Trolier-McKinstry elected to National Academy of Engineering

Congratulations to Susan Trolier-McKinstry who was elected to the National Academy on Engineering for "development of thin film multilayer ceramic capacitors and piezoelectric microelectromechanical systems."

Delbert E. Day to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award

Delbert E. Day, Curators' Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Materials Science and Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, earned his M.S. and Ph.D.  in ceramic science from the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (1960, 1961) was selected to recieve the PSAA Distinguished Alumni Award.

Creating A Roadmap For 2D Materials

An invited article in the December online edition of the journal 2D Materials provides a roadmap for the synthesis of electronic-grade two-dimensional materials for future electronic and sensing applications. 

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

$1 million Army grant aimed at adaptive fluid materials

Lauren Zarzar, assistant professor of chemistry at Penn State, has been awarded a five-year, $1 million grant from the U.S. Army to conduct research related to reconfigurable fluids.

Predicting the properties of a new glass of glasses

ZIF glasses, a new family of glass, could combine the transparency of silicate glass with the nonbrittle quality of metallic glass, according to researchers at Penn State and Cambridge University in the U.K.

First World Campus degree in additive manufacturing and design awarded

Joseph Sinclair always knew he wanted to set the trends, not follow them. As the first graduate of the master of engineering in additive manufacturing and design master’s (AMD) program through Penn State World Campus, he’s staying true to that mission.

Interdisciplinary research proves essential when working on Food-Energy-Water

 Penn State researchers from all disciplines are getting involved in the Food-Energy-Water (FEW) nexus. Considering the intricate nature of FEW, many researchers believe that an interdisciplinary approach is critical.

College of Earth and Mineral Sciences names fall 2018 student marshal

Katelyn Adkison, a materials science and engineering major, will represent the college as its student marshal the fall 2018 undergraduate commencement ceremony. She will be escorted by faculty marshal Zi-Kui Liu, distinguished professor of materials science and engineering and Adkison’s research adviser.