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University of Minnesota IPRIME

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Industrial Partnership for Research in Interfacial & Materials Engineering

IPRIME focuses on creating opportunities for professionals in industry to collaborate with students and researchers at the University of Minnesota. This exchange provides a productive environment for addressing key areas in interfacial and materials science.

Upcoming Events

 

Annual Meeting

May 26-28, 2020

 

CPF Short Course

May 19-21, 2020

 

Rheology Short Course 2020

June 7-12, 2020
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Research Programs

Biocatalysis & Biotechnology (BB)

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Biomaterials and Pharmaceutical Materials (BPM)

Biomaterials and Pharmaceutical Materials (BPM)

Coating Process Fundamentals (CPF)

Coating Process Fundamentals (CPF)

Electronic Materials & Devices

Electronic Materials & Devices (EMD)

Flexible Electronics and Photovoltaics (FEP)

Flexible Electronics and Photovoltaics (FEP)

Microstructured Polymers (MP)

Microstructured Polymers (MP)

Nanostructural Materials and Processes (NMP)

Nanostructural Materials and Processes (NMP)

2019 Meeting Highlights

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"Increase industry sabbaticals in academia.
Industry sabbaticals are encouraged through personal relationships and in some consortia (for example, the IPRIME consortium at the University of Minnesota, where over 200 industrial researchers have participated in its Industrial Fellows Program)."

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What's in the News?

Francis and Frisbie to have breakthrough technology licensed

Lorraine Francis, program leader of the CPF research group and C. Daniel Frisbie, IPRIME faculty member in two research programs (CPF and FEP) will have their breakthrough printed electronics technology licensed by Carpe Diem Technologies, Inc. The technology is called SCALE (Self-aligned Capillarity-Assisted Lithography for Electronics), and is particularly suitable for printing on flexible substrates, such as paper and plastic.

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IPRIME's Faculty Director, Satish Kumar, is elected to Executive Committee of American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics

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Chris Leighton, faculty member of our Electronic Materials and Devices program, has been elected Fellow of the IEEE

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Russell Holmes, program leader for the Flexible Electronics and Photovoltaics program, was appointed as Christenson Chair in Renewable Energy

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Assistant Professor Vivian Ferry of the FEP program, is one of two recipients of the 2020 recipients of the SPIE Early Career Achievement Award

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Associate Professor Xiang Cheng, faculty in the Coating Process Fundamentals program, was recently awarded the 2019 Arthur B. Metzner Early Career Award

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NIH grant allows Mikael Elias, Program Leader for Biocatalysis and Biotechnology,  to continue exploring microbial languages.

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Marc Hillmyer from our Microstructured Polymers (MP) program and the Center for Sustainable Polymers, have received a $20 million award...
August 13, 2019

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