Annual Report 2000: Engineering InterAction
College of Engineering / University of Wisconsin-Madison

Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)

The Dean's Message

College Departments

Biomedical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Engineering Physics

Engineering Professional Development

Industrial Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Interdisciplinary Degree Programs

2000-2001 Industrial Advisory Board

College Consortia

College Centers

College Services

Private Support

1999-2000 Financial Summary

Faculty and Department Directory

College Publications


Thomas F. Kuech (Director)
4631 Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1691

Tel: 608/262-0112
Fax: 608/265-4036

  • The Materials Research Science & Engineering Center (MRSEC) on Nanostructured Materials & Interfaces, composed of interdisciplinary research groups (IRG), carries out research in the detailed formation, characterization and exploitation of materials at the nanoscale. These groups represent multidisciplinary, collaborative research efforts in advanced materials science. The center also supports small "seed" projects.

  • IRG1 and IRG2 are concerned with materials science associated with the fundamental mechanisms of materials integration on silicon and the role that grain boundaries and the electronic structure play in determining the critical current density of polycrystalline high-temperature superconductors respectively.

  • IRG3 focuses on the formation and use of nanostructured materials as interfaces to biology.

  • The MRSEC involves some of the best faculty at the university and is genuinely interdisciplinary, involving more than 35 faculty and staff members from five departments, collaborating with scientists from industry and other universities. The center supports a wide variety of educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students including summer internships for undergraduates within the center research groups.


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Published: September 2000