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Jinwei Xu
Jinwei Xu
PhD candidate, Materials Science and Engineering

“ I started out as an undergraduate majoring in physics at the University of Science and Technology ... ”

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Materials Science and Engineering | Academics & Admissions

Direct real-space mapping of exotic phases in quantum materials

Apr 12

Rising Stars Colloquium: Berit Goodge

Monday, April 12, 2021 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT

Electrochemical memory for low-energy computing

Apr 23

MSE Colloquium: Ismaila Dabo

Friday, April 23, 2021 | 2:30pm - 3:50pm PDT

https://stanford.zoom.us/j/98516073551?pwd=S2hha1dMVWZmckdzMG9QTStGN2dlQT09
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Our faculty and students research the infinitesimally small to achieve breakthroughs of global significance.

Professor Mark Brongersma and Students

Why Stanford MSE?

Stanford’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) focuses on the structures and properties of nanoscale components. This exciting area of engineering informs the direction of the curriculum.

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MSE Latest News & Updates

Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) faculty and student research spans from the infinitesimally small to the macroscopic scale to achieve breakthroughs of global significance. Explore more exciting news here.

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Stanford Academic Calendar, 2020-21

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, academic dates and deadlines published here may differ from the practices of previous year and they are subject to change. Read more at the link below to stay informed.

Welcome from the Chair

Alberto Salleo


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.

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