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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Fall Open Houses

Fall Open Houses

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...

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...

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Latest News

Understanding Where Something Isn't for Better Solar Cells
Tennyson Wins IEEE Photovoltaic Poster Award for new exploration of grain interfaces. More »

Atomic Layer Depostion and Graphene Inspire Creative Catalyst Design
Hulka Energy Research Fellowship supports MSE student's design of new photoelectrochemical composites. More »

Students' Improved Kevlar Soft Body Armor Wins National Design Competition
MSE seniors double ballistic resistance using carbon nanotubes. More »

Announcements

Sept. 19 and Oct. 12. Learn about majoring and careers in MSE! Take tours, see demos, and meet us at one of our fall Open Houses.

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.

Upcoming Events

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

MSE Seminar Series: Paul Paukstelis
September 26, 2014 1:00 p.m. Room 2108, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Bldg. More »

MSE Seminar Series: Renu Sharma
October 3, 2014 1:00 p.m. Room 2108, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Bldg. More »