Nov 27, 2018: Dr. Terrones was named a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics for the second year in a row






Oct 1, 2018 Congratulations to Bruno Carvalho Ricardo for receiving the Capes Award Thesis 2018  in Astronomy/Physics for his thesis “Raman Spectroscopy in MoS2-type Transition-Metal Dichalcogenides”!







July 27, 2018: Yifan has defended his Ph.D., and he will join Oak Ridge National Laboratory as a Postdoc Research Associate. Congratulations!



July 25, 2018: Zhong has defended his Ph.D., and he will join University of Washington as a Research Associate (EFRC Fellow) in early August. Congratulations!

May 16, 2018: Haoyue has defended his Ph.D., and he will continue his postdoc research at Penn State. Congratulations!

 Jan 22, 2018: Dr. Terrones was selected as a Distinguished Professor of Physics, Chemistry, and Materials Science & Engineering.

 Jan 1, 2018: Dr. Terrones has been named Editor-in-Chief of Carbon (IF=6.337).


Nov 20, 2017: Dr. Terrones was named a 2017 Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics.

Oct 10, 2017 Penn State News: Dr. Terrones was elected as Fellow of the American Physical Society. See the citation here.
 September 19, 2017: Simin has defended his Ph.D., and he will join Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute as a Postdoc Research Associate. Congratulations!
August 30, 2017 Penn State News:  Toward a smart graphene membrane to desalinate water. See the News and Views in Nature Nanotechnology here. See the original publication in Nature Nanotechnology here.

July 5, 2017: Arichi has defended her Ph.D., and she will join Intel in early November. Congratulations!

Penn State Center for 2-Dimensional and Layered Materials
(2DLM) hosted its 5th annual “Graphene and Beyond” workshop!
04/28/2017 Penn State Materials Research Institute: Fast, non-destructive test for two-dimensional materials. See the publication here.
2016111708245446287544711/17/2016 Tsinghua University News Center: Ultrasensitive Acoustic Pressure Sensors Based on Atomic Thin Films. See the publication here.
161027094613_1_900x60010/27/2016 ScienceDaily: Controlling the properties of matter in two-dimensional crystals. See the publication here. 
10/11/2016: Amber McCreary was awarded a postdoc fellowship by NIST. Congratulations Amber!

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10/06/2016: Dr. Yin-Ting Yeh won the 2015-2016 Rustum and Della Roy Innovation in Materials Research Award! Congratulations Yin-Ting!

NG sensing407/22/2016: Ultrasensitive sensor using N-doped graphene: a work by Simin Feng et al is published in Science Advances! See also NEWS from Penn State Materials Research Institute.

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July 2016:  The Carbon 2016 conference chaired by Prof. Radovic and Prof. Terrones was a success!  The Terrones group along with several others here at Penn State organized the Carbon Conference for 2016 which consisted of 5 plenary lectures, 308 oral presentations, and 400+ posters!

VICTOR CAROZO GOIS DE OLIVEIRA5/17/2016: Congratulations to Dr. Victor Carozo on becoming an Assistant Professor at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro!
workshop05/11/2016: Penn State Center for 2-Dimensional and Layered Materials (2DLM) hosted its 4th annual “Graphene and Beyond” workshop!
Mauricio-Terrones2016: Congratulations to Dr. Mauricio Terrones on being honored with the Penn State Faculty Scholar Medal in the Physical Sciences!
picture-Lakshmy4/20/2016: Congratulations to Lakshmy P. Rajukumar on receiving a Process TD Engineer offer at Intel, Hillsboro, Oregon! 
2fa73ee02/05/2016: Congratulations to Brian Cooper on successfully defending his PhD thesis!
Simin-Feng-243x30001/28/2016: Congratulations to Simin Feng on honorable mention of 2015 Peter Eklund Lecturing Award!
McCreary6Zhong-Lin-221x30011/9/2015: Congratulations to Amber McCreary and Zhong Lin on being awarded the W. Donald Miller Graduate Fellowship!




2015: Dr. Mauricio Terrones is elected Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (UK)




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Penn State News, 8/7/2015: NSF funds Industry/University Center for Atomically Thin Coatings







2015: Dr. Mauricio Terrones has been appointed Jubilee Professorship, Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden)!








Penn State News, 07/20/2015: 2d materials researchers aim beyond graphene







2015: Congratulations to Dr. Humberto R. Gutierrez on becoming an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida!




dbf20e_35af75ee185c4c3cb071400eace7543eNature Publishing Group: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS-2015. The 15th most cited article in the journal over the last 2 years. Scientific Reports has published over 7,000 papers in this period, and so a position in the top 100 most cited articles is an extraordinary achievement. Novel hetero-layered materials with tunable direct band gaps by sandwiching different metal disulfides and diselenides. H. Terrones, F. López-Urías, M. Terrones. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS 3, 1549 (2013).




2015 Graphene and beyond


05/11/2015: Penn State Center for 2-Dimensional and Layered Materials (2DLM) hosted its 3rd annual “Graphene and Beyond” workshop! The topics discussed in the workshop are published as a review article in ACS Nano.





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Penn State News, 10/1/2014: NSF funds three Penn State teams to study 2D materials








2014: Congratulations to Zhong Lin on being awarded the David C. Duncan Graduate Fellowship!







Phys. Org, 09/29/2014: pixel engineered electronics have growth potential






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Penn State News, 09/24/2014: 2D materials crystalline defects key to new properties






Penn State Science, 09/07/2014: Rethinking the basic science of graphene synthesis




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Penn State News, 06/20/2014: Super stretchable yarn is made of graphene










Science Daily & Penn State Materials Research Institute, 04/16/2014: Making new materials an atomic layer at a time






Institute of Physics, 04/03/2014: Researchers probe the next generation of 2D materials





2013: Congratulations to Simin Feng and Zhong Lin on being awarded the David C. Duncan Graduate Fellowship!







02/2013: Congratulations to Dr. Ruitao Lv on becoming an Assistant Professor at Tsinghua University, China!








Penn State Science, 02/05/2013: Light-emitting triangles may have applications in optical technology









Penn State News, 05/30/2012: Oil and Water








2012: Dr. Mauricio Terrones elected Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science!







Penn State News, 04/16/2012: Oil spill clean may be made easier by carbonnanotube technology







2011: Congratulations to Simin Feng on being awarded the David H. Rank Memorial Physics Award!