Research

The University of Washington’s Molecular Engineering Materials Center (UW 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.

Interdisciplinary Research Groups

IRG-1: DEFECTS IN NANOSTRUCTURES

is engineering unprecedented physical properties into inorganic nanostructures by controlling defect formation and doping, and will exploit emergent properties to forge new technological frontiers ranging from laser cooling to solar concentration.

IRG-2: LAYERED QUANTUM MATERIALS

is creating and studying new forms of quantum matter in atomically layered materials and controlling novel topological and excitonic phase transitions within these materials, with potentially disruptive impact on energy and information technologies.