AMIC is the industrial consortium that offers wisconsin manufacturers the materials research, equipment and talent they need to innovate and grow their business.

The Advanced Materials Industrial Consortium gives commercial partners the opportunity to collaborate with students and faculty in advanced materials research across the UW–Madison campus. The consortium facilitates interactions through:

  • Annual Meeting and Facilities Days Open House events
  • B2B networking opportunities
    Structured networking opportunities at our events to connect with faculty in your area of interest, students/postdocs with skills in your area, colleagues in complementary fields that may have already solved your problem or can help you find  solution, or staff that help you with instrumentation or help you navigate the university’s resources and policies!
  • Early access to student and postdoctoral researchers
    AMIC events showcase the work of UW Madison student and postdoctoral researchers and give you opportunities to talk in detail about their skills and expertise. This allows targeted recruitment or consulting opportunities in a broad spectrum of areas.
  • Facilitated access to shared instrumentation
    Do you know about the board spectrum of instrumentation available for public use at UW Madison? If you don’t have the expertise, we can train you or help you with the measurement. If you aren’t sure of what  you want or need, please contact us and talk about your needs and we will point you in the right direction.
  • Sponsored research and facilities use agreements
    If you ready to explore deeper research opportunities for product/process development/optimization, exploratory materials research/informatics or some combination, talk to us and we can help you find a niche that suits your requirements.
  • Industrial Fellow Program
    Would you like to work closely with faculty, students and postdocs in a faculty lab on campus? Industrial Fellows work in an area where both the University and the company derives clear benefits from this close interaction.
  • Consulting opportunities
    Networking at our events will lead to deeper discussions about faculty/postdoc/student consulting opportunities if that fits your constraints at the moment.  Talk to us about how to take advantage of these opportunities.


  • AMIC expands our horizon with patent law and investment learning opportunities!

    At yesterday’s AMIC lunch with industry seminar, students, faculty, and staff were fortunate to learn from Craig Fieschko and Brad Bodden about patent laws and angel investment.   With over 160 years of history, known for …

  • Happy Thanksgiving from the AMIC Team!

    Hello AMIC!  Happy Thanksgiving! As many count their blessings during the holiday, we are pleased to recount our efforts for strong synergies between our industry partners like you and our Materials Research Science and Engineering …

  • NCD Technologies proved to be an engaging AMIC member!

    Hello AMIC!    Today Dr. Patrick Heaney, founder and CEO of NCD technologies, presented at our AMIC Lunch with Industry Seminar! Dr. Heaney founded his company with an NSF SBIR grant while defending his Ph.D. in …

  • AMIC’s Participation in MMIC!

    Hello AMIC! We did not have AMIC Lunch with Industry seminar this week due to our participation in the fall 2022 Midwest Materials Innovation Consortium (MMIC) conference, a two-day event hosted by the Wisconsin Alumni …

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Other Campus Facilities

Paul Bender Chemical Instrument Center