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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.

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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)

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NSF Report Highlights IPRIME for Industrial Collaborationnsf_report_cover.png

"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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Upcoming Events

Save the Date!!

Virtual Mid-Year Workshop
and Poster Session

January 12, 2021
"Applications and Fundamentals of Microfluidics" 

Afternoon Poster Session

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CharFac Seminar Series
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11:00 CT
“Making the Best of a Bad Situation: A Characterization Seminar Series”

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CPF Short Course

To mitigate the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, the CPF Short Course will be rescheduled. 
New dates are to be determined. 

What's in the News?

Russell Holmes, Program Leader for the FEP program, former CEMS Professor Eray Aydil (NYU) has succeeded in demonstrating stable heterojunctions between metal-halide perovskites...

October 30, 2020
A team of researchers led by Professor Russell Holmes and former CEMS Professor Eray Aydil (NYU) has succeeded in demonstrating stable heterojunctions between metal-halide perovskites and offered the first in-depth examination of interfacial mixing in these structures. 

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Mahanthappa elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

September 29, 2020
Professor Mahesh Mahanthappa, faculty in the Microstructured Polymers program, has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) upon the recommendation of the APS Division of Polymer Physics (DPOLY). It is a prestigious recognition of outstanding contributions to physics. Mahanthappa is being honored "for fundamental and illuminating studies of self-assembly across multiple length-scales."

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Kumar appointed Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Engineering Mathematics

Sept. 9, 2020
Satish Kumar, IPRIME Faculty Director, is the new Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Engineering Mathematics. Established in 1967 and now published by Springer

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Research on organic light-emitting devices (OLEDs) forces new perspective on the factors that limit efficiency and guide device design

August 10, 2020
 A team of researchers in the group of Felxible Elctronic and Photovoltaics, Professor Russell Holmes program leader, has reported in the journal Science Advances a previously unknown source of luminescence loss in organic light-emitting devices (OLEDs). 


Brian Voight, graduate student in the Leighton group in our EMD program, makes critical progress in "green" photovoltaics.

June 23, 2020
The development of photovoltaics, i.e., solar cell materials, based on low-cost, earth-abundant, non-toxic constituents is one of the biggest challenges in energy materials. Pyrite iron disulfide, or Fool’s Gold, has been recognized for over 30 years as a leading contender, but suffers from low output voltage in solar cells.

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Wei-Shou Hu's lab conducting SARS-COVID19 research

May 5, 2020
Wei-Shou Hu, of our Biomaterials and Biotechnology group,  is collaborating with Assistant Professor Alon Herschhorn of the Department of Medicine to create a cell line that produce an engineered SPIKE protein of the SARS-COVID19 virus. 

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Chris Ellison, the MP program leader,  & research team develop new recycling method that could make polyurethane materials sustainable

April 30, 2020
Researchers at the University of Minnesota are part of a national team in the Center for Sustainable Polymers...

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Chance Parrish, gradstudent advised by Satish Kumar (CPF) wins award

April 29, 2020
Chance Parrish, a chemical engineering PhD student, won a Finalist Prize in
Physical Sciences and Engineering at the 2020 Research Exhibition of the
Minnesota Supercomputing Institute. Chance's research was supported by IPRIME.

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