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Introduction to Microfluidics Technology

The Brandeis Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) hosted graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and industrial scientists and engineers to their annual Introduction to Microfluidics Technology summer course which took place at Brandeis University from June 25th-29th 2018.

The hands-on course was developed for scientists and engineers interested in utilizing microfluidic technology in the physical and life sciences. Students enrolled had the opportunity to learn different microfluidic fabrication techniques and create custom-made microfluidics devices relevant to their research or work. For course details, see the Microfluidics Course Announcement.


MRSEC Seminars and IRG Meetings

Both MRSEC Seminars and IRG Meetings are held at 4 pm in Abelson 229, unless otherwise noted. Find Abelson-Bass-Yalem building on the interactive map.


NSF Site Visit

The National Science Foundation (NSF) visited the Brandeis MRSEC on May 14-15, 2018 to conduct a four-year site review.


MRSEC Winter School

The first Brandeis MRSEC Winter School was held from February 27 to March 1, 2018 at the Highland Center in Crawford Notch, NH. There were workshops, training sessions, and discussion of research, as well as an opportunity to hike and explore the beautiful White Mountains with fellow MRSEC participants. See MRSEC Winter School for the schedule and a gallery of images.



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MRSEC Summer Undergraduate Programs

MRSEC conducts two summer undergraduate programs: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and Summer Materials Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SMURF).

Congratulations to the 2018 MRSEC SMURF Students:

  • Olivia Zou, a rising senior in Benjamin Roger's Lab
  • Ricki Levitus, a rising junior in Bruce Goode's Lab
  • Guoxi Zhu, a rising junior in Benjamin Roger's Lab
  • Sophie Lou, a rising senior in Bruce Goode's Lab
  • Brandon Hong, a rising senior in Bing Xu's Lab
  • Youssef Fahmy, a rising senior in Seth Fraden's Lab
  • Ruoshi Liu, a rising junior in Seth Fraden and Pengyu Hong's Labs

Congratulations to the 2018 MRSEC REU Students:

  • Larry Luster, a rising sophomore and Chemical Engineering major at Hampton University, who will work in Ben Roger's Lab.
  • Claude King, a rising senior and Chemical Engineering major at Hampton University, who will work in Bruce Goode's Lab.
  • Isaac Mukooza, a rising junior and Chemistry major at Hampton University, who will work in Bing Xu's Lab.
  • Ashanti Sallee, a rising junior and Chemistry major at Hampton University, who will work in Bing Xu's Lab.
  • Lanijah Flagg, a rising sophomore and Physics major at Hampton University, who will work in Seth Fraden's Lab.
  • Sara Hamadani, a rising sophomore and Biology major from Bunker Hill Community College, who will work in Avi Rodal's Lab.
  • Dhruv Dang, a rising sophomore and Molecular and Cellular Biology major at the University of Connecticut, who will work in Tijana Ivanovic's Lab.
  • Robert Keane, a rising junior and Physics major at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, who will work in Zvonimir Dogic and Seth Fraden's Labs.

These are all extremely talented students who had options regarding how they would spend their summer, and we are lucky to have them in our Center. Please extend a warm congratulations to these students.

In addition to research, these students participate in weekly education and outreach activities (~1-2 hours/week) and present posters of their work on Aug 2, 2018



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