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    Soft Materials Lab. Click on the image to go to Soft Materials Lab homepage

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    Microscopy Innovation’s mPrep instrument. Click on the image to go to mPrep instrument page.

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    View of Engineering Hall and Maquina fountain. Click on the image to go to UW Madison's College of Engineering webpage

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    Students present at The UW Advanced Materials Industrial Consortium held on October 29, 2013 in the Engineering Centers Building of the UW-Madison campus

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    MRSEC Director Nicholas Abbott works with graduate student Peter Mushenheim and Beloit College Professor George Lisensky on combining outreach and research at the 2012 MRSEC BREW

What is UWAMIC?



The Advanced Materials Industrial Consortium gives commercial partners the opportunity to collaborate with students and faculty in advanced materials research across the UW–Madison campus. The consortium facilitates interaction with university resources through a wide range of paths, including:


  • Networking Opportunities
  • Shared instrumentation
  • Sponsored research and facilities use agreements
  • Student internships in industry
  • Visiting industrial researchers at UW–Madison
  • Early access to student and postdoctoral researchers
  • Annual meeting and shared instrument facilities open house
  • Consulting opportunities

UWAMIC Membership Levels and Benefits


Companies may join UWAMIC at any of the following membership levels:

Sustaining Membership (includes a seat on the Industrial Advisory Board)

General Membership

Affiliate Membership

Startup Company (fewer than 5 employees)


Key member benefits include:


  • Opportunities for input into research directions and planning via Member Feedack Session at the annual meeting
  • Quarterly Newsletters
  • Access to prospective student interns
  • Invitation to an annual program review of research highlights presented by faculty, researchers, and students
  • Access to shared instrumentation in university laboratories
  • Collaboration by a visiting industrial fellow in residence in a UW-Madison laboratory. Details of the collaboration and residence period for hosted research may depend on the facility.



AMIC is the industrial consortium that offers wisconsin manufacturers the materials research, equipment and talent they need to innovate and grow their business




Research Centers


Shared Facilities