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Research the infinitesimally small to achieve breakthroughs of global significance.
The MSE Experience | Stories & Voices
Learn more about Stanford Materials Science and Engineering from our community.
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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.
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.
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.
Welcome from the Chair
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.