The goal of MADE in SC is to discover and develop new intelligently designed optical, electrochemical and magnetic materials (Thrust 1), stimuli-responsive polymeric materials (Thrust 2), and interactive biomaterials (Thrust 3), with all supported by a new Multiscale Modeling and Computation Core.
A major component of developing the research infrastructure is to acquire instrumentation to add new capacity in materials characterization across the MADE in SC network. These instruments will be accessible across the network to extend the programmatic impacts.
By the end of the five-year NSF EPSCoR RII Track-1 award in 2022, MADE in SC funds will have spent $4.2 million to purchase state-of-the-art equipment accessible by all SC faculty members. Click here to view list of equipment purchased since the beginning of the award in Sept 2017, their locations and how to access them.