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Materials Research Science and Engineering Center

University of Minnesota MRSEC
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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J. Ilja Siepmann

Siepmann (IRG-2) named editor-in-chief of Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data

Ellison, Mkhoyan, Ferry

Chris Ellison (IRG-2), Andre Mkhoyan (IRG-1) and Vivian Ferry (IRG-2) promoted!


Mahanthappa (IRG-2) elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

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

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

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Metal-insulator transition in a semiconductor nanocrystal network

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Polycation Architecture and Assembly Direct Successful Gene Delivery

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

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

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From Semiconductor to Metal in Two-dimensional Tellurium

From Semiconductor to Metal in Two-dimensional Tellurium

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

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

Computational Design of Triblock Amphiphiles with 1-nm Domains

Computational Design of Triblock Amphiphiles with 1-nm Domains

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

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