The University of Washington is home to a new national center of excellence for research, education and training in materials science. The Molecular Engineering Materials Center (MEM-C) is funded by a $15.6 million, six-year grant from the National Science Foundation as part of its highly competitive Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) program. One the two Interdisciplinary Research Groups is focused on layered quantum materials and involves a number of UW Physics faculty. In this colloquium the Center director, Chemistry professor Daniel Gamelin will first give a short overview of MEM-C, to be followed by a presentation by one of the Principle Investigators, Physics Professor Xiaodong Xu, on monolayer magnets. Please join us for a reception outside the auditorium with hot drinks and snacks beforehand at 3.20!
Watch a video of the talks here.