Materials science graduate student wins NSF fellowship to study microelectronics

Riccardo Torsi, a doctoral student studying materials science and engineering in Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, received a 2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to investigate improving microelectronics.

First-of-its-kind graduate course tackles legal issues in additive manufacturing

To prepare the industry’s next trailblazers, a new course in the Penn State Additive Manufacturing and Design (AMD) graduate program is seeking to address them head-on.

Penn State, University of Freiburg commit to strategic partnership

Penn State and the University of Freiburg have signed an agreement for a large-scale joint venture to support research in living materials — embracing biological principles to develop infrastructure for a more sustainable society. The signing took place during Penn State President Eric J. Barron’s visit to Freiburg, July 22-25.

2D perovskite materials found to have unique, conductive edge states

A new class of 2D perovskite materials with edges that are conductive like metals and cores that are insulating was found by researchers who said these unique properties have applications in solar cells and nanoelectronics.

Katy Gerace awarded 2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Katy Gerace, a doctoral student in Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), will be able to advance her research interests in materials science and engineering after receiving a 2019 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. 

Strong Penn State connection at International Congress on Glass

John Mauro, professor of materials science and engineering, served as the ICG program chair and Richard Brow, curator’s professor of ceramic engineering at Missouri University of Science & Technology, served as the ICG president. Brow earned his doctorate in ceramic science from Penn State under the direction of Carlo Pantano, distinguished emeritus professor of materials science and engineering.

Designing Sustainable Homes on Mars and Earth

Penn State researchers are developing 3D-printed building technology that could be used for NASA’s space exploration projects and impact the future of housing on Earth.


MatSE alumnus honored with Distinguished Alumni Award

Penn State alumnus Delbert Day, inventor and materials scientist, accepted the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor the University bestows upon its alumni, from Penn State President Eric Barron  at a ceremony on May 31, 2019. 

Hate science in high school? Try this pod cast

Penn State MatSE External Advisory Board Member Titi Shodiya ‘10 and Zakiya Whatley say their bi-monthly show "Dope Labs" isn't your typical science podcast. That's because they are not your typical scientists. 

Alem, Beese, and Dabo promoted to associate professor

The following individuals from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering have been promoted to associate professor: Nasim Alem, Allison Beese, and Ismaila Dabo.