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‘Better than graphene’ material development may improve implantable technology

5/3/2024

Researchers at Penn State have made borophene, the atomically thin version of boron first synthesized in 2015, potentially more useful by imparting chirality — or handedness — on it, which could make for advanced sensors and implantable medical devices. The team, led by Dipanjan Pan, Dorothy Foehr Huck & J. Lloyd Huck Chair Professor in Nanomedicine and professor of materials science and engineering and of nuclear engineering, published their work — the first of its kind, they said — in ACS Nano.

College of Engineering names student marshals for spring 2024 commencement

4/25/2024

The Penn State College of Engineering has named its student marshals for the spring 2024 commencement ceremony.

Ünlü recognized with President’s Award for excellence in academic integration

3/26/2024

Kenan Ünlü, professor of nuclear engineering in the College of Engineering, and the director of the Radiation Science and Engineering Center (RSEC), which includes the Breazeale nuclear research reactor, has been awarded the 2024 President’s Award for Excellence in Academic Integration.

New device positions Penn State at the forefront of university research reactors

3/14/2024

The Penn State Radiation Science and Engineering Center (RSEC) recently received a small angle neutron scattering (SANS) device, a $9.8 million equipment donation from Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin (HZB) in Germany. The arrival of the SANS equipment makes Penn State the first and only U.S. university research reactor to have SANS capability, according to RSEC researchers.

GPS nanoparticle platform precisely delivers therapeutic payload to cancer cells

3/11/2024

A newly developed “GPS nanoparticle” injected intravenously can home in on cancer cells to deliver a genetic punch to the protein implicated in tumor growth and spread, according to researchers from Penn State. They tested their approach in human cell lines and in mice to effectively knock down a cancer-causing gene, reporting that the technique may potentially offer a more precise and effective treatment for notoriously hard-to-treat basal-like breast cancers.

Mia Jin receives 2024 NSF CAREER Award

3/11/2024

Miaomiao Jin, assistant professor of nuclear engineering in the Penn State College of Engineering, earned a five-year, $550,000 U.S. NSF CAREER Award for a project that advances nuclear reactors through that rely on molten salt applications.

New structural insights could lead to mechanical enhancement in alloys

2/21/2024

A new class of metallic materials with potential applications in airplane turbines, nuclear reactors and equipment for space exploration can withstand extreme temperatures and resist fractures, but scientists haven’t understood why until now. According to a new study co-led by Penn State researchers, the answer could relate to the material’s short-range order, or the local arrangement of atoms within a material.

Guha Manogharan named co-director of Penn State’s additive manufacturing center

2/2/2024

Guha Manogharan, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State, was named co-director of the Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D). Manogharan replaces Tim Simpson, the Paul Morrow Professor of Engineering Design and Manufacturing, who has served in the position since the center’s founding in 2012.

Arthur Motta named honorary member of international scientific association

12/18/2023

Arthur Motta, professor of nuclear engineering and of materials science and engineering, was named the 2023 Honorary Member of the Société Française de Métallurgie et de Matériaux, a French non-profit scientific association for metallurgy and materials.

Elia Merzari named fellow of American Nuclear Society

11/20/2023

The American Nuclear Society named Elia Merzari, professor of nuclear engineering at Penn State, a fellow.

Remembering nuclear engineering professor Forrest J. Remick Jr.

11/6/2023

The Penn State College of Engineering community is mourning the loss of Forrest J. Remick Jr., professor emeritus of nuclear engineering, who died Oct. 9 at the age of 92.

First rapid tests for chlamydia, gonorrhea exhibit 100% sensitivity

10/25/2023

Dipanjan Pan, Penn State Dorothy Foehr Huck & J. Lloyd Huck Chair Professor in Nanomedicine and a professor of nuclear engineering and of materials science and engineering and of biomedical engineering, led a team that reported the first rapid tests for gonorrhea and chlamydia, built on a platform that could be adjusted to detect a variety of infections.

Penn State receives nation’s first TRIGA nuclear fuel delivery in a decade

9/28/2023

Penn State’s Radiation Science and Engineering Center (RSEC), home to the Breazeale Reactor, the nation’s longest continuously operating university research reactor, received the first new supply of Training, Research, Isotopes General Atomics (TRIGA) fuel shipped to the U.S. in more than a decade on Sept. 27.

Q&A: Xing Wang awarded DOE Distinguished Early Career Award

8/8/2023

Xing Wang, assistant professor of nuclear engineering in the Penn State College of Engineering, was awarded a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy’s Distinguished Early Career Award. He was one of five early career faculty employed at a U.S. university to receive the honor, which also included $625,000 to fund a five-year research project related to nuclear energy.

Jon Schwantes named acting nuclear engineering department head

7/27/2023

Professor Jon Schwantes was named acting nuclear engineering department head, effective July 1. He steps into the acting role while Jean Paul Allain serves a two-year term as associate director for fusion energy sciences within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Office of Science.

Penn State joins DOE Nuclear Science User Facilities program

7/13/2023

Penn State’s Radiation Science and Engineering Center has joined the Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) as a partner institution, which offers nuclear energy researchers access to facilities, expertise and other nuclear research-related assistance.

College of Engineering recognizes 2023 Early Career Award recipients

6/12/2023

The Penn State College of Engineering will recognize 10 alumni with the Early Career Award for their achievements and demonstrated commitment to their professions, communities and Penn State at a ceremony on June 16 at University Park.

Penn State announces tenure-line faculty promotions, effective July 1, 2023

6/12/2023

Tenured and tenure-line faculty promotions at Penn State, effective July 1, 2023, include more than 25 engineering faculty members.

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