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Division of Materials Research

Materials Research Science and Engineering Center

Name Email Phone Room
Daniele  Finotello (703) 292-4676  1065 N  
Birgit  Schwenzer (703) 292-8810  1065 N  
Miriam  Deutsch (703) 292-4917  1065 N  
Mohan  Srinivasarao (703) 292-8562  1065 N  


Solicitation  16-545

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 17-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.


Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSECs) provide sustained support of interdisciplinary materials research and education of the highest quality while addressing fundamental problems in science and engineering. MRSECs address research of a scope and complexity requiring the scale, synergy, and interdisciplinarity provided by a campus-based research center. They support materials research infrastructure in the United States, promote active collaboration between universities and other sectors, including industry and international institutions, and contribute to the development of a national network of university-based centers in materials research, education, and facilities. A MRSEC may be located at a single institution, or may involve multiple institutions in partnership.

FY2014 Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC) competition results

FY2011 Materials Research Centers and Teams competition results

Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC's)


Text description of Centers and IRGs

List of IRG Research Topics

Contact Information for the Center Directors and links to Center homepages

Additional Program Information

DMR supported NSECs

FY2005 Competition Results

DMR Supported STCs

FY2008 MRSEC Competition Results