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Materials Research Outreach Program Symposium (MROP 2018)

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:00am to Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 7:00pm
UCSB Corwin Pavilion

MROP 2018 Online Registration

MROP 2018 Agenda

MROP 2018 Booklet

We are pleased to announce that the Materials Research Outreach Program (MROP 2018) will take place January 31st & February 1st 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.

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. Highlights will include the Cheetham Lecture as well as a poster session. We hope that you will be able to join us!

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.

We have set aside a number of rooms at the Best Western South Coast Inn  for your consideration:

Best Western South Coast Inn (10 minutes from campus)– 805-967-3200   

We have secured the special rate of $135/night ($150/Fri. & Sat.) – please reference the ‘MROP 2018’ when booking your room and please note the deadline to receive this rate is January 9th!

We will have UCSB vans available for transportation to and from UCSB each day.

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