IMS OPERATIONS AMIDST COVID-19 CONCERNS
To our members and partners,
Due to directives associated with COVID-19, IMS physical operations are open on a limited basis.
With questions/concerns: Customers and industry partners should reach out via email to the faculty member/director who handles their ongoing projects; samples are at this time being run by Core Lab Managers. UConn faculty and scientific staff must adhere to the guidelines posted by the University regarding Phased Reopening of Research, and should email IMS Director, Dr. Steven L. Suib, with any remaining concerns.
We are doing all we can to maintain service to our industry partners as well as ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. We appreciate your understanding at this time and will keep you updated as information and timelines become available.
For those working on site, the electronic sign-in/sign-out form is required to track both the time in and time out when exiting specific spaces in the building. This is necessary to ensure the safety of everyone currently working onsite.
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The Institute of Materials Science (IMS) supports over 100 graduate students in three primary fields of study, Materials Science and Engineering, Polymer Science, and Materials Science. In addition, graduate students in affiliated departments use IMS facilities to perform materials-related research.
IMS provides superior graduate research education in the interdisciplinary fields of materials science and engineering, and provides materials-related technical outreach to Connecticut’s industries. IMS operates and maintains extensive state-of-the-art instrumentation including a wide range of laboratories. Support facilities include an electronics shop and an instrument and machine shop.
Over 100 faculty members from twenty departments including the UConn Health Center are affiliated with IMS, contributing to the Institute’s interdisciplinary research programs. Primary disciplines represented are chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, materials science and engineering, polymer science, pharmacy, molecular and cell biology, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, biomaterials, and biosciences.
The Institute is also home to the Industrial Affiliates Program, an industry outreach program which assists Connecticut companies in their research and development efforts to improve new and existing products. The Industrial Affiliates Program provides many benefits for member companies, including access to facilities and faculty at UConn, short courses, and other resources that can assist in materials-related problem solving for industry.