The department will raise $200,000 in private giving to support graduate students in honor of beloved professor Dr. Tom Stoebe. To date, we've raised $170,000 so we are so close to reaching our goal! Follow the link for more information.

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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MSE in the News »

Pauzauskie Team Refrigerates Liquids with a Laser for First Time
MSE Prof. Peter Pauzauskie and his team figured out how to make a laser refrigerate water and other liquids under real-world conditions.

Kannan Krishnan Named to Washington State Academy of Science
MSE Prof, Kannan M. Krishnan was inducted into the Washington State Academy of Science on September 17, 2015.

James De Yoreo Published in Science Magazine
MSE Affiliate Professor James De Yoreo of PNNL has an article published in the July 31, 2015 issue of Science.

MSE Student Junwei Li awarded the HHMI Fellowship
Junwei Li, MSE Ph.D. student, has been awarded an International Student Research Fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Environmental Innovation Challenge Project in Media
Caitlin Cramer, MSE graduate student, was spotlighted on KOMO-TV’s EcoConsumer program recently about the Flexolar project.

William Hwang Receives the Dean's Medal
MSE senior William Hwang has been chosen to receive the 2015 Dean's Medal, the highest honor the College of Engineering bestows to its undergraduate students.

Xiaodong Xu Nanolaser Article in Nature Journal
Prof. Xiaodong Xu is part of an international team working on monolayer semiconductor nanocavity lasers with ultralow thresholds.

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 ."


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