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A comprehensive center that integrates interdisciplinary materials research with innovative outreach to inspire excellence in all aspects of science and engineering


The UMN MRSEC is pleased to announce the Frank Snowden Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

Within the collaborative and cross disciplinary environment of the UMN MRSEC, Snowden fellows will engage in exciting research projects aligned with IRG 1: Ionic Control of Materials, IRG-2: Mesoscale Network Materials, or a Seed Project. Fellows will additionally participate in a variety of MRSEC professional and career development opportunities, including workshops about topics such as building an inclusive climate, dealing with conflict, self-advocacy, as well as networking opportunities with visiting academic and industrial scientists, and specific preparation for future academic careers. Additionally, fellows will have opportunities to act as mentors and role models for young learners (K-12 through undergraduate) through participation in a suite of outreach activities.

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Calabrese (IRG-2, Seed) receives 3M award

Ilic (Seed) receives 3M award

Birol (IRG-1, Seed) named McKnight Land-Grant Professor

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Gate-Tuned Insulator-Metal Transition in Electrolyte-Gated Transistors Based on Tellurene

MoTe2 Lateral Homojunction Field-Effect Transistors Fabricated using Flux-Controlled Phase Engineering

Metal-insulator transition in a semiconductor nanocrystal network

Polycation Architecture and Assembly Direct Successful Gene Delivery

Synthesis, Simulation, and Self-Assembly of a Model Amphiphile to Push the Limits of Block Polymer Nanopatterning

Observation of Anisotropic Strain-Wave Dynamics and Few-Layer Dephasing in MoS2 with Ultrafast Electron Microscopy

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Metallic line defect in wide-bandgap transparent perovskite BaSnO3

Crossing the insulator-to-metal transition in a nanocrystal network

Computational Design of Triblock Amphiphiles with 1-nm Domains

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National Science Foundation

Funded by the National Science Foundation through the University of Minnesota MRSEC under Award Number DMR-2011401

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