The Penn State Center for Structural Oncology (CSO) is shifting some of its focus from fighting cancer to fighting COVID-19, with three projects.
A few years ago, Hannah Patel felt overwhelmed. Like many first-year college students, Patel struggled to adjust to her college classes and was unsure of how to get involved in her major. Now a Penn State senior majoring in earth science and policy in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), Patel has spent the last four years finding her place on campus – and is ready to help current underclass students do the same.
A team of researchers from Penn State and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) developed software that’s being used by engineers and scientists around the world to make advances in materials modeling, space technology development and data science.
When it comes to increasing electric storage efficiency and electric breakdown strength — the ability of an electrical system to operate at higher voltage and temperatures with great efficiency — increasing one traditionally has led to a decrease in the other. Penn State researchers, led by Qiming Zhang, distinguished professor of electrical engineering, recently developed a scalable method that relies on engineered materials to increase both properties.
Four graduate students in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MastSE) were awarded 2020 Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation.
Looking back on his 35 years in the industry and building products arena, John A. "Jack" Coppola can count his accomplishments.
As Penn State Materials Research Institute prepared for its 2019 Materials Day event – held Oct. 29-30 – 3M was busy reinforcing its relationship with Penn State to advance research activities with a new $900,000 commitment over the next three years.
An atomically thin materials platform developed by Penn State researchers in conjunction with Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and Oak Ridge National Lab will open a wide range of new applications in biomolecular sensing, quantum phenomena, catalysis and nonlinear optics.
Research out of Penn State Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Penn State College of Engineering is making a car-battery dream closer to reality.
An effective response to the emergence and rapid spread of the novel coronavirus, known in the scientific community as SARS-CoV-2, includes the critical role of the scientific community in assessing key knowledge gaps with research focused on improving prevention, diagnostics, treatment, infection control practices and public health policies. Anyone at Penn State with relevant expertise and a potentially impactful idea should apply for funding.