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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. 

Paul C. McIntyre
Chair, Materials Science and Engineering

About Materials Science & Engineering

Our faculty and students research the infinitesimally small to achieve breakthroughs of global significance, working at the atomic and molecular levels to create the microscopic devices and systems essential for cutting-edge solar energy production, energy storage, information technology and medicine.

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In the Spotlight

MSE 2019 Centenary

Department Centennial, Coming in October of 2019,  exact date to be determined.

Professor William Nix seeking perspectives about the history of the MSE department.

In connection with the centenary next year 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 to Prof. Nix in the next few weeks or months.

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Faculty News

Prof. Shan X. Wang appointed to Leland T. Edwards Professorship!

On October 18, 2018, Dr. Shan Wang was named the fifth holder of Leland T. Edwards Professorship in the School of Engineering, Stanford University, in recognition of his broad and significant scholarly contributions. Professor Wang's current research explores the use of nanosensors to detect cancer and other diseases, and he is also a leader in the field of information storage technologies. 

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