Welcome to our MRSEC

The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at the University of Chicago incubates innovative research to produce the design principles for the next generation of materials. We focus on investigating materials formed far from equilibrium, exploring new paradigms for materials fabrication and response, and exploiting feedback between structure and dynamics.  We also support seed projects that explore innovative research directions, operate a suite of Shared Facilities that provide vital support for our research, and run educational programs that target the research community with specialized workshops and reach out to our local community through science enrichment opportunities.