glick, J. Van Hook

170                Surface Features Parameterization and Equivalent Roughness Height Estimation of a Real Subglacial Conduit in the Arctic

                        Y. Chen, X. Liu, K. D. Makoff, J. D. Gulley

171                Model-Based Data Assimilation and Control of Sleep-Wake Regulation in Epilepsy

                        C. G. Tulyaganova, M. W. Billard, F. Bahari, B. J. Gluckman, K. D. Alloway

172                Health and Human Development Design for Impact Lab (HUDDIL)

                        M. Small, K. Jablokow, E. Waterman, J. Menold

173                The Grow! Parenting Program: A Hybrid Type III Design Study

                        J. M. DiNallo, M. Czymoniewicz-Klippel, R. Chesnut, D. F. Perkins

175                Children's Executive Functions in Kindergarten Predict Their Academic Achievement and Classroom Behavior in Second Grade

                        P. L. Morgan, W. P. Pun, G. Farkas, M. M. Hillemeier, S. Maczuga

176                The PCSI Center at Penn State (Photonics for Communication, Sensing, and Illumination)

                        The PCSI Team

177                Atomic: Creating and Exploring Atomically-Thin Materials in Partnership with Industry

                        M. Terrones, J. Robinson, J. Lou, P. Ajayan

178                The Pennsylvania State University Nanofab Laboratory Capabilities

                        K. A. Gehoski, G. P. Lavallee, W. R. Drawl, C. M. Eichfeld, S. Trolier-McKinstry

179                Progress Toward Structural Understanding of Cellulose Synthesis by Plants

                        B. T. Nixon, M. Kumar M, J. Du, S. H. Cho, C. H. Haigler, K. Mansouri, J. K. Davis, E. Slabaugh, H. O'Neill, V. G. Vandavasi, E. M. Roberts, A. W. Roberts, Y. G. Yingling, A. Singh, J.-G. Lee, J. Zimmer, P. Pallinti, V. Bulone, S. Diaz.

180                Persistently Low Science Achievement in U.S. Schools: Multiyear Longitudinal Trajectories and Early Risk Factors

                        P. L. Morgan, G. Farkas, Y. Oh, M. M. Hillemeier, S. Maczuga

181                Citrate-Based Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine

                        G. B. Kim, J. Yang

183                Functional Nanoscale Biomimetic Materials

                        A. Pena-Francesch, H. Jung, M. Vural, R. Shreiner, B. Barbu, B. Allen, M. C. Demirel

184                Computational Materials System Design

                        Z. K. Liu

185                Predicting the Response of Pseudocapacitive Electrodes Under Realistic Conditions from First-Principles

                        N. D. Keilbart, A. Feehan, Y. Okada, S. Higai, I. Dabo

186                The Program for Translational Research on Adversity and Neurodevelopment (P-TRAN)

                        E. J. Rose, D. H. Fishbein

187                Origin of Andesites at Hasandag, Central Turkey: Timescales of Mixing and Eruption

                        J. H. Cipar, H. D. Gall, T. Furman

188                Strategic Interdisciplinary Research Office

                        K. Lemon, L. Mulfinger

189                Understanding the Structure, Interface Interactions and Piezoelectric Properties of Cellulose Using Nonlinear Spectroscopy

                        I. Chae, S. Huang, M. Makarem, S. H. Kim

190                Combinatorial Crystallinity Mapping of Thin Film Photovoltaic Materials Using Raman Spectroscopy

                        J. Cordell, A. Fioretti, A. Martinez, K. Borup, E. Arca, J. Perkins, A. Zakutayev, A. Tamboli

191                Radio Frequency Resonator Development for High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging

                        G. Lee, Y. E. Kim, J. Choi, S. Jung, W. Luo, N. Gandji, E. Semouchkina, M. T. Lanagan, T. Neuberger

192                Defect Phenomena in Nanostructures: An Ultra-High Resolution Electron Microscopy Study

                        N. Alem, F. Zhang, A. Azizi, D. Mukherjee, S. Juhl, P. Moradifar

193                Localization Mapping for Assimilating a Stochastic Monsoon-Hadley Circulation Model

                        M. De La Chevrotiere, J. Harlim

194                Implementing a Zero Suicide Framework in the United States Air Force: Using an Engaged Scholarship-Community Collaboration Model

                        M. G. Hamel, K. R. Aronson, K. R. Hawkey, D. F. Perkins

195                PA-WRRC: Advancing Water Resources Research in Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic Region

                        E. W. Boyer, T. L. Richard

196                Novel Multilayer Polymer Laminates for High Energy Density and Low Loss Dielectrics

                        M. Vecchio, A. Meddeb, M. T. Lanagan, Z. Ounaies

197                Seismicity in Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania State Seismic Network

                        K. Homman, A. Nyblade

198                Investigating the Mechanism of Chemotaxis in Small Molecule Systems

                        A. M. Sendecki, S. Deng, P. S. Cremer

199                Computational Characterization of the Multiaxial Failure Response of Trabecular Skull Bone

                        A. Ranslow, Z. Fang, R. Kraft

200                Water Quality Laboratory

                        K. Confer

201                Advanced Coatings and Materials Processing for Extreme Environments

                        J. Stokes, B. Gorin, R. Sherbondy, E. Alat, Z. Cohick, S. Newby, E. Sun, N. O'Brien, A. Suchanec, M. Cavorsi, M. Pauley, G. Edelman, S. Harwa, N. Bonsignore, T. Medill, S. Showers, T. J. Eden, D. E. Wolfe

202                Manipulating Coffee Ring Patterns by Using Diffusiophoresis

                        F. Mohajerani, R. Guha, A. Sen, D. Velegol

203                The Development of a Synthetic Toolbox for the Targeted Synthesis of Metastable Materials, Catalysis Targets, and the Enhanced Understanding of Colloidal Synthesis Routes

                        J. S. Mondschein, R. E. Schaak

204                Opportunities in Functional Oxide Thin Film Materials

                        H. Zhang, L. Zhang, R. C. Haislmaier, J. M. Lapano, M. Brahlek, R. Engel-Herbert

205                The Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness: A Penn State Applied Research Center

                        J. D. Moeller, K. R. Aronson, D. F. Perkins

206                A Rate Law for Magnesite Dissolution in Heterogeneous Porous Media: The Role of Residence Time and Effective Surface Area

                        H. Wen, L. Li

207                Evidence of Seizures, Spreading Depression and SUDEP in a Murine Model of Post-Malarial Epilepsy

                        F. Bahari, P. Ssentongo, D. G. Sim, F. G. Gilliam, S. L. Weinstein, A. E. Robuccio, E. C. Price, A. Nabi, B. Shanmugasundaram, M. W. Billard, P. J. Drew, A. Read, S. J. Schiff, B. J. Gluckman

208                Reinvent Your Library Research

                        L. R. Musser

209                Geographic Variation in Residential Interior Ornateness

                        S. Rahimi, C. Andris, X. Liu

210                Human Skin Color as a Model Phenotype for Testing Human Coding Polymorphisms in Zebrafish

                        K. C. Ang, V. A. Canfield, T. C. Foster, S. E. Arnold-Croop, K. C. Cheng

211                Miniaturized RF Coil Receiver Circuit for 7T and 14T MRI

                        K. Choi, T. Neuberger, G. C. Lee

212                Nanogeometry and Nanodynamics

                        V. H. Crespi, P. E. Lammert, Y. Tang, J. C. Albert

ID         Inst.      Title & Authors

213                Targeted Therapeutics for Pancreatic Cancer

                        G. A. Clawson, X. Tang, S. S. Linton, C. O. McGovern, W. S. Loc, T. Abraham, W. Pan, P. J. Butler, M. Kester, J. H. Adair, G. L. Matters

214                Comparing Costs and Generation Mix Alternatives for the Application of the Clean Power Plan in the PJM Electricity Market: Application of Unit Commitment

                        A. Dupuis, M. Webster

215                The Way We Conceptualize Politics: A Computational Study on the Democratic and Republican Semantic Spaces

                        B. Schloss, S. Liu, P. Li

216                Soil Bulk Density Estimation Using a Machine Learning Pedotransfer Function Calibrated for the Continental US

                        A. Ramcharan, T. Hengl, S. Wills, D. Beaudette

217                Natural Gas Supply Chain Process Framework

                        T. Murphy, S. Tracey, K. Ruamsook

218                Rebuilding Mouse Cortex after Focal Ischemic Stroke by In Situ Reprogramming Reactive Astrocytes into Functional Neurons

                        Y. Chen, N. Ma, J. Yin, S. Huang, M. Chen, E. Yellin, G. Lee, Z. Pei, G. Chen

219                Combining Cell Biology, Image Analysis, and Mechanical Modeling to Reveal How the Cell Walls of Guard Cells Enable Plants to "Breathe" Through Their Stomata

                        C. T. Anderson, Y. Rui, C. Xiao, H. Yi, B. Kandemir, J. Z. Wang, V. M. Puri

220                Anisotropic Microstructure and Superelasticity of Additive Manufactured NiTi Alloy Bulk Builds Using Laser Directed Energy Deposition

                        B. A. Bimber, R. F. Hamilton, J. Keist, T. A. Palmer

221                Role of Immobilized AQDS as Redox Mediators in the Simultaneous Azo Dye Reduction and Electricity Generation in a MFC

                        C. M. Martinez, X. P. Zhu, B. E. Logan

226                Mechanical Characterization of Single and Bonded Particles and Minimum Particle Coordination Number to Form Quality Biomass Pellets

                        A. Karamchandani, H. Yi, V. M. Puri

230                Two Dimensional Electronic Materials

                        S. M. Eichfeld, B. Jariwala, Y. C. Lin, G. R. Bhimanapati, Z. Y. Al Balushi, D. D. Deng, B. M. Bersch, K. Zhang, R. Zhao, R. Walker, S. Subramanian, N. Briggs, S. Zhang, N. Simonson, M. Hollander, C. H. Lee, M. Wetherington, R. Vila, T. Hewlett, B. Kupp,

256                Thermal Characterization of GaN Vertical Devices Using Optical Methods

                        J. Dallas, S. Choi

258                High Power Interdigitated Carbon Nanotube Based Solid State Micro-Capacitors

                        M. Spencer, K. Adu, R. Ramakrishnan, C. A. Randall

Overflow Posters

Due to the overwhelming response for this poster session, we could not accommodate all of the posters that were submitted. These posters are listed below.   The full poster abstract and contact information for the posters may also be found online at

ID         Inst.      Title & Authors

82                  As-Grown Improved Electrical Contacts to TMDs Using Graphene

                        S. Subramanian, D. Deng, K. Zhang, K. Wang, G. R. Bhimanapati, T. S. Meyer, J. A. Robinson

100                Impedance Spectroscopy Utilized to Study the Spatial Distribution of Conductivity Within Capacitors During Operation

                        T. J. M. Bayer, J.-J. Wang, J. Carter, L.-Q. Chen, C. A. Randall

174                New Methods for Analyzing Materials Using Transmission Electron Microscopy

                        J. L. Gray, K. Wang, B. Kabius

222                Pan Institution Network for Global Health

                        M. S. Winchester, R. BeLue

223                Expression and Purification of Plant Embryogenic Proteins

                        R. J. Jones, B. S. McKinley, W. R. Curtis

224                Understanding Controls of Hydrologic Processes Across Two Monolithological Catchments Using Model-Data Integration

                        D. Xiao, Y. Shi, L. Li

225                The High Field MRI Facility at Penn State

                        T. Neuberger

227                Improving Energy Density of Electrochemical Capacitors by Using Polymer Blend Derived Carbon

                        A. R. Aref, R. Rajagopalan, C. A. Randall, M. T. Lanagan

229                Growth, Characterization, Dielectric Integration and Radiation Response of WSe2

                        R. C. Walker II, T. Shi, S. M. Eichfeld, I. Jovanovic, J. A. Robinson

231                A Wireless System for Simultaneous Recording of Intracranial Pressure and Neuronal Potentials from Freely-Behaving Awake Small Animals

                        P. P. Graybill, B. J. Gluckman, M. Kiani

232                Use of Raman Spectroscopy to Analyze Noble Gases Adsorption on Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Bundles

                        J. R. Alves da Cunha, R. P. B dos Santos, K. Yoon, A. C. T. van Duin, A. L. Elias, V. Carozo, P. Alcantara Jr., K. Fujisawa, N. Perea-Lopez, P. T. Araujo, M. Terrones

233                Custom-Built MRI Setup for Brain Plasticity in Lizard

                        Y. E. Kim, T. Neuberger, G. Lee, L. D. LaDage

234                Characterization of Slippery Rough Surfaces: Drop Bouncing, Evaporation, and Self-Cleaning

                        H. Feldstein, B. B. Stogin, T.-S. Wong

235                Optimal Frequency for Powering Millimeter-Sized Biomedical Implants Inside an Inductively-Powered Homecage

                        H. S. Gougheri, M. Kiani

236                A Technique for Aligned Carbon Nanotube Patterning

                        C. Rotella, Y.-T. Yeh, M. Terrones

238                Biology, Isolation and Clinical Implications of Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs)

                        M. Nisic, S. Hao, Y. Xia, L. Ha, H. He, P. Kerativitayanan

239                The Behavior of Ions at Biointerfaces

                        M. F. Poyton, A. M. Sendecki, B. A. Rogers, K. B. Rembert, H. Okur, P. S. Cremer

240                Effect of Laser Heating on the Phonon Modes of Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenide: Tungsten Disulfide

                        J. Dupars, L. Fang, K. Adu, A. E. Arriaga, M. Terrones

241                Ultrathin Polymer Coating for Improving Mechanical Performance of High Temperature Glass Dielectrics

                        M. Sarkarat, R. Rajagopalan, M. T. Lanagan

242                Electrical Characterization for the Analyses on the Leakage Current Mechanism and the Origin of Large Dielectric Constant in Ceramic Capacitors

                        K. Tsuji, W. T. Chen, H. Guo, H. Ha, S. G. Fritsch, C. A. Randall

243                Cortical Thickness Changes with Short-Term Second Language Vocabulary Learning

                        J. Legault, S.-Y. Fang, Y. Ahmed, Y.-J. Lan, P. Li

244                Understanding Watershed Hydrogeochemistry: A Case Study of Sodium Using an Integrated Hydrological-Reactive Transport Model Rt-Flux-Pihm

                        W. Zhi, C. Bao, L. Li

245                Comparison of ERP and fMRI Exploration of Concreteness Effects

                        C. W. Sandberg, H. Zhang

246                Photostriction in W-Doped Lead Zirconate Titanate Films

                        W. Zhu, W. Luo, A. Rajashekhar, C. A. Randall, S. Trolier-McKinstry

249                Spectroscopic Signatures of Defects in CVD-Grown WS2 and MoWS2

                        E. L. Kahn, C. Janish, Y. Leu, A. L. Elias, M. Terrones

250                Role of Nucleation Mechanism on the Size Dependent Morphology of Organic Aerosol

                        M. B. Altaf, A. Zuend, M. A. Freedman

251                Huck Microscopy for Life Sciences

                        G. Ning, M. L. Hazen, J. J. Cantolina

252                Post-Concussion Depression and Cognitive Functioning in Collegiate Athletes

                        J. Meyer, P. Arnett

253                Particle Characterization Capabilities at MCL

                        E. Bazilevskaya, J. Anderson, N. Wonderling

254                Development of a "First Principles" Photobioreactor for Rapid Growing, High-Density Microalgal

Cultivation Including Quantification of Growth Kinetics and Energy Balance

                        B. J. Geveke, L. A. Nugent, R. Mohandass, W. R. Curtis

255                Distribution of Fin Whales in the Indian and Equatorial Pacific Oceans

                        J. A. Vernon, J. L. Miksis-Olds

257                An Advanced Portable Micro-Nano Device for Enrichment of Plant Pathogenic Viruses and Bacteria

                        W. L. Zhang, Y. Y. Ting, M. Maurer, S.-Y. Zheng, V. Mavrodieva, Z. W. Liu

259                Mechanotargeting of Nanoparticles

                        Q. Wei, Y. Zhang, C. J. Huang, S. L. Zhang

Institute Affiliation Poster Index

Institute........................................................................ Poster IDs

Ⓗ Huck Institute of the Life Sciences................................ 3, 5, 8, 16, 28, 33, 46, 49, 59, 76, 85, 93, 101, 105, 109, 116, 120, 122, 133, 136, 140, 154, 165, 171, 179, 181, 191, 198, 207, 210, 213, 218, 219

Ⓒ Institute for CyberScience............................................ 13, 15, 21, 32, 34, 58, 66, 79, 84, 91, 94, 99, 112, 126, 129, 138, 159, 167, 170, 193, 199, 209, 215

Ⓔ Institutes of Energy and the Environment....................... 4, 20, 23, 40, 42, 45, 50, 63, 70, 80, 83, 87, 88, 89, 92, 98, 102, 103, 115, 117, 132, 152, 155, 160, 176, 190, 195, 197, 200, 206, 214, 216, 217, 221, 226

Ⓜ Materials Research Institute

Biomaterials and Medical Devices............................... 9, 17, 43, 47, 61, 62, 74, 95, 96, 110, 113, 131, 158, 164, 183, 211

Computer Simulation and Modeling............................ 7, 24, 44, 69, 125, 153, 166, 184, 185, 202

Electronic/Photonic Materials and Devices.................... 6, 14, 26, 35, 36, 38, 41, 52, 68, 104, 107, 108, 121, 124, 134, 135, 150, 161, 196, 230

Materials Characterization.......................................... 1, 37, 39, 106, 114, 118, 128, 149, 156, 168, 187, 189, 192, 256

Materials Processing and Manufacturing....................... 2, 12, 19, 22, 27, 30, 51, 53, 57, 60, 65, 67, 71, 73, 75, 78, 86, 111, 143, 145, 163, 201, 203, 220

Nanomaterials and Nanofabrication.............................. 18, 25, 29, 54, 77, 127, 137, 142, 146, 148, 157, 177, 178, 204, 212, 258

Resources................................................................ 123, 188, 208

Ⓢ Social Science Research Institute.................................. 10, 11, 31, 48, 55, 56, 64, 72, 81, 90, 97, 119, 130, 139, 141, 144, 147, 151, 162, 169, 172, 173, 175, 180, 186, 194, 205