Groundbreaking Developments at Penn State as Work Underway on Carbon Science Centre of Excellence

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Work on a state of the art research facility has officially begun, as part of a joint collaboration between Morgan Advanced Materials and Penn State University aimed at driving innovation in the field of carbon science.

The ground breaking ceremony saw senior officials from both sides of the partnership in attendance at Penn State University’s Innovation Park, including Mike Murray, Chief Technology Officer at Morgan Advanced Materials, and Neil Sharkey, Vice President of Research at Penn State University.

With an expected completion date of December 2017, the multi-million dollar centre will become fully operational in early 2018 as home to Morgan’s cutting-edge research into carbon-based materials. As the importance of carbon materials in industry continues to grow by the day, the diverse properties of carbon are expected to play an important role in solving the future challenges of a diverse range of sectors. In collaborating with a world leader in the field of carbon research, Morgan hopes to combine the collective expertise and resources of both parties to accelerate research that will help unlock the vast potential of the material.

Since the launch of our partnership with Penn State for our Carbon Science Centre of Excellence, we have made great progress in building collaborative links between Morgan Advanced Materials and Penn State University. The groundbreaking ceremony marks the next phase of what will be a long and successful relationship between our two organisations. The partnership has enormous potential and we are very excited about the journey ahead.

Mike Murray, Chief Technology Officer, Morgan Advanced Materials

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