By computing properties of all known materials, the Materials Project aims to remove guesswork from materials design in a variety of applications. Experimental research can be targeted to the most promising compounds from computational data sets. Researchers will be able to data-mine scientific trends in materials properties. By providing materials researchers with the information they need to design better, the Materials Project aims to accelerate innovation in materials research.
The Penn State Nanofabrication Laboratory (Nanofab) is a fully staffed user research facility offering more than 70 nanofabrication and characterization tools that enable fabrication and characterization of a wide range of devices to support fundamental and applied research. Researchers from Penn State, other universities, government labs, and industry take advantage of the expertise and world-class facilities of the Materials Research Institute’s Nanofabrication Laboratory.
The Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) fosters interdisciplinary research at the forefront of materials science. MRL brings together world-class faculty and students in condensed matter physics, materials chemistry, and materials science in a highly collaborative research environment. Many departments on campus are represented, including: