2023 MRSEC Annual Meeting + Industry Day

The CDCM MRSEC Annual Meeting will be held at the University of Texas at Austin on February 28 and March 1, 2023. 


Scheduled Agenda

February 28, 2023

Start Time


Location & Speakers


8:30 AM

Registration and Breakfast

Mulva MPR


Center Personnel, EAC Members, Industry Representatives


Opening Welcome

  • Overview of the Center research from our two interdisciplinary research groups and seed programs
  • Outlining shared research facilities
  • Materials Research Center ecosystem and implications for industry 
  • Summary of the PREM Partnership 
  • Education and outreach programs, including Industrial Mentorship Program

Mulva Auditorium (0.904)

Presenter: Dr. Ed Yu, Center Director

Center Personnel, EAC Members, Industry Representatives

9:45 AM

Proto-IRG Presentations (2 - 30 Minute Presentations)

  • A review of the two new interdisciplinary research groups that evolved from previous IRGs and will be cover their research to this point.

Mulva Auditorium (0.904)

Center Personnel, EAC Members, Industry Representatives

10:45 AM




11:00 AM

MRSEC and TMI Lab Tours

  • Tours of our experimental facilities that play an essential role in the cutting-edge science and engineering research. The facilities provide faculty, students, and researchers access to state-of-art tools and advanced capabilities for material characterization.

Meet in the Mulva Foyer

EAC Members & Industry Representatives

11:30 AM

Grab & Go Lunch

  • Consisting of boxed lunches to allow for flexible lunches for all participants. We hope that participants grab lunches and socialize in the lobby before the poster session starts.

EER Zero Floor Atrium


12:15 – 2:00 PM

Poster Session

  • We will have an average of 50 posters from graduate students and postdoctoral fellows within the Center as well as students from Texas State working on PREM collaborative projects.

EER Zero Floor Atrium


2:15 PM

MRSEC Student Mock Interviews

  • This is an optional experience (sign up required) for students to practice their interviewing skills as well as a chance to network with industry representatives. Interviewers provide either immediate or hand-written feedback to interviewees.
  • If you are interested in serving as an interviewer or signing up to be an interviewee, please email Abbey Stanzione.

ECJ Second Floor

Participating Industry Representatives & MRSEC Students

2:15 PM

External Advisory Committee meetings with university administration and SLC

EER 3.640/3.642

External Advisory Committee Members

4:45 PM – 6:00 PM

Student & Industry Networking 

  • Event for Center students and Industry Representatives to interact in an informal setting.
  • Heavy Hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

EER Zero Floor Atrium 

Participating Industry Representatives & MRSEC Students

March 1, 2023

Start Time


Location & Speakers


9:00 AM

Students Mock Research Presentations

  • This is an optional experience (sign up required) for students to practice their research presentation skills with Industry Representatives. This allows them to create short research pitches to discuss their research in an industry setting. Industry reps will provide either immediate or hand-written feedback to students.
  • If you are interested in serving as an industry representative or signing up to be a presenter, please email Abbey Stanzione.

EER 3.646

EER 3.640

EER 3.462

MRSEC Students & Participating Industry Representatives

10:30 AM

Career Panel

  • Industry Representatives discuss their careers, pathways, and advice for students who are interested in joining industry after graduation. This event is open to campus. 

Mulva Auditorium (0.904)

Industry Panelists, MRSEC Students/Post-docs, Open to Campus

12:00 PM

Industry Day Concludes




Download the Agenda

2023 Poster Session Program


The Otis Hotel Austin

1901 San Antonio Street,

Austin, TX 78705


0.8 miles (15 min walk)


AT&T Hotel and Conference Center

1900 University Avenue

Austin, TX 78705

512-404-3600 | reservations@attconf.utexas.edu

0.6 miles (12 min walk)


Hampton Inn & Suites Austin @ The University/Capitol

1701 Lavaca Street

Austin, TX 78701


0.8 miles (16 min walk)


Hotel Ella

1900 Rio Grande

Austin, TX 78705

844-720-1497 | hello@hotelellaaustin.com

0.9 miles (18 min walk)


DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Austin

303 W. 15th Street

Austin, TX 78701


1.0 miles (19 min walk)