University of Wisconsin–Madison

Research Centers

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The NSF-sponsored Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin – Madison (UW MRSEC) is focused on the fundamental study of the structure and properties of interfaces at the nanoscale level of atoms and molecules. It is doing so across a wide array of materials platforms, from inorganic semiconducting materials to liquid crystals with engineered defects.


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The UW AMIC acknowledges the past support of the students and faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center on Templated Synthesis and Assembly at the Nanoscale. This center was active from 2004 – 2014, funded by the National Science Foundation, and addressed grand challenges associated with directed assembly of nanoscale materials into functional systems and architectures through the use of self-assembly, chemical patterning, and external fields.