July 2016 Issue
model showing the charge transfer mechanism of Rhodamine B molecules interacting with N-Doped graphene
Ultrasensitive Sensor Using N-doped Graphene
A highly sensitive chemical sensor based on Raman spectroscopy and using nitrogen-doped graphene as a substrate was developed by an international team of researchers working at Penn State.
Meet the Professor:

Prof. Mauricio Terrones
A box of transuranic waste is removed from an underground storage
Can Synthetic Clays Save a World Awash in Pollution?

Or will these potentially life-saving technologies never make it out of the lab?

In a series of high profile journal articles published over the past 30 years, Sridhar Komarneni has explored ways to remove radioactivity from the environment. Komarneni develops specially structured synthetic clays capable of immobilizing radioactive species by ion exchange.
Meet the Professor:

Prof. Sridhar Komarneni
A piece of printed cartilage on a plug of bone in a petri dish of nutrient media.
3D printing produces cartilage from strands of bioink
"Our goal is to create tissue that can be used to replace large amounts of worn out tissue or design patches," said Ibrahim T. Ozbolat, associate professor of engineering science and mechanics. "Those who have osteoarthritis in their joints suffer a lot. We need a new alternative treatment for this."
Meet the Professor:

Prof. Ibrahim Ozbolat
Image from the TEM
The Next Frontier in TEM Is In Situ

From 2000 to 2010, aberration correction brought samples into sharper focus, like a double pair of eyeglass lenses. In the current decade, looking at reactions taking place inside the TEM, in situ, is the major topic for microscopy.

Why is in situ microscopy so important and why now? To find out, we spoke with Bernd Kabius, senior scientist at Penn State’s Materials Research Institute and acknowledged expert in TEM.

Find out why
Morgan Advanced Materials partners with Penn State to establish R & D facility

Morgan Advanced Materials, a U.K.-based global leader in engineered carbon and ceramic materials, announced a precedent-setting industrial partnership with Penn State to establish a local research and development center in Innovation Park at Penn State, the Carbon Science Center of Excellence (COE). Details of this new center

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