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Travis Peters, a doctoral candidate in materials science and engineering at Penn State, will spend a year researching wearable electronics for medical use at Oak Ridge National Laboratory as part of an elite program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
A national research center that brings together university, industry and government partners to develop atom-thin 2D coatings with wide-ranging industrial applications is expanding thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Registration is now open for Penn State's annual Materials Day, to be held Oct. 12-13 as a hybrid event both virtually and on the University Park campus.
Furthering its mission to support diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) has provided funding for each of its five departments to appoint faculty to serve as DEI associate heads.
Kelly O'Donnell was selected as the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences student marshal for Penn State's summer commencement, which was held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15., in the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus.
Timothy S. White, research professor in Penn State's Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, was elected a Fellow of the Geological Society of America.
Douglas Miller, who earned three degrees from Penn State; worked as a research assistant, research associate and professor in two colleges; and created and led the Center for Environmental Informatics for 20 years, retired in July and was granted emeritus status.
Printable electronics could cause a proliferation of smart, connected devices, from household appliances that can communicate with each other to medical diagnostic sensors that can be placed on the body to forgo invasive procedures.
Fires in semi-arid forests in the western United States tended to burn periodically and at low severity until the policy of fire suppression put an end to these low-intensity events and created the conditions for the destructive fires seen today.
Two-dimensional materials are essential for developing new ultra-compact electronic devices, but producing defect-free 2D materials is a challenge.