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 offers Honorary Associate appointments to our members!

    As your AMIC director, I often get these questions from UW alum or industry partners, “I need to conduct a literature review to dive deeper into my research, but I cannot access the UW-Madison library …

  • AMIC website redesign is now complete!

    We are very happy to share that AMIC website has undergone substantial makeovers with new content and engaging features! We welcome all UW-Madison students to join the AMIC ambassadors’ group by applying through the AMIC Interest Form! …

  • GLC Minerals

    Bu’s research projects drew GLC Minerals to UW-Madison!

    This Wednesday I had a great session facilitating the research discussion between Prof. Bu Wang’s group and GLC minerals, a 150-year-old and five-generation business located in Green Bay, Wisconsin on UW-Madison campus:  Not only I …

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Paul Bender Chemical Instrument Center