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Center for Complex and Active Materials

University of California, Irvine

UCI MRSEC (CCAM) is committed to developing a thriving research hub in the Southern California academic-industry ecosystem for materials discovery and innovation. The Center provides opportunities for technology transfer to industry through groundbreaking research and training of young materials scientists and engineers for successful career pathways and through engagement with an established industrial advisory board (IAB).

Center for Emergent Materials

Ohio State University

The Center for Emergent Materials at Ohio State University focuses on interactions with industry and National Labs through scientist-to-scientist collaborations and through frequent events that provide opportunities for our students to interact with representatives of these companies and institutions.  One area of focus is on collaborations with researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson Air Force base in nearby Dayton, OH.  CEM has organized collaborations of nearby MRSECs to hold Industry Days that attract a larger slate of industry and national lab reps than we are able to attract for a single center.  As a virtual event this is simpler to organize and much valued by students.

UC San Diego MRSEC

University of California, San Diego

UC San Diego MRSEC collaborates with its industry, academic, national laboratory, international, and other partners to 1) Augment the quality of research by filling key gaps in expertise and capabilities, 2) Identify new and emerging challenges within the IRG research domains, 3) Enhance the educational experience of MRSEC trainees with external activities aligned with IRG research themes, and 4) Ensure that fundamental materials discoveries of the MRSEC are impactful and are broadly disseminated to the research and technology communities worldwide.

University of Delaware Materials Research Science and Engineering Center

University of Delaware

Established in the Spring of 2019 as a research unit within the College of Engineering of the University of Delaware, the Center for Research in Soft matter & Polymers (CRiSP) serves to collaboratively advance transformative polymers and soft materials research by leveraging the burgeoning excellence of UD faculty, students, staff, and outside partnerships in this fast-growing and highly-interdisciplinary field.  CRiSP’s vision is to become a world leader of vital next-generation materials and technologies, and our goal is to have a sustained impact on infrastructure, science, and technology at the University, in the region, and throughout the world.  The center includes world-recognized faculty in polymers and soft materials (including National Academy Members, journal editors, scientific society presidents, national award winners, national advisory board members), and leverages a close proximity to global leaders in the chemical industry, national laboratories, and government agencies.

Princeton Center for Complex Materials

Princeton University

The PCCM industrial outreach program targets companies that overlap with research underway in the IRGs and seeds. Areas of particular interest include magnetic and semiconductor materials, molecular interfaces, self-assembled nanostructure and quantum materials and structures. In coordination with the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM), we are able to expand our industrial collaborations. PRISM reflects a major commitment by Princeton University to explore the science and technology of materials, and builds in forging collaborations with industry to develop a host of new products and technologies. PCCM makes use of the PRISM industrial affiliates program to offer a multi-tiered, flexible membership agreement with categories of general member, partner, affiliate and non-profit/government.

University of Minnesota Materials Research Science and Engineering Center

University of Minnesota

Formal interactions with the corporate sector are organized primarily through the UMN Industrial Partnership for Research in Interfacial and Materials Engineering (IPRIME). IPRIME is an innovative, broad-based industrial partners program that provides member companies first-hand access to students and shared knowledge generated by a suite of research programs, including those with MRSEC funding. A principal goal of IPRIME is the engagement of industrial scientists and engineers in a pre-competitive, nonproprietary, and collaborative environment, so as to foster knowledge transfer with industry as a mutually beneficial two-way exchange of information. For more information on the UMN MRSEC industrial partnership with IPRIME, visit the IPRIME website.

Penn State Center for Nanoscale Science

Pennsylvania State University

The outreach and knowledge transfer of the Center with industry is driven primarily through research collaborations between its members with scientists and engineers in corporate research laboratories. Many members of the Penn State MRSEC have such collaborations.

Harvard University

Harvard University

The Harvard MRSEC has built very extensive ties with industry, both large companies and small startups, and with local, national and international companies. Industrial partnerships provide important stimulus for problems that are addressed within the MRSEC, and allow the researchers to gain direct experience with this important sector of the economy and the research enterprise.

Chicago Materials Research Center

University of Chicago

The University of Chicago MRSEC’s Collaboration with Industry, National Laboratories, and other Sectors has four primary goals: (i) to engage industry, national laboratories, and international institutions in collaborative research to ensure open lines of communication and the fruitful exchange of ideas, (ii) to disseminate MRSEC research results and expertise to those who can best use them, (iii) to expand opportunities for MRSEC students, supplementing their scientific training with training in entrepreneurship, innovation and cultural competence, and (iv) to increase our awareness of new opportunities.