MRSEC (U of M) receives $16.8 Million renewal

The University of Minnesota Materials Research Science and Engineering Center announced that it has received $16.8 million in renewed funding over the next six years from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The University of Minnesota is one of only 14 other universities nationwide, including MIT and Harvard, to be chosen to receive NSF funding this year for a materials research center.

U of M receives $16.8 million for materials research center

The University of Minnesota Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) announced that it has received $16.8 million in renewed funding over the next six years from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The University of Minnesota is one of only 14 other universities nationwide, including MIT and Harvard, to be chosen to receive NSF funding this year for a materials research center.

The University of Minnesota’s multifaceted research center was established a decade ago to conduct cutting-edge materials and nanotechnology research that enables important areas of future technology, ranging from biomedicine and electronics to security and renewable energy. Science and engineering faculty and students study the specific properties of various materials to improve everyday items such as adhesives, data storage devices and lighting. The research center works with more than 35 companies that contribute directly to research through intellectual, technological and financial support.

“This funding from NSF is a vote of confidence that our materials research at the University of Minnesota is important and relevant on a national scale,