NSF Renews Funding for Two-Dimensional Crystal Consortium

Roman Engel-Herbert, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, characterizes chalcogenide thin films with a graduate student in a Two-Dimensional Crystal Consortium lab in 2017. Credit: Penn State MRI.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a renewal of funding for the Materials Innovation Platform (MIP) national user facility at Penn State’s Materials Research Institute (MRI), the Two-Dimensional Crystal Consortium (2DCC). The 2DCC, which has many users from the Eberly College of Science, is one of four MIPs in the United States and was awarded $20.1 million over five years, an increase of 13% above the initial award in 2016.