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Materials Research Outreach Program Symposium (MROP 2022)

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Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 8:30am to Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 5:00pm
Corwin Paviilion, UCSB

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We are pleased to announce that the Materials Research Outreach Program (MROP 2022) will take place January 26th and 27th, 2022, on-campus at UCSB in the 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 a virtual 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.


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If you require accommodations, we have a limited number of rooms available at the Best Western South Coast Inn near campus. To make a reservation, please call 805-967-3200 and mention that you are with the "UCSB MROP 2022" to receive a special rate of $135/night plus tax ($165/night plus tax Fri.) The deadline for room reservations is Monday, January 3, 2022. The rates are based on single occupancy and space is limited, so we recommend that you make your reservation soon.

If you have questions, please contact: sorensen [at] mrl [dot] ucsb [dot] edu (Sara Sorensen), Phone: (805) 893-2637