Organizational Setting

The Columbia MRSEC is centered at Columbia and CCNY, both large research universities with strong faculties in Materials Science. Both universities are fully committed to support the MRSEC, with institutional commitments for dramatically enhanced shared laboratory facilities including a greatly expanded cleanroom at Columbia and a new cleanroom at CCNY, new electron microscopy facilities and major renovations to the materials characterization facility at Columbia. The MRSEC program includes Senior Investigators at Columbia and CCNY. In addition, there is one Senior Investigator at each of Harvard, Barnard College and the University of the Virgin Islands. The MRSEC plans active collaborations with 15 researchers at companies, government labs, and other academic institutions.