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The Center for Nanoscale Science is a Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) supported by the National Science Foundation under grant DMR-1420620. The Center supports collaborative, interdisciplinary research efforts in the area of nanoscale materials.

News at MRSEC

Congratualtions to Christine Keating (IRG 4) who was selected as the 2017 winner of the Faculty Scholar Medal for her work on artifical cells.
Congratuations to Darrell Schlom (IRG 1) who has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering!

Congratulations to Susan Trolier-McKinstry (IRG1, 2), who has been named a MRS Fellow! Susan has also been elected as the 2016 Vice-President and 2017 President of MRS!!

Enzyme micropumps (IRG2) power the release of insulin in response to changes in glucose levels.

Congratulations to Robert Karl (IRG3) for being awarded the 2016 NDSEG Graduate Fellowship. Robert works in the Murnane research group at the University Of Colorado funded by a subcontract from the Penn State MRSEC.

Seminars & Events

October 2nd, 2017 TBA

October 9th, 2017 TBA

October 16th, 2017 TBA

October 23rd, 2017 Jayatri Das - Franklin Museum Museum Kits - Education/Outreach Workshop; S-5 Osmond (time to be announced)

October 30th, 2017 Bharate Jalan - University of Minnesota, "Novel Radical-based Molecular Beam Epitaxy Approach for Metal Oxide Films Containing Elements of Low Oxidation Potential", S-5 Osmond at noon.

November 6th, 2017 Michael Bevan - John Hopkins, "Controlling Colloidal Interactions, Dynamics & Assembly on Energy Lanscapes", S-5 Osmond at noon.

November 13, 2017 Darrell Schlom - Cornell, "Hybrid Reflections from Multiple X-ray Scattering in Epitaxial Oxide Films", S-5 Osmond at noon.

IRG1 - Designing Functionality into Layered Ferroics

IRG2 - Powered Motion at the Nanoscale

IRG 3 - High-Pressure Enabled Electronic Metalattices

IRG 4 - Multicomponent Assemblies for Collective Function

Graduate students who participate in MRSEC research also engage in a variety of professional development, outreach, education, and community building activities.

Interdisciplinary Research Groups

Currently the Center is composed of four (4) Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRG). Common themes of complex materials synthesis and length scale dependent physical phenomena permeate all four of the IRGs. These research themes are integrated with major efforts in educational and industrial outreach.