The Columbia MRSEC is centered at Columbia University and City College of New York, both large research universities with strong faculties in Materials Science. Both universities are fully committed to supporting 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 Principal Investigators (PIs) at Columbia and CCNY. In addition, there is one PI at Barnard College and Stanford University. In addition to faculty investigators, the MRSEC maintains active collaborations with national laboratories and industrial partners, as well as several other academic institutions.