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 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.
  • Quarterly newsletterThe AMIC releases a quarterly newsletter listing recent accomplishments, campus news, upcoming events and technological items of interest to our members and affiliates.

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Register for the 2018 Facilities Open House, April 12-13. Workshops for learning how to leverage the spectrum of instrumentation to your advantage  are free!

National Manufacturing Day at UW Madison

Numerous manufacturing labs (that are used for teaching and research) will be open for tours and demonstrations of various manufacturing processes.

Since you will be visiting manufacturing labs, it is important to remember that everybody must wear long pants and close-toed shoe (no sandals).

The Regional Materials & Manufacturing Network (RM2N) Fall symposium will be held on Sun-Mon, October 15-16, 2017, at UW Platteville. In addition to networking and student interaction, there will be discussions on how industry can tap into senior capstone and other student project opportunities. There will be a number of capstone coordinators from UW Madison, Platteville, and other schools there to answer questions. Also, Matt Keener from Greenheck Fan Corp., will talk about Greenheck’s approach to innovation using student projects. Registration and more information can be found here.

Congratulations to student poster winners at the 2017 AMIC annual meeting!

1st place: Bradley C. Dallin, “Molecular fluctuations in non-polar mono-layers reduce hydrophobic interactions”, with Co-author, Reid C. Van Lehn

2nd place: Leo Borrel, “Modeling Corrosion of Zirconium Alloys Fuel Cladding during loss-of-coolant accident (LOCA), with co-author, Adrien Couet.

3rd place: Ben Afflerbach, “Standardized Machine Learning Software to Enable Rapid INteration of Materials Science Research”, with co-authors, Tam Mayeshiba, Ryan Jacobs, Wei Li, Henry Wu, and Dane Morgan.

The AMIC Annual Meeting will be held on September 7th, 2017 at Union South! This is a good opportunity to network with other industrial researchers and engineers, learn about and leverage research and resources at the University, and get to know students who may be future employees!

Register Today!

AMIC welcomes Dr. Connie Lebakken of Stem Pharm as an Industry Fellow.

Graduate students and postdocs: Check the Careers tab for a new job posting.

Calling all undergraduates: Check the Careers tab for a new internship posting.

Announcing the winners of the first AMIC Seed Program.

Check out the new Student Page with new content and featuring the @uwamic and MRS twitter feeds.

Now accepting proposals for the AMIC Student-Industry Seed Program. more information

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