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.


  • Company Visit with NorthStar

    Greetings AMIC!  AMIC aims to enable transformative innovations and align with its core principle of serving the community through intellectual capital. In another collaborative effort to engage with industry, AMIC Director Xiujuan Jane Zhang, UW-Madison’s …

  • ASM engineers

    UW AMIC September NewsLetter!

    Greeting AMIC! I am so glad to have met many of you during the engineering career fair event! The event was well attended, and I engaged with 85 industrial partners, most of whom hire materials …

  • UW AMIC August NewsLetter!

    Hello AMIC, I hope this newsletter finds you well! I have just returned from China after two months of remote work connecting with many corporate partners, entrepreneurs, and educators. Having settled on a relatively quiet …

  • Wisconsin MRSEC Funded by NSF for $18 Million!

    Greetings AMIC! We are excited, honored, and proud to announce that the Wisconsin MRSEC has been selected for funding by the National Science Foundation (NSF)! The research themes of the center will be: IRG 1: …

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Paul Bender Chemical Instrument Center