2DCC-MIP Tools


The CDP aims to provide international leadership and train next-generation scientists in the fundamental science and engineering that underpin dielectric and piezoelectric materials.

CIMP-3D : Center for Innovative Materials Processing Through Direct Digital Deposition

CIMP-3D provides world-class capabilities and facilities in additive manufacturing technology for the benefit of a broad range of government and industrial sponsorship.

ASSIST: Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies

ASSIST is developing leading-edge systems for high-value applications such as healthcare and IoT by integrating fundamental advances in energy harvesting, low-power electronics, and sensors with a focus on usability and actionable data.


The Advanced Research Efficiency Centre - USA (AREC-USA) is designed to promote collaborations between industry and universities with the goal to provide a platform that is easy to access policy makers in order to meet the challenges of sustainability across supply chains.


The Mission of this facility is to conduct leading international and multidisciplinary research on 2D layered materials aiming at finding new phenomena and applications, that could be transformed into high impact products.

Center for Nanoscale Science Materials Research Science and Engineering

Currently the Center is composed of two Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRG). Common themes of complex materials synthesis and length scale dependent physical phenomena permeate both IRGs.

Center for Self-Assembled Organic Electronics (SOE)

The Center for Self-Assembled Organic Electronics (SOE) is charged with developing organic molecules that are capable of assembling at the nanoscale to enhance optoelectronic properties.

LiMC2: The Convergence Center for Living Multifunctional Material Systems

The Convergence Center for Living Multifunctional Material Systems (LiMC2) is a research center established in 2020


The Interaction of Ionizing Radiation with Matter (IIRM) University Research Alliance (URA), collectively known as the IIRM-URA, seeks to collaboratively advance the understanding of radiation-material interactions.


The Center for Atomically Thin Multifunctional Coatings (ATOMIC)

HESE : Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepeneurialship

Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) is an integrated learning, research, and entrepreneurship program.

3DFeM: Center for 3D Ferroelectric Microelectronics

3DFeM is one of the 41 active Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) program funded by U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) office of Basic Energy Science (BES).

BEST Center: Battery and Energy Storage Technology

Penn State is leading the emerging research field of energy storage with the Battery and Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Center.

CEHMS: Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Storage

The Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems (CEHMS) is a consortium of major research universities, industry partners and commercial and government organizations.

Materials Transfer and Processing

The 2DCC Inert Atmosphere Cluster Tool enables the fabrication and characterization of air-sensitive van der Waals heterostructures and devices. It consists of three major pieces of instrumentation housed in two conjoined, argon gas-filled gloveboxes.

Bulk Crystal Growth

The 2DCC Bulk Growth Facility is producing high quality single crystal samples and is exploring new materials compositions, including doping of intrinsic single crystals.

Thin Films

The 2DCC Thin Films Facility is directed at the advancing the science of 2D chalcogenide thin film synthesis. Custom molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) and metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) deposition tools, with in situ and real-time characterization, enable fundamental studies of epitaxy, growth and the properties of pristine 2D films.

Theory and Simulation

Core and affiliate faculty of the 2DCC can provide expertise in a wide range of physio-chemical aspects of two-dimensional materials growth, characterization, and properties. These efforts can be predictive – preceding associated experimental efforts, or interpretive – assisting in the understanding of existing experimental efforts.


National Science Foundation

Division of Materials Research

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Alexandria, VA 22314

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