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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...

Tweezers So Tiny They Can Hold a Strand of DNA

Tweezers So Tiny They Can Hold a Strand of DNA

Specialized device will benefit research in nanomedicine and nanobiotechnology, including advancing our understanding of the early stages of disease. 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...

World-Class Electron Microscopy Facilities

World-Class Electron Microscopy Facilities

MSE faculty and students at the University of Maryland pursue micro- and nanoscale research using a variety of high-resolution imaging and charaterization devices. 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...

MSE Research Spotlight: The Science Behind the News

MSE Research Spotlight: The Science Behind the News

Browse essays that highlight and provide technical information about some of our current research. 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...

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Workshop on Defects in Wide Band Gap Semiconductors Sept. 23
Abstracts due July 28 More »

Discover, Create, Deploy: Professors Contribute to Materials Genome Initiative
Maryland MSE professor, alumnus co-author white paper on enhancing “materials innovation infrastructure.” More »

Clark School Announces MRI Program Award Winners
MRI proposals support strategic, interdisciplinary research areas More »

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Upcoming Events

Engineering Community Picnic & Info Fair
September 9, 2014 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Front Plaza, Kim Engineering Building More »

Materials Science and Engineering Open House!
September 19, 2014 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Modern Engineering Materials Instructional Lab, 1135 Kim Engineering Bldg. More »

Workshop on Defects in Wide Band Gap Semiconductors
September 23, 2014 University of Maryland College Park More »