According to Mike Murray, CTO at Morgan Advanced Materials, the partnership will help accelerate the development of new products and capabilities.
According to Mike Murray, CTO at Morgan Advanced Materials, the partnership will help accelerate the development of new products and capabilities.

Materials specialist Morgan Advanced Materials plans to create a Carbon Science Center of Excellence at Pennsylvania State University, USA, aimed at driving global developments in the field of carbon research.

According to Mike Murray, CTO at Morgan Advanced Materials, the new Center of Excellence would be located in Innovation Park at Penn State. Over the course of three years, Morgan is expected to make a multi-million-pound investment in the center, which could create a range of research posts over the next few years.

The Center of Excellence will be the third of its kind for Morgan globally and the first in North America.

‘For us, the decision to work with Penn State was a natural one,’ said Murray. ‘As a world leader in carbon-related research, Penn State has an unrivalled reputation for innovation in its field, which we believe will add real value for our customers. The partnership will help accelerate our development of new products and capabilities, enabling us to continue to meet the future needs of our customers more quickly, efficiently and comprehensively.’

‘Our commitment to developing new methodologies and making further scientific discoveries in carbon science is closely aligned with Morgan's company vision, mission and commitment to the markets it serves,’ said Neil Sharkey, vice president of research for Penn State University. ‘Morgan's expertise and commercial insights will provide our researchers with a solid foundation to deliver commercially viable solutions that distinguish both Penn State and Morgan in a fiercely competitive marketplace, while contributing to job creation and economic development in the Pennsylvania Commonwealth.’

This story is reprinted from material from Morgan, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.