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IPRIME Mid-Year Workshop - Advanced Analytical Methodologies for Characterization of Materials

Tuesday, January 9, 2024: 8:55 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Keller Hall, Room 3-180 or Zoom

IPRIME (Industrial Partnership for Research in Interfacial and Materials Engineering) is pleased to announce a one-day, in-person (Zoom option) workshop on the analytical capabilities in the Characterization Facility (CharFac), which welcomes users from industry. The workshop is free and open to IPRIME member companies, invited guests, and University of Minnesota faculty, students, and staff.

Register for the Workshop (required for attendance).

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Final Schedule

Note: If you have problems registering or need more information, send an email to Nate Lynch at: cfacadmin@umn.edu

CharFac Demo Program

CharFac is inviting proposals for a program to allow scientists from industrial companies to join a CharFac expert for a free 3-4 hour analysis session with 1-2 samples and an instrument of your choice. Participants must be new to CharFac, or not have been a CharFac user/client in at least two years. This program promotes interaction between industrial scientists facing specific challenges, and CharFac scientists who have a broad perspective in analytical methods to help address them. At the end of the session the preliminary results will be shared with you.

Please fill the following inquiry form to participate: Link here

Please contact javigb@umn.edu for questions/clarifications. 

CharFac Seminars and User Forums

Thursday, June 22, 2023, 11 a.m. through Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023, Noon

Civil Engineering Building Rm 212

Starting this summer, CharFac will be holding a series of seminars to foster interaction between internal users and CharFac staff scientists. This is a series of twelve seminars that we will offer as open forums, and will feature the latest results/updates of instrumentation, broad open discussions, and brainstorming between staff and user/faculty attendees .

The one-hour long discussions/presentations will be held every Thursday at 11am in room 212 of the Civil Engineering building, with an additional Wednesday session on August 16th. The first seminar will be held on June 22nd, and they will continue through the end of the summer.

The full schedule can be found here. 

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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