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November 19, 2019

New research by engineers at the University of Illinois combines atomic-scale experimentation with computer modeling to determine how much energy it takes to bend multilayer graphene – a question that has eluded scientists since graphene was first isolated. The findings are reported in the journal Nature Materials.

September 2, 2019

The goal of I-MRSEC’s “Musical Magnetism” curriculum was to expose Franklin STEAM Academy eighth grade students to materials science and magnetism, but also to another of the center’s main emphases: scientific communication.

December 15, 2018

A group of around 80+ mostly Hispanic K–5 students and their families showed up for the November 5th Cena y Ciencias (Spanish for “Supper and Science”) at Dr. Preston Williams Elementary School in Urbana.

November 14, 2018

New Publication from the Illinois MRSEC: Next-Generation Logic and Memory Devices 

 

By Illinois MRSEC News, Posted July 3, 2018

April 5, 2018

At the recent American Physical Society (APS) March meeting in Los Angeles, more than 100 attendees stopped by the NSF MRSEC booth to learn more about this interdisciplinary program.  Close to 50 volunteers representing 16 of the 20 Centers helped answer questions that ranged from “What is the MRSEC?” and “What are the benefits of being involved?” to “How do students become part of the program?

March 16, 2018

January 17, 2018

The MRSEC demographic survey allows NSF to collect information on whether the agency's funding reaches a diverse set of researchers. In 2018, we implemented an enhanced survey platform. Below, we have provided a list of frequently asked questions regarding this annual survey. 

December 11, 2017

NSF invites eligible organizations to submit research proposals that inform, create, implement, and evaluate models of intervention that will advance the knowledge base for establishing and retaining underrepresented minorities in STEM fields with particular attention to life science and the biosciences. 

November 28, 2017
Penn Researchers Establish Universal Signature Fundamental to How Glassy Materials Fail
September 27, 2017

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of DMR’s newest MRSECs. This NSF-funded $15.5 million research center is designed to bring eight departments together to study innovative materials.

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