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Inexpensive and Rapid Testing of Drugs for Resistant Infections Possible

A rapid and simple method for testing the efficacy of antibacterial drugs on infectious microbes has been developed and validated by a team of Penn State researchers.
20-Oct-2020 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A Multishot Lensless Camera Could Aid Disease Diagnosis

A new type of imaging that does not require a lens and uses reconfigurable particle-based masks to take multiple shots of an object is being developed by researchers at Penn State.
29-Sep-2020 11:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Center for Nanoscale Science Renewed at $18 Million for Six Years

Penn State's Materials Research Science and Engineering Center has successfully renewed NSF funding for six more years.
29-Sep-2020 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Advances in Superconductivity

The goal of room temperature superconductivity took a small step forward with a recent discovery by a team of Penn State physicists and materials scientists.
29-Jul-2020 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A Study Provides New Insights Into van der Waals Materials

Van der Waals materials that are layered on top of each other are of high interest for electronic and photonic applications. A recent study by Penn State and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, in California, provides new insights into the...
7-Jul-2020 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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An Understanding of Relaxor Ferroelectric Properties Could Lead to Advances in Multiple Fields

A new fundamental understanding of the behavior of polymeric relaxor ferroelectrics could lead to advances in flexible electronics, actuators and transducers, energy storage, piezoelectric sensors and electrocaloric cooling, according to a team of...
29-Jun-2020 10:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A Simple Device to Monitor Health Using Sweat

A device to monitor health conditions in the body using a person’s sweat has been developed by researchers at Penn State and Xiangtan University.
24-Jun-2020 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Killing Coronavirus with UV Light

A personal, handheld device emitting high intensity ultraviolet light to disinfect areas by killing the Corona virus is now feasible, according to researchers at Penn State, the University of Minnesota and two Japanese universities.
31-May-2020 11:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Penn State Materials Research Institute (MRI) is an interdisciplinary organization for engaging strategic research at the cross-section of education, science, and innovation. Our activities span the physical, engineering, and life sciences, and draw upon the expertise of a diverse faculty in departments across the campus. The key characteristics of this organization are an entrepreneurial and collaborative faculty culture, core facilities with technical staff and state-of-the-art equipment, three buildings dedicated to interdisciplinary materials research, and continuous support provided by the University. Our faculty and programs are driven by excellence in science and education, by long-term partnerships with industry and the Commonwealth, and by a commitment to achieving real world impact.



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