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

Please acknowledge the MRSEC in your publications.

Events and Announcements

Event: BGPSA Roundtable Series continues with: "Navigating your  Academic Journey: Mentorship and Allyship!", presented by Dr. Christine Grant, NCSU, April 14, 2017, noon - 2pm at Union South. Click here for more information and to RSVP. Download Flyer.


Event: MRSEC collaborated with the Field Day Lab to host a workshop for middle school teachers to learn about and brainstorm ideas for educational video games based on materials science. Click here for more information.


Event: The 2017 Facilities Days Open House took place on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Union South. Click here for meeting details.


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.