Friday September 26, 2014 from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM CDT
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Tong Auditorium, Engineering Centers Building
1550 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Driving Directions

Parking is available at lot 80 (behind Union South with entrace on Dayton Street, and lot 17 (off Engineering Drive) in the engineering quad behind the Mechanical Engineering Building (and next to Camp Randall). Lot 17 is the closest lot to the Engineering Centers Building.


Felix Lu, Ph.D.                         Director of MRSEC shared facilities             Office: 608-262-6099     Email: fplu@wisc.edu 

Erin Gill, Ph.D.                Administrative Director (UW-MRSEC)         Office: 608-263-0612                          Email: emgill@wisc.edu


Union South Hotel

1308 W. Dayton St.,            Madison, WI 53715                Phone: (608) 263-2600


 8 rooms reserved for attendees at rate of $135/night (includes parking) for Thursday, Sept. 25th, 2014.


Block reservartion expires on August 25th, so book rooms early if needed!


Are you interested in joining the Advanced Materials Industrial Consortium

Companies joining the consortium:

  • Influence research directions
  • Identify potential future employees through early contact with students
  • Receive reduced rates at selected supporting facilities

And receive:

  • Information on related research
  • Stimulating research opportunities with in-house staff
  • Assistance in licensing of UWAMIC patents

In addition, member companies can participate in the following:

Industrial Fellows Program 

Companies with consortium membership may send one Fellow per year as part of their membership fees. While in residence at the university, an industrial employee works closely with faculty and students to complete a research project. If desired, the results may be reported at the annual meeting.
Annual Meetings 
At these meetings, each research program gives formal oral presentations on its work during the past year. A poster session and reception and dinner offers the opportunity for informal interactions and discussions about on-going or potential new projects. The meeting may also include special topic workshops.
Industrial Advisory Board 
The Industrial Advisory Board meets during the annual meetings and may meet at other times at the request of the UWMAIC directors. Company representatives give feedback on research emphases, project choices, and long-term directions as well as the effectiveness of the consortium and its management.
Special Project Research 

Industrial Partners may fund directed research and negotiate for licensing the intellectual property. Please contact one of the co-directors for further details.

To join, or if you have additional questions, please contact:

Felix Lu, Director of MRSEC shared facilities        Phone: (608) 262-6099


Erin Gill, MRSEC Administrative Director                Phone: (608) 263-0612

Are you a company looking for a single point of contact  to initiate administrative issues? Try the Office of Corporate Relations.

For a single point of contact for materials related issues, please contact us at the UW-AMIC!


UW Advanced Materials Industrial Consortium      Annual Meeting 

Please join us for the 2014 annual Advanced Materials Industrial Consortium meeting. There will be opportunities for student-industrial
"speed-networking", research highlights relevant to industrial product development, UWAMIC member company highlights, and refreshments throughout the day, along with a facilities open house showing the capabilities of the Atom probe and Focused Ion Beam (FIB) sample preparation for this instrument!

Also -- Does your company have an international counterpart? Do your products/services have an international market? OR, are you a student/postdoc interested in international internship opportunities? If so, please visit Michelle at the International Internship Program (IIP) booth during the poster session.


Featured presenters:


Professor Mahesh Mahanthappa (Chemistry)

New approaches to next generation ion transport membranes


Professor Martin Zanni (Chemistry)

Carbon nanotube photovoltaics: Energy capture and flow studied with 2D White Light spectroscopy

Professor Dominique Brossard (Life Sciences Communication)

Communicating Nanotechnology in new media environments


Professor Isabella Slufarska (Materials Science)

Materials Network update & Advances in Computational Materials Science 


Bob Hamers Research group (Chemistry) Poster topic : 

 Environmental Health and Safety of Nanomaterials



Dr. Tim Burland (Platypus Technologies): Liquid Crystal sensors for Dosimetry and rapid Sensing of Toxic Gases



Dr. Tom Krupenkin (InStep nanoPower): Bubbler: a novel energy harvesting device based on reverse electrowetting



Dr. Bob Hamers (Silatronix): Next generation Electrolytes for Lithium ion batteries





Shared Instrument Facilities Open House highlight - The atom probe and FIB sample prep

Dr. Thomas Kelly (Cameca): Atom Probe Tomography Reaches the Mainstream


David Olson (Cameca): FIB based sample preparation for Atom Probe Tomography


2014 AMIC Meeting Itinerary


7:30 Continental Breakfast

8:00 Tribute to Jon McCarthy

8:05 Consortium Status and Facilities Update

8:25 MRSEC/NSEC update (Nick Abbott)

8:45 Carbon nanotube photovoltaics: Energy capture and flow studied with 2D white-light spectroscopy (Martin Zanni)

9:15 BREAK

9:30 Speed Networking

10:00 The influence of the internet on communication and perception (Dominique Brossard)

10:30 Materials Network update (Dane Morgan / Tom Kuech)

10:45 Interdisciplinary Computing Group (ICG)  (Izabela Szlufarska)

11:00 Research Highlights


12:00 Poster Session & LUNCH

(Presenters at posters 12:30-1:00 pm)

1:30 New approaches to next generation ion transport membranes (Mahesh Mahanthappa)


2:00 Liquid crystal sensors for Dosimetry and rapid sensing of toxic gases (Tim Burland, Platypus Technologies)

2:30 Next Generation Electrolytes for Lithium ion batteries (Robert Hamers, Silatronix)

3:00 Bubbler: a novel energy harvesting device based on reverse electrowetting  (Tom Krupenkin, InStep NanoPower)

3:30  Break


3:45 The Atom Probe comes into the mainstream (Tom Kelly, Cameca)

4:00 Sample preparation for the Atom Probe using FIB (David Olson, Cameca)

4:15 Instrument Tours/demos/reception (Materials Science Center)