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MSE Faculty Research

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Ankit Gupta
(Ph.D. 2017) has collaborated with Professor Elizabeth Holm to discover an innovative way to computationally model carbon nanotube aerogels.

The mechanics of these nanomaterials — developed by MSE’s Professor Mohammad F. Islam — have been examined in several experimental studies. However, Gupta in this work, employed computer simulations, which provided rare insights into their deformation process unfolding at the nano scale. Gupta modeled the nanotubes as a series of beads and springs — creating an opportunity to model many more nanotubes together than was previously possible. read more

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Lisa Porter on Energy Bite

Episode 205: What’s the difference between first and second generation solar cells? listen here

Published on July 31, 2017

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Lisa Porter on Energy Bite


Episode 204: How can semiconductors bring electric vehicles to the next stage? listen here

Originally aired July 21, 2017 on 90.5 WESA

Lisa Porter on Energy Bite

Episode 203: What are semiconductors? listen here

Originally aired July 14, 2017 on 90.5 WESA

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Tzahi Cohen-Karni: Recording Electrical Signals from Cells in Three Dimensions

Tzahi Cohen-Karni describes his work to record electrical signals in three dimensions. The assistant professor of biomedical engineering and materials science and engineering discusses this work, which could help advance human disease research. watch video

Published on July 20, 2017

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Chris Pistorius: Can We Build a New America with American Steel

Professor of materials science and engineering and director of the Center for Iron & Steelmaking Research, Chris Pistorius discusses how the American steel industry has changed over the past 30 years and whether it can support new government infrastructure projects. listen here

Originally aired on February 15, 2017 on KCBS Radio

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Lisa Porter: Semiconductors for an Energy Efficient Future

Professor of Materials Science and Enginering Lisa Porter discusses her research on semiconductor materials and devices, especially those that enable new technologies for a more energy-efficient future. watch video

Published on January 18, 2017

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Liz Holm: The Computer Vision Approach to 3-D Printing

Materials Science and Engineering Professor Liz Holm explains how using computers to understand microstructural images fits in with metal 3-D printing. watch video

(3/13/17 featured on AdditiveManufacturing.com)

Published on December 14, 2016

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Tony Rollett: Additive Manufacturing with Metals

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Tony Rollett discusses additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, with metals, as well as using advanced characterization techniques to solve industry challenges in the field.
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Published on November 9, 2016

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Liz Holm: Automatically Evaluating Microstructures

Materials Science and Engineering Professor Liz Holm discusses using machine learning algorithms to search microstructure images for cracks, defects, and rare features. [
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DMR15-07830. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.]. watch video

Published on September 13, 2016

Materials Characterization Facility

The Materials Characterization Facility at Carnegie Mellon University

The Materials Characterization Facility, or MCF, is a centralized, multi-user facility housing an array of microscopes, spectrometers, and diffractometers for the structural and chemical characterization of materials. This video describes the equipment available in the MCF.
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Published on July 19, 2016

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Vincent Sokalski: Improving Computer Memory Using Spintronics


Materials Science and Engineering Assistant Research Professor Vincent Sokalski explains his work on two-dimensional magnetic bubbles called skyrmions and their role in the search for new materials to improve the energy efficiency, speed, and reliability of computer memory and processors. watch video

Published on July 13, 2016

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Jay Whitacre, Making Robust Next-Generation Energy Storage

Jay Whitacre, Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, and Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University provides an "Andy Talk" (20 minutes or less) on Making Robust Next-Generation Energy Storage: The Why and How of Batteries that Last Decades during Carnegie Mellon Energy Week 2016. watch video

Published on April 27, 2016

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Adam Feinberg Demonstrates 3-D Bioprinting Process

Adam Feinberg, associate professor of biomedical engineering and materials science and engineering, describes his work in 3-D printing soft materials. watch video

Published on October 23, 2015

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Atul Madhusudan: Working to Cure Degenerative Diseases with Medical Research

Meet Atul Madhusudan, a researcher in the Tzahi Cohen-Karni Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University. Atul's research involves imaging neurons and other cell types and contributes to building tools to see how cells communicate. watch video

Published on October 8, 2015

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Tzahi Cohen-Karni: The Opportunities as a Scientist are Endless

Meet Tzahi Cohen-Karni, an Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator in the Cohen-Karni Laboratory at Carnegie Mellon. Tzahi's research involves nano-engineering in medicine and contributes to designing very small electronics to look into the electrical properties of tissue and cells. watch video

Published on October 8, 2015

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Adam Feinberg: Tissue Engineering: 3-D Printing of the Heart and Arteries

Adam Feinberg, faculty member in Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, presents an in-depth look at his research in 3-D bioprinting. watch video

Published on October 7, 2015

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Jay Whitacre, 2015 Lemelson-MIT Prize Winner

Jay Whitacre, Ph.D. is internationally recognized for his work in the field of large-scale energy storage devices and systems. He invented a new non-toxic energy storage product – the Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI™) battery. Whitacre won the 2015 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize for his groundbreaking sustainable inventions to improve our world and dedication to the next generation. watch video

Published on September 15, 2015

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Chris Pistorius: Metals Production: Iron & Steelmaking

Chris Pistorius, POSCO Professor of Materials Science & Engineering and Co-Director of the Center for Iron & Steelmaking Research, explains how we can reduce CO2 emissions from metals production, ironmaking and steelmaking by including natural gas in the process. watch video

Published on July 20, 2015

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Tony Rollett: Metallurgy: Real World Applications

Materials Science and Engineering Professor Tony Rollett talks about his work with metals and the real world applications of metallurgy. watch video

*Sept 2016 featured video on Industrial Heating

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Adam Feinberg: Tissue Engineering to Treat Human Disease

Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering Assistant Professor Adam Feinberg describes the Patterning on Topography (PoT) technique used by his group to improve the surface of biomaterials used in medical device research. watch video

Published on December 15, 2014

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Chris Bettinger: Edible Electronics

Chris Bettinger, assistant professor of biomedical engineering and materials science and engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, discusses edible electronics, a possible less-invasive, future alternative to implants and other medical devices. watch video

Published on August 21, 2014

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Robert F. Davis at TEDxPSU: Lighting -- an evolving and efficient pathway to cleaner air

Artificial lighting consumes ~ 20 percent of the electricity used in the USA and most other countries in the developed world. The efficiencies in energy used to "burn" incandescent and fluorescent bulbs are ≤5% and ≤35%, respectively; the remainder of the energy is converted into useless heat. watch video

Published on May 5, 2014