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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MSE in the News »

Chitin Nanofiber Micropatterned Flexible Substrates for Tissue Engineering
Prof. Marco Rolandi and his group have provided the cover article for the Sept. 14, 2013 issue of Journal of Materials Chemistry B.

Microneedle patch could replace Needle for TB Tests
A team led by Marco Rolandi has created a patch with tiny, biodegradable needles that can penetrate the skin and precisely deliver a tuberculosis test.

The Role of Spin in the Kinetic Control of Recombination in Organic Photovoltaics
Prof. Alex Jen and his group publish in Nature on their work in organic photovoltaics.

Regulating Electron ‘Spin’ May be Key to Making Organic Solar Cells Competitive
Researchers in Jen group have discovered a synthetic, high-performance polymer that behaves differently from other tested materials and could make inexpensive, highly efficient organic solar panels a reality.

Alum Megan Brewster Named MRS/TMS Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow
Megan Brewster (BS MSE 2006) selected as a MRS/TMS Congressional Fellow for 2013-14

Christine Luscombe Named J. Mater. Chem. Asociate Editor
Prof. Christine Luscombe has been named an Associate Editor for J. Mater. Chem. starting June 1st, 2013.

Jihui Yang, Alex Jen Part of Materials Genome Initiative
Profs. Jihui Yang and Alex Jen are participating in Materials Genome Initiative via NSF grant and partnership with General Motors.

Kannan Krishnan  Named 2013 IEEE Fellow
Prof. Kannan Krishnan has been named a 2013 fellow of IEEE for contributions to nano-magnetic technology in medicine.

Jihui Yang Elected Fellow of APS
Prof. Jihui Yang has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society

Guozhong Cao Named UW Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellow
Prof. Guozhong Cao has been a 2012 UW Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellow by UW President Michael Young.

ITN Energy Systems and Thin Film Technology
ITN Energy Systems, founded by MSE alum Mohan Misra, is the subject of a Denver Post article on thin film technology.

The Rise of Molecular Engineering and Science
View the UWTV video on how the new MolES building will bring together people to address some of today’s biggest challenges. Click here to see the video.


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