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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...

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...

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...

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...

Advanced Ceramics for Better Dental Health

Advanced Ceramics for Better Dental Health

Researchers create new kinds of glass for the manufacture of stronger, longer-lasting crowns. 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...

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...

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...

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

Phaneuf Delivers Keynote on Conservation Research
Professor presents work on nanocoatings used to protect art and artifacts. More »

Li and Hu Awarded NSF Grant to Study Challenges in Creating Materials that are Both Stronger and Tougher
NSF funds new research to tackle tough challenge in material design. More »

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

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

MSE Seminar Series: Petra Reinke and Jerrold Floro
October 10, 2014 1:00 p.m. Room 2108, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Bldg. More »

Materials Science and Engineering Open House!
October 12, 2014 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Room 1110 Kim Engineering Bldg. More »