The MRSEC is managed by an executive committee consisting of director Nick Abbott, Paul Voyles (IRG 1), Mark Ediger (IRG 1), Paul Evans (IRG 2), Tom Kuech (IRG 2), Izabela Szlufarska (ICG), Anne Lynn Gillian-Daniel (IEG), Wendy Crone (IEG), and Jerry Hunter (Facilities). The research is carried out by interdisciplinary research groups (IRGs and ICG) on a rolling horizon basis and smaller seed groups on a limited-term (2 – 3 year) basis.
IRG 1: “Stability in Glasses: New Materials and New Insights” uses cross-fertilization of ideas and techniques from organic and inorganic glasses to address fundamental problems in glass science through the lens of stability.
IRG 2: “Complex Metal Oxides” focuses on probing the synthesis of oxides, increasing the range of available oxide compositions, and forming unique nanostructures – directions that are each enabled by use of novel transformations from the amorphous to crystalline form.
ICG: Interdisciplinary Computational Group aims to promote synergies between computational scientists across IRGs, integrate educational and outreach activities in computational sciences, and develop shared computational facilities for materials research.
IEG: Interdisciplinary Education Group efforts impact the wider scientific community and the public.
Research Facilities supported by the MRSEC are available for use by the national materials science community.