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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Welcome to Graphene Beach!

Welcome to Graphene Beach!

It’s a beautiful day at the beach, but you’ll need to be only microns tall to enjoy it! More...

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...

Developing Next-Gen Batteries in the Atomic layer deposition Nanostructure Lab (ANSLab)

Developing Next-Gen Batteries in the Atomic layer deposition Nanostructure Lab (ANSLab)

MSE graduate student Alex Kozen, a member of Professor Gary Rubloff's research group, is designing the batteries of the future. It's one of the many meso- and nanoscale projects the group pursues. More...

MSE Student Helen Lan is on the cover of the new E@M!

MSE Student Helen Lan is on the cover of the new E@M!

Download the latest issue (PDF), in which Helen and other Clark School students, faculty and alumni explain why our unique location has meant so much to them. More...

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Latest News

New Battery Demonstrates “Sweet Spot” of Electrolyte Thickness and Composition
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Transparent, Interactive Nanopaper Uses Touch to Generate Electricity
New material described in ACS Nano, featured in Nanowerk and C&EN. More »

Two Maryland SOFC projects selected by the Department of Energy
DOE Selects Maryland Research Projects to Advance Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology More »

Small Can Be Strong and Tough
The smaller the cellulose fibers, the stronger and tougher the paper they make, to UMD researchers’ surprise More »

MSE Open Houses

Fall semester dates announced for September and October. Learn more about the major and the field, see demos, and meet our faculty, students and staff. Learn More »

Watch Our Videos!

Learn about materials science–and us!–on our videos page. Our videos include demos of basic concepts, student projects, interviews with faculty and students, and research highlights.

Upcoming Events

Engineering Community Picnic & Info Fair
September 10, 2015 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Front Plaza, Kim Engineering Building More »

Materials Science and Engineering Open House!
September 26, 2015 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 1110 Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building More »

Materials Science and Engineering Open House!
October 11, 2015 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 1110 Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building More »

Bioengineering Seminar: Mark Cronin-Golomb
July 31, 2015 2:00 p.m. Pepco Room (1105), Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building More »