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Penn State Research News for Industry

Industrial Research and Intellectual Property Offices Merge

Tags: For Industry, Tech Transfer
Posted: Jul 15, 2011

The Industrial Research Office (IRO) and the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) will cease to be standalone offices at Penn State; instead they have merged to form a new Office of Technology Management (OTM).

Partnership formed to find alternative uses for Marcellus Shale gas

Tags: For Industry
Posted: Jul 11, 2011

A new industry-led initiative to promote in-state use of Marcellus Shale natural gas by developing a system to recover waste heat from electricity was announced June 30 at the Natural Gas Utilization Workshop at Penn State.

Final shuttle mission includes College of Medicine experiment

Final shuttle mission includes College of Medicine experiment
Tags: For Industry
Posted: Jul 06, 2011

When NASA’s final space shuttle mission begins on Friday, so will an experiment on bone density by researchers in the Penn State College of Medicine.

Penn State Partners with Lockheed Martin to Develop Metamaterials

Penn State Partners with Lockheed Martin to Develop Metamaterials
Tags: For Industry, For Industry:IRO Spotlight
Posted: Jun 28, 2011

Metamaterial technology is set to transform the performance of spacecraft antennas by offering reduced weight and lower cost, according to researchers at Penn State who are partnering with a team from Lockheed Martin.

PETROGEL™ Technology Offers Better Way to Clean Up Oil Spills

PETROGEL™ Technology Offers Better Way to Clean Up Oil Spills
Tags: For Industry, Video, For Industry:IRO Spotlight
Posted: Jun 28, 2011

Penn State Professor T. C. Mike Chung, who has a vast background in polymer chemistry, has developed a new technology for oil recovery and cleanup.

Research Team Strives to Protect the Chesapeake Bay

Research Team Strives to Protect the Chesapeake Bay
Tags: For Industry, For Industry:IRO Spotlight
Posted: Jun 28, 2011

A Penn State research team has launched a "discovery watershed" approach to improve local water quality in ways that ultimately restore the Chesapeake Bay and its ecosystem.

Penn State Researcher Aims for Pure Water

Penn State Researcher Aims for Pure Water
Tags: For Industry, For Industry:IRO Spotlight
Posted: Jun 28, 2011

Mike Hickner, Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Penn State, works with a team of researchers to develop technology related to alternative energy systems and next-generation polymers for water purification.

Smeal among top business schools globally for research productivity

Smeal among top business schools globally for research productivity
Tags: For Industry
Posted: Jun 24, 2011

The Penn State Smeal College of Business is ranked 15th among all U.S. and international business schools and fourth among publicly supported schools for scholarly research output, according to data from the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD).

Penn State team wins 4th place at national EcoCAR competition

Penn State team wins 4th place at national EcoCAR competition
Tags: For Industry, Tech Transfer
Posted: Jun 24, 2011

Students from Penn State won fourth place and brought home a number of other awards at the EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge competition, held in Milford, Mich., and Washington, D.C.

Ag gets $5 million grant to study food insecurity, food system

Ag gets $5 million grant to study food insecurity, food system

Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the project brings together researchers, educators, entrepreneurs and community leaders from a 12-state region to shed light on how the food system can better serve all Americans.

Penn State receives $27.3 million NIH grant

Penn State receives $27.3 million NIH grant

Penn State won a $27.3 million, five-year award from the National Institutes of Health designed to accelerate the translation of scientific discovery into methods for improving public health.

Armstrong Process Group makes $9 million donation to IST center

Armstrong Process Group makes $9 million donation to IST center

Armstrong Process Group (APG) is contributing software and content to support research and educational initiatives in the college’s Center for Enterprise Architecture.

Penn State's ReDi Index ready to be global standard zero-waste measure

Penn State's ReDi Index ready to be global standard zero-waste measure
Tags: For Industry, Tech Transfer
Posted: May 17, 2011

Penn State's new ReDi Index is poised to become the worldwide barometer of zero-waste efforts, in a similar manner to LEED measurement and certification for the green building industry, but on a universal scale.

PA Scientists Make Something Out of Nothing With Metamaterials

From Keystone Edge: Doug Werner, head of Penn State's Computational Electromagnetics and Antennas Research Lab, is partnering with Lockheed Martin to develop an advanced antenna for communications satellites.

Penn State researchers develop stink bug monitoring tool

Penn State researchers develop stink bug monitoring tool
Tags: For Industry, Tech Transfer
Posted: May 09, 2011

Penn State researchers have released a Web-based tool that they hope will help enhance their understanding of this invasive insect pest.

Penn State biofuels researchers get large grants from USDA

Penn State biofuels researchers get large grants from USDA
Tags: For Industry, IRON News Brief
Posted: Apr 29, 2011

Three researchers in the College of Agricultural Sciences were awarded more than $2.8 million in Sustainable Bioenergy Grants.

EPA Recognizes Leaders in College and University Green Power Challenge

EPA Recognizes Leaders in College and University Green Power Challenge
Tags: For Industry
Posted: Apr 21, 2011

With Penn State leading the conference, the Big Ten has surpassed the Ivy League for the first time as the top athletic conference in the U.S. EPA College and University Green Power Challenge.

Video: Super Absorbent for Oil Recovery and Cleanup

Video: Super Absorbent for Oil Recovery and Cleanup
Tags: Video, For Industry, Tech Transfer
Posted: Mar 30, 2011

This Penn State technology, invented by T.C. "Mike" Chung, is a polyolefin foam composition that has super-absorbent properties that effectively transform an oil spill in the natural environment, such as an ocean oil-spill, into a soft solid oil-containing gel.

Lockheed Martin Collaborates with Penn State on Metamaterials Breakthrough

Tags: For Industry, Tech Transfer
Posted: Mar 09, 2011

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has collaborated with The Pennsylvania State University to develop a breakthrough material that can significantly improve the performance of spacecraft antennas.

Video: Microbial fuel cells extract energy from wastewater

Bruce Logan, Kappe Professor of Environmental Engineering, points out that microbial fuel cells offer the possibility of a clean, renewable source of energy. He's already successfully field-tested the process of using bacteria to extract energy from wastewater