It is one of our top goals to continue to attract the best and brightest students from the U.S. and around the world. We feel that the mixture of a core curriculum in materials science and engineering fundamentals and leading-edge independent research is exceptional preparation for future scientists and engineers.
No upcoming colloquium scheduled
Professor William Nix is seeking perspectives about the history of the MSE department.
In connection with the centenary of the founding of the department in 1919, Prof. W.D. Nix is preparing a written history of the department. The piece will record and document key events and the people who have made up the history of the department. Anyone connected to the department with stories or photographs to share are encouraged to contact Professor Nix. He is interested in stories and photographs that document activities in the department (social, sports, professional, laboratory), especially those involving multiple people. If you have something you can share, please send the materials soon.
The proliferation of computing power is enabling exciting new approaches to the discovery, characterization, and design of materials.
We work to understand the behavior of electrons in materials and how it allows us to make new modes of computation, information storage, and communication.
Multiple ecological and social pressures are forcing a shift from fossil fuels to renewable and sustainable energy sources, and increasing the need to mitigate human impact on the environment.
Mechanical analysis methods quantify the essential properties of engineering materials, and guide the design of new materials for structural applications.
We develop new approaches to synthesize and fabricate advanced materials with novel compositions, structures and properties..
Macromolecular solids and hybrid organic/inorganic materials promise exciting functionality arising from tailored chemical properties.