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

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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MRSEC team (Leighton/Wang, IRG-1) make record-setting discovery that could lower energy consumption and improve heat management in electronic devices. Published in Nature Communications

MRSEC PhD candidate Sreejith Nair (Jalan/Birol, IRG-1) breakthrough collaborative research on metal oxide thin films is published in Nature Nanotechnology

MRSEC PhD candidate Rashmi Choudhary (Jalan/Mkhoyan, IRG-1) awarded 2023-2024 Doctoral Dissertation Fellow (DDF).

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Coupled ferroelectricity and superconductivity in bilayer Td-MoTe2

Alternating Gyroid Phase in an AB/BC/ABC Block Polymer Blend

Investigation of Charged Small Molecule - Aptamer Interactions with Surface Plasmon Resonance

Optical Properties of Electrochemically Gated La1−xSrxCoO3−δ as a Topotactic Phase-Change Material

Core-Shell Gyroid in ABC Bottlebrush Block Terpolymers

Surface Structure-Dependent Circular Dichroism in Single and Double Gyroid Metamaterials

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Ferroelectric Superconductivity in a Transition Metal Dichalcogenide

Alternating Gyroid Phase in an AB/BC/ABC Block Polymer Blend

Surface Plasmon Resonance Study of Charged Molecule Binding

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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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