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The Weird World of Remote Joule Heating

The Weird World of Remote Joule Heating

MSE researchers have discovered a strange nanoscale phenomenon they compare to a cold toaster that pops out burnt toast! More...

Hu, Leite Named Outstanding Engineer and Scientist of the Year

Hu, Leite Named Outstanding Engineer and Scientist of the Year

The Maryland Science Center and the Maryland Academy of Sciences recognized the MSE professors for their work on solar energy, batteries and electronics. More...

What Is Materials Science and Engineering?

What Is Materials Science and Engineering?

MSE combines engineering, physics and chemistry to solve problems in nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, energy, manufacturing, and more! More...

New Cooling System 175% More Efficient, Produces Fewer Emissions

New Cooling System 175% More Efficient, Produces Fewer Emissions

This grass-like material is actually a shape-memory alloy, and it's at the heart of a new, efficient air conditioner that doesn't require fluids. More...

A Battery Made of Wood?

A Battery Made of Wood?

A sliver of wood coated with tin could make a tiny, long-lasting, efficient and environmentally friendly battery. More...

Materials Scientists, Conservators Join Forces to Preserve Silver Artifacts and Art

Materials Scientists, Conservators Join Forces to Preserve Silver Artifacts and Art

We're working with conservators from the Walters Art Museum to develop and test a new way to protect silver art and artifacts, using coatings that are mere nanometers thick. More...

Meet The Cube

Meet The Cube

Professor Eric Wachsman and Redox Power Systems are developing breakthrough fuel cells that can provide efficient, affordable electricity to homes and businesses. More...

U.S. Department of Energy Renews Support for the UMD's Energy Frontier Research Center

U.S. Department of Energy Renews Support for the UMD's Energy Frontier Research Center

Nanostructures for Electrical Energy Storage center explores emerging battery technologies at the nano- and mesoscale. More...

Techtracks: The Department of Materials Science & Engineering Newsletter

Techtracks: The Department of Materials Science & Engineering Newsletter

Download our Fall 2014 issue: DOE renews support, improved Kevlar for soft body armor wins national competition, ordered disorder in liquid crystals, catalysts, solar cells, ARPA-E awards, NSF Graduate Research Fellows, alumni news, honors and awards, and more! More...

Exploring Offshore Wind Energy for Maryland

Exploring Offshore Wind Energy for Maryland

Professor Aris Christou is helping the State of Maryland design reliable wind turbines capable of surviving the Atlantic Ocean. More...

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Hu, Leite Named Outstanding Engineer and Scientist of the Year (VIDEO)
Materials Science professors receive awards from the Md. Academy of Sciences and Md. Science Center. More »

Cooking With Materials Science
Helen Lan helps U.S. Army design a safer, more efficient kitchen burner. More »

ASPIRE Award Supports Undergrad’s Solar Cell Research
Allen Chang is developing alloyed nanoparticles designed to boost performance, reduce costs. More »

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Washington DC Regional Battery Excellence Center Inaugural Workshop
November 25, 2014 7:00 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Adelphi Laboratory Center, 2800 Powder Mill Road, Building 205 Adelphi MD 20783 More »

MSE Seminar Series
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Career Fair Preparation Workshop
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