About

The University of Washington (UW) Molecular Engineering Materials Center (MEM·C) coordinates research efforts among two colleges and five departments across UW’s campus and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to address major trans-disciplinary challenges in materials research.

DESIGNING, DEVELOPING, AND DEPLOYING NEW COMPLEX NANOMATERIALS

that accelerate future technologies in broad sectors including information processing, sensing, energy, and research tools.

PREPARING TOMORROW’S TECHNOLOGY NAVIGATORS AND SCIENTIFIC LEADERS

through an integrated interdisciplinary research/education program bolstered by active industry, national laboratory, and international partnerships.

Education and Outreach

MEM·C’s innovative education and outreach activities aim to inspire broader interest in science and engineering within our community and to engage a diverse and talented participant pool in our research activities. Signature MEM·C programs seek to facilitate STEM career opportunities for veterans, women, and underrepresented minorities. Activities also include REU and RET programs, K-20 outreach, and partnership with regional community colleges.

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Research and Training Partnerships

MEM·C offers a framework for initiating and advancing collaborative materials research and development with industrial partners, and for translating the center’s research innovations into commercial opportunities.

MEM·C promotes research collaborations and trainee exchange with partner laboratories abroad and at U.S. National Laboratories to advance the center’s research goals and broaden the scientific and cultural experience base of its participants.

UW MEM·C Materials Research Seed Grants

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MEM·C is supported by NSF grant DMR-1719797