Electronic materials have been a major stumbling block for the advance of flexible electronics because existing materials do not function well after breaking and healing. A new electronic material created by an international team, however, can heal all its functions automatically even after breaking multiple times. This material could improve the durability of wearable electronics.
Susan Sinnott, head, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and professor of materials science and engineering and chemistry, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, has been named one of five from Penn State to The Big Ten Academic Alliance’s Department Executive Officers Program.
Creating two-dimensional materials large enough to use in electronics is a challenge despite huge effort but now, Penn State researchers have discovered a method for improving the quality of one class of 2D materials, with potential to achieve wafer-scale growth in the future.
Yu-Chuan Lin, a 2017 graduate of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, had his thesis published in a recent edition of the Springer Theses book series, which collects top doctoral research from across the physical sciences.
The 2018–19 Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE) seed grant recipients have been awarded to 18 groups of interdisciplinary researchers at Penn State.
When Penn State student Ana Isabel de la Fuente’s fellowship led her to tackle materials science research problems at another university last summer, she stumbled upon an entirely different problem to solve.
Students, including two teams advised by Allen Kimel, associate teaching professor of materials science and engineering, displayed their capstone design projects at the College of Engineering's spring 2019 Capstone Design Project Showcase.
The Institute for CyberScience (ICS) announced 16 projects that are being funded through the 2019 ICS Seed Grant Program. The awards, ranging from nearly $3,000 to $35,000, will support researchers in more than 20 departments and units, 10 colleges and three institutes.
A total of 24 Penn State students pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees earned fellowship offers from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
Daniel Lentz, a 2010 graduate of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, is one of 15 recipients of the 2019 Penn State Alumni Association Alumni Achievement Award.