University of Wisconsin–Madison

Past Events & Announcements

11/17/17

BREW

Please join us for the 6th annual Wisconsin MRSEC-sponsored Breakthrough in Research and Education Workshop (BREW) on Friday, November 17, 2017. The annual BREW serves as a platform for UW MRSEC members to channel their excitement for current research findings into ideas for new education efforts. This year our focus is on educational game development. Participants will collaboratively develop new levels for a game inspired by the 2016 BREW.

When: November 17, 2017

Where: 1413 Cheney Room
Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Dr.
Madison, WI 53706

Time: 12:00 – 4:00 PM

Lunch provided.

See photos of the BREW here.

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5/10/2017

Explore the Science/Art Interface in the classroom and other learning spaces with Peter Krsko

When: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Where: H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building
Click here to register online!

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4/14/17

Christine Grant Headshot

Navigating your Academic Journey: Mentorship and Allyship!

The Wisconsin MRSEC is partnering with the Black Graduate and Professional Student Association (BGPSA), Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI), and Collaborative Center for Health Equity (CCHE) to bring distinguished speakers to campus for a Roundtable Series focused on the professional advancement and empowerment of black women in STEM. This Series is a safe place to have discussions on race and gender bias as they relate to the professional advancement of women in STEM. The next Roundtable features Dr. Christine Grant, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at North Carolina State University, and will be held on Friday, April 14, 2017, from noon – 2pm in Varsity Hall, Union South. Lunch will be served. RSVP at: https://tinyurl.com/BGPSACGrant.

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1/27/2017

MRSEC Collaborates with Field Day Lab on Educational Video Games for Middle Schoolers

The Wisconsin Materials Research Science and Engineering Center 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. The teachers came up with several game ideas based upon teaching challenges they have in the classroom.Sarah Sprangers, a Madison area middle school teacher, said educational video games would provide another way for teachers to connect with their students. “Technology is such an integral part of their lives,” she said. “It seems only natural and important to include that in the classroom.”The next step is to align these ideas with the ideas that were developed by MRSEC participants at the October 2016 Breakthrough in Education Workshop (BREW) to come up with at least two game ideas that the Field Day will start developing. Click here to watch a video by NBC15 WMTV, who covered the workshop.—link to http://www.nbc15.com/content/news/Researchers-and-teachers-collaborate-on-educational-video-games-412013735.html

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12/09/2016

MRSEC Runs its Annual Breakthrough Research and Education Workshop

On October 28, 73 members of the Wisconsin MRSEC came together for the fifth annual Breakthrough Research and Education Workshop (BREW).  The BREW began with a lunchtime talk by David Gagnon, the new MRSEC Associate Education Director and an expert in educational game theory and design. David tasked participants with finding “toys, puzzles, stories, or simulations” in the research highlights presented by members of each IRG following David’s talk. After all three IRGs presented their recent advances in research from the previous year, MRSEC members assembled into inter-IRG groups for the Education Workshop part of the BREW.  In total the groups brainstormed 15 game ideas and 8 more fully developed game concepts; all inspired by the MRSEC research talks. These game ideas and concepts will be used as the basis for the “Game On Cohort”, a group of teacher fellows who will work with the MRSEC to develop and evaluate classroom ready digital games.

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10/6/2016

Advanced Materials Industrial Consortium (AMIC) 2016 Annual Meeting

The 2016 Advanced Materials Industrial Consortium (AMIC) Annual Meeting co-hosted with the Wisconsin Materials Institute (WMI) was held on September 8th, 2016 at the Fluno Center. Participants who attended the meeting learned about the synergy of combined resources from AMIC, WMI and the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC). There were 96 participants registered for the event with Industry and Students making up over 70% of the participants. A few of the highlights from this year’s meeting were the Student Networking Session, the Student Poster Session and the evening Networking Reception. UW-AMIC would like to congratulate the three poster winners, Jie Feng, Yongho Joo and Ankit Gujral. Thank you to all of our Sponsors and attendees for helping to make another successful AMIC Annual Meeting. Click here to visit the AMIC Website.

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10/01/16

MRSEC Fall 2016 Sponsored Seminar Series

The schedule for the Fall sponsored seminar series which features presentations by materials scientists from Cornell, Berkeley, Penn State and more prestigious research centers can be found by clicking here.

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10/31/2016

Congratulations Qiang Cui
Congratulations to IRG 3 Profoessor Qiang Cui on receiving a Kellett Mid-Career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to recognize exceptional mid-career faculty.

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10/31/2016

AMIC Call for Student Seed Program
The University of Wisconsin Advanced Materials Industrial Consortium (AMIC) announces a new Student Seed Program. AMIC is a Wisconsin Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) -led group of industrial and academic members created to leverage the broad spectrum of university- and industry-based materials science resources and capabilities in the region. AMIC does this by promoting synergies between materials researchers and technologists, facilitating access to personnel and infrastructure to tackle important materials-related challenges, enhancing student experiences with industry for professional development, and facilitating recruitment of a strong and diverse regional network of industry-based materials researchers. Submission deadline: 10/31/2016

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10/31/2016

MRSEC Call for Seed Proposals
The MRSEC is soliciting proposals for seed projects to launch new materials research and education directions, or to enhance and expand research programs in the existing IRGs/IEG/ICG.  Awards will be for one year, with the potential for renewal for a second year subject to review by the MRSEC Executive Committee. Typically, projects will support one or two graduate student research assistants (50% RA) or postdoctoral associates and supplies. Requests for support of larger seed projects (“super-seeds”) can also be submitted in circumstances where the seed projects are proposed to have the long-term potential to generate a new IRG. All seed projects must be multidisciplinary and include at least two investigators. Small teams of graduate students and postdocs are also encouraged to apply. Submission deadline: 10/31/2016

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10/28/2016

Breakthrough in Research and Education Workshop (BREW)
The 5th annual BREW to be held on October 28, 2016 at Union South. This MRSEC event aims to explore the latest advances in materials research and translate those research themes into new educational activities. Click here for more information about the BREW.

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10/28/2016

The Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program
The Hertz Foundation is inviting applications for Fall 2016 Graduate Fellowships in Applied Physical, Biological, or Engineering Sciences. Hertz Fellowships are among the most prestigious in the world as the Foundation identifies brilliant and creative young scientists serving in ways that benefit to all. A stipend of $32,000 per academic year and much more will be given to the winning candidates.

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9/21/16

Black Graduate & Professional Student Association: “The Real UW”

BGPSA safe space/conversation about campus climate September 21, 2016 at 5:30pm in the Sift and Winnow Room (2nd Floor) of Union South. They will discuss things going on both on campus, as well as around the country. To learn more about the BGPSA, click here to check out their website.

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9/8/2016

2016 AMIC Annual Meeting
Register and attend the 2016 AMIC Annual Meeting co-hosted by the Wisconsin Materials Institute. Event information and registration can be found by clicking here.

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8/19/2016

Nagoya Lunch Photo

Wisconsin MRSEC Represented at Triennial Meeting of the International Organization for Crystal Growth
MRSEC IRG 1 Co-Leader Prof. Tom Kuech (pictured 2nd from left) serves as the vice-president of the International Organization for Crystal Growth (IOCG) and attended its triennial meeting in Nagoya, Japan, August 7-12, 2016. The 18th International Conference on Crystal Growth and Epitaxy brought together national organizations as well as representatives from the International Union of Crystallography. This year the conference was opened by the Crown Prince of Japan, the governor of the prefecture of Shiga and the Nagoya mayor. There were daily plenary talks, one of which was given by Nobel Laureate, Isamu Akasaki (Meijo University, Nagoya University, Japan, seated center), who along with Prof. Shuji Nakamura (University of California, Santa Barbara) and Prof. Hiroshi Amano (Nagoya University, Japan) received the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics “for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources”. This Prize underlined the importance of materials science and crystal growth in modern technology. Prof. Kuech gave a plenary talk highlighting MRSEC activities and was invited to attend a private lunch hosted by Prof. Akasaki. The next triennial meeting of the IOCG will be held in Keystone, Colorado in 2019.Professor Nakamura will be giving a talk at UW-La Crosse on October 13-14, 2016 as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series in Physics.

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8/1/2016

MRSEC and BGPSA Grad Panel Discussion
MRSEC and the Black Graduate and Professional Students Association recently held a panel discussion on applying to graduate school on Monday, August 1, 2016 at 12pm. The discussion, “Navigating Graduate School as a Student of Color”, targeted current undergraduate students and community members interested in pursuing a master’s degree or Ph.D. The seminar was facilitated by Yanna Williams, master’s degree candidate in Dairy Science and the external vice president of the BGPSA and the grad panel included Ashley Smith, Ph.D. candidate in Education Policy Studies, Dilibe  Offiah, Ph.D. candidate in Construction Engineering and Management, and Sarah Bruno, Ph.D. candidate in Cultural Anthropology. The graduate students discussed their experiences during grad school, why they decided to come to UW-Madison and answered several questions asked by the attendees MRSEC REU students participated in the event.

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7/28/2016

2016 MRSEC Breakthrough in Research and Education Workshop (BREW)
Save the date for the 2016 MRSEC BREW to be held on Friday, October 28, 2016 from noon-4pm at Union South. Click here to Register!

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7/28/2016

Summer 2016 REU Poster Session
Dear Colleagues,As Directors of the REU in Chemistry and Chemical and Biological Engineering, REU in Nanotechnology, REU in the Chemistry of Materials for Renewable Energy programs and the Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering Program (SURE), we would like to invite you to the end of the summer REU and SURE poster session. The REU and SURE programs together support over 50 undergraduates from institutions around the continental US, Puerto Rico and China to do research in engineering and chemistry laboratories across campus. The students will present the results for their ten week summer projects at this poster session. In addition to the over 50 REU and SURE students, there will be posters from select UW undergraduates who have worked in the labs this summer.Date: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pmLocation: Lobby of Engineering HallFood will be served! We hope all of you will take time out of your day to support the research efforts of these potential graduate students.Thank you to Andrew Greenberg and Kelly Burton.

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2/11/2016

Announcing the MRSEC Spring 2016 Seminar Series
The schedule for the annual seminar series which features presentations by materials scientists from Harvard, MIT, Stanford and many more prestigious research centers can be found by clicking here. 

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12/04/2015

International Research Opportunities for Undergraduates, Summer 2016 

The MRSEC is coordinating opportunities in conjunction with summer research programs at City University of Hong Kong (CityU), National University of Singapore (NUS), and Tokyo Institute of Technology (TiTech). 3-5 students will be nominated for the TiTech program(s), up to 2 students will be nominated for the NUS program, and up to 4 students will be nominated for the CityU program. Apply for nomination and a MRSEC-sponsored scholarship of $5,000 towards the cost of participation. Submit your application at Scholarships@UW (www.scholarships.wisc.edu) (search “MRSEC”) or at www.mrsec.wisc.edu/MRSEC-scholarship. Application deadline is January 8, 2016 (all programs) and January 22, 2016 (CityU and NUS programs only). For more information click here.

Contact Erin Gill (emgill@wisc.edu) for more information about the TiTech programs (SERP, Summer Program). Contact Andy Quackenbush (quackenbush@studyabroad.wisc.edu) for more information about the CityU and NUS programs and the IAP application process.

Useful links:
MRSEC Flyer
MRSEC Scholarship
IAP City University of Hong Kong Exchange website (http://www.studyabroad.wisc.edu/programs/program.asp?program_id=397)
IAP National University of Singapore Exchange website (https://www.studyabroad.wisc.edu/programs/program.asp?program_id=166)
Summer Research Exchange Programme at City University of Hong Kong (http://www6.cityu.edu.hk/cse/cms/content.aspx?id=cecstuexchinboundsummer&lang=en)Summer Engineering Research Internship for U.S. Students (SERIUS) at NUS (http://www.eng.nus.edu.sg/ero/external_relations/serius.html)
Summer Exchange Research Program (SERP) at Tokyo Institute of Technology (http://www.eng.titech.ac.jp/english/international/iep/se/serp/inbound.html)Tokyo Tech Summer Program 2016 (http://www.titech.ac.jp/english/graduate_school/international/exchange/summer_program.html)

10/12/2015

4th annual Wisconsin MRSEC-sponsored Breakthrough in Research and Education Workshop (BREW) 

Nov 6th, 2015 @ECB&Union South

Please join us for the 4th annual Wisconsin MRSEC-sponsored Breakthrough in Research and Education Workshop (BREW) on Friday, November 6, 2015. This MRSEC event aims to explore the latest advances in materials research and translate those research themes into new educational activities and new opportunities for collaboration between MRSEC interdisciplinary research groups (IRGs).

The meeting will be held in Tong Auditorium in the Engineering Centers Building starting at 1:00 pm, followed by dinner and networking at Union South.

Register here: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ebm6e3fg9a1fde5a&oseq=&c=&ch=

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9/24/2015

RM2N Education/Outreach Group Exploration Workshop, November 20, 2015

The Regional Materials and Manufacturing Network (RM2N, wiscmat.org) harnesses the resources of UW System campuses and industry affiliates to solve problems in materials and manufacturing. RM2N members will explore applying this approach to education and outreach activities at a workshop to be held at UW-Madison on Friday, November 20, 2015. Hosted by the Wisconsin MRSEC, at this workshop you will 1) learn about the various education/outreach efforts of RM2N members, 2) investigate whether an education/outreach group will be beneficial to RM2N members, and 3) determine the structure and goals of an RM2N education/outreach group. Click here for more information and to register.

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9/4/2015

Call for Seed Proposals, due November 2, 2015.
The MRSEC is soliciting proposals for seed projects to launch new materials research and education directions, or to enhance and expand research programs in the existing IRGs/IEG/ICG. Awards will be for one year, with the potential for renewal for a second year subject to review by the MRSEC Executive Committee. Typically, projects will support one or two graduate student research assistants or postdoctoral associates and supplies. Requests for support of larger seed projects (“super-seeds”) can also be submitted in circumstances where the seed projects are proposed to have the long-term potential to generate a new IRG.All seed projects must be multidisciplinary and include at least two investigators. Small teams of graduate students and postdocs are also encouraged to apply. Proposals must include a description of the project (2 pages), a future-work and strategy section explaining how the proposed seed project could grow or be integrated into a larger multidisciplinary materials research effort (1 page), a budget and budget justification (budget template attached), and 1-page NSF-format biosketches for each participant.Proposals must be submitted by the end of Monday, November 2, 2015 to Erin Gill (emgill@wisc.edu). Awards will be announced in December, 2015. It is anticipated that several new seed projects will be started this year. Full announcement can be found here.

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3/2/2015

Our next ICG seminar will take place next Monday, March 2nd at 3:30 pm in Mechanical Engineering building, room 1153. Details are below:

Speaker: Kai Huang (in collaboration with Prof. Izabela Szlufarska), Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Title: Brownian motion near interfaces: Insights from microsecond-long molecular dynamics

Abstract: Near-boundary Brownian motion is a classic hydrodynamic problem of great importance in a variety of fields from biophysics to micro-/nanofluidics. However, due to challenges in experimental measurements of near-boundary dynamics, the impact of interfaces on nearby Brownian motion remains a highly debated topic. In this seminar, we will present insights into the effects of interfaces on Brownian motion obtained based on ms-long large-scale molecular dynamics simulations and our newly developed Green-Kubo relation for friction at the liquid-solid interface. We will briefly review the modern understanding of Brownian motion that explains the famous t^(-3/2) long-time tail in the velocity autocorrelation function of a Brownian particle in bulk liquid, where t represents time. We will demonstrate that, near an interface, the long-time tail behavior changes to the t^(-5/2) decay. We will discuss the limitations of classical assumptions of the hydrodynamic theories, such as the lack of slip at the solid/liquid interface and we will demonstrate that the presence of interfacial slip has profound effects on the nearby Brownian motion. Our results highlight the importance of accounting for liquid relaxation near interfaces in the hydrodynamic theories and in modeling of micro-/nano-flows, and they demonstrate the potential of Brownian-particle based sensors to probe the local wettability of liquid-solid interfaces.

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2/13/2015

The winners of the Fall 2014 MRSEC Seed program

James Dumesic, Ive Hermans, George Huber, and Manos Mavrikakis, “Synthesis and Characterization of Supported Monometallic and Bimetallic Nanoparticles by Atomic Layer Deposition and Controlled Surface Reactions”Max Lagally, Michael Arnold, and Irena Knezevic, “A seed proposal on Active 2D Materials: 2-D Materials Integrated in Hetero-structures for New Properties and Devices”Saverio Spagnolie and Michael Graham, “Configurations and Dynamics of Deformable Particles in a Liquid Crystal”Masihhur Laskar, David Jackson, and Kamran Forghani, ” Vapor Phase Growth of Emerging 2D Electronic Materials” (continuing Seed)Paul Voyles, Izabela Szlufarska, John Perepezko, Lian Yu, Mark Ediger, and Dane Morgan, “Molecular Understanding of Glasses: Structure, Crystallization, and New Materials” (continuing Super Seed)

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2/7/2015

Join the MRSEC Education Group for Saturday Science Program, “The Science of Badger Athletics”

The upcoming Saturday Science event, The Science of Badger Athletics takes place on Saturday, February 7, from 10a-12pm at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A partnership between the UW MRSEC, the WID, and Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory, the Science of Badger Athletics unveils the science connected to sports, while actively engaging our community’s youth from every stage of the education pipeline. It fosters a fun and intellectually stimulating environment with our student athletes, including our Beyond the Game scholars, that brings attention to more than just their athletic prowess and abilities; their brains!There will be ample opportunities to engage with hands-on learning experiments, conducted by UW student-athletes, and alongside scientists, graduate students, and undergraduate students. This is a great opportunity for youth (from pre K-16) to see role model scholars in action, who also happen to be athletes at the UW-Madison…a perfect way to embody the holistic view of what it truly means to be a college student athlete; embracing  academic learning and engaging in scholarly and scientific activities and experiments, while also excelling at their sport. This event is for all ages. More information can be found here.

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1/13/2015

Tutorial on computing thermodynamic properties and phase diagrams of alloys

A tutorial on Pandat software will be given by Dr. Chuan Zhang from Computherm LLC. It will take place on January 15th at 1 pm in Materials Science & Engineering Building Room 265.Pandat is a software package for calculating thermodynamic properties and phase diagrams of alloys. It also includes modules for investigating precipitation and diffusion. ComputTherm LLC is a spin-off company from University of Wisconsin. More information can be found on this website: http://www.computherm.com/about_us

Advanced registration is not required. All are welcome.

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1/5/15

Opportunities in Materials Informatics Workshop

We are in a materials data revolution that is opening unprecedented opportunities for materials informatics. Join the cross-disciplinary community that integrates materials domain experts and data scientists from all fields—including computer science, statistics, mathematics, chemometrics, bioinformatics—with the focus of expediting the full value of current and future materials data. The goal of this workshop is to highlight exciting applications of informatics in materials science to engage both materials and data scientists in a more integrated community. The workshop will be a brainstorming oriented event with a small number of speakers and plenty of discussion, and we expect it to yield both novel ideas and cross-disciplinary collaborations. Registration is first come first serve, with a cap of 80 participants.Because of the high level of interest and limited space we recommend registering by Jan. 9. More information can be found here.

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11/18/14

International Research Opportunities for Undergraduates, Summer 2015

The MRSEC is coordinating two opportunities in conjunction with summer research programs at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and Tokyo Institute of Technology (TiTech). 3-5 students will be nominated for the TiTech program(s), and up to 4 students will be nominated for the CityU program. Apply for nomination and a MRSEC-sponsored scholarship of $5,000 towards the cost of participation. Submit your application at Scholarships@UW (www.scholarships.wisc.edu) (search “MRSEC”). Application deadline is Januray 16, 2015. For more information click here.

Contact Erin Gill (emgill@wisc.edu) for more information about the TiTech programs (TiROP, SERP). Contact Andy Quackenbush (quackenbush@studyabroad.wisc.edu) for more information about the CityU program and the IAP application process.

Useful links:
MRSEC Flyer
IAP City University of Hong Kong Exchange website (http://www.studyabroad.wisc.edu/programs/program.asp?program_id=397)
Summer Research Exchange Programme at City University of Hong Kong (http://www6.cityu.edu.hk/cse/cms/content.aspx?id=cecstuexchinboundsummer&lang=en)
International Exchange Programs at Tokyo Institute of Technology (http://www.eng.titech.ac.jp/english/international/collaborations.html)

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10/27/14

Fall 2014 Call for Seed Proposals, due October 27, 2014

The MRSEC is soliciting proposals for seed projects to launch new materials research and education directions, or to enhance and expand research programs in the existing IRGs/IEG/ICG.  Awards will be for one year, with the potential for renewal for a second year subject to review by the MRSEC Executive Committee. Typically, projects will support one or two graduate student research assistants or postdoctoral associates and supplies. Requests for support of larger seed projects (“super-seeds”) can also be submitted in circumstances where the seed projects are proposed to have the long-term potential to generate a new IRG. All seed projects must be multidisciplinary and include at least two investigators.

Proposals must include a description of the project (2 pages), a future-work and strategy section explaining how the proposed seed project could grow or be integrated into a larger multidisciplinary materials research effort (1 page), a budget and budget justification, and 1-page NSF-format biosketches for each participant. Proposals must be submitted by the end of Monday, October 27, 2014 to Erin Gill (emgill@wisc.edu).  Awards will be announced in December, 2014. It is anticipated that several new seed projects will be started this year.

The full announcement can be found here.

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10/28/14

Breakthrough Research and Education Workshop (BREW)

Please join us for the 3rd annual Wisconsin MRSEC-sponsored Breakthrough in Research and Education Workshop (BREW) on Friday, October 24, 2014. This MRSEC event aims to explore the latest advances in materials research and translate those research themes into new educational activities.

The meeting will begin with presentations from each of the three MRSEC interdisciplinary research groups (IRGs) on the advances made over the past year. Presentations will follow a 40-minute plus 10-minute discussion format in anticipation of the NSF site visit next spring.

The IRG presentations will be followed by the education workshop. This year, we ask each IRG to bring three things from the lab that are interesting (or weird, cool, exciting, odd, etc.) and share them. Items can be a sample, picture, piece of data, etc. and will be used to kick off a discussion on educational activities.

If you have any questions about the IRG presentations, please contact Nick Abbott (abbott@engr.wisc.edu). If you have any questions about the education workshop please contact Anne Lynn Gillian-Daniel (gillian@wisc.edu).

The meeting will be held in Tong Auditorium in the Engineering Centers Building starting at 1:00 pm, followed by dinner at Hotel Red.

Register for the event by clicking here.

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10/18/14

Join the MRSEC Education Group at the Wisconsin Science Festival

On Friday, October 17, and Saturday, October 18, the UW MRSEC will lead a series of exploration stations on “The Wonders of Materials Science” as part of the Wisconsin Science Festival. You can find more information here: http://www.wisconsinsciencefest.org/wsf-eventview.php?id=1There is no minimum amount of volunteers required, but the more volunteers we have, the more activities we will be able to present at the festival. If you are interested in volunteering please fill out the following survey by Friday, September 19: https://uwmadison.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_aXjOD4QvQZ8U0vzFor more information on the proposed activities for the Wisconsin Science Festival, please click the links below:
Carbon Nanotube Balloon: http://education.mrsec.wisc.edu/62.htm
Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Properties: http://education.mrsec.wisc.edu/90.htm
X-ray Diffraction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hA3y7bIHN8
Ferrofluids: http://education.mrsec.wisc.edu/73.htm
Liquid Crystals: http://education.mrsec.wisc.edu/86.htm
Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)Also, if you have any ideas for your own exploration station for the event, just let me know by emailing Ben Taylor at bltaylor2@wisc.edu.

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9/26/14

Save the Date for the UW Advanced Materials Industrial Consortium (AMIC) Annual Meeting


The 2014 UWAMIC Annual Meeting is tentatively scheduled for Friday, September 26, 2014. UWAMIC, the MRSEC Industrial Consortium will convene on the UW-Madison campus to establish connections with students, faculty, and facilities staff. Pictured: 2013 UWAMIC Annual Meeting poster session.Register for the event by clicking here
Meeting Agenda

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6/14

Summer 2014 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) and Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Programs

The UW MRSEC is holding its Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program once again. This summer a total of 40 undergraduate students, including 11 from outside the US, are participating in the program. There will be a poster session/reception on Wednesday, July 30 from 3 – 5 pm in the lobby of the Engineering Centers Building. For the Summer 2014 Calendar of Events click here. For more information please contact REU program director Andrew Greenberg. For information on all REU programs offered at UW-Madison visit the Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) page.

The Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program puts middle and high school teachers from Wisconsin and Puerto Rico into materials research facilities at the University in order to 1) enable teachers to be more comfortable with the tools, language, and processes of science and 2) have teachers create learning modules based on their research for use in their classroom. The MRSEC then disseminates those learning modules through our website, field trips, and professional development workshops with the goal of increasing the general public’s awareness and involvement in science. This year, teachers will research carbon nanotubes, liquid crystal droplets, imaging amorphous materials, biomimetic antennae, and bacteria in microfluidic devices. The RET 2014 program runs for 7 weeks, from June 16 to August 1. For more information contact Ben Taylor. Pictured: In 2013, Jennifer Wroblewski (2nd from left) worked with Prof Mike Arnold’s group to develop an activity for making graphene in her high school chemistry classroom. Here she demonstrates the conductive properties of graphene to her RET cohorts (from left) Noah Edelstein (UW), Milagros Acosta (UPRM), and Diana Rodriguez (UPRM).

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5/5/14

MRSEC Spring 2014 Seminar Series

Tuesday, May 6, 2014, Seminar by Prof. Hong Yang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on “Colloidal Nanostructures of Platinum Group Metals: From Solution Phase Synthesis to Application”
4:00 pm, Room 1610 Engineering Hall

Thursday, May 8, 2014, Seminar by Prof. Steven DenBaars, University of California – Santa Barbara on “Gallium Nitride based Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) and Laser Diodes for Energy Efficient Lighting”
4:00 pm, Room 265 Materials Science & Engineering Building

Tuesday, May 13, 2014, Seminar by Prof. Pablo G. Debenedetti, Princeton University on “Thermodynamic and Kinetic Models of the Emergence of Biological Homochirality”
4:00 pm, Room 1610 Engineering Hall

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4/16/14

The Interdisciplinary Computational Research Group (ICG) of MRSEC is hosting a monthly seminar series

The next seminar takes place on Monday, April 21st at 3:30 pm in Room 265 Materials Science and Engineering. Come and meet faculty and students who work in the broadly defined area of computational materials.

Fundamental Reaction Mechanistic Studies Towards Improved Catalyst Design: A Combined Theoretical and Experimental Approach

Suyash Singh
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin – Madison, hosted by Prof. Izabela Szlufarska

Date: Monday, April 21st, 2014
Time: 3:30 pm
Place: Room 265 Materials Science and Engineering

The abstract for the seminar follows, and you can find the full informational flyer here.

Abstract:
The holy grail in heterogeneous catalysis is to understand the relationship between the surface structure and the catalytic activity and selectivity well enough to be able to design improved catalysts. To this end, we adopt a combined theoretical and experimental approach that employs first principles density functional theory (DFT) calculations, reaction kinetics experiments, and mean field microkinetic modeling, to first try and develop a complete molecular level understanding of reaction mechanisms, and subsequently design bimetallic alloy catalysts with improved performance (reactivity and selectivity) than the best monometallic catalysts. In this talk, I will discuss a case study that employs Formic Acid (HCOOH) as a model molecule to probe the  reactivity of transition metals, develop trends across the periodic table, determine the optimal catalyst properties, and use this knowledge to develop a computational tool that screens for highly active and selective alloy catalysts.

This is a joint seminar between UW MRSEC Interdisciplinary Computational Group and the Theoretical Chemistry Institute (TCI) at UW-Madison

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3/5/14

The Interdisciplinary Computational Research Group (ICG) of MRSEC is hosting a monthly seminar series

The next seminar takes place on Monday, March 10th at 3:00 pm in Room 9341 Chemistry building. Come and meet faculty and students who work in the broadly defined area of computational materials.

Predictive Theory of Electronic Structure: Are We There Yet?

Dr. Edward Valeev
Department of Theoretical Chemistry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, hosted by Prof. Qiang Cui

Date: Monday, March 10th, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm
Place: Room 9341 Chemistry Building

The abstract for the seminar follows, and you can find the full informational flyer here.

Abstract:
Despite the stunning improvement of our ability to model chemistry computationally, the question remains: will we be able to predict – rather than rationalize – experimental outcomes in the foreseeable future? To predictively answer even basic questions relevant to chemists (what’s the energy of a chemical bond? what’s the activation energy of a reaction? how strong is a van der Waals force?) we must be able to describe surprisingly subtle changes in the electronic structure, with unprecedented precision. Here I will describe how the challenge of predictive simulation can be met, what the current roadblocks are, and the recent work to make possible electronic structure computation of “predictive” quality on hundreds of atoms.

This is a joint seminar between UW MRSEC Interdisciplinary Computational Group and the Theoretical Chemistry Institute (TCI) at UW-Madison.

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5/5/2014

MRSEC Spring 2014 Seminar Series

Tuesday, May 6, 2014, Seminar by Prof. Hong Yang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on “Colloidal Nanostructures of Platinum Group Metals: From Solution Phase Synthesis to Application”

4:00 pm, Room 1610 Engineering Hall

Thursday, May 8, 2014, Seminar by Prof. Steven DenBaars, University of California – Santa Barbara on “Gallium Nitride based Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) and Laser Diodes for Energy Efficient Lighting”

4:00 pm, Room 265 Materials Science & Engineering Building

Tuesday, May 13, 2014, Seminar by Prof. Pablo G. Debenedetti, Princeton University on “Thermodynamic and Kinetic Models of the Emergence of Biological Homochirality”

4:00 pm, Room 1610 Engineering Hall

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4/16/2014

The Interdisciplinary Computational Research Group (ICG) of MRSEC is hosting a monthly seminar series

The next seminar takes place on Monday, April 21st at 3:30 pm in Room 265 Materials Science and Engineering. Come and meet faculty and students who work in the broadly defined area of computational materials.

Fundamental Reaction Mechanistic Studies Towards Improved Catalyst Design: A Combined Theoretical and Experimental Approach

Suyash Singh

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin – Madison, hosted by Prof. Izabela Szlufarska

Date: Monday, April 21st, 2014
Time: 3:30 pm
Place: Room 265 Materials Science and Engineering

The abstract for the seminar follows, and you can find the full informational flyer here.

Abstract:
The holy grail in heterogeneous catalysis is to understand the relationship between the surface structure and the catalytic activity and selectivity well enough to be able to design improved catalysts. To this end, we adopt a combined theoretical and experimental approach that employs first principles density functional theory (DFT) calculations, reaction kinetics experiments, and mean field microkinetic modeling, to first try and develop a complete molecular level understanding of reaction mechanisms, and subsequently design bimetallic alloy catalysts with improved performance (reactivity and selectivity) than the best monometallic catalysts. In this talk, I will discuss a case study that employs Formic Acid (HCOOH) as a model molecule to probe the reactivity of transition metals, develop trends across the periodic table, determine the optimal catalyst properties, and use this knowledge to develop a computational tool that screens for highly active and selective alloy catalysts.

This is a joint seminar between UW MRSEC Interdisciplinary Computational Group and the Theoretical Chemistry Institute (TCI) at UW-Madison.

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3/5/2014

The Interdisciplinary Computational Research Group (ICG) of MRSEC is hosting a monthly seminar series

The next seminar takes place on Monday, March 10th at 3:00 pm in Room 9341 Chemistry building. Come and meet faculty and students who work in the broadly defined area of computational materials.

Predictive Theory of Electronic Structure: Are We There Yet?

Dr. Edward Valeev
Department of Theoretical Chemistry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, hosted by Prof. Qiang Cui

Date: Monday, March 10th, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm
Place: Room 9341 Chemistry Building

The abstract for the seminar follows, and you can find the full informational flyer here.

Abstract:
Despite the stunning improvement of our ability to model chemistry computationally, the question remains: will we be able to predict – rather than rationalize – experimental outcomes in the foreseeable future? To predictively answer even basic questions relevant to chemists (what’s the energy of a chemical bond? what’s the activation energy of a reaction? how strong is a van der Waals force?) we must be able to describe surprisingly subtle changes in the electronic structure, with unprecedented precision. Here I will describe how the challenge of predictive simulation can be met, what the current roadblocks are, and the recent work to make possible electronic structure computation of “predictive” quality on hundreds of atoms.

This is a joint seminar between UW MRSEC Interdisciplinary Computational Group and the Theoretical Chemistry Institute (TCI) at UW-Madison.

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9/23/2013

Anomalous Dynamic Behaviors of Colliods in Complex Systems

Dr.Bong June Sung
Department of Chemistry
Sogang University
The monthly semeniar series is hosted by the Interdisciplinary Computational Research Group (ICG) of MRSEC.

Monday, September 23, 2013, 3:30pm
1106 Mechanical Engineering Building.

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9/27/2013

UW MRSEC Breakthrough Research and Education Workshop (BREW)
Ian Robertson
Dean of the College of Engineering
University of Wisconsin-MadisonFriday, September 27, 2013, 1:00 pm
Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street

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7/10/2013

IRG3 research of the Wisconsin MRSEC is featured on the cover of JACS

IRG3 research of the Wisconsin MRSEC is featured on the cover of the July 10, 2013 issue of JACS (J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135 (27), pp 9972–9975, DOI: 10.1021/ja4022182). The research covers, ““Predictable defects that form at the poles of micrometer-sized droplets of liquid crystal dispersed in water are used to bind colloids to the droplets. Subsequent polymerization of the droplets leads to solid particles with controlled shape and chemical patches that can be tailored by varying the composition of the colloids.”

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

You can view an image of the cover here.

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5/28/2013

Professor David Lynn receives Young Investigator Award

Izabela Szlufarska, J.R.Schmidt, Irena Knezevic, Dane Morgan
Interdisciplinary Computational Group (ICG)
UW-MRSEC

Agenda PDF          More info here.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 8:55am-3:00pm
Memorial Union 4th Floor, “Class of 1924 Reception Room”

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2/25/2013

UW MRSEC Professional Development Series hosts Tim Miller. Watch recordings of talks here.

Tim Miller
UW-MRSEC

MRSEC Professional Development Seminar – 02/25/13 – Miller

MRSEC Professional Development Seminar – 02/27/13 – Miller

Monday, February 25, 2013 & Wednesday 27, 2013

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11/9/12

Professor David Lynn receives Young Investigator Award
Professor David will give an award lecture at the Fall 2013 ACS meeting in Indianapolis. More info here

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11/29/12

MRSEC NanoVenture game translated into Russian
The MRSEC developed NanoVenture game has been translated into Russian.  Now Russian speaking students all over the world will have access to this acedemic tool.  Below are links to the two boards in Russian. Borad 1 (pdf)    Board 2 (pdf)

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11/9/12

MRSEC Member Named APS Fellow
Rachel Goldman, member of IRG1 of the MRSEC, has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society.More info here.

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11/6/12

UW MRSEC Professional Development Series available to watch online

The UW-Madison MRSEC has the professional development series available to be viewed online at the following links:

UW MRSEC Professional Development Seminar: DELTA program

From the Ivory Tower to the Golden Cubicle: Skills for Transitioning from Academia to Industry – Kershner

-Communication and Conflict Management Skills for the Workplace – 11/07/12 – Webne-Behrman

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10/22/12

Call for Proposal Seed Projects for Materials Research Science & Engineering Center

The UW-Madison MRSEC will have a seed competition this fall for projects that complement or extend the center’s scope. The deadline for submission of proposals is October 15, 2012. Interested faculty are welcome to contact MRSEC IRG leaders, Paul Evans, or Nick Abbott. Please see PDF for full instructions and information.

MRSEC Fall 2012 Call for Seed Proposals (PDF)

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10/11/12

UW Advanced Materials Industrial Consortium Annual Meeting

The UW Advanced Materials Industrial Consortium will have its annual meeting.  This two day event will have multiple poster sessions covering research by affiliated research groups.  There will be presentations by research group leaders as well as a member showcase session.  Below is a PDF of the agenda.

Agenda PDF

October 10th-11th, 2012
4:00pm Engineering Hall Lobby

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10/1/12

UW MRSEC Logo Design Competition
Please observe the following guidelines when designing your logo. The logo should:
1) contain the words UW and MRSEC.
2) have the UW red incorporated somewhere http://www.uc.wisc.edu/brand/web/colors.php/ .
3) be simple enough that it can be scaled down to fit on small items like refrigerator magnets and buttons.
4) be clearly linked to the UW MRSEC.
Winners will be chosen based upon their idea, not the rendering of that idea. Please send your logo ideas to AGILLIAN@wisc.edu by Oct. 5.

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9/21/12

Breakthrough Research and Education Workshop: UW MRSEC BREW
Research from the many facets of the UW MRSEC group will be presented by each IRG.  Also, there will be a presentation by the Interdisciplinary Education Group and a poster session.  Dinner will be in Union South with keynote speaker, David Nelson.  Below is a PDF with the Agenda. Agenda PDF Friday, September 21, 2012, 1:00pmEngineering Hall 1610

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9/13/12

Call for Proposal Seed Projects for Nanoscale Science & Engineering Center

We are soliciting proposals for seed projects that will allow us to enhance existing research programs. Projects are typically awarded for one year, with the possibility of a one year extension. In order to be considered for this funding cycle, proposals must be received by October 1 st of 2012. Please see PDF for full instructions and information.

Seed Proposal Instructions and Information (PDF)

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10/3/12

Ryan Kershner, Product Manager-Thermo Fisher Scientific

From the ivory tower to the golden cubicle: skills for transitioning to academia to industry

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 (12:00pm @ Tong Auditorium in ECB)

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11/7/12

Office of Human Resources and Development

Communication in the Workplace

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 (12:00pm @ Tong Auditorium in ECB)

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12/5/11

Writing Center and Faculty Member

Scientific Writing Workshop

Wednesday December 5, 2011 (12:00pm @ Tong Auditorium in ECB)

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4/21/11

Electrochemical Synthesis of Electrode Materials with Controlled Compositions and Architectures for use in Clean Energy Production
Kyoung-Shin Choi
Department of Chemistry
Purdue University
In association with the UW Department of ChemistryThursday, April 21, 2011, 12:15pm
1315 Chemistry Building

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4/21/11

Statics and Dynamics of Colloidal Particles in Liquid Crystals
Oleg Lavrentovich
Liquid Crystal Institute
Kent State University
In association with the UW Materials Science ProgramThursday, April 21, 2011, 4:00pm
265 Materials Science & Engineering Bldg

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4/21/11

Electrochemical Synthesis of Electrode Materials with Controlled Compositions and Architectures for use in Clean Energy Production
Kyoung-Shin Choi
Department of Chemistry
Purdue University
In association with the UW Department of ChemistryThursday, April 21, 2011, 12:15pm
1315 Chemistry Building

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4/12/11

Ferry Lecture
David Tirrell
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
California Institute of Technology
In association with the UW Departments of Chemistry and Chemical & Biological EngineeringTuesday, April 12, 2011, 3:30pm
1800 Engineering Hall

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4/1/11

Dynamics of Confined Liquid Crystals: Droplets and NanoParticles
Juan Hernandez-Ortiz
Department of Materials
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
In association with the UW Rheology Research CenterFriday, April 1, 2011, 12:05pm
1800 Engineering Hall

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3/15/11

Putting Chemistry to Work for Nano and Miomedical Research
Younan Xia
Department of Chemistry
Washington University in St. Louis
In association with the UW Department of ChemistryTuesday, March 15, 2011, 12:15pm
1315 Chemistry Building

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3/10/11

Molecular Engineering of Conjugated Polymers to Reach Higher Efficiency “Plastic Solar Cell
Wei You
Department of Chemistry
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
In association with the UW Materials Science ProgramThursday, March 10, 2011, 4:00pm
265 Materials Science & Engineering Bldg

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2/24/11

Hybrid Nanostructures for Controlling Charge Separation
Moonsub Shim
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
In association with the UW Materials Science ProgramThursday, February 24, 2011, 4:00pm
265 Materials Science & Engineering Bldg

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2/22/11

Simulations of Self-Assembly in Surfactant, Nanoparticle and Polymer Systems
Athanassios Panagiotopoulos
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Princeton University
In association with the UW Department of Chemical and Biological EngineeringTuesday, February 22, 2011, 9:30am
1610 Engineering Hall

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10/19/10

Self-Assembly of Nanoscale Colloids
Nicholas Kotov
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
In association with the UW Department of Chemical and Biological EngineeringTuesday, October 19, 2010, 9:30am
1610 Engineering Hall

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10/12/10

Polymer Micelles and Gels in Ionic Liquids: New Opportunities in Science and Engineering
Timothy Lodge
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
University of Minnesota
In association with the UW Rheology Research CenterTuesday, October 12, 2010, 11:00am
1315 Chemistry Building

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10/11/10

Device Physics and Applications of Intersubband Transitions in Wide-Bandgap Nitride Semiconductors
Roberto Paiella
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Photonic Center
Boston University
In association with the UW Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringMonday, October 11, 2010, 3:45pm
2317 Engineering Hall

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10/9/10

Fifth Upper Midwest MRSEC Symposium
“Nanostructures in Soft Matter”
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
For more details, visit http://www.mrsec.umn.edu/index.php

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10/6/10

UW Advanced Materials Industrial Consortium Annual Meeting
Reception and poster session Wednesday at 6:00pm; presentations beginning at 8:00am on Thursday
See the complete agenda for additional details
RSVP by emailing kedebruin@wisc.edu no later than Tuesday, September 28Wednesday, October 6 & Thursday, October 7, 2010
Engineering Centers Building , Research Auditorium & Lobby

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10/5/10

Block Copolymer Thin Films: Shear Alignment and Applications in Nanofabrication
Richard Register
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Princeton University
In association with the UW Department of Chemical and Biological EngineeringTuesday, October 5, 2010, 9:30am
1610 Engineering Hall

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10/1/10

New Measures for Characterizing Viscoelastic Materials using Large Amplitude Oscillatory Shear (LAOS) Deformation
Randy Ewoldt
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
University of Minnesota
In association with the UW Rheology Research CenterFriday, October 1, 2010, 12:05pm
1800 Engineering Hall

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9/14/10

Pathways to More Efficient Organic Solar Cells: What We Can Learn by Watching Electrons Move in Real Time
John Ashbury
Department of Chemistry
Pennsylvania State University
In association with the UW Department of ChemistryTuesday, September 14, 2010, 11:00am
1315 Chemistry Building

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9/9/10

Photoinduced Processes in Semiconductor Nanocrystals with Analogies to Supramolecular Chemistry
Gregory Scholes
Department of Chemistry
University of Toronto
Senior Editor, Journal of Physical Chemistry
In association with the UW Department of ChemistryTuesday, September 14, 2010, 11:00am
1315 Chemistry Building

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9/9/10

Spin, Charge and Orbital Ordering in Transition Metal Compounds: New Insights Obtained by Resonant X-ray Diffraction
Ioannis Zegkinoglou
Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
Stuttgart, Germany
In association with the UW Department of PhysicsThursday, September 9, 2010, 10:00am
5310 Chamberlain Hall

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5/4/10

Designing Omniphobic Surfaces for Super-Repellency and Friction Reduction
Gareth McKinley
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
In association with the UW Department of Chemical and Biological EngineeringTuesday, May 4, 2010, 9:30am
1610 Engineering Hall

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4/27/10

The Design of Solvent-Based Reactive Systems: From Molecules to Process
Claire Adjiman
Department of Chemical Engineering
Imperial College, London
In association with the UW Department of Chemical and Biological EngineeringTuesday, April 27, 2010, 9:30am
1610 Engineering Hall

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4/22/10

Combinatorial Approach to Materials Discovery
Ichiro Takeuchi
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Maryland
In association with the UW Department Materials Science and EngineeringThursday, April 22, 2010, 3:30pm
265 Materials Science and Engineering Building

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4/12/10

Carbon Nanoelectronics: Towards Energy-Efficient Computing
Eric Pop
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
In association with the UW Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringMonday, April 12, 2010, 3:45pm
2317 Engineering Hall

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4/6/10

Engineered Protein Therapeutics and Diagnostic Agents Inspired by Nature
Jennifer Cochran
Department of Bioengineering
Stanford University
In association with the UW Department of Chemical and Biological EngineeringTuesday, April 6, 2010, 9:30am
1610 Engineering Hall

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3/8/10

Scaling FETs beyond 10nm: Semiclassical to Quantum Transport Models
Massimo Fischetti
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
In association with the UW Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringMonday, March 8, 2010, 3:45pm
2317 Engineering Hall

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2/18/10

Macromolecular Surfactants
Frank Bates
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
University of Minnesota
Ferry Lecture, in association with the UW Department of ChemistryThursday, February 18, 2010, 3:30pm
1315 Chemistry Building

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2/18/10

From Quantum Electronics to Quantum Nanofluidics
Guillaume Gervais
Department of Physics
McGill University
In association with the UW Department of PhysicsThursday, February 18, 2010, 10:00am
5310 Chamberlain Hall

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2/11/10

The Importance of Nanostructure in Determining Interfacial Energy
Francesco Stellacci
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
In association with the UW Department of Materials Science and EngineeringThursday, February 11, 2010, 3:30pm
265 Materials Science and Engineering Building

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12/10/09

Molecular Aspects of Mussel Protein Adhesion and Design of Biologically Inspired Polymers
Phil Messersmith
Professor
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Northwestern University
In association with the UW Materials Science ProgramThursday, December 10, 2009, 4:00pm
265 Materials Science & Engineering

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11/05/09

New Ways of Measuring Light at the Nanoscale
Alex Liddle
Nanofabrication Research Group Leader
Center for Nanoscale Science & Technology
National Institute of Standards & Technology
In association with the UW Materials Science ProgramThursday, November 5, 2009, 4:00pm
265 Materials Science & Engineering

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11/02/09

2009 UW Advanced Materials Industrial Consortium Annual Meeting

Monday, November 2 & Tuesday, November 3, 2009
1610 Engineering Hall & Lobby

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10/27/09

Ultrafast Charge Transfer at Molecule/Quantum Dot Interface: Towards Multi-Exciton Dissociation
Tim Lian
Professor
Department of Chemistry
Emory University
In association with the UW Department of ChemistryTuesday, October 27, 2009, 11:00am
1315 Chemistry

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10/15/09

Mechanochemically Active Polymers
Nancy Sottos
Professor
Department of Mechanical Science & Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
In association with the UW Materials Science ProgramThursday, October 15, 2009, 4:00pm
265 Materials Science & Engineering

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10/12/09

Optoelectronic Properties of Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Systems for Various Sensing Applications
Mitra Dutta
Professor & Head of Department
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Illinois at Chicago
In association with the UW Department of Electrical & Computer EngineeringMonday, October 12, 2009, 3:45pm
1227 Engineering Hall

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9/24/09

Kinetics-Controlled Nanoscale Materials Processing
Hanchen Huang
Professor
Center for Integrated Electronics
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
In association with the UW Materials Science ProgramThursday, September 24, 2009, 4:00pm
265 Materials Science & Engineering

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9/15/09

Design of Hybrid Inorganic-Organic Materials
Mark Davis
Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
California Institute of Technology
Kramer Lecture, in association with the UW Departments of Chemistry, Chemical & Biological Engineering, and Materials Science & EngineeringTuesday, September 15, 2009, 4:00pm
1610 Engineering Hall

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5/06/09

2009 UW-MRSEC External Advisory Board Meeting

Wednesday, May 6 & Thursday, May 7, 2009
1610 Engineering Hall & Lobby

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4/25/09

Midwest MRSEC Symposium
Presentations by MRSEC graduate students from Northwestern University, University of Chicago, University of Minnesota, and University of WisconsinSaturday, April 25, 2009
1610 Engineering Hall

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4/23/09

Hougen Symposium on Frontiers of Liquid Crystals
For additional information please visit: http://www.engr.wisc.edu/che/hougensymposium_2009.pdf
**registration is required**
Co-Sponsored by UW-MRSEC and the Hougen Professorship Fund of the UW Department of Chemical and Biological EngineeringApril 23-24, 2009
1610 Engineering Hall & Lobby

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3/27/09

Optimal Swimming and Crawling at Low Reynolds Numbers
Anette Hosoi
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
In association with the UW Rheology Research CenterFriday, March 27, 2009, 12:05 PM
1800 Engineering Hall

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3/13/09

Microfluidics Enhanced Sythesis for Bio-compatible Nonporous Materials
Amy Shen
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Washington
In association with the UW Rheology Research CenterFriday, March 13, 2009, 12:05 PM
1800 Engineering Hall

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3/3/09

The Art and Science of Supercooling: Ideal Glassformers vs Ideal Glasses
C. Austen Angell
Professor
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Arizona State University
In association with the UW Department of ChemistryTuesday, March 3, 2009, 11:00 AM
1315 Chemistry Building

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2/24/09

Controlling the Activity and Selectivity of Catalytically Active Sites: Insights Gained from Experiments and Theory
Alexis T. Bell
Professor and Chair
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of California Berkeley
In association with the UW Department of Chemical and Biological EngineeringTuesday, February 24, 2009, 4:00 PM
1610 Engineering Hall

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2/17/09

Tunable Microenvironments for Regenerative Medicine
Lonnie D. Shea
Professor
Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Northwestern University
In association with the UW Department of Chemical and Biological EngineeringTuesday, February 17, 2009, 4:00 PM
1610 Engineering Hall

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2/06/09

On the Stupendous Beauty of Closure
Hans Christian Oettinger
Professor
Department of Materials
Institute of Polymers, Zurich, Switzerland
In association with the UW Rheology Research CenterFriday, February 6, 2009, 12:05 PM
1800 Engineering Hall

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1/29/09

What Can We Learn from Spin-dependent Shot Noise in Semiconductor and Grapheme Nanostructures?
Branislav Nikolic
Associate Professor
Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of Delaware
In association with the UW Department of PhysicsThursday, January 29, 2009, 10:00 AM
5310 Chamberlin Hall