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Research the infinitesimally small to achieve breakthroughs of global significance.

Gates Scholarship winners

Two scholars with Stanford affiliations win Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Congratulations to Heejun Chung, who minored in Materials Science and works in Professor Evan Reed’s group, for winning a Gates Scholarship!

Guosong Hong

Professor Guosong Hong wins NSF Career Award

Guosong Hong wins the NSF Career Award. CAREER: Sculpting light in biological tissue: an ultrasound-mediated traveling light source for spatiotemporally precise in vivo gene editing.

Stanford researchers are developing medicinal gels that could be injected into the body in order to release drugs over a period of months, replacing the need for daily or weekly shots.

Stanford research could lead to injectable gels that release medicines over time

Injecting patients with a gel that would dissolve over several months could replace the need to administer daily or weekly shots. But to make this possible, researchers first had to create a Jello-like substance that could defy one of the fundamental laws of nature.

The MSE Experience | Stories & Voices

Learn more about Stanford Materials Science and Engineering from our community.

MSE Students
Loza Tadesse and Tim Abate
PhD candidates Bioengineering, Materials Science and Engineering

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Materials Science and Engineering | Academics & Admissions

MSE Rising Stars Symposium 

On March 15th from 1-2 PM, Jennifer Cookman from the University College Dublin, will be presenting during our Rising Stars Colloquium. The title of her talk is called "Liquid Phase Electron Microscopy as an Innovative Tool to Probe Pharmaceutical Crystallisation"

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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.

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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.

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