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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Mid-Year Workshop

January 14, 2020
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CPF Short Course

May 19-21, 2020


Annual Meeting

May 26-28, 2020


Rheology Short Course 2020

June 7-12, 2020

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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

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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Mikael Elias, program leader of the Biocatalysis and Biotechnology (BB) research program, believes there may be a better way to fight back against the growing bacterial threat. In recent research, Elias found that cutting off bacteria’s ability to communicate hampers the way their population grow... 

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Bharat Jalan, of the EMD research group, receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
July 3, 2019

 Associate Professor Bharat Jalan has been named a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)

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Patterning organic semiconductor films by self-assembly published in Nature Materials
June 8, 2019

A team of researchers in the group of Professor Russell Holmes (FEP Program) has recently reported a novel phenomenon in which micron-scale, aligned, periodic patterns can be realized in organic semiconductor thin films during crystallization.

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PPG Sponsors the 2019 IPRIME Poster Awards

We would like to acknowledge the generosity of PPG and express our appreciation for their sponsorship of the 2019 IPRIME Poster Awards!

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McCormick & Siepmann Named AIChE Fellows

May 30, 2019 - Nanostructural Materials & Processes program leader and faculty member have been named Fellows of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), which is the highest grade of membership and achieved only through election by the Board of Directors.

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