Predicting the Properties of a New Class of Glasses
New Traffic Rules in Graphene City
A 3D Imaging Technique Unlocks Properties of Perovskite Crystals
Penn State researchers developing new technology to advance neuromodulation
Citrate-based Biomaterial Fuels Bone Healing with Less Rejection
The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.4 million to a team of Penn State scientists to develop a new laboratory at the University with ultra-fast microscopes that will provide a high-resolution look at two-dimensional materials.
Enhancement of piezoelectric properties in organic polymers all in the molecules
Shake, Rattle, and Roll to High Efficiency Photovoltaics
TED, Penn State and a makerspace in Ghana
Developing a quick-acting foam for treating wounds on the battlefield
Van Duin awarded DoE funding to continue critical energy research
Physicists implement a version of Maxwell's famous thought experiment for reducing entropy
3D electron microscopy uncovers the complex guts of desalination membranes
Engineering to benefit humanity: Student looks to developing nations
New NSF-funded center to explore chemistry of 'nanothreads'
A Device to Harvest Energy from Low-frequency Vibrations
Self-healing reverse filter opens the door for many novel applications
Center for Lignocellulose Structure and Formation funding renewed
Self-heating, fast-charging battery makes electric vehicles climate-immune
Sintering Atomically Thin Materials with Ceramics Now Possible
Camouflaged Nanoparticles Used to Deliver Killer Protein to Cancer
Mechanotargeting of Cancer Cells
The 4th Annual Millennium Cafe Pitch Competition Winners
Themed Chemical Society Review issue 2D nanomaterials: graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides
Flexible, Highly Efficient Multimodal Energy Harvesting
A new mix-and-match toolkit allows researchers to create a library of complex nanoparticles
A Simple Method Etches Patterns at the Atomic Scale
Microengineered Slippery Rough Surface for Water Harvesting in Air
Designing a New Material for Improved Ultrasound
Metal-organic compounds produces new class of glass
Extracellular vesicles could be personalized drug delivery vehicles
The Fine-Tuning of Two-Dimensional Materials
Scalable Two-Dimensional Materials Advance Future-Gen Electronics
Study Shines New Light on How Salmonella "Die" at Low Temperatures
A new textbook aimed at upper level students studying materials science and engineering is based on the lectures of the late Robert Newnham, a legendary Penn State professor and inventor who was responsible for the transducers used in cardiac ultrasound and many other advances in ceramic science and engineering.
Graduate students Shruti Subramanian, Natalie Briggs and Kayla Cooley were awarded the Young Scientist Award, at the The 45th Conference on the Physics and Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces (PCSI – 45) January 14th – 18th in Hawaii.
3-D printing improves cell adhesion and strength of PDMS polymer
Four-dimensional physics in two dimensions
A Water-saving Solution Wins MRS Competition
New desalination method offers low-energy alternative to purify salty water
3-D printed microfibers could provide structure for artificially grown body part
A Curious Quirk Brings Organic Diode Lasers One Step Closer
Synthetic Material Acts Like an Insect Cloaking Device
Mimicking biological process, hydrogel signals and releases proteins
Chip-based Sensors with Incredible Sensitivity
Max Wetherington and Professor Andy Hoskins challenge campers to experiment, fail, learn, and repeat in the spaghetti tower competition.
A Safe Optical Fiber for Delivering Light and Drugs into the Body
Two-Dimensional Materials Gets a New Theory for Control of Properties
Because the clothes we wear can light our way
Organic/inorganic sulfur may be key for safe rechargeable lithium batteries
Graphene and Beyond student poster prize winners
Conformal metasurface coating eliminates crosstalk and shrinks waveguides
Toward a Smart Graphene Membrane to Desalinate Water
The Millennium Cafe Pitch Competition, designed to help scientists better communicate the complexity of their work, was featured on WPSU's SciTech Now
Energy Storage Solution Combines Polymers and Nanosheets
2D layered devices can self-assemble with precision
Investigational cancer compound receives FDA approval to begin human trials
Grant focuses on 'hydrogen sponge' for use in fuel-cell vehicles
Low cost, scalable water-splitting fuels the future hydrogen economy
Penn State Food Scientist Turns Avocado Pits Into Natural Food Coloring
Research Breakthrough: Cold sintering of ceramics instead of high-temperature firing
CIMP-3D Advances Direct Metal Printing: Learn how the Center is advancing and deploying additive manufacturing technology for critical applications.
Stenciling with Atoms in Two-Dimensional Materials
A Fast, Non-Destructive Test for Two-Dimensional Materials
Method improves semiconductor fiber optics, paves way for developing devices
Rapid screening machine can read and separate protein sequences
Fast capture of cancer markers will aid in diagnosis and treatment.
Six University faculty members have received the 2017 Faculty Scholar Medals for Outstanding Achievement
Inaugural CRAFT Center Workshop Highlights Fiber Technology
Faculty Spotlight: Lauren Zarzar In the Midst of Change
Materials student earns ‘Gold’ for graduate research presentation
An endowed professorship is opening doors for two Penn State students to obtain laboratory experience as undergraduates.
Celebrating International Women's Day 2017! #WomenInSTEM
Aiming to develop non-invasive techniques to diagnose and evaluate treatment strategies for degenerative disease and injuries.
What is MatSE?
Tiny but powerful medical devices
Chen receives society’s highest materials science honor
Take a look at the latest advances in the science of 2D technology.
A Possible Solution to a Long-Standing Riddle in Materials Science
New Technique Uses Immune Cells to Deliver Anti-Cancer Drugs
In Memory of L. Eric Cross
Capturing the Energy of Slow Motion
Humanitarian Materials Engineering Awards 2016
Controlling chain conformations to enhance electronic devices
From Bee Brains to Snowboards, MCL Can Study It
Five Penn State researchers named AAAS Fellows
Xingjie Ni named one of five inaugural Moore Inventor Fellows
Controlling the Properties of Matter in Two-Dimensional Crystals
Simulations Show How to Turn Graphene’s Defects into Assets
New, carbon-nanotube tool for ultra-sensitive virus detection and identification
A Low-Cost Sensor for Cystic Fibrosis Diagnosis
Using simulations to help design and improve the materials that power our world.
Subatomic microscopy key to building new classes of materials
Graphene key to two-dimensional semiconductor with extraordinary properties
A Device to Control “Color” of Electrons in Graphene Provides Path to Future Electronics
“Ideal” Energy Storage Material for Electric Vehicles
Cold sintering of ceramics instead of high-temperature firing
Someday, chemically protective suits made of fabric coated in self-healing thin films may prevent farmers from exposure to organophosphate pesticides, soldiers from chemical or biological attacks in the field and factory workers from accidental releases of toxic materials.
Ultrasensitive Sensor Using N-doped Graphene
Can Synthetic Clays Save a World Awash in Pollution?
The Next Frontier in TEM Is In Situ
Morgan Advanced Materials partners with Penn State to establish R&D facility
3D printing produces cartilage from strands of bioink
New, better way to build circuits for world's first useful quantum computers
3D patterned membranes may allow rapid advances in membrane technology
Programmable materials find strength in molecular repetition
Namiko Yamamoto receives ONR grant for scalable manufacturing of polymer nanocomposites
Hemispherical coils for localized neural stimulation - 1/2 the size of a grain of salt
A new electronic material can heal all its functions automatically even after breaking multiple times.
A new, high-pressure, plasma-free approach to creating large-area, thin-film semiconductors
Penn State chemical engineers have developed a beneficial biofilm may lead to more efficient membrane water filtration and purification processes around the globe.
Electron micrographs of malaria gametocytes
Microfluidic devices gently rotate small organisms and cells
NSF National User Facility to Develop Two-Dimensional Crystals
New trigger for self-powered mechanical movement
There is a growing interest in bio-medical foams. Other high-value natural foams are made of collagen and gelatin.
Researcher pursues sustainable energy through carbon dioxide conversion
Self-heating lithium-ion battery could beat the winter woes
Shiny fish skin inspires nanoscale light reflectors
Two Penn State engineering professors, Seong Kim, professor of chemical engineering and materials science and engineering, and Zoubeida Ounaies, Dorothy Quiggle Career Development Professor of Mechanical Engineering, have been awarded a $695,000 grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) to develop a new class of low-density energy materials.
Single molecule detection of contaminants, explosives or diseases now possible
Sound waves can precisely position groups of cells for study without the danger of changing or damaging the cells, according to a team of Penn State researchers who are using surface acoustic waves to manipulate cell spacing and contact.
Simple mechanism identified for assembly and disassembly of structures in cells
Transparent Metal Films for Smartphone, Tablet and TV Displays
ENGINE grants aim to jump-start technological innovations
An efficient method to harvest low-grade waste heat as electricity may be possible using reversible ammonia batteries, according to Penn State engineers.
A reusable microfluidic device for sorting and manipulating cells and other micro/nano meter scale objects
Structure and traits of new alloys are the focus for materials engineer Allison Beese
A new symmetry operation has the potential to speed up the search for new advanced materials.
Ultrasensitive Sensors Made from Boron-Doped Graphene
Motor proteins that pause at the ends of microtubules and produce pushing forces can also stimulate their growth.
PSU materials scientist have just discovered a way to give the workhorse transistor a big boost.
The researchers accidentally discovered a new way of using beams of light to draw and erase quantum-mechanical circuits on topological insulators.
First annual MRI Humanitarian Materials Initiative awards, sponsored by Covestro LLC (formerly Bayer MaterialScience LLC) and MRI.
A team of researchers has developed a inexpensive lab-on-chip cell sorter based on acoustic waves, competing with the existing fluorescence-activated cell sorters.
The leaves of the lotus flower, and other natural surfaces that repel water and dirt, have been the model for many types of engineered liquid-repelling surfaces. As slippery as these surfaces are, however, tiny water droplets still stick to them. Schematic showing a new engineered surface that can repel liquids in any state of wetness.
A drop of water self-heals a multiphase polymer derived from the genetic code of squid ring teeth, which may someday extend the life of medical implants, fiber-optic cables and other hard to repair in place objects, according to an international team of researchers.
Quantum computing advance locates neutral atoms
A device to mix liquids utilizing ultrasonics is the first and most difficult component in a miniaturized system for low-cost analysis of sputum from patients with pulmonary diseases such as tuberculosis and asthma.
Communicating with teens, tweens, and even some of their elementary aged counterparts in the digital age can be challenging. Accustomed to rapid, sometimes immediate feedback from the myriad of electronic devices at their fingertips, their attention span and interest level are often short and can make engaging them in any topic a struggle.
In the realm of 2D materials, weirdness works
A quantum mechanical transport phenomenon demonstrated for the first time in synthetic, atomically-thin layered material at room temperature could lead to novel nanoelectronic circuits and devices, according to researchers at Penn State and three other U.S. and international universities.
A curriculum in density-functional theory (DFT) for graduate students in STEM fields is the goal of a National Science Foundation grant of nearly $3 million over five years awarded to a team of Penn State faculty.
A model of a malaria-infected red blood cell may lead to better ways to treat malaria, according to a team of engineers and molecular biologists who investigated how this parasite infection causes the red blood cells to stiffen.
Separating circulating cancer cells from blood cells for diagnostic, prognostic and treatment purposes may become much easier using an acoustic separation method and an inexpensive, disposable chip, according to a team of engineers.
An atomically thin membrane with microscopically small holes may prove to be the basis for future hydrogen fuel cells, water filtering and desalination membranes, according to a group of 15 theorists and experimentalists, including three theoretical researchers from Penn State.
A device for precisely positioning small objects using acoustic waves has now been used to position fragile protein crystals a few micrometers or less in size in the path of a crystallography X-ray beam. This technique will make it possible to collect data on previously intractable samples and will expand the scope of what is now possible with X-ray crystallography.
The research, led by Leonid Berlyand, professor of mathematics at Penn State University and Valerii Vinokur, Argonne Distinguished Fellow in the Materials Science Division of the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois, enables a breakthrough in the description of the subclass of glasses, known as a “Coulomb glass,” and has wide-ranging application to understanding a variety of glassy systems in nature.
In subway stations around London, the warning to “Mind the Gap” helps commuters keep from stepping into empty space as they leave the train. When it comes to engineering single-layer atomic structures, minding the gap will help researchers create artificial electronic materials one atomic layer at a time.
Over the last 10 years an average of 40 U.S. patents per year have been issued to the Penn State Research Foundation, Penn State's technology transfer agent.
Antenna covered with copper patterned dielectric substrate creates a flexible metasurface that acts as an illusion coating, cloaking the antenna or making it appear to be something entirely different.
Through the National Science Foundation’s Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) program, Penn State has been awarded $4 million over the next four years to lead two teams of investigators and support members of a third team in the new field of 2D crystals and layered materials.
A little change in temperature makes a big difference for growing a new generation of hybrid atomic-layer structures, according to scientists at Rice University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Vanderbilt University and Pennsylvania State University.
Understanding how atoms "glide" and "climb" on the surface of 2D crystals like tungsten disulphide may pave the way for researchers to develop materials with unusual or unique characteristics, according to an international team of researchers.
In the consumer electronics industry, the mantra for innovation is higher device performance/less power. Arun Thathachary, a Ph.D. student in Penn State’s Electrical Engineering Department, spends his days and sometimes nights in the cleanroom of the Materials Research Institute’s Nanofabrication Laboratory trying to make innovative transistor devices out of materials other than the standard semiconductor silicon that will allow higher performance using less power.
A simple, scalable method of making strong, stretchable graphene oxide fibers that are easily scrolled into yarns and have strengths approaching that of Kevlar is possible, according to Penn State and Shinshu University, Japan, researchers.
Researcher relies on quantum simulations to design new materials
Modeling helps speed development of energy solutions.