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Initiatives

The Wisconsin Materials Institute (WMI) is engaged in a variety of major initiatives to advance materials and manufacturing. Here are some of the ways that we are working to build networks of shared resources, engage collaboration and lead materials and manufacturing advancement.

Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) at UW-Madison

WMI is supporting Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Genome Initiative activities at UW.

The Materials Genome Initiative is transforming materials development through close integration of novel experiments, computation, and digital data. 

A number of existing and developing initiatives are changing the face of manufacturing in America. Visit the Advanced Manufacturing Portal. University of Wisconsin is part of the recently established Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII). More manufacturing activities at UW can be found here.
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Materials Accelerator Network

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Georgia Institute of Technology, and University of Michigan are launching a nationwide dialogue to build a materials innovation accelerator network that connects with other centers, institutes, and MGI-related activity.
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Regional Materials and Manufacturing Network (RM2N)

WMI is establishing a regional materials network for sharing facilities, software, and data to increase opportunity and efficiency for materials scientists in Wisconsin and beyond.
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Next Generation Materials Infrastructure

Cameca® LEAP 3000XSi™ atom probe
WMI recently contributed to the acquisition of a Cameca LEAP 3000Si atom probe to help materials researchers solve key problems in interfacial chemistry and abruptness, alloy composition and homogeneity, and dopant and impurity concentrations in a wide range of materials.
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Workshops/Conferences in Materials Science

Listed events that provide opportunities to engage, network with visionaries, peers, experts, and future collaborators in the materials science field.

 

 

photo above: Wing section from the Madagascan sunset moth (Chrysiridia rhipheus). Georgia Tech researchers are exploring the native biological structures and optical properties that create the wing’s vibrant coloration, and learning how to replicate and tailor these characteristics for application in optical devices. Photo courtesy of Dr. Kenneth H. Sandhage, Georgia Tech.