News

Self-healing, flexible electronic material restores functions after many breaks
05/16/2019

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.


Sinnott named Big Ten Academic Alliance Department Executive Officer Fellows for 2019-20
05/13/2019

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.


Substrate defects key to growth of 2D materials
05/09/2019

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.


Alumnus' research on 2D materials published in Springer Theses book series
05/07/2019

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.


Institutes of Energy and the Environment announces seed grant recipients
05/07/2019

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.


New club, Women in Materials Science, strengthens ties among women in STEM
04/29/2019

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.


Engineering students display projects at the Capstone Design Project Showcase
04/29/2019

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.


ICS Seed Grants to power projects that use AI, machine learning for common good
04/23/2019

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.


24 Penn State students receive offers from the National Science Foundation
04/16/2019

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.


Earth and Minerals Sciences graduate earns Alumni Achievement Award
04/15/2019

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.