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2024 IPRIME Annual Meeting | May 28- May 30, 2024

This meeting attracts several hundred participants and offers a lively scientific exchange between our member companies and the faculty and students involved in IPRIME’s research programs. 
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The University of Minnesota Industrial Partnership for Research in Interfacial and Materials Engineering (IPRIME) is a university/industry partnership that includes a consortium of companies supporting fundamental, collaborative research on materials with University members.



Coming Events:

IPRIME Annual Meeting 2024 | May 28-30, 2024
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Preliminary Agendas

Workshops covering the following topics:
-Challenges, Opportunities, and Perspectives on Replacements for Fluorinated Organic Materials 
-Coating Challenges for Lightweighting and Novel Substrates 

Program Reviews featuring talks from our programs' researchers (May 29-30)

Poster Session providing the opportunity to meet and have discussions with our researchers and with colleagues from other companies (May 29)

Coating Process Fundamentals Short Course
May 21-23, 2024 | 3-180 Keller Hall
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This two-and-one-half-day course provides coating engineers, scientists and researchers with an understanding of the principles of liquid-applied coating processes and solidification phenomena that are central to developing coatings used in a variety of industries.

Rheology Measurement Short Course 

Monday, Aug. 19, 2024, 8 a.m. through Friday, Aug. 23, 2024, 5 p.m.


What's in the News?

Congratulations to the IPRIME Poster Award winners 2023
Co-Sponsored by PPG

The 2023 IPRIME poster winners are: Joel Updyke (BPM); Anahita Mobaseri and  Ninad Mhatre (CPF); Katherine Vaidya (4D); Gabby Diaz and Ben Magruder (MP); Yevedzo Chipangura, Tana O'Keefe, and Sharmaka Mohamud (NMP); and Emma Pettit and Rohan Chakraborty (OM). 

Kumar Delivers William Pierson Field Lectures at Princeton University
Satish Kumar recently gave two talks at Princeton University as part of the William Pierson Field Lecture initiative. This initiative brings prominent engineers and scientists to Princeton as visiting lecturers, with the unique feature that the visitors also give a lecture in a course. 

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Chris Ellison, Program Leader for the MP program, has been selected to receive Professional Achievement Citation in Engineering from Iowa State University
Professor Christopher Ellison, the Zsolt Rumy Innovation Chair, has been selected to receive a Professional Achievement Citation in Engineering (PACE) Award from the College of Engineering at Iowa State University. Ellison is an alumnus of Iowa State, graduating with his Bachelor's degree in 2000.

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Bob Tranquillo of the BPM program has been awarded $3.7M to prepare for clinical trials of lab-created pediatric heart vessels that grow with the recipients
A University of Minnesota Twin Cities-led team of researchers has received a $3.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to prepare for a human clinical trial of artificial, bioengineered blood vessels that grow with the patient. If successful, these new vessel grafts would prevent the need for repeated surgeries in children with congenital heart defects.

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Study led by CEMS Associate Professor Bharat Jalan, from our EMD program, uncovers how structural changes affect the superconducting properties of a metal oxide
A team led by University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers has discovered how subtle structural changes in strontium titanate, a metal oxide semiconductor, can alter the material’s electrical resistance and affect its superconducting properties.

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Xiang Cheng, of the CPF program, conducted a new study solves mystery of how soft liquid droplets erode hard surfaces
A first-of-its-kind study led by University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers reveals why liquid droplets have the ability to erode hard surfaces. The discovery could help engineers design better, more erosion-resistant materials.

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Poster Session



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