Research & Impact
Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) faculty and student research spans from the infinitesimally small to the macroscopic scale to achieve breakthroughs of global significance. We are scientists and engineers working at the atomic and molecular levels to enable materials, devices and systems essential for cutting-edge solar energy production, energy storage, information technology, medicine and more.
Materials Science and Engineering Research Areas
Research in Stanford’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) studies how to design and make new materials with engineered functionality. Learn more about eight exciting areas of research currently underway by faculty and students.
Stories & Voices
Learn more about Materials Science and Engineering from our faculty, students, alumni, and staff.
“ Is it possible to create a world where the thoughts in our minds are not locked up in our brains? ... ”
Materials Science and Engineering Labs & Centers
From the vast, real-world human-health applications of boundary-crossing Bio-X research to investigations into ultrafast laser energy to Materials Science and Engineering’s extensive collaborations in everything nanoscience, our laboratories are hard at work leveraging great minds each day.
Learn more about MSE Labs & Centers
Meet the MSE faculty driving our research
Materials Science and Engineering in the News
Explore the ideas coming out of MSE. See the impact of this important work in the world around us.