The Research Triangle MRSEC is a national resource for soft matter science and engineering research and education in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill (Triangle) area of North Carolina, a thriving technological and economic hub with a high concentration of materials innovation activity in both academia and industry. Read more


IRG1 Focus and Goals

The goal of IRG1 is to develop a fundamental understanding of self-assembly of bulk materials from multi-component colloidal suspensions by using directed and programmed interactions.

IRG2 Focus and Goals

The goal of IRG2 is to learn, through experiment, theory, and simulation, the syntactical rules for the design of "syntactomers” whose phase behaviors facilitate programming of their self-assembly into supramolecular nano- to mesoscalestructures.

MRSEC Program Synopsis

Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers are supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to undertake materials research of scope and complexity that would not be feasible under traditional funding of individual research projects. Learn more about active MRSEC projects.

Next Seminar

Vinothan Manoharan, Harvard University
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Duke University Schicano B | 4:30pm