The innovation engine for new materials

Seed Projects

Seed Projects allow us an opportunity to respond rapidly to exciting new developments, and also help stimulate projects that might evolve into fully-fledged IRG programs in future proposals.

We are currently supporting 3 seed projects:

  • Effect of Nanostructure on Ion Conduction in Polymerized Ionic Liquids

Rachel Segalman (Chemical Engineering)

  • Bio-inspired Routes to Structured Biphasic Materials via Colloidal Assembly of Nanoemulsions

Matt Helgeson (Chemical Engineering)

  • Terahertz Protonics

Mark Sherwin (Physics)

The MRL has supported the following seeds projects in the past.

  • Active Gels

Omar Saleh (Materials)
Deborah Fygenson (Associate Professor, Physics)

  • Nanoscale scanned probe imaging of charge and spin at semiconductor surfaces and interfaces

Ania Jayich (Physics)

  • Atom and Energy Efficient Approach to Polymers with Tunable Reactivity and Properties

Javier Read de Alaniz (Chemistry & Biochemistry)

  • Developing Plasmonic Materials for Energy Application

Martin Moskovits (Chemistry & Biochemistry)
Galen Stucky (Chemistry & Biochemistry)
Eric McFarland (Chemical Engineering)

  • Multiscale modeling of polymeric materials

Joan-Emma Shea (Chemistry & Biochemistry, Physics)

  • Multipole Spectroscopy

Jon A. Schuller (Electrical & Computer Engineering)