Inaugural Humanitarian Materials Awards Announced at Materials Day

Thursday, October 8, 2015

The winners of the first annual MRI Humanitarian Materials Initiative awards, sponsored by Covestro LLC (formerly Bayer MaterialScience LLC) and the Materials Research Institute (MRI), were announced at Materials Day 2015 on the University Park campus.

The MRI Humanitarian Materials Initiative seeks to support ongoing research that is aimed at providing long-term and sustainable solutions to problems in under resourced regions of the world. By bringing world-class materials science and engineering expertise to bear on such issues as materials for clean water and sanitation in remote areas; materials for small-scale, clean electricity generation and storage; low-cost durable and functional shelters; and point-of-care medical technologies, the Penn State Materials Research Institute hopes to attract visionary faculty and students with an interest in transitioning materials technologies to contribute to these real-world issues.