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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...

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...

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...

Using Plasma to Disinfect Surgical Equipment and Wounds

Using Plasma to Disinfect Surgical Equipment and Wounds

A unique blend of low temperature plasma science and bioengineering will be the first to explore the mechanistic effects of plasma on bacteria at the monolayer level. More...

MSE Student Helps Lead Maryland to Solar Decathlon Victory

MSE Student Helps Lead Maryland to Solar Decathlon Victory

Nick Weadock was an engineering team lead on the WaterShed house, which took 1st place in the international competition. That's just one of the great things our students have done beyond the classroom! 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...

World-Class Electron Microscopy Facilities

World-Class Electron Microscopy Facilities

MSE faculty and students at the University of Maryland pursue micro- and nanoscale research using a variety of high-resolution imaging and charaterization devices. 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...

Tweezers So Tiny They Can Hold a Strand of DNA

Tweezers So Tiny They Can Hold a Strand of DNA

Specialized device will benefit research in nanomedicine and nanobiotechnology, including advancing our understanding of the early stages of disease. More...

MSE Research Spotlight: The Science Behind the News

MSE Research Spotlight: The Science Behind the News

Browse essays that highlight and provide technical information about some of our current research. More...

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Invention of the Year Finalist
unprecedented etching control of a material, one atomic layer at a time More »

Alumnus’ Self-Healing Catalyst Featured in Chemical & Engineering News
Hattrick-Simpers reports new strategy for preventing oxidation and waste. More »

The Quest for a Better Battery
UMD Invention of the Year Finalists Charge Ahead More »

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Upcoming Events

MSE Seminar Series: Eckhard Quandt
April 25, 2014 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Room 2110 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building More »

MSE Seminar Series: Rajeswari Kasi
May 2, 2014 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Room 2110 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building More »

Job Search 101: Finding an Internship/Co-op Position & Careers4Engineers
April 24, 2014 10:00 a.m. 1131B Martin Hall ; Sign-up at... More »