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Materials Research Outreach Program Symposium (MROP 2017)

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 9:00am to Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 7:00pm
UCSB Corwin Pavilion

Register for MROP 2017 on line HERE  

For questions regarding registration, please contact Sara Sorensen at sorensen [at] mrl [dot] ucsb [dot] edu.

We are pleased to announce that the Materials Research Outreach Program (MROP 2017) will take place February 1st & 2nd in the UCSB Corwin Pavilion. The program will focus on research efforts concerned with the science and engineering of organic-based macromolecules and polymers as well as inorganic materials and is designed to stimulate collaborative research between faculty groups at UCSB and industry scientists and engineers under the auspices of our Materials Research Laboratory, a Materials Research Science and Engineering Center funded by the National Science Foundation. Several UC-industry joint research efforts have been initiated as a result of this Program. As befits the interdisciplinary nature of this effort, our participating faculty represent a number of departments (e.g. Materials, Biomolecular Science & Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Mechanical and Environmental Engineering and Physics) and many have joint appointments in more than one department.

The scientific program will feature talks by UCSB faculty, students, and industry representatives where the scope of materials research at UCSB can be appreciated through one-on-one contact with graduate students and faculty. Highlights will include the Cheetham Lecture (Tuesday February 1st) as well as a poster session on both Tuesday and Wednesday (February 1st & 2nd). We hope that you will be able to join us!

Agenda (PDF)

MROP Booklet - Agenda, Bios, Posters (PDF)

For questions regarding registration, please contact Sara Sorensen at sorensen [at] mrl [dot] ucsb [dot] edu.

We have set aside a number of rooms at the Best Western South Coast Inn  for your consideration:

Best Western South Coast Inn (10 minutes from campus)– 805-967-3200   

We have secured the special rate of $135/night ($150/Fri. & Sat.) – please reference the ‘MROP 2017’ when booking your room and please note the deadline to receive this rate is January 9th!

We will have UCSB vans available for transportation to and from UCSB each day.

Support for this program is provided by the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers Program of the National Science Foundation.


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