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

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


Event: MRSEC and the Black Graduate and Professional Students Association recently held a panel discussion on applying to graduate school on Monday, August 1st, 2016 at 12pm. more information.


Event: Save the date for the annual MRSEC BREW on Friday, October 28, 2016 from noon-4pm at Union South.


Event: Register and attend the 2016 UW AMIC Annual Meeting co-hosted by WMI on Thursday, September 8, 2016. more information
Event: Attend the summer 2016 REU poster session on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 from 3:30 - 5:00 pm in the lobby of Engineering Hall. There will be refreshments. 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.
Event: Announcing the 2016 Seminar Series. more information