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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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Announcements

A series of invited presentations from different institutions on their battery research programs, their capabilities, interests and expectations for the Center. An open forum will follow.

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

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