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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Beyond “Six Nines”: Ultra-enriched Silicon for Quantum Computing
MSE student part of NIST team pursuing near-perfect crystals. More »

MSE Alumnus Wins IEEE Young Investigator Award
Nagarajan Valanoor recognized for work in ferroelectrics. More »

MSE Senior Named Merrill Presidential Scholar
Eric Bailey recognized as one of the University of Maryland’s top seniors. 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

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

MSE Seminar Series: Eduardo Soto-Bustamonte
September 12, 2014 1:00 p.m. Room 2108, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Bldg. More »

MSE Seminar Series: ​Christopher Schuh
September 19, 2014 1:00 p.m. Room 2108, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Bldg. More »