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...

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...

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...

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

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

Download the 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...

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...

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...

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...

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Cumings and Drisko Published in Nature Communications
Small defects can make whole materials frustrated. More »

Prof. Leite research featured on cover of Advanced Optical Materials
Prof. Leite research featured on cover of Advanced Optical Materials More »

MSE Alumni Wins MRS Graduate Student Silver Award
Former MSE Student Josh Taillon was honored at the Fall 2016 Materials Research Society Meeting. More »

Congressional Representatives Visit UMD Radiation Facilities
Representatives of various congressional entities toured the Maryland University Training Reactor. More »

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MSE Seminar Series: Ebrahim Najafi, CalTech
January 27, 2017 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Room 2108, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building More »

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