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A Battery Made of Wood?

A Battery Made of Wood?

A sliver of wood coated with tin could make a tiny, long-lasting, efficient and environmentally friendly battery. More...

Materials Scientists, Conservators Join Forces to Preserve Silver Artifacts and Art

Materials Scientists, Conservators Join Forces to Preserve Silver Artifacts and Art

We're working with conservators from the Walters Art Museum to develop and test a new way to protect silver art and artifacts, using coatings that are mere nanometers thick. More...

Exploring Offshore Wind Energy for Maryland

Exploring Offshore Wind Energy for Maryland

Professor Aris Christou is helping the State of Maryland design reliable wind turbines capable of surviving the Atlantic Ocean. More...

Techtracks: The Department of Materials Science & Engineering Newsletter

Techtracks: The Department of Materials Science & Engineering Newsletter

Download our Fall 2014 issue: DOE renews support, improved Kevlar for soft body armor wins national competition, ordered disorder in liquid crystals, catalysts, solar cells, ARPA-E awards, NSF Graduate Research Fellows, alumni news, honors and awards, and more! More...

Meet The Cube

Meet The Cube

Professor Eric Wachsman and Redox Power Systems are developing breakthrough fuel cells that can provide efficient, affordable electricity to homes and businesses. More...

New Cooling System 175% More Efficient, Produces Fewer Emissions

New Cooling System 175% More Efficient, Produces Fewer Emissions

This grass-like material is actually a shape-memory alloy, and it's at the heart of a new, efficient air conditioner that doesn't require fluids. More...

What Is Materials Science and Engineering?

What Is Materials Science and Engineering?

MSE combines engineering, physics and chemistry to solve problems in nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, energy, manufacturing, and more! More...

The Weird World of Remote Joule Heating

The Weird World of Remote Joule Heating

MSE researchers have discovered a strange nanoscale phenomenon they compare to a cold toaster that pops out burnt toast! More...

U.S. Department of Energy Renews Support for the UMD's Energy Frontier Research Center

U.S. Department of Energy Renews Support for the UMD's Energy Frontier Research Center

Nanostructures for Electrical Energy Storage center explores emerging battery technologies at the nano- and mesoscale. More...

Advanced Ceramics for Better Dental Health

Advanced Ceramics for Better Dental Health

Researchers create new kinds of glass for the manufacture of stronger, longer-lasting crowns. More...

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Latest News

Museum Conservation Research Wins Top Prizes in International 3-Minute Thesis Competition
Amy Marquardt uses nanotechnology and materials science to design protective coatings for silver art, artifacts. More »

"Diamond Ranking" for MSE Grad Student Research
Marquardt honored by American Ceramics Society. More »

New Equipment and Science Capabilities at Army Research Lab
Invitation to nanoelectronics, micro-robotics and cybersecurity collaborations Dec 9 & 10 More »

Announcements

Symposium on Exploring Structure and Dynamics in Hard Matter with Neutrons. Thursday, 10/30/14. Register by 10/27.

MSE is seeking candidates for a Radiation Facility Technician position for a Training Reactor, a panoramic irradiator and a pair of linear accelerators, all part of UMD's Radiation Facilities. Learn More »

Learn about materials science–and us!–on our videos page. Our videos include demos of basic concepts, interviews with faculty and students, and research highlights.

Upcoming Events

MSE Seminar Series: Matthew Pelton
November 7, 2014 1:00 p.m. Room 2108, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Bldg. More »

MSE Seminar Series: Deirdre O’Carroll
November 14, 2014 1:00 p.m. Room 2108, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Bldg. More »

MSE Seminar Series
November 21, 2014 1:00 p.m. Room 2108, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Bldg. More »