Organization of MRSEC


 The UC San Diego Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (UCSD MRSEC) is working on two major themes in materials science and engineering research: computational prediction and experimental control of the self-assembly of mesomaterials (IRG1: Predictive Assembly); and use of synthetic biology to build soft materials (IRG2: Stimuli-Responsive Living Polymeric Materials). Both themes require the combined efforts of investigators from physical sciences, biological sciences, computational sciences, and engineering. The UCSD MRSEC team engages partners from industry, national laboratories, and the international research community. These interactions are enabled by immersive educational and training experiences, and they harness a strategic partnership with San Diego’s Fleet Science Center for community education and outreach to benefit a diverse and broad cross-section of society.