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Materials Research Outreach Program Symposium (MROP 2014)

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 9:00am to Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 7:00pm
UCSB Corwin Pavilion

Transportation will be provided between the Harbor View Inn and Campus each day.  Meet outside of the hotel lobby at 8:00 am on Tuesday, Feb. 4 and at 8:15 am on Wednesday, Feb. 5 and look for white UCSB Vans.

Register for MROP 2014 on line here.
For questions regarding registration, please contact Joni Schwartz.

We are pleased to announce that the Materials Research Outreach Program (MROP 2014) will take place February 4th & 5th 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. (See information on Participating Faculty here.)

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. Please click here for the MROP 2014 Program Schedule. Highlights will include the Cheetham Lecture and dinner reception on Tuesday (February 4th) as well as a poster session on Wednesday evening (February 5th) Please click this link to see the MROP 2014 Poster Abstracts. We hope that you will be able to join us.

The DEADLINE FOR ROOM RESERVATIONS is January 10, 2014. We have set aside a number of rooms at the Harbor View Inn, 28 W. Cabrillo Blvd. in downtown Santa Barbara for participants in the symposium. Please note: The special rate is based on single occupancy. Please phone for reservations at (800) 755-0222 and ask for Sylvie in Group Sales as soon as possible to reserve a room at the special rate - space is limited. Tell them that you are with the "UCSB MROP 2014". In any case, please put these dates (February 4 & 5, 2014) on your calendar.

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.

If you have questions or would like to be added to the MROP 2014 email list, please contact

Joni Schwartz, Phone: (805) 893-8519

Symposium Committee:

hawker [at] mrl [dot] ucsb [dot] edu (Craig Hawker), Phone: (805) 893-7161

gfh [at] mc-cam [dot] ucsb [dot] edu (Glenn Fredrickson), Phone: (805) 893-8308

edkramer [at] mrl [dot] ucsb [dot] edu (Ed Kramer), Phone: (805) 893-4999

seshadri [at] mrl [dot] ucsb [dot] edu (Ram Seshadri), Phone: (805) 893-2031

vandewalle [at] mrl [dot] ucsb [dot] edu (Chris Van de Walle), Phone: (805) 893-7144

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The annual meeting of the Complex Fluids Design Consortium will take place on Monday, February 3, 2014. at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) in the Materials Research Laboratory. This initiative brings together UCSB faculty with researchers from industry and national laboratories interested in the computational design and processing behavior of soft materials and complex fluid formulations. Inquiries should be directed to Sara Bard (%20sara [at] mc-cam [dot] ucsb [dot] edu (sara [at] mc-cam [dot] ucsb [dot] edu ) or 805-893-7913).