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February 18, 2021

Two types of cellular protein - kinesin and microtubules

Researchers at the Brandeis Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) are harnessing the power of swirling cellular proteins to create self-propelling fluids.

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MRSEC wins major new grant from the National Science Foundation

July 14, 2020

MRSEC grant illustrationThe cutting-edge research center received $18 million to develop the next generation of machines and materials.

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MRSEC Featured on PBS NewsHour

February 6, 2019

"How cutting-edge engineering borrows nature's innovations"

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MRSEC Video Competition

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 MRSEC Video competition.

  • Winner: Graduate student Farri Mohajerani for "Cargo Encapsulation by Nanoshells"
  • Runner Up: Postdoc Dr. Simon Merminod for "Artificial Butterflies: Characterizing Interfacial Binding to Design"
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