Entrepreneurship in 3-D is alive and well Read more
The floodgates have opened for MatSE undergraduate education
Materials science and engineering programs have traditionally been considered to be “boutique” options with small enrollment numbers and manageable resources, but in the past ten years that has changed. At Penn State, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MatSE) has seen a 175% increase in undergraduate enrollment, but it isn’t just Penn State MatSE that is exploding, the same trends are occurring in programs all across the country. Read more
John A. Coppola '69g '71g, member and past president of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering External Advisory Board, is one of sixteen honored with the Alumni Fellow Award, the highest award given by the Penn State Alumni Association.
Researchers seek to revolutionize catalyst design with machine learning
Zi-Kui Liu, Penn State distinguished professor of materials science and engineering, is a co-principal investigator on the study and is part of the team that will design an integrated computational and experimental workflow driven by data science and machine learning tools.Read more
Quantum leap: DOE grant aims to speed software development for quantum materials
A team of researchers, led by Long-Qing Chen, Donald W. Hamer Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, received a four-year grant to advance the science of quantum materials at the mesoscale.
A virtual substrate opens path to oxide films on silicon for application in 5G, MEMS, sensors, and quantum computation
Proof that a new ability to grow thin films of an important class of materials called complex oxides will, for the first time, make these materials commercially feasible, according to Penn State materials scientists. Read more
Adding a carbon atom transforms 2-D semiconducting material
A technique that introduces carbon-hydrogen molecules into a single atomic layer of the semiconducting material tungsten disulfide dramatically changes the electronic properties of the material, according to Penn State researchers who say they can create new types of components for energy-efficient photoelectric devices and electronic circuits with this material. Read more