News & Announcements

Curious about what RT-MRSEC actually aspires to and contributes to the research community, educational outreach, diversity & materials science? This enlightening video is worth watching! Our Center encompases four Triangle-area institutions: Duke University, North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina @ Chapel Hill & North Carolina Center University. This, in and of itself, adds to the diverse makeup of our students and faculty. 

The Graduate School at Duke University is committed to excellence, equity, and inclusion in its graduate programs and to creating a welcoming environment that engages all of its diversity in the intellectual development of its students. Inclusive excellence in graduate programs means not only demographics, but is also reflected in the departmental and program climate, curriculum, intellectual discourse and recruitment, retention and graduation of individuals underrepresented in the discipline, field, or area. 

8th Annual Triangle Soft Matter Workshop 

Monday, May 9, 2016

Duke University, Fitzpatrick Center, Schiciano A&B

The goal of this workshop is to spark interactions and collaborations between the research groups in the Triangle area.  The workshop format is very informal, and an emphasis is placed on spurring conversations between researchers in all areas of soft matter research. “Soft matter” here is defined very broadly, and it includes (but is not limited to) work in polymers, colloid science, synthetic and naturally occurring biomaterials, and condensed matter physics. In addition to the invited talks, the agenda includes alternating soundbite (i.e., 2 mins oral overview of a project – used to advertise a research project and a poster) and poster sessions to facilitate interactions.

Registration Open

The 2016 Vivian T. Stannett Fellow was announced during the Schoenboren Symposium at NCSU. Research Trianle MRSEC student, Yiliang Lin, co-advised by Dr. Jan Genzer and Dr. Michael Dickey, was selected as the 2016 Vivian T. Stannett Fellow. The Vivian T. Stannett graduate award recognizes research excellence, initiative, focus and tenacity during the early career of Ph.D. candidates in the Department. The Award is named in memory of Professor Vivian T. Stannett, a CBE faculty member who was an internationally renowned polymer scientist, research leader, and National Academy of Engineering member.

We are excited to announce that the Research Triangle MRSEC has won the Dean’s Award for Inclusive Excellence in Graduate Education!

The Graduate School at Duke University is committed to excellence, equity, and inclusion in its graduate programs and to creating a welcoming environment that engages all of its diversity in the intellectual development of its students. Inclusive excellence in graduate programs means not only demographics, but is also reflected in the departmental and program climate, curriculum, intellectual discourse and recruitment, retention and graduation of individuals underrepresented in the discipline, field, or area.

Please see official Duke University Graduate Office press release here.

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