Organization profile

Organization profile


Penn State’s investment in its interdisciplinary research institutes, including the Materials Research Institute (MRI), has created a culture of strong collaborations across disciplines. At Penn State, many researchers have the support of both their academic departments and the university-wide institutes, such as MRI. By encouraging crosscutting research, MRI and its sister institutes open up traditional silos of knowledge to the stimulus of other viewpoints and new ideas. This mingling of disciplines, often called “convergence,” brings together the physical and life sciences with engineering and computation to solve the most complex problems facing society today and in the future.

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    Research Output

    3D Coaxial Bioprinting of Vasculature

    Wu, Y., Zhang, Y., Yu, Y. & Ozbolat, I. T., Jan 1 2020, Methods in Molecular Biology. Humana Press Inc., p. 171-181 11 p. (Methods in Molecular Biology; vol. 2140).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • 3D full-field biomechanical testing of a glenoid before and after implant placement

    Zhou, Y., Gong, C., Lewis, G. S., Armstrong, A. D. & Du, J., Feb 2020, In : Extreme Mechanics Letters. 35, 100614.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations

    3D full-field strain in bone-implant and bone-tooth constructs and their morphological influential factors

    Zhou, Y., Gong, C., Hossaini-Zadeh, M. & Du, J., Oct 2020, In : Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. 110, 103858.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • A Benchtop Method for Appending Protic Functional Groups to N-Heterocyclic Carbene Protected Gold Nanoparticles

    DeJesus, J. F., Sherman, L. M., Yohannan, D. J., Becca, J. C., Strausser, S. L., Karger, L. F. P., Jensen, L., Jenkins, D. M. & Camden, J. P., May 4 2020, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 59, 19, p. 7585-7590 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    A brief review of data-driven ICME for intelligently discovering advanced structural metal materials: Insight into atomic and electronic building blocks

    Wang, W. Y., Tang, B., Lin, D., Zou, C., Zhang, Y., Shang, S. L., Guan, Q., Gao, J., Fan, L., Kou, H., Song, H., Ma, J., Hui, X. D., Gao, M. C., Liu, Z. K. & Li, J., Apr 28 2020, In : Journal of Materials Research. 35, 8, p. 872-889 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • 2 Scopus citations

    Absence of evidence for chiral Majorana modes in quantum anomalous Hall-superconductor devices

    Kayyalha, M., Xiao, D., Zhang, R., Shin, J., Jiang, J., Wang, F., Zhao, Y. F., Xiao, R., Zhang, L., Fijalkowski, K. M., Mandal, P., Winnerlein, M., Gould, C., Li, Q., Molenkamp, L. W., Chan, M. H. W., Samarth, N. & Chang, C. Z., Jan 3 2020, In : Science. 367, 6473, p. 64-67 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Achieving Minimal Heat Conductivity by Ballistic Confinement in Phononic Metalattices

    Chen, W., Talreja, D., Eichfeld, D., Mahale, P., Nova, N. N., Cheng, H. Y., Russell, J. L., Yu, S. Y., Poilvert, N., Mahan, G., Mohney, S. E., Crespi, V. H., Mallouk, T. E., Badding, J. V., Foley, B., Gopalan, V. & Dabo, I., Apr 28 2020, In : ACS nano. 14, 4, p. 4235-4243 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Achilles tendon cross-sectional area at 12 weeks post-rupture relates to 1-year heel-rise height

    Zellers, J. A., Pohlig, R. T., Cortes, D. H. & Grävare Silbernagel, K., Jan 1 2020, In : Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. 28, 1, p. 245-252 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • A combined experimental and DFT study of H2O effect on In2O3/ZrO2 catalyst for CO2 hydrogenation to methanol

    Jiang, X., Nie, X., Gong, Y., Moran, C. M., Wang, J., Zhu, J., Chang, H., Guo, X., Walton, K. S. & Song, C., Mar 2020, In : Journal of Catalysis. 383, p. 283-296 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations


  • Projects


    Zydney, A., Ehrlich, R., Deleon, P., Levinger, L., Damewood, J., Taber, D., White, H. & Laverty, G.

    National Institutes of Health

    Project: Research project

  • Implantable Brain Microelectromechanical Magnetic Sensing and Stimulation (MEMS-MAGSS)

    Tadigadapa, S. A. & SCHIFF, S.

    National Eye Institute


    Project: Research project

  • Prizes

    ACS Fellow

    Mathews, Jonathan P. (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Honorary award