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2023

February 9

2023 Annual All-MRSEC and EAB Meeting: February 23

10:00 - 500PM (Central Time)

In-Person Meeting at Lindahl Founders Room 260 at Northrop Auditorium (west side of Northrop, level 2 - above The Bistro at Northrop)

2023 All-MRSEC and EAB Meeting Schedule (coming soon)

All MRSEC faculty, students and post-docs are encouraged to attend.
For questions, email: mrsec@umn.edu


2022

June 1

2022 IPRIME Annual Meeting: June 1

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April 15

NSF 2nd Year Site Visit: April 15


February 9

2022 Annual All-MRSEC Meeting: February 9

10:00 - 4:30PM (Central Time)
Zoom Meeting
2022 All-MRSEC Meeting Schedule
All MRSEC faculty, students and postdocs are encouraged to attend

Photo composite of 2022 All-MRSEC meeting attendees.

January 28

MRSEC Science Slam: January 28

9:30 - 2:00PM (Central Time)

View all of the 2022 Science Slam entries at mrsec.org
Watch the two UMN MRSEC Slam videos now (scroll down)


January 11

IPRIME 2022 Mid Year Workshop: January 11

Material and Interfacial Research Challenges for Sustainability
registration opens on December 13
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2021


2021 IPRIME Virtual Annual Meeting: August 3-5

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Start of Summer Undergraduate Research Programs: May 31

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All-MRSEC Meeting: January 15

Photo composite of 2021 All-MRSEC meeting attendees. Executive Committee members highlighted in blue, External Advisory Board members highlighted in yellow.

Zoom Meeting
10:15 AM - 4:00 PM
2021 All-MRSEC Meeting Schedule


IPRIME Mid-Year Workshop and Poster Session: January 12

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2020


POLY/PMSE Seminar: "Bioinspired mineralization of natural polymers for biomedical applications" and "Environmental degradation of polymers: an example of polyacrylamide and an outlook for plastics" December 10

Zoom, 2:00 PM
Presenters:
Conrado Aparicio
Boya Xiong (Seed)
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IPRIME Virtual Annual Meeting: August 4 - 6

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Green and Sustainable Chemistry Workshop: July 13 - 15


PREM virtual REU: June - August

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IPRIME Annual Meeting: May 26 - 28

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Energy and U: This event has been canceled

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Physics Force Spring Show: This event has been canceled.

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All-MRSEC Meeting: January 22

January 2020 All-MRSEC meeting attendees.

Digital Technology Center (Walter Library) Room 402
1:30 - 4:00 PM
Presenters:
Chris Leighton (Proposed IRG Leader)
Ke Wang (iSuperSEED)
Phil Engen (Education & Outreach Director)
Jiarong Hong (Seed)
Mahesh Mahanthappa (Proposed IRG Leader)
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IPRIME Midyear Workshop: January 14

This workshop will address the science and engineering of 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing. Topics at the core of IPRIME – materials, interfacial phenomena and processing science – are also essential to the field of 3D printing. In this workshop, we will explore these topics and more. This workshopis co-sponsored by three IPRIME programs: Biomaterials and Pharmaceutical Materials, Coating Process Fundamentals, and Microstructured Polymers
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Physics Force Winter Show: January 13 - 18

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Energy and U: January 9 & 10, 13-17

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2019


Aris Lecture: November 19

Amundson B75
1:25 - 2:20 PM
Speaker: Melissa Moreton, Hill Museum and Manuscript Library
Title: Aesthetics in Medieval Handwriting, Scribal Practice, and the Science of Paleography
Dr. Moreton will present a fitting tribute to Professor Aris's longstanding interest in the science of paleography.


Aris Lecture: November 5

Amundson B75
1:25 - 2:20 PM
Speaker: Kathryn Pearson, Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota
Title: Aesthetics in Politics
Associate Professor Kathryn Pearson will engage us on aspects of aesthetics in politics.


MRSEC Lunch, TED Talk & Diversity Discussion: November 1

One of the student/faculty discussion groups.

Amundson Hall Room 151D
12:00 - 1:00 PM
TED Talk shown during lunch
Facilitators: Christy Haynes (IRG-2, CHEM) and Kevin Dorfman (IRG-3, CEMS)
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Aris Lecture: October 29

Amundson B75
1:25 - 2:20 PM
Speaker: Rudresh Mahanthappa, Music Department, Princeton University
Title: Aesthetics Across Musical Traditions
Professor Mahanthappa will provide his perspective on the aesthetics that that inform his rich and unique musical signature.


Aris Lecture: October 15

Amundson B75
1:25 - 2:20 PM
Speaker: Sabine Hossenfelder, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies
Title: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray
Professor Hossenfelder will discuss the perils of relying on aesthetics to develop scientific theories.


Aris Lecture: October 8

Amundson B75
1:25 - 2:20 PM
Speaker: Professor Barry Lam, Vassar College
Title: Aesthetics and Ethics of Nonfiction Storytelling
Known for his popular podcast "Hi-Phi Nation" Professor Barry Lam will help us understand the art of storytelling.


Aris Lecture: October 1

Amundson B75
1:25 - 2:20 PM
Speaker: Edwin Chan, Architect and founder of EC3
Title: Simple Measure
Edwin Chan will discuss his guiding aesthetic principles in notable design projects that include the UMN Weisman Art Museum and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.


CEMS Department Seminar: September 24

Amundson B75
1:25 - 2:20 PM
Speaker: Vivian Ferry (Seed)
Subject: Tunable Chiral Optical Properties in Semiconductor Nanocrystals and Metamaterials


Aris Lecture: September 19

Amundson B75
1:25 - 2:20 PM
Speaker: Dr. Felice Frankel, Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: More Than Pretty Pictures
In this talk, Dr. Frankel will show her approach to creating depictions in science and engineering — the successes and failures. Included will be a discussion about how far we can go when “enhancing” science images.


CEMS Department Seminar: September 17

Amundson B75
1:25 - 2:20 PM
Speaker: Andre Mkhoyan (IRG-2)
Subject: Analytical Electron Microscopy for Nanotechnology and Beyond


Aris Lecture: September 12

Amundson B75
1:25 - 2:20 PM
Title: Professor Elaine Auyoung, Department of English and the Center for Cognitive Sciences, University of Minnesota
Subject: Perceiving Something New
Professor Elaine Auyoung will introduce fundamental ideas related to aesthetics, perception and understanding.


Summer Undergraduate Research Expo: August 7

Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center
4:00 - 6:00 PM
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DiscoverSTEM: August 5 - 9

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DiscoverSTEM: July 29 - August 2

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Start of Research Experiences for Teachers Program: July 1 - August 8

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Green & Sustainable Chemistry High School Teachers Workshop: June 18 - 20

University of Minnesota
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DiscoverSTEM: June 17 - 21

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Start of Summer Undergraduate Research Programs: June 3

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IPrime Annual Meeting: May 28 - May 30

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Coating Process Fundamentals Short Course: May 21 – 23

Instructed by MRSEC Investigator Lorraine Francis.
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Physics Force 2019 Spring Shows May 8-9

Many performances are free-of-cost and take place at the Mayo Civic Center May 8-9, 2019.


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CEMS Chats (Learning through a lens of research): February 6

Amundson 287
3:30 PM
Speaker: Professor Lorraine Francis (IRG-2)


All-MRSEC Meeting: January 31

Keller Hall (IMA) 3-180
12:30 - 3:30 PM
Presenters: Bharat Jalan (IRG-1), Fiona Burnell (iSuperSEED), Andre Mkhoyan (IRG-2), Ellad Tadmor (Seed), Ilja Siepmann (IRG-3), Nathan Mara (Seed) and Andreas Stein (Seed)
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IPrime Mid-Year Workshops and Charfac Demos: January 15-17

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Physics Force 2019 Winter and Spring Shows January 14-19 and May 8-9

Many performances are free-of-cost and take place at Northrop Auditorium on January 14-18, 2019 and at the Mayo Civic Center May 8-9, 2019.


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2018


MRSEC IRG-3 Meeting: December 10

Amundson 151D
12:30 PM
Speakers: Experimental Speaker: McKenzie Coughlin; Computational/Theory speaker: Donny Shen


MRSEC IRG-3 Meeting: October 26

Amundson 151D
12:30 PM
Speakers: Experimental Speaker: Athena Metaxas; Computational/Theory speaker: Midrul Yadav


CEMS Chats (Learning through a lens of research): October 17

Amundson 287
3:30 PM
Speaker: Professor Kevin Dorfman (IRG-3)


American Indian Visit Day: October 8



CEMS Chats (Learning through a lens of research): September 26

Amundson 287
3:30 PM
Speaker: Department Head & Professor Dan Frisbie (IRG-1)


MRSEC IRG-3 Meeting: September 26

Amundson 151D
12:30 PM
Speakers: Experimental Speaker: Zhe Tan; Computational/Theory speaker: Vaidyanathan Sethuraman


CEMS Department Seminar: September 20

Amundson B75
1:25 – 2:20 PM
Speaker: MRSEC Director Professor Tim Lodge
Subject: Ethics in Publication: Strategies to Avoid Embarrassment (or Worse)


CEMS Department Seminar: September 11

Amundson B75
1:25 – 2:20 PM
Speaker: MRSEC Seed Investigator Professor Mahesh Mahanthappa
Subject: Molecular Frustration, Quasicrystal Approximants, and the Escape to Infinity


Summer Undergraduate Research Expo: August 9

Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center
4:00 - 6:00 P.M.
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DiscoverSTEM: August 6–10

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DiscoverSTEM: July 30 - August 3

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Green & Sustainable Chemistry High School Teachers Workshop: July 17-19, 2018

University of Minnesota
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Start of Research Experiences for Teachers Program: July 5

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Start of Summer Undergraduate Research Programs: June 4

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MRSEC Seed Symposium: February 7

1:00 – 4:15 P.M.
Walter Library 101
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2017


MRSEC Diversity Lunch Event: November 17

The UMN MRSEC will be hosting a Diversity Lunch Event, open to MRSEC Investigators, researchers, staff, and students.
More details to come!


Covestro Lectureship: The Transition to a Low-Carbon World — It’s here, and it’s okay. October 17

100 Smith Hall
7:00 PM
Speaker: Jillian Buriak, University of Alberta
Hosted by MRSEC Investigator Marc Hillmyer through the Center for Sustainable Polymers
Must register to attend, registration is free at: https://csp.umn.edu/covestro/

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AVS MN Chapter Annual Symposium: September 26

UMN Continuing Education Center
Among other speakers, MRSEC Seed Investigator Jeong—Hyun Cho will be speaking in a talk titled “Self-assembled 3D Micro/Nanodevices”
Must register by September 20 at: http://www2.avs.org/chapter/MN/regform.html

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CEMS Department Seminar: September 26

Amundson B75
1:25 – 2:20 PM
Speaker: MRSEC Seed Investigator Xiang Cheng
Subject: From Flocking Birds to Swarming Bacteria: A Study of the Dynamics of Active Fluids


Introduction to Research Seminar (Physics): September 22

PAN 110
4:40 PM
Speaker: MRSEC Investigator Martin Greven
Subject: Doped Mott insulators and unconventional superconductors: exciting experimental research opportunities


Introduction to Research Seminar (Physics): September 15

PAN 110
4:40 PM
Speaker: MRSEC Investigator Rafael Fernandes


CEMS Department Seminar: September 5

Amundson B75
1:25 – 2:20 PM
Speaker: MRSEC Seed Investigator David Flannigan
Subject: Visualizing Materials Dynamics with Ultrafast Electron Microscopy


Summer Undergraduate Research Expo: August 10

Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center
4:00 - 6:00 P.M.
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DiscoverSTEM: August 7–11

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DiscoverSTEM: July 25 - August 4

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Start of Research Experiences for Teachers Program: July 5

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Green & Sustainable Chemistry Workshop for High School Teachers: June 20

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Start of Summer Undergraduate Research Programs: June 5

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IPrime Annual Meeting: May 30 - June 1

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Coating Process Fundamentals Short Course: May 23 – 25

Instructed by MRSEC Investigator Lorraine Francis.
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Energy and U: May 17 – 23


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Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) Student Expo: April 26



Summer Research Applications due: February 15

Applications for Summer 2017 Research Programs open November 1, 2016. Deadline: February 15, 2017
Programs include:
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
Native American Undergraduate Fellowship
Faculty-Student Research Team Program

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MRSEC Seed Symposium: January 18

Walter 101
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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Physics Force Public Show: January 12

Northrop Auditorium, 7 PM
Admission is Free!

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IPrime Mid-Year Workshops: January 10 – 11

January 10: “Color and Appearance of Coatings”
January 11: “Biomolecular Transfer Into Cells: Nanostructural Processes”

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Physics Force: January 9 – 13

Registration is now open for school groups

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Energy and U: January 5 – 13

Energy and U is now accepting applications for school groups

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National Science Foundation

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


Contact Information

UMN MRSEC

435 Amundson Hall, 421 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455

P: 612-626-0713 | F: 612-626-7805