Director’s Message

Welcome to the Center for Emergent Materials: an NSF MRSEC

chris_hammel-02_crop_compressThe CEM, a National Science Foundation (NSF) supported Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC), performs integrated research on emergent materials and phenomena in magnetoelectronics, creating new paradigms in computing and information storage. The research activities conducted at the CEM focus on a new understanding of electron-spin injection and transport, and the synthesis and exploitation of multifunctional properties of innovative double perovskite heterostructures. The CEM also has an active Seed Funding program, aimed at supporting new ideas with the potential for transformative impact on science and technology.

Education is an important component of our research activities. Our programs take an interactive, constructionist approach to address the nature and cognitive cause of the misconception of materials science concepts. Other activities include developing high-school materials science courses, training teachers, providing research opportunities to undergraduates, and K-12 outreach.

Prof. P. Chris Hammel