The NSF-sponsored Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin – Madison (UW MRSEC) is focused on the fundamental study of the structure and properties of interfaces at the nanoscale level of atoms and molecules. It is doing so across a wide array of materials platforms, from inorganic semiconducting materials to liquid crystals with engineered defects. The Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs) and SEED projects are built on the existing strong base of expertise at UW-Madison, collaborating industries, and national laboratories. The Interdisciplinary Computation Group (ICG) promotes synergies between computational scientists across IRGs. The UW MRSEC Education Group (IEG) creates and distributes a broad range of educational products that are widely used for K-12 and college-level instruction on topics that build on the center’s materials science discoveries and expertise. More information can be found on the mrsec.org brochure found here

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Events and Announcements

Announcement: The 5th Annual Breakthrough Research and Education Workshop (BREW) took place on October 28, 2016. Read about the meeting highlights here.


Announcement: Thank you to everyone who attended the 2016 AMIC Annual Meeting. Read about the meeting highlights here.


Announcement: Now accepting proposals for the Fall 2016 MRSEC Seed Program. more information


Announcement: The schedule for the 2016 Fall MRSEC Sponsored Seminar Series can be found by clicking here.


Announcement: IRG1 Professor Tom Kuech attends the 18th International Conference on Crystal Growth and Epitaxy in Nagoya Japan. more information


Announcement: Congrats to IRG3 Professor Qiang Cui on receiving a Kellett Mid-Career Award at UW-Madison. to recognize exceptional mid-career faculty.