News for the Materials Community

May 2018 Issue


Flexible, highly efficient multimodal energy harvesting

A piezoelectric ceramic foam supported by a flexible polymer support provides a 10-fold increase in the ability to harvest mechanical and thermal energy over standard piezo composites, according to Penn State researchers.

Read the article


A designer's toolkit for constructing complex nanoparticles

A team of chemists at Penn State has developed a designer’s toolkit that lets them build various levels of complexity into nanoparticles using a simple, mix-and-match process.

Read the full story »


The Royal Society of Chemistry Journal

A new cover article appearing in the high-impact scientific journal Chemical Society Reviews, a publication of The Royal Society of Chemistry, details the emerging field of two-dimensional materials for next generation electronic devices and the challenges of contact engineering.

Read the full story »

The 4th Annual Millennium Cafe Pitch Competition

Forty-four graduate students competed for prizes in the PPG Elevator Pitch Competition held May 22, 2018 in the Millennium Science Complex. The five finalists will present their two-minute pitch during the Millennium Café on May 29 at 10 a.m.

Watch their presentations »


Mechanotargeting of Cancer Cells

Diseased cells such as metastatic cancer cells have markedly different mechanical properties that can be used to improve targeted drug uptake, according to a team of researchers at Penn State.

Read the full story »

MATERIALS DAY: October 24 - 25, 2018

The 2018 AGENDA is now available!

Mark your calendar for Materials Day 2018, sponsored by Penn State’s Materials Research Institute. This year’s theme, “Grand Challenges Enabled by Materials,” will focus on six areas where Penn State can make significant advances to solving some of the 21st century’s most pressing challenges.

Share the News:
View this email in your browser
Copyright © 2018 Penn State Materials Research Institute, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.