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Interdisciplinary Research Group



The second generation of the Center unites investigators from Chemistry, Physics, Chemical and Civil Engineering, the Courante Institute of Mathematical Sciences and the NYU College of Dentistry in a program ecompassing two IRGs.

NYU-MRSEC publications from inception DMR-0820341 (2008-2014) and award DMR-1420073 (2014- Present)

An interdisciplanary program combining chemistry, physics, biomaterials, math and engineering to exam topics inclding: Radom organization of Disorderd Materials and Molecular Crstal Growth Mechanisms

Multi-faceted program that encompasses K-12, undergraduate, graduate students, college instructors, and the general public, introducing unique educational content while broadening the participation in (STEM)

The NYU MRSEC explores --new principles for organizing granular materials and the fundamentals science of molecular crystal growth combined with STEM intiatives for emerging young scientist and engineers.

The substantial investment in the sciences at NYU, the merger of NYU and Polytechnic, and the inaugural MRSEC award in Y2008 have created a dynamic environment for interdisciplinary materials research that is on a steep upward trajectory. The next generation Center unites investigators from Chemistry, Physics, Chemical and Civil Engineering, the Courant Institute of Mathematics and Biomaterials in the NYU College of Dentistry in a program encompassing two Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs):

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Research highlights -- Site selective equilibria and rate controlling steps


Distinguish growth rates of steps that are symmetry related in the bulk, but dissymmetric on surface.


Use knowledge to inhibit materials.



In situ AFM of crystals with crystallographic screw axes (commonplace) and symmetry-related substeps.


Optical anisotropy of mixed crystals coupled with sector-specific X-ray diffraction.


Computation-assisted interpretation.

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Experience interactive worskhops for K-12 with our scientist (Postdocs and Graduate students) in our state-of-the-art research facilities.

- Curriculum relevant workshops

- Student centered projects

- Presentations by scientist on special



Science Video Vignettes: designed to convey science to young people and the general public through whimsical but informative and technically accurate videos