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.



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The Bachelor of Science program in Materials Science and Engineering is accredited  by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET


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PhD Program Application Deadline – January 1

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BS Program Application Deadline – July 1

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Faculty Search: Materials Science Engineering & Mechanical Engineering – Assistant Professor (AA8844)

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Winter Quarter 2015 Seminar Schedule


MSE in the News »

Alumnus Alan Miller Receives 2015 COE Diamond Award
Alan G. Miller (77' MSE Ph.D.), retired from Boeing after a 34-year career, has been selected to receive the 2015 College of Engineering Diamond Award for Distinguished Achievement in Industry.

MSE Students Launch Crowdfunding Campaign
Students in the Rolandi group have launched a crowdfunding campaign for affordable chitin-based water purification.

Pauzauskie Invited to German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
Prof. Peter Pauzauskie has been invited to attend the NAE sponsored 2015 German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium in Potsdam.

Marco Rolandi Cited in Article on Microneedle Patches
Prof. Marco Rolandi was quoted in a Yahoo News article
titled "Microneedle patches could make a flu shot as simple as a Band-Aid ."

MSE Applied Master’s Alumni Found Uphill Designs
Two MSE Applied Master’s Program graduates have founded Uphill Designs where they manufacture sustainable, natural and ultra-light trekking poles. Follow link for more info on their Kickstarter Project.

Dwayne Arola Elected Fellow of ASME
MSE Professor Dwayne Arola has been elected a Fellow of ASME

Ashley Tracey Wins 2014 CAMX Poster Session
MSE PhD Candidate Ashley Tracey took 1st place in the CAMX Poster Session, October 2014.

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.

Jason Ross Crowd-funding Project for
Jason Ross, an MSE graduate student in Prof. Xiaodong Xu's research group, has recently launched a crowd-funding project. Follow the link for more information.

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.

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.


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