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12/13/2017

3-D printed microfibers could provide structure for artificially grown body part

11/20/2017

A Curious Quirk Brings Organic Diode Lasers One Step Closer

11/03/2017

Synthetic Material Acts Like an Insect Cloaking Device

11/02/2017

Mimicking biological process, hydrogel signals and releases proteins

11/02/2017

Chip-based Sensors with Incredible Sensitivity

11/01/2017

Max Wetherington and Professor Andy Hoskins challenge campers to experiment, fail, learn, and repeat in the spaghetti tower competition.

10/20/2017

A Safe Optical Fiber for Delivering Light and Drugs into the Body

10/19/2017

Two-Dimensional Materials Gets a New Theory for Control of Properties

10/18/2017

Because the clothes we wear can light our way

10/11/2017

Organic/inorganic sulfur may be key for safe rechargeable lithium batteries

09/28/2017

Graphene and Beyond student poster prize winners

08/31/2017

Conformal metasurface coating eliminates crosstalk and shrinks waveguides

08/30/2017

Toward a Smart Graphene Membrane to Desalinate Water 

07/31/2017

Energy Storage Solution Combines Polymers and Nanosheets

07/31/2017

The Millennium Cafe Pitch Competition, designed to help scientists better communicate the complexity of their work, was featured on WPSU's SciTech Now

07/05/2017

2D layered devices can self-assemble with precision

06/29/2017

Investigational cancer compound receives FDA approval to begin human trials

06/16/2017

Grant focuses on 'hydrogen sponge' for use in fuel-cell vehicles

06/01/2017

Low cost, scalable water-splitting fuels the future hydrogen economy

05/30/2017

Penn State Food Scientist Turns Avocado Pits Into Natural Food Coloring

05/19/2017

Research Breakthrough: Cold sintering of ceramics instead of high-temperature firing

05/03/2017

CIMP-3D Advances Direct Metal Printing: Learn how the Center is advancing and deploying additive manufacturing technology for critical applications.

05/01/2017

Stenciling with Atoms in Two-Dimensional Materials

04/28/2017

A Fast, Non-Destructive Test for Two-Dimensional Materials

04/24/2017

Method improves semiconductor fiber optics, paves way for developing devices

04/18/2017

Rapid screening machine can read and separate protein sequences

04/10/2017

Fast capture of cancer markers will aid in diagnosis and treatment.

04/04/2017

Six University faculty members have received the 2017 Faculty Scholar Medals for Outstanding Achievement

03/30/2017

Inaugural CRAFT Center Workshop Highlights Fiber Technology

03/27/2017

Faculty Spotlight: Lauren Zarzar In the Midst of Change

03/17/2017

Materials student earns ‘Gold’ for graduate research presentation

03/13/2017

An endowed professorship is opening doors for two Penn State students to obtain laboratory experience as undergraduates.

03/08/2017

Celebrating International Women's Day 2017! #WomenInSTEM

03/03/2017

Aiming to develop non-invasive techniques to diagnose and evaluate treatment strategies for degenerative disease and injuries.

02/28/2017

What is MatSE?

02/24/2017

Tiny but powerful medical devices

02/01/2017

Chen receives society’s highest materials science honor

01/23/2017

Take a look at the latest advances in the science of 2D technology.

01/10/2017

A Possible Solution to a Long-Standing Riddle in Materials Science

01/04/2017

New Technique Uses Immune Cells to Deliver Anti-Cancer Drugs

01/03/2017

In Memory of L. Eric Cross

12/20/2016

Capturing the Energy of Slow Motion

12/02/2016

Humanitarian Materials Engineering Awards 2016

12/01/2016

Controlling chain conformations to enhance electronic devices

11/30/2016

From Bee Brains to Snowboards, MCL Can Study It

11/29/2016

Five Penn State researchers named AAAS Fellows

11/08/2016

Xingjie Ni named one of five inaugural Moore Inventor Fellows

10/28/2016

Controlling the Properties of Matter in Two-Dimensional Crystals

10/12/2016

Simulations Show How to Turn Graphene’s Defects into Assets

10/07/2016

New, carbon-nanotube tool for ultra-sensitive virus detection and identification

09/21/2016

A Low-Cost Sensor for Cystic Fibrosis Diagnosis

09/20/2016

Using simulations to help design and improve the materials that power our world.

08/31/2016

Subatomic microscopy key to building new classes of materials

08/29/2016

A Device to Control “Color” of Electrons in Graphene Provides Path to Future Electronics

08/29/2016

Graphene key to two-dimensional semiconductor with extraordinary properties

08/22/2016

“Ideal” Energy Storage Material for Electric Vehicles

08/19/2016

Cold sintering of ceramics instead of high-temperature firing

07/25/2016

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.

07/22/2016

Ultrasensitive Sensor Using N-doped Graphene

07/19/2016

Can Synthetic Clays Save a World Awash in Pollution?

07/18/2016

The Next Frontier in TEM Is In Situ

07/12/2016

Morgan Advanced Materials partners with Penn State to establish R&D facility

06/28/2016

3D printing produces cartilage from strands of bioink

06/27/2016

New, better way to build circuits for world's first useful quantum computers

06/02/2016

3D patterned membranes may allow rapid advances in membrane technology

05/23/2016

Programmable materials find strength in molecular repetition

05/19/2016

Namiko Yamamoto receives ONR grant for scalable manufacturing of polymer nanocomposites

05/17/2016

Hemispherical coils for localized neural stimulation - 1/2 the size of a grain of salt 

05/16/2016

A new electronic material can heal all its functions automatically even after breaking multiple times.

05/13/2016

A new, high-pressure, plasma-free approach to creating large-area, thin-film semiconductors

05/02/2016

Penn State chemical engineers have developed a beneficial biofilm may lead to more efficient membrane water filtration and purification processes around the globe.

04/14/2016

Electron micrographs of malaria gametocytes

03/24/2016

Microfluidic devices gently rotate small organisms and cells

03/04/2016

NSF Funds National User Facility for $17.8 Million to Develop Two-Dimensional Crystals

02/25/2016

New trigger for self-powered mechanical movement

02/17/2016

There is a growing interest in bio-medical foams. Other high-value natural foams are made of collagen and gelatin.

02/03/2016

Researcher pursues sustainable energy through carbon dioxide conversion

01/20/2016

Self-heating lithium-ion battery could beat the winter woes

01/13/2016

Shiny fish skin inspires nanoscale light reflectors

01/11/2016

Seong Kim (left) Zoubeida Ounaies (right)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.

01/11/2016

Single molecule detection of contaminants, explosives or diseases now possible

12/22/2015

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.

12/21/2015

Simple mechanism identified for assembly and disassembly of structures in cells

12/15/2015

 Transparent Metal Films for Smartphone, Tablet and TV Displays

12/04/2015

ENGINE grants aim to jump-start technological innovations

12/03/2015

An efficient method to harvest low-grade waste heat as electricity may be possible using reversible ammonia batteries, according to Penn State engineers.

12/02/2015

A reusable microfluidic device for sorting and manipulating cells and other micro/nano meter scale objects

12/02/2015

Structure and traits of new alloys are the focus for materials engineer Allison Beese

11/19/2015

A new symmetry operation has the potential to speed up the search for new advanced materials.

11/03/2015

Ultrasensitive Sensors Made from Boron-Doped Graphene

10/26/2015

Motor proteins that pause at the ends of microtubules and produce pushing forces can also stimulate their growth.

10/12/2015

PSU materials scientist have just discovered a way to give the workhorse transistor a big boost.

10/12/2015

The researchers accidentally discovered a new way of using beams of light to draw and erase quantum-mechanical circuits on topological insulators.

10/08/2015

First annual MRI Humanitarian Materials Initiative awards, sponsored by Covestro LLC (formerly Bayer MaterialScience LLC) and MRI.

09/22/2015

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.

09/03/2015

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.

09/01/2015

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.

07/29/2015

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.

07/20/2015

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.

06/19/2015

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.

05/11/2015

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.

04/27/2015

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.

04/06/2015

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.

03/17/2015

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.

02/05/2015

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.

01/16/2015

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.

12/01/2014

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.

11/06/2014

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.

10/13/2014

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.

09/30/2014

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.

09/29/2014

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.

09/24/2014

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.

09/11/2014
Inspired by the Compound Eyes of Common Fly, Penn State Researchers Determine How to Make Miniature Omnidirectional Sources of Light and Optical Sensors
 
09/04/2014

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.

06/20/2014

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.