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Recent Program Highlights

Synthetic Materials with Attributes of Neural Tissue

Neural tissue evolved 3.5 billion years after the origin of life, which is a testament to its complexity, and is found in almost all multicellular life, which is a testament to its importance.

Donor-Acceptor Binary Organic Compounds – Charge Transfer (CT) Complexes

Charge transfer materials are important components of organic electronics for applications in OLED, solar batteries and transistors. Researchers studied structure-properties relations for this series of materials.

Machine-Learning Algorithms for Nano-Material Characterization

Researchers at New Mexico Highlands University developed finite difference-time domain models for clusters of known substrate nano-particle distributions as well as additional models utilizing open source finite element analysis software.

Partnership for Research and Education in Materials (PREM)

Partnership for Research and Education in Materials (PREM)

The objective of PREM is to enhance diversity in materials research and education by stimulating the development of formal, long-term, collaborative materials research and education partnerships between minority-serving institutions and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Materials Research (DMR) supported groups, centers, and facilities. [read more]

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