2021 Annual Meeting

Thursday, January 21, 2021
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

DISCOVER instrumentation and how to access resources – Learn about the synergy of combined resources from the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), Advanced Materials Industrial Consortium (AMIC) and the Wisconsin Centers for Nanoscale Technology (WCNT).

LEARN from specialists in current research initiatives – Presentations are provided from a broad range of experts from industry and academia.

NETWORK with students, researchers, and business leaders – The AMIC Annual Meeting brings together industry and academic researchers, students, and experts in the materials science field.

Agenda 2021

8:30 am Welcome, Announcements & Consortium Overview
Julie Morasch, AMIC Director
8:45 am Wisconsin Materials Research Science & Engineering (MRSEC) Highlights
Paul Voyles, Wisconsin MRSEC Director
9:00 am Wisconsin Center for Nanoscale Technology (WCNT) Update
Jerry Hunter, WCNT Director
9:15 am Keynote: Pioneer Chemical Technologies to Improve the Sustainability of the Polymer Industry
George Huber, Richard L. Antoine Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin–Madison
10:15 am BREAK
10:30 am Member Company Showcase

Material Science at Amcor—Flexible Inorganic Glass/Polymer Composite Films
Kevin Nelson, Senior Fellow, Amcor

Surface Science for Worker Safety
Marco Bedolla, Chief Operating Officer, Platypus Technologies, LLC

Mohsen Masoumi, Agent, Persis Metallurgical Technologies

Advanced Electrolyte Materials Development
Liu (Amy) Zhou, Senior Research Scientist, Silatronix, Inc.

What this AMIC Member Company Does…& How the UW Helped Our Product Development
Steve Goodman, Chief Scientific Officer, Microscopy Innovations

11:30 am MRSEC Outreach Before and During COVID-19
Anne Lynn Gillian-Daniel, Wisconsin MRSEC Education Director
12:00 pm LUNCH

1:00 pm Student ShowcaseSputtering of Zr-based Metallic Glasses to Vary Kinetic Stability, Icosahedral Ordering and Mechanical Properties
Sachin Muley, Graduate Student, Materials Science and Engineering Department, UW-MadisonProduction of Polymer Topological Crystals through Additive Manufacturing
Gerardo Capote, Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin–MadisonNanoscale Crystallization: Guiding the Transition from Disorder to Order
Rui Liu, Postdoc, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Wisconsin–Madison
1:30 pm Poster Session No. 1
2:15 pm Poster Session No. 2
3:00 pm BREAK
3:15 pm Design and Functionality from Molecules to Systems
A. J. Boydston, Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of
3:45 pm Closing Remarks
Julie Morasch, AMIC Director
4:00 pm ADJOURN