MRS Fall PREM Scholars Program

The MRS-PREM Research Scholars Summit paired more than 30 graduate students and postdocs mentors from MRSECs and STCs with 60 students from PREM Minority Serving Institutions through the MRS Fall meeting.

Building a sample platform for live cell imaging

The Lung-on-a-Chip team at Fort Lewis College has developed a functional, synthetic membrane that mimics the structural and mechanical properties of the barrier between alveolar cells and capillary cells where gas exchange occurs in the lungs.

Collaborative materials characterization

PEAQS has successfully leveraged its community and resources built in year 1 to develop and characterize new materials for quantum devices and electronics.

Building Student Pathways to STEM

Utilizing best practices in education and broadening participation, PEAQS providing our students with strong peer and professional networks, highly immersive research and education projects, sustained mentorship, and career-focused training.

Cross-Cultural Connections: An RET Site Program with UPRM and UW

This RET project is a collaboration between Wi(PR)2EM, the Center for a Sustainable Water, Energy, and Food Nexus, the Science on Wheels Educational Center, and the UW MRSEC.

Fifth Crystallization Competition

The Fifth Crystallization Competition was held on June 8, 2019 at the UPRM. Sixty five high school students presented 24 posters with their results.

Building a sample platform for live cell imaging

Imaging high resolution live tissues has long been a goal to better understand the development of tissue specific disease and tissue biology. Current imaging techniques allow for live imaging, but not at high resolution or high resolution imaging, but not of living cells.

Partnership for the Education and Advancement of Quantum-and nano-Systems (PEAQS)

Woven throughout PEAQS are highly collaborative materials science research and education projects requiring a strong center community and confident, empowered undergraduate researchers.

PREM Seed: VENTURES

Vision for excellence at Navajo Technical University in Research and Education in STEM

Developing low-cost electrochemical methods for measuring contaminants

Navajo Technical University (NTU) and the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at Harvard have embarked on a partnership to engage NTU students in materials science research that can be used to address health and environment issues relevant to the Navajo Nation.

Machine-Learning Algorithms for Nano-Material Characterization

The finite difference-time domain (FDTD) models for clusters of known substrate nano-particle distributions were developed. Additional models utilizing open source finite element analysis (FEA) software (ELMER) and commercial FEA software (COMSOL) were also developed. These models will be

Donor-Acceptor Binary Organic Compounds – Charge Transfer (CT) Complexes

Charge transfer materials are important components of organic electronics for applications in OLED, solar batteries and transistors. Structure-properties relations for this series of materials, including shapes of their crystals, were studied experimentally and computationally in connectio