News | Materials Research Institute Skip to main content

Latest News

Sep 16 2021

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has named Penn State the lead partner to both Florida International University (FIU) and North Carolina Central University (NCCU) as part of the Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) program.

Sep 15 2021

By Mariah Chuprinsky

Commercial planes burn hundreds of gallons of jet fuel per hour of flight, which can be costly for both airlines and the environment. But if planes were made of carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) instead of the heavier material aluminum, they could go greater distances with less fuel. 

Sep 1 2021

By Jamie Oberdick

A new family of materials that could result in improved digital information storage and uses less energy may be possible thanks to a team of Penn State researchers who demonstrated ferroelectricity in magnesium-substituted zinc oxide.

Focus on Materials

More News

Finding new types of 2D material defects could enable better electronics

Aug 5 2021

Novel method of imaging silicon anode degradation may lead to better batteries

Aug 5 2021

Engineers find imaging technique could become treatment for deep vein thrombosis

Jul 22 2021
  • 1 of 88