The Materials Research Lab (MRL) fosters interdisciplinary research at the forefront of materials science by bringing together world-class faculty, staff, postdocs, students, and industry in materials science, condensed matter physics, and materials chemistry in a highly-collaborative, progressive research environment.
Ultrathin self-healing polymers create new, sustainable water-resistant coatings
Researchers have found a way to make ultrathin surface coatings robust enough to survive scratches and dings. The study, led by mechanical science and engineering professor Nenad Miljkovic and materials science and engineering professor Christopher Evans, is published in the journal Nature Communications.
News | September 20, 2021
The MRL facilities provides 24/7 open access to this state-of-the-art instrumentation. Our expert staff provides detailed training on instrument operation, perform fabrication, processing, characterization, and analysis of samples upon request, and will work with you throughout all the steps of your research in the MRL (including experiment design and instrument modification if necessary).
MRL has one of the largest shared-instrumentation facilities in the nation, with over 100 advanced instruments for materials fabrication, processing and characterization, supporting the education and research of over 1000 scientists and engineers.
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