Research Centers

Faculty from our department are either lead partners, core members or active participants in the following interdisciplinary centers and labs with facilities on or near the UW that research materials science.

Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials in Transport Aircraft Structures »
depiction of nanoprobe The Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials in Transport Aircraft Structures (AMTAS) is a consortium of academic institutions, aerospace companies, and government agencies that are part of the FAA Joint Advanced Materials and Structures Center of Excellence (JAMS). AMTAS addresses safety and certification initiatives for existing, near- and long-term applications of composites and advanced materials for large transport commercial aircraft.
Clean Energy Institute »
CEI logo The Clean Energy Institute (CEI) attracts researchers, faculty and students from multiple disciplines, including chemistry, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science and engineering, and physics.
Center for Materials and Devices for Information Technology Research »
depiction of nanoprobe The Center for Materials and Devices for Information Technology Research (MDITR) Science and Technology Center was established by the National Science Foundation in 1987 to fund interdisciplinary research and education activities and encourage technology transfer.
Institute of Advanced Materials and Technology »
The Institute of Advanced Materials and Technology (i-AMT) facilitates interdisciplinary research in photonics, electronics, and magnetic materials; materials for energy generation and storage; biomaterials for the bio-nano interface; and multifunctional composites.
Micron Laboratory for Combinatorial Materials Exploration »
depiction of nanoprobe Boise-based Micron Technology Inc., manufacturer of memory chips and image sensors, and the Micron Foundation helped launch the Micron Laboratory for Combinatorial Materials Exploration at the UW to enable faster, more efficient screening of new materials for microelectronics and more.
Microscale Life Sciences Center (MLSC) »
Understanding, predicting and diagnosing disease states is confounded by the inherent heterogeneity of in situ cell populations. The Microscale Life Sciences Center is focused on solving this problem by developing microscale technologies for single-cell genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic and physiological analyses, and applying that technology to fundamental problems of biology and health. The MLSC comprises the combined research expertise of leading researchers in their respective fields from Arizona State University, the University of Washington, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Brandeis University.
Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute »
MoleES logo The Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute (MolES) brings together faculty teams from across the University of Washington campus to catalyze translational research in the Clean Tech and Biotech areas. It is intended to serve both as an intellectual accelerator to bring fresh approaches and ideas to societal challenges and as a physical incubator where interdisciplinary teams can come together in a shared space.
Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Institute (NextFlex) »
MoleES logo Mission is to advance manufacturing of printed electronics on flexible substrates with semiconductor devices in forms that can be attached to skin, vehicles, or other structures; or can be bent, rolled, folded, and integrated physically in ways that traditional rigid electronics cannot. The UW is a founding member of this national institute.
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