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Congratulations to Leonard Jacques, graduate student, for winning 1st Place in the Student Poster Contest at the 2022 International Workshop on Acoustic Transduction Materials and Deivces (IWATMD), May 10-11, 2022!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Haley Jones, graduate student, for winning 3rd Place in the Student Poster Contest at the 2022 International Workshop on Acoustic Transduction Materials and Deivces (IWATMD), May 10-11, 2022!!

We welcome new undergraduate student to the research group; Wayne Yeo! - May 2022

Haley Jones, graduate student, was newly elected as MRS Treasurer (Materials Research Society) and will serve on the MRS leadership board! Congratulations Haley! - January 2022

We welcome new graduate student to the research group; Madeleine Petschnigg! - January 2022

2021

Videos with Prof. Susan Trolier-McKinstry

  • Piezoelectric Materials: The Body, Underwater, and Space (featuring Dr. Susan Trolier-McKinstry, Episode 41 - (YouTube video)
    by It's a Material World Podcast - December 20, 2021

     
  • Susan Trolier-McKinstry on Piezoelectric Films for Microelectromechanical Systems - (YouTube video)
    by Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Science - July 2, 2021

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Jung In Yang, Post-Doc Researcher, accepted a position at Intel - We wish her all the best in her new position! - September 2021

Congratulations to Travis Peters! Student Earns Elite Spot at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, for Wearable Medical Device Research - August 2021

Ferroelectrics Everywhere? New Family of Ferroelectric Materials Raises Possibilities for Improved Information and Energy Storage - August 31, 2021

This Fall 2021 semester, we welcome two new graduate students to the research group; Haley Jones and Ryan Hawks! - July 2021

Contratulations to Leonard Jacques, Ph.D. Student, who was one of the 1st place winners of the Student Poster Competition at the 2021 ISAF-ISIF-PFM Conference for his presentation titled, "Activation Energies for Crystallization of Manganese-Doped (K,Na)NbO3 Thin Films Deposited from an Acetylacetone Modified Chemical Solution." - July 2021

We welcome new group member Fan He, Post-Doc Researcher! - February 2021

Congratulations to these research group members for successfully defending their theses/dissertations!

  • Christopher Cheng received his Ph.D. in October 2021

  • Shruti Gupta received her M.S. in May 2021


2020

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WiRE (Women in Renewable Energy) - Severo Ochoa Workshop: Professor Susan Trolier-McKinstry - Energy Harvesting with Piezoelectric Films - (YouTube video)
by ICN2 (Institut Català Nanociència i Nanotecnologia) - October 23, 2020

Congratulations to these research group members for successfully defending their theses/dissertations!

  • Leonard Jacques received his M.S. in December 2020

  • Kathleen Coleman received her Ph.D. in December 2020

  • Michael Hahn received his M.S. in December 2020

  • Tianning Liu received her Ph.D. in December 2020

  • Dixiong Wang received his Ph.D. in May 2020

Penn State Awarded an Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) Grant Worth Over $10 Million - July 2020

Susan Trolier-McKinstry Honored with Evan Pugh Professorship - June 2020


2019

Interviews with Prof. Susan Trolier-McKinstry

  • Materials for the Lynx Space Telescope - (YouTube video interview)
    (discusses the use of piezoelectric thin films for "adaptive optics" for the future Lynx X-ray Space Telescope)
    by Materials Research Society (MRS) Editor of MRS Bulletin, Gopal R. Rao; February 27, 2019

     

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Professor Susan Trolier-McKinstry Elected Member of National Academy of Engineering 2019 - February 27, 2019

Congratulations to these research group members for successfully defending their dissertations!

  • Betul Akkopru-Akgun received her Ph.D. in September 2019

  • Lyndsey Denis received her Ph.D. in August 2019

  • Smitha Shetty receiced her Ph.D. in January 2019


2018

Interviews with Prof. Susan Trolier-McKinstry

  • Text Book co-author of Materials Engineering: Bonding, Structure, and Structure-Property Relationships - (YouTube video interview)
    (discusses undergraduate and graduate level education applications; few books available that correlates structure and properties in a general way)
    by the Materials Research Society - MRS tv; WebsEdgeEducation; April 6, 2018

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Professor Honors Legacy of Renowned Materials Scientist by Finishing Textbook - December 11, 2018

Re-Imagining Energy: Generating Energy: Motion, Salt Water, and Sunshine: Tapping Natural Processes to Power our Future - November 9, 2018

Device Hargests Energy from Low-frequency Vibrations - August 29, 2018

A Device to Harvest Energy from Low-frequency Vibrations - August 27, 2018

Julian Walker, Post-Doc Researcher, accepted a position at NTNU-Norwegian University of Science and Technology - We wish him all the best in his new position!

Carl Morandi successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation and received his Ph.D. in December 2018 - Congratulations!

Kathleen Coleman, Graduate Student, won 1st Place in the Student Poster Competition at both the 2018 International Workshop on Acoustic Transduction Materials and Devices
(May 8-10, 2018; State College, PA) as well as at the 2018 IFAAP Conference (May 24-June 3, 2018; Hiroshima, Japan), for her presentation titled, "Influence of Stresses on Properties of Piezoelectric Thin Films." Conference Dates: May 8-10, 2018, Location: State College, PA [Announcement]

Christopher Cheng, Graduate Student, won 3rd Place in the Student Poster Competition at the 2018 International Workshop on Acoustic Transduction Materials and Devices for her presentation titled, Piezoelectric Micromachined 2D Ultrasound Array for Imaging and Particle Manipulation." Conference Dates: MAY 8-10, 2018, Location: State College, PA [Announcement]

Dr. Susan Trolier-McKinstry Publishes Textbook on Crystal Chemistry - January 2018 [Article]


2017

Interviews with Prof. Susan Trolier-McKinstry

  • MRS (Materials Research Society) President Dr. Susan Trolier-McKinstry: Strategic Planning Effort - (YouTube video interview)
    by the Materials Research Society - MRS tv; WebsEdgeEducation; November 28, 2017

  • Interview with Professor Susan Trolier-McKisntry (Penn State), MRS President
    by the Brazilian Materials Research Society; July 31, 2017

  • How Does Impace Factor Govern What Journals Choose to Publish? - (YouTube video interview)
    (discusses the need for scientific community to look at both impact factor and the impact publications/articles have on the state of the field)
    by the Materials Research Society (MRS) - MRS Bulletin: Materials Matter, Sabrina Sartori (University of Oslo),
    and Editorial Board Chair Fiona Meidrum (University of Leeds): February 14, 2017


2016

Interviews with Prof. Susan Trolier-McKinstry

  • MRS (Materials Research Society) Vice-President Dr. Susan Trolier-McKinstry - (YouTube video interview)
    (discusses her role and goals for her term)
    by Materials Research Society, MRS tv - WebsEdgeEducation; March 31, 2016

  • Piezoelectric Films for Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) Lecture - (YouTube video interview)
    (discusses how materials are optimized for MEMS applications, and uses of piezoelectric films over a wide range of length scales)
    by ICN2 (Institut Català Nanociència i Nanotecnologia), as part of the Manuel Cardona Lectures; March 9, 2016 

  • Passion for Piezoelectricity - Piezoelectric Materials are Becoming Increasingly Used - (YouTube video interview)
    (discusses her vision about future applications of piezoelectric films for microelectromechanical systems - MEMS)
    by ICN2 (Institut Català Nanociència i Nanotecnologia), as part of the Manuel Cardona Lectures; March 9, 2016