Every organization has different priorities and resources. Directors of the MRI facilities recognizes this and as such your company can leverage the lab one or more of the following ways:

  1. Work directly with staff
    (without being onsite)
  2. Become a trained user
  3. Access capabilities remotely
    (virtual access during analysis)

Penn State’s research expenditures fell just shy of the $1 billion mark in fiscal year 2020-2021. The total figure, $993 million, places Penn State in an elite group of American research universities. In fact, according to the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) HERD (Higher Ed R&D) expenditures report, Penn State had 18 research areas ranked in the top 10. This is up from 15 in fiscal year 2017 and reflects an interdisciplinary strength built over three decades. These field rankings include the NSF ranking Penn State first in materials science and second in materials engineering.

We are an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers leveraging state-of-the-art instrumentation and expertise across the University system to address challenges from the fundamental to the applied.

Penn State has long ranked among the nation’s top universities in industry-sponsored research, and typically partners with more than 400 companies annually. In recognition of the high value that industry places on intellectual property, we have recently modified the way that we work with industry, installing simple and flexible options available to companies for the intellectual property (IP) developed in the projects that they sponsor.