The Millennium Café in the Garden – Tuesday 9/7, 10-11am will be an opportunity to grab a cup of complimentary coffee, hear a brief introduction of two strategic research topics (see below), and make some new connections. This event will occur outdoors, rain or shine (the garden is covered), and just outside the MRI entrance of the MSC.
Opportunities in Additive Materials & Manufacturing
Tim Simpson | Co-Director, CIMP-3D
Additive manufacturing and 3D printing technology has been around for several decades, but recent advances in materials and processing technology have renewed interest in design, modeling, analysis, and characterization of new materials, parts, and processes that leverage these new capabilities. From novel functionally graded materials to 3D printed ceramics and concrete houses to bioprinting replacement organs, the sky is the limit when it comes to additive materials and manufacturing.
Convergence Center for Living Multifunctional Material Systems
Zoubeida Ounaies | Director, Penn State Convergence Center for Living Multifunctional Material Systems
The Convergence Center for Living Multifunctional Material Systems (LiMC2) is a strategic research and educational partnership between The Pennsylvania State University and University of Freiburg. LiMC2 envisions a new paradigm using biological rules and bioinspired approaches to develop materials for resilience, adaptability, and energy harvesting, with the goal of enhancing materials sustainability and broadening the educational mission around academic convergence and global engagement.
***The Millennium Café, a weekly interdisciplinary research dialogue started in May of 2012 has been THE venue for researchers to exchange ideas and challenges while building community across campus. The Café historically drew >75 researchers each Tuesday in the MSC Café Commons, COVID has complicated our ability to run the Café in its traditional format, and “in the garden” is the latest attempt to create ways for people to connect - particularly newer-to-PSU faculty and students.