Our Vision

CCAM is committed to making breakthrough discoveries of new complex and active materials with novel functionalities to address urgent needs for applications in advanced manufacturing and biotechnologies, provide opportunities for workforce training, and technology transfer to industry.

About Us

CCAM is a newly established NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at the University of California, Irvine, built on UCI's strengths in multidisciplinary science and engineering research, experiential learning, world-class facilities, and commitment to diversity. Learn More...

News and Updates

Establishment of the Center for Complex and Active Materials, An NSF MRSEC

NSF Grants $18 Million to UCI for Materials Science and Engineering Center. Researchers will develop new substances for manufacturing, defense, and health. Read the full news at the UCI News website here.

IMRI is proudly presenting:

The 3rd International Symposium on Advanced Microscopy and Spectroscopy (ISAMS-3)

in conjunction with

The Kickoff Meeting for the Center for Complex and Active Materials (CCAM), an NSF MRSEC at UCI

November 5 - 7, 2020


Complex Concentrated Materials

Develop foundational interface science for complex concentrated metals and ceramics.

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Bioinspired Active Materials

Develop self-assembly strategies to study fundamental charge-matter interactions in supramolecular “living” materials.

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Seed Projects

Other seed projects carried out within CCAM.