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Program Highlights for year 2015

Nebraska MSREC WoPhyS14 Conference

The University of Nebraska- Lincoln (UNL), under Nebraska MRSEC’s leadership, held its sixth Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physical Sciences, WoPhyS, on November 6-8, 2014.

Biologically Synthesized Proteins that Spontaneously Self-Assemble into Nano-scale structures

Researchers from Duke University have developed biologically synthesized proteins that can form nano-scale structures of various sizes, shapes, and behaviors.

Student Fellows Wow at Family Science Fair

RT-MRSEC Graduate Student Fellows and staff joined area scientists to participate in Sherwood Githens Middle School’s Family Science Fair Night on January 29, 2015.

A New Liquid-Based Technology for Scalable Fabrication of Polymer Nanofibers

NSF support has enabled the team to introduce a novel method for formation of a broad range of polymer nanofibers and nanomaterials. The patented technique, illustrated in the Figure (left), is based on shearing of polymer solution inside viscous medium. It is extremely simple, efficient and readily scalable and can be

Lens of the Market Research2Innovation Workshop

In October 2014, RT-MRSEC co-sponsored a “Research2Innovation” one-day workshop at Duke University, as part of Lens of the Market, a three-stage training program to provide scientists and engineers with the full range of knowledge required for successful translation of their research into commercial ventures.


A Molecular Simulation App to Change the Way Students Learn About Atoms