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Researcher pulling from past to shape future of glass research
07/09/2018

Glass has been a part of society for thousands of years, so it is easy for this material to become invisible and overlooked, but a Penn State materials scientist has laid out a plan to map the glass genome and advance the future of glass.


Athletic 'pull' increases campus diversity
07/02/2018

The next time you see your favorite collegiate athlete on the field or court, think again about their road to getting there.


Penn State launches new graduate certificate for geospatial software developers
07/02/2018

Penn State has launched a new graduate certificate aimed at helping geospatial professionals working in the GIS and web mapping industries to expand their software development and coding skills.


Rapidly rising bedrock may help delay Antarctic Ice Sheet collapse
07/02/2018

The bedrock beneath West Antarctica is rising rapidly in response to the ongoing ice melt of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, according to an international team of researchers, who indicated that their results have important implications for estimating future ice sheet stability and projections of ice mass losses.


Sintering atomically thin materials with ceramics now possible
06/29/2018

For the first time, researchers have created a nanocomposite of ceramics and a two-dimensional material, opening the door for new designs of nanocomposites with such applications as solid-state batteries, thermoelectrics, varistors, catalysts, chemical sensors and much more.


Three new co-funds join Institutes of Energy and the Environment
06/28/2018

Three faculty members recently joined the Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE) in three different areas of expertise. Two are in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, and the other is in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. 


Self-heating, fast-charging battery makes electric vehicles climate-immune
06/28/2018

Californians do not purchase electric vehicles because they are cool, they buy EVs because they live in a warm climate. Conventional lithium-ion batteries cannot be rapidly charged at temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, but now a team of Penn State engineers has created a battery that can self-heat, allowing rapid charging regardless of the outside chill.


Carbon dioxide-to-methanol process improved by catalyst
06/28/2018

Dramatic improvements have been made to the process of converting carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, to methanol, a fuel and building block for a wide range of everyday materials, according to Penn State researchers.


George Middlemas, alumnus and philanthropist, dies
06/25/2018

George M. Middlemas Jr., a Penn State alumnus and generous University donor, particularly to the University Libraries, passed away June 14 in Bachelor Gulch, Colorado, two days after his 72nd birthday.


Penn State announces fixed-term faculty promotions, effective July 1, 2018
06/25/2018

The following is a list of fixed-term faculty promotions at Penn State, effective July 1.