We would like to thank all of those who attended and we hope that we can be back as an in-person event next year. Thank you Silatronix, Microscopy Innovations, Persis Metallurgical Technologies, Platypus, and Amcor for participating in our Member Company Showcase. One of the goals of this meeting is to promote networking and, while the virtual format is not ideal, these excellent presentations gave us a brief look into your companies.
Understanding how the crystal structure of a new polyester material affects its usefulness as a replacement for a common oil-based plastic will be the focus of a new research project recently selected for funding. A second project selected in this round will develop never-before-accomplished 3D simulations of an optical materials characterization technique known as random lasing. Both of these projects have been selected for funding in 2021 by the University of Wisconsin Advanced Materials Industrial Consortium (AMIC) as part of the organization’s seed program and will be supported with in-kind contributions from partnering companies.