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June 2019

A VIRTUAL SUBSTRATE opens path to OXIDE FILMS on silicon for applications in 5G, MEMES, sensors and quantum computation

Making these materials, for the first time, commercially feasible, according to Penn State materials scientists.
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Visitor Program with Corning Scientists a Win for Industry and Penn State

The Visiting Industry Representative (VIR) Program is offered to industry partners, and enables a full-time company representative to maintain an on-campus presence, with the goal of developing stronger and deeper connections.
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Professor Awarded $1.1M Grant to Increase Efficiency of Organic LEDs

“The product of this particular grant ideally will be something that we translate into commercial production with our industry partner, OLEDWorks. This gives us the chance to have real-world impact in the near term, which would be gratifying," said Chris Giebink, associate professor of electrical engineering.
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Designing sustainable homes on Mars and Earth

Penn State researchers are developing 3D-printed building technology that could be used for NASA’s space exploration projects and impact the future of housing on Earth.
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NEW Instrument at MCL:

Correlated Fluorescence and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) Combo This combo makes AFM an unparalleled technique for studying biomolecules and the dynamics of biological processes in situ and in almost real-time.

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The advantages in the race for quantum superiority are critical to us as a nation. With the signing of the National Quantum Initiative Act into law on Dec.21, 2018, the U.S. created a multiagency program spanning the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Department of Energy (DOE) to support research and training in quantum information science.

This upcoming issue will reveal overviews of the research of a representative group of faculty leading the quantum initiative at Penn State.
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