The department will raise $200,000 in private giving to upgrade the 20-year-old undergraduate learning labs in Mueller Hall. To date, we’ve raised $104,000 so we are more than half way there! Once the goal is met, these funds will be matched with $50,000 from the UW’s College of Engineering to leverage everyone’s donations by 25 percent. Follow this link for more info.

The world is in the middle of a materials revolution. Materials science and engineering has transformed every aspect of modern living. Advances in engineered materials are crucial to the continued vitality of countless industries. Our department is at the heart of this revolution.


Jason Ross, an MSE graduate student in Prof. Xiaodong Xu's research group, has recently launched a crowd-funding project for His project is "The Future of Displays and Solar Cells: 10,000 times thinner than a human hair." To find out more about the project go to Jason's Page.



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MSE in the News »

Printable Tandem Solar Cells: The Next Revolution in Solar Energy
Profs. Alex Jen (MSE) and Hugh Hillhouse (ChemE)
win $1.5 million grant from Department of Energy SunShot Initiative.

Kannan Krishnan Receives TMS Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Award
Prof. Kannan Krishnan is the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Award from The Metals, Minerals and Materials Society (TMS)

James De Yoreo Published in Science Magazine
MSE Affiliate Professor James De Yoreo, of Pacific Northwest National Labs, has just published a paper in Science Magazine
on mechanisms of nucleation from electrolyte solutions.

Cao, Jen and Zhang Named Highly Cited Researchers
Guozhong Cao, Alex Jen and Miqin Zhang have been selected as three of the most cited researchers in the world in Materials Science.

Christine Luscombe Interviewed by MRS
Prof. Christine Luscombe was interviewed on video by the Materials Research Society for the June 2014 (vol 14, iss 11) issue of their Materials 360 newsletter.

Luscombe & Okamoto Published by SYNFACTS
Prof. Christine Luscombe and postdoc Ken Okamoto have been published in SYNFACTS issue 05/2014 for their work with chalcogens.

Krishnan Start-up Company, LodeSpin Labs, Highlighted
Lode-Spin Labs, founded by Prof. Kannan Krishnan and his (former) graduate students Matt Ferguson and Amit Khandhar, is featured in Washington State's Life Sciences Report.

Xiaodong Xu Wins APS and Cottrell Awards
Xiaodong Xu is the recipient of the APS Young Scientist Prize in Physics of Semiconductors and the RCSA Cottrell Scholar Award.

Rolandi Group: Mechanical Properties of Self-assembled Chitin Nanofiber Networks
Rolandi's group paper "Mechanical properties of self-assembled chitin nanofiber networks" is featured on the inside front cover of the Emerging Investigators Issue in the Journal of Materials Chemistry B.

Scientists Build Thinnest LEDs
Prof. Xiaodong Xu and grad student Jason Ross have built the thinnest-known LED that can be used as a source of light energy in electronics.

Gov. Jay Inslee Visits Clean Energy Institute - KIRO-TV Video
MSE involved with new UW institute to develop efficient, cost-effective solar power and better energy storage systems.


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