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Program Highlights for year 2008

Generating well-defined gradients of adhesion molecules for the attachment of cells

Research

The Ismagilov and Mrksich groups at the University of Chicago MRSEC have recently established that a microfluidic system utilized in conjunction with surface immobilization chemistries can be used to pattern surfaces with well-defined gradients of adhesion molecules for the attachment of cells.

(2008)

Materials Research Outreach Program (MROP)

Industry

The annual 3-day program is held in late January to showcase the materials research capabilities of UCSB.

(2008)

Fine Print: New Technique Allows Fast Printing of Microscopic Electronics

Research

While electronics have become much smaller and more powerful, an elusive goal has been to "print" these tiny devices rapidly over very large areas.While electronics have become much smaller and more powerful, an elusive goal has been to "print" thes

(2008)

New Initiatives in PCCM REU Program

Education

The Princeton Center for Complex Materials has run a highly successful Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program for over a decade.

(2008)

Perfectly Hydrophobic Materials

Research

Hundreds of person-years have been spent during this decade to prepare that exhibit high water contact angles.

(2008)

Printed Organic FETs on Plastic

Research

In a collaboration with an industrial manufacturer of aerosol jet printers (Optomec, Inc.), Lodge, Frisbie, and their students have demonstrated successful low voltage operation of an array of ion-gel gated OFETs printed on flexible polyimide substrates. Every component of the OFETs was printed--the metal electrodes (gold colloidal ink), the semiconductor (poly(3-hexylthiophene), and the gate insulator (the new ion gel material).

(2008)

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