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  • IRG 2 Highlight

    IRG 2 have recently developed a novel yet simple method to deposit aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes on substrates.

  • UW-MRSEC and NSEC members join UPRM at NanoDays

    UW-MRSEC Executive Committee join research partners at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez for NanoDays

  • IRG 1 Highlight

    The IRG 1 has developed a new material as an alternative to the nitride-based bismide materials.

  • Students from all over the world take part in the MRSEC REU program.

    Students from all over the world take part in the MRSEC REU program.

  • IRG 3 Highlight

    By polymerizing liquid droplets displaying the colloids at their surface defects, IRG 3 has demonstrated formation of both spherical and anisotropic composite particles.

  • Graduate Students at the UW MRSEC

    Graduate Students at the UW MRSEC attending an ice cream social

  • MRSEC faculty help direct the UW Computational Materials Group

    MRSEC faculty help direct the UW Computational Materials Group

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.  


(2014) IRG1: New Near Lattice-Matched Materials to GaAs

(2014) IRG2: Formation of Large Area Aligned Arrays of Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes

(2014) IRG3: Bioinspired Design of Reconfigurable, Anisometric and/or Patchy Particles

(2014) Facilities: Cameca LEAP Atom Probe at UW Madison

(2013) White House names UW-Madison a partner institution in Materials Genome Initiate, MRSEC Faculty Co-Direct Wisconsin Materials Innovation Institute

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The deadline for submitting seed proposals for funding by the UW MRSEC is October 27, 2014. more information

Two MRSEC faculty, Izabela Szlufarska and David Lynn, win the Romnes Faculty Fellowships from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). The Romnes awards are highly competitive and recognize exceptional faculty members who have earned tenure in the last six years.

Nicholas Abbott has been awarded a Hilldale Professorship, one of the highest honors UW-Madison confers upon faculty members. more information

Tom Kuech has been named the recipient of the 2013-2014 Hilldale Award in the Physical Sciences Division. Tom is being honored for his broad contributions (research, service and teaching) during his career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. more information



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