Materials Research Laboratory at Illinois


Current News

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Controlling the flow of heat through materials is important for many technologies.
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Friction between metallic materials can cause severe damage, leading to surface wear and ultimately even failure.

Awards and Honors

  • John A. Rogers, a pioneer in flexible, stretchable electronics, has been given a 2013 American Ingenuity Award

  • Nigel Goldenfeld, John Rogers and Klaus Schulten named to Center for Advanced Study

  • John Rogers named Swanlund Chair


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Our facilities contain cutting-edge research instruments with dedicated staff and opportunities for expert collaboration.

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We are at the forefront of interdisciplinary research in materials science, with top-notch faculty, students and facilities.