Workshop on Developing a Regional Materials Network



Please register if you wish to attend

Attendance will be limited to keep the meeting practical so please register early.






Sheri Severson 608-265-3783 or
Dane Morgan 608-265-5879

December 9, 2013, 9:00am-2:00pm
University of Wisconsin - Madison Engineering Campus
Tong Auditorium, Engineering Centers Building, 1550 Engineering Drive

The Wisconsin Materials Institute (WMI) invites you to participate in a workshop on establishing a regional materials network for sharing facilities, software, and data. The goal of this network is to help increase opportunity and efficiency for materials scientists in Wisconsin and beyond. This meeting is to help interested parties learn more about each others' resources and needs and formulate a roadmap for establishing the network.


9:00 am
Welcome address, Dean Ian Robertson, College of Engineering

9:15 am
A vision for the region's materials network and the goals of the meeting
Thomas Kuech, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Dane Morgan, Materials Science and Engineering

9:45 am
Presentations from groups regarding their resources and needs for equipment and simulation

10:45 am

11:00 am
Breakout discussion groups on:

  1. What is roadmap for establishing a network of facilities?
  2. What is roadmap for establishing a network of simulation/data?
  3. What is roadmap for establishing a network for education?
  4. What is roadmap for connection to industry?

12:00 pm
Working lunch. Report from each breakout group with discussion.

1:30-2:00 pm
Final open discussion and wrap-up

Limited funds to enable travel for the meeting are available. Please send an email to to describe your needs and request support in advance.

Further Information


Tong Auditorium, Engineering Centers Building, 1550 Engineering Drive


Local hotel information.


Parking is available in Lot 17 on Engineering Drive and Union South on Dayton Street. Please indicate your need for parking at registration, as we can supply a limited number of parking passes in advance. Directions to parking and the Engineering Centers Building.

Please consider staying to hear Dr. Cyrus Wadia, Assistant Director for Clean Energy & Materials R&D of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) present on "Investing in the Future of Materials Science and Engineering - Perspectives from the White House." Monday, December 9, 3:00 pm, Room 1610 Engineering Hall.


This workshop is supported by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Wisconsin Materials Institute, Materials Science Center, and Department of Engineering and Professional Development.


If you are unable to attend the workshop but wish to continue receiving information about the Institute, please send a note to