Welcome to IPRIME

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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IPRIME Mid-Year Workshops
January 15-16, 2019

CharFac Demos
January 17, 2019


Annual Meeting
May 28-30, 2019



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2018 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

Holmes named visiting fellow at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge

July 30, 2018 - Professor Russell J. Holmes, Program Leader for the Flexible Electronics and Photovoltaics (FEP) program,  has been named a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge. Clare Hall is one of the 31 constituent colleges of the university, and is focused on advanced study, admitting only graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and fellows. Visiting Fellows are made life-members of the college, and Holmes will be in residence at Clare Hall while on sabbatical at The Cavendish Laboratory of the University of Cambridge.

Lodge Awared the 2018 Paul J. Flory Education Award

Timothy P. Lodge, The University of Minnesota, has been awarded the Division of Polymer Chemistry 2018 Paul J Flory Polymer Education Award.  The award will be presented at the 2018 Spring Meeting of the American Chemical Society in New Orleans.

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Bates inducted into National Academy of Sciences

May 4, 2018 - Regents Professor Frank S. Bates was inducted into the prestigious National Academy of Sciences (NAS) during the National Academy of Sciences 155th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Bates was among only 84 researchers nationwide to be elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2017.

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Kumar named Distinguished McKnight University Professor

March 13, 2018 - Satish Kumar is among six recipients of the 2018 Distinguished McKnight University Professorship. The University-wide program seeks to honor and reward the most distinguished and highest-achieving mid-career faculty...

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Efie Kokkoli, of the BPM program, Talks about DNA Nanotechnology

March 13, 2018 - Efie Kokkoli is featured in this CSE video for her breakthrough research on DNA nanotechnology.

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Kumar selected as APS Outstanding Referee for 2018

Feb. 26, 2018- Professor Satish Kumar is among 147 Outstanding Referees selected by the American Physical Society (APS) for 2018 that have demonstrated exceptional work in the assessment of manuscripts published in the Physical Review journals.

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Collaborative work of Macosko, Bates, and Xu wins 2017 AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize

Feb. 14, 2018 - Frank Bates, Chris Macosko, and Jun Xu of the Microstructured Polymers group have researched the development of a new additive that helps meld incompatible types of plastic together, which holds important implications for recycling

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