• Transformational Technologies in Molecular Simulations workshop

    Transformational Technologies in Molecular Simulations workshop

  • The MRSEC International Research Experience Program is offering two opportunities this summer.

    The MRSEC International Research Experience Program is offering two opportunities this summer. Deadline to apply is January 13.

  • The MRSEC External Advisory Board Meeting will be held Feb 20-21, 2014 in Engineering Hall.

    The MRSEC External Advisory Board Meeting will be held Feb 20-21, 2014 in Engineering Hall.

  • Students present at the UW Advanced Materials Industrial Consortium

    Students present at the UW Advanced Materials Industrial Consortium

  • Two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy generation as a part of IRG 2 research.

    Two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy generation as a part of IRG 2 research

  • 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.

  • Liquid Crystal Nanodroplets from research at the IRG 3

    Liquid Crystal Nanodroplets from Research at the IRG 3

  • Graduate Students at the UW MRSEC

    Graduate Students at the UW MRSEC

  • Atomic-column-resolution Z-contrast (HAADF) image of MBE-grown film of average composition GaAs0.985Bi0.015.

    Determination of Bi Concentration at the Atomic-level in GaAs1-yBiy as part of IRG 1 Research

  • MRSEC faculty help direct the UW Computational Materials Group

    MRSEC faculty help direct the UW Computational Materials Group

  • Optical micrographs of colloid-in-LC gels with microstructures controlled via thermal annealing following spinodal decomposition. (A) Gel held 2 hours at 61.0°C after a rapid quench from 80.0°C (B) Gel annealed for 2 days at 61.0°C after rapid quench from

    Optical micrographs of colloid-in-LC gels with microstructures from IRG 3 Research

  • MRSEC Director Nicholas Abbott works with graduate student Peter Mushenheim and Beloit College Professor George Lisensky on combining outreach and research at the 2012 MRSEC BREW.

    MRSEC Director Nicholas Abbott works with graduate student Peter Mushenheim and Beloit College Professor George Lisensky on combining outreach and research at the 2012 MRSEC BREW.

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 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. 

Please acknowledge the MRSEC in your publications.  

Highlights

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

(2013) Monolayers of Organic Semiconductors with High Hole Mobility

(2013) Membrane Strain in Bacteria Influences the Organization and Function of Recombination Repair Enzyme RecA

(2013) Colliod-in-Liquid Crystal Gels Formed via Spinodal Decomposition

(2013) Determination of Bi Concentration at the Atomic-level in GaAs1-yBiy

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Events and Announcements

Announcing an ICG seminar on Monday, April 21, 2014, at 3:30 pm in Room 265 Materials Science and Engineering. more information


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

Announcing the Transformational Technologies in Molecular Simulations 2014 Summer School. more information


Rolling Call for Proposals for the MRSEC Honored Scholar Travel Award. more information

2013/2014 Rolling Call for Proposals for Support of International Collaborations. more information