Research Centers

Faculty from our department are either lead partners, core members or active participants in the following interdisciplinary centers and labs with facilities on or near the UW that research materials science.


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Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials in Transport Aircraft Structures

The Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials in Transport Aircraft Structures (AMTAS) is a consortium of academic institutions, aerospace companies, and government agencies that are part of the FAA Joint Advanced Materials and Structures Center of Excellence (JAMS). AMTAS addresses safety and certification initiatives for existing, near- and long-term applications of composites and advanced materials for large transport commercial aircraft.



The CEI attracts researchers, faculty and students from multiple disciplines, including chemistry, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science and engineering, and physics.



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Center for Materials and Devices for Information Technology Research - Science and Technology Center

Established by the National Science Foundation in 1987 to fund interdisciplinary research and education activities and encourage technology transfer.



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Micron Laboratory for Combinatorial Materials Exploration

Boise-based Micron Technology Inc., manufacturer of memory chips and image sensors, and the Micron Foundation helped launch the new lab at the UW to enable faster, more efficient screening of new materials for microelectronics and more.


Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute

The Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute brings together faculty teams from across the University of Washington campus to catalyze translational research in the Clean Tech and Biotech areas. It is intended to serve both as an intellectual accelerator to bring fresh approaches and ideas to societal challenges and as a physical incubator where interdisciplinary teams can come together in a shared space.


Contact Us

UW Department of Materials Science & Engineering

phone: (206) 543-2600
fax: (206) 543-3100