Frontiers of Soft Condensed Matter Workshop:
Inter-MRSEC and Industry Partnership

We organized a seminal workshop exploring the Frontiers of Soft Condensed Matter in May at the research laboratory of ExxonMobil in New Jersey. This was a very successful inter-MRSEC partnership drawing leading scientists and students in the field from fourteen of the twenty-eight MRSECs, other academic institutions, industry and the national laboratories. In total more than 150 people attended the workshop. Our Center took the lead in arranging the sessions, developing the online website for the workshop (FSCM), and providing scholarships for students and postdoctoral fellows in the area of soft condensed matter–from across the country–to attend and present their work.

Cynthia M. Friend (SEAS)
Harvard MRSEC (DMR-0820484)