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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Spring Open Houses

Spring Open Houses

Coming soon! Learn about the field of MSE, majoring in MSE, and career opportunities. Enjoy lab tours and demos. For prospective, accepted, and internal/external transfer students. 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...

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Understanding Battery Failure in Realtime, at the Nanoscale
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Redox Fuel Cell Technology Highlighted in Gigaom Tech
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UMERC Researchers Came Out in Force at the ARPA-E Summit
UMERC Faculty promoted their transformative energy research last week at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit More »

MSE Open Houses

Spring semester dates announced for March and April. Learn more about the major and the field, see demos, and meet our faculty, students and staff. Learn More »

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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

MSE Seminar Series: Howard Wang
February 27, 2015 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Room 2110, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Bldg. More »

BioE, ChemE and MatE Employer Networking Reception - NEW DATE
March 3, 2015 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Kim Engineering Rotunda More »

MSE Seminar Series
March 6, 2015 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Room 2110, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Bldg. More »