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May 17 2022

By Jamie Oberdick

The ability of piezoelectric materials to convert mechanical energy into electrical energy and vice versa makes them useful for various applications from robotics to communication to sensors. A new design strategy for creating ultrahigh-performing piezoelectric ceramics opens the door to even more beneficial uses for these materials, according to a team of researchers from Penn State and Michigan Technological University.  

May 6 2022

Mauricio Terrones, Verne M. Wilaman Professor of Physics and professor of chemistry and of materials science and engineering, has been named an Evan Pugh University Professor, the highest honor that Penn State bestows on a faculty member.

May 6 2022

By Jamie Oberdick

A novel theory of cross phenomena could be applied to predict whether a new material would be effective for use in various applications from improved medical ultrasounds to more efficient refrigerators, according to a Penn State researcher.   

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