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Air Force funds polymer materials research for light-speed computing

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Robert Hickey, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, will use a $450,000 grant from the United States Air Force to research nanostructured polymer materials for applications in integrated optical circuits, which could allow computers to process information at light-speed.  

Lucille Giannuzzi '92 Joins TESCAN USA Inc.

Lucille A. Giannuzzi '92 has been named Regional Sales Manager, Mid-Atlantic region for TESCAN USA Inc.  Dr. Giannuzzi joins TESCAN USA with extensive experience in focused ion beam (FIB), scanning electron, and transmission electron microscopy (SEM, S/TEM), with applications expertise in both the physical and life sciences. For more information on TESCAN USA Inc, visit

Predicting the properties of a new glass of glasses.

Predicting the properties of a new glass of glasses.

A 3D imaging technique unlocks properties of perovskite crystals

A team of materials scientists from Penn State, Cornell and Argonne National Laboratory have, for the first time, visualized the 3D atomic and electron density structure of the most complex perovskite crystal structure system decoded to date.

Professor honors legacy of renowned materials scientist by finishing textbook

A college education presents an opportunity for students to build fulfilling relationships with educators. For some, the influence of these relationships can last a lifetime.

3D printing eliminates undesirable trait in conventional superalloys

An undesirable trait found in traditionally processed superalloys does not exist in a 3D-printed, nickel-based superalloy, according to a team of materials scientists who think this could lead to new manufacturing techniques that allow for alloys with tailored properties. 

Adding layers to Penn State's Nittany Lion pride

The Penn State 3D Printing Club printed a multi-colored head of the Nittany Lion using 20 different filament materials. It took 600 hours to print and weighs more than 30 lbs. You may remember earlier this year that the club made a temporary ear replacement for the lion shrine while the real one was repaired. Read that article!

Chen Named Highly Cited Researcher for 2018

Long-Qing Chen, Donald W. Hamer Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, is among a group recognized for exceptional research performance demonstrated by the production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science. This distinction Chen has earned is from his peers, who have time and again acknowledged the influence of his research contributions in their publications and citations. Congratulations Dr. Chen.

DOE grant aimed at improving process to reduce nuclear fuel waste

An $800,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will allow Penn State researchers to investigate a new approach for removing rare-earth fission products from the molten salt baths where used nuclear fuel is electro-refined to recycle uranium and minimize nuclear waste.

Next-gen batteries possible with new engineering approach

Dramatically longer-lasting, faster-charging and safer lithium metal batteries may be possible, according to Penn State research, recently published in Nature Energy.