NSF renews funding for Two-Dimensional Crystal Consortium
Penn State facility enables development of new ultra-thin materials for advanced electronics
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a renewal of funding for the Materials Innovation Platform (MIP) national user facility at Penn State’s Materials Research Institute (MRI), the Two-Dimensional Crystal Consortium (2DCC). The 2DCC is one of four MIPs in the United States and was awarded $20.1 million over five years, an increase of 13% above the initial award in 2016. Read more
Titilayo Shodiya awarded Alumni Achievement Award, named commencement speaker
Titilayo Shodiya, a MatSE graduate and member of the MatSE External Advisory Board, was one 16 recipients selected to receive the Alumni Achievement Award from the Penn State Alumni Association. The award recognizes alumni 35 years of age and younger for their extraordinary professional accomplishments. Shodiya was also selected to deliver the commencement address for the joint spring commencement ceremony for the College of Arts and Architecture, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, College of Nursing and Eberly College of Science. Read more
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