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Mar 23 2020

Penn State engineers say computational power is key to technology for smart bandages, health tattoos and artificial organs.

Bulky, buzzing and beeping hospital rooms demonstrate that monitoring a patient’s health status is an invasive and uncomfortable process, at best, and a dangerous process, at worst. Penn State researchers want to change that and make biosensors that could make health monitoring less bulky, more accurate — and much safer.

Mar 9 2020

By Walt Mills

A new, atomically-thin materials platform developed by Penn State researchers in conjunction with Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and Oak Ridge National Lab will open a wide range of new applications in biomolecular sensing, quantum phenomena, catalysis and nonlinear optics.

Mar 3 2020

By Walt Mills

A lithium-ion battery that is safe, has high power and can last for 1 million miles has been developed by a team in Penn State’s Battery and Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Center.

Feb 26 2020

By Walt Mills

Researchers at Penn State and Purdue University have developed new materials for improved single-atom catalysis and future electronics.

Focus on Materials

FREE Characterization Webinars for 2DCC Users

With the reduction in campus research activities, the Penn State Materials Characterization Lab (MCL) is initiating a FREE webinar series “Making the Best of a Bad Situation:  Characterization Seminar Series” to keep users engaged and learning about various analytical techniques. We are partnering with several Big Ten facilities at: the University of Wisconsin, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign to offer 3 webinars per week starting Monday March 30th.  These will be held via Zoom on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays at 11:00AM eastern time. For a listing of upcoming webinars and to register (required) visit the MCL webpage at

Two-Dimensional Metals Open Pathways To New Science

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More News

New class of materials shows strange electron properties

Feb 13 2020

Zoubeida Ounaies named director of Penn State Center for Living Material Systems

Feb 12 2020

$2.8M grant to fund bioprinting for reconstruction of face, mouth, skull tissues

Feb 12 2020
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