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 »

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.

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.

New Clean Energy Institute will focus on solar, battery technologies
MSE involved with new UW institute to develop efficient, cost-effective solar power and better energy storage systems.

Luscombe Group: Work on π-Conjugated molecules gets Cover of Macromolecules
Prof. Christine Luscombe and her group have made the cover of Macromolecules, Oct. 23, 2013.

Chitin Nanofiber Micropatterned Flexible Substrates for Tissue Engineering
Prof. Marco Rolandi and his group have provided the cover article for the Sept. 14, 2013 issue of Journal of Materials Chemistry B.

Rolandi Group: A Biomimetic Composite from Solution Self-Assembly of Chitin Nanofibers in a Silk Fibroin Matrix
The latest research by Prof. Marco Rolandi and his group in collaboration with Fiorenzo Omenetto at Tufts is featured on the cover (back) of Advanced Materials Aug 27th issue.

Microneedle patch could replace Needle for TB Tests
A team led by Marco Rolandi has created a patch with tiny, biodegradable needles that can penetrate the skin and precisely deliver a tuberculosis test.


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