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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...

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...

Hu, Leite Named Outstanding Engineer and Scientist of the Year

Hu, Leite Named Outstanding Engineer and Scientist of the Year

The Maryland Science Center and the Maryland Academy of Sciences recognized the MSE professors for their work on solar energy, batteries and electronics. 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...

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...

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...

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...

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