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Welcome to the Center for Nanoscale Science

The Center for Nanoscale Science is a Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) supported by the National Science Foundation under grant DMR-1420620. The Center supports collaborative, interdisciplinary research efforts in the area of nanoscale materials.

IRG1 - Designing Functionality into Layered Ferroics

IRG2 - Powered Motion at the Nanoscale

IRG 3 - High-Pressure Enabled Electronic Metalattices

IRG 4 - Multicomponent Assemblies for Collective Function

Graduate students who participate in MRSEC research also engage in a variety of professional development, outreach, education, and community building activities.

Interdisciplinary Research Groups

Currently the Center is composed of four (4) Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRG). Common themes of complex materials synthesis and length scale dependent physical phenomena permeate all four of the IRGs. These research themes are integrated with major efforts in educational and industrial outreach.

News at MRSEC

Susan Trolier-McKinstry professor of ceramic science and engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park.  For development of thin film multilayer ceramic capacitors and piezoelectric microelectromechanical systems.

MRSEC Faculty member Mikael Rechtsman (IRG4) has been awarded the International Commision for Optics (ICO) Prize for 2018 for his "pioneering contributions to the field of topological photonics." He will be receiving his prize at the next ICO conference in Carthage, Tunis next year.

Congratulations to Mikael Rechtsman.  Kudos.

MRSEC Faculty member Tom Mallouk (IRG1, IRG2) has been selected by Clavirates Analytics as a "Highly Cited Researcher" for 2018.  Only 15 members of the entire Penn State faculty have been selected for this honor this year.

Congratulations to Tom Mallouk. Kudos.

Our PREM partner at the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) is seeking candidates for the following opportunities:
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Characterization of Nanomaterials.
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Nanoplasmonics.  
More info.

Our PREM partner at the California State University - Los Angeles (CSULA) is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) position within their brand new Masters program in MSE. 
More info.

Upcoming Events 2019

Feb
25
MRSEC Seminar

"Electrochemical Sensors for Analysis of Bacterial Cells"

Dr. Seyedehaida (Aida) Ebrahimi
Department of Electrical Engineering
Penn State

Mar
1
MRSEC Seminar

Title TBA

Dr. Anna Madra
Department of Civil and Enivironmental Engineering
Penn State

Mar
4
NO MRSEC Seminar

APS Meeting & PSU Spring Break

Mar
11
MRSEC Seminar

Title TBA

Dr. Venkatraman Gopalan
Department of Material Science Engineering
Penn State

Mar
12
MRSEC Seminar

Title TBA

Dr. Seong Kim
Department of Chemical Engineering
Penn State

Mar
18
MRSEC Seminar

Title TBA

Dr. Lauren Zarzar & Dr. Ayusman Sen
Department of Chemistry
Penn State

Seminars

MRSEC Seminars are on Monday’s at 12:00 noon in S-5 Osmond Lab unless otherwise noted.