News & Events


Fri, 10/11/2019

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Thu, 10/03/2019 | Materials Science & Engineering

Meet three of our grad students, part of the largest cohort of grad students in department history.

Wed, 10/02/2019 | Materials Science and Engineering

The University of Washington-Tohoku University: Academic Open Space (UW-TU:AOS) will hold a workshop to introduce a new synchrotron facility under construction at Tohoku University and slated to open in 2023. The workshop will be held on Friday, October 18, 2019, from 1:00pm-5:00pm, in the Allen Library Petersen room.

Fri, 09/27/2019

MSE researchers Shuai Zhang and James J. De Yoreo and their collaborators have authored a study, published in Nature, on engineering proteins onto non-biological surfaces. Their study provides a foundation for understanding how protein-crystal interactions can be systematically programmed, and sets the stage for designing novel protein-inorganic hybrid materials.

Wed, 09/25/2019
Tue, 08/13/2019 | UW News

Dr. Nancy Allbritton has been named the next Frank & Julie Jungers Dean of the College of Engineering.

Thu, 07/18/2019

MSE's Xaiodong Xu has coauthored a paper on the visualization of the electronic structure in a microelectronic device.The research, published in Nature, opens up opportunities for finely tuned, high-performance electronic devices.

Wed, 07/17/2019 | Materials Science and Engineering

At the culminating event at our 2019 MatCamp for high schoolers, a group of distinguished industry professionals and MSE academics talked about their professional journeys.

Mon, 07/01/2019 | Department of Materials Science and Engineering

MSE is excited to announce the promotion of Tatyana Galenko to Labs Manager. Mentored by the previous manager, Tatyana has amassed seven years of experience in the labs. Her skills and enthusiasm will continue to make the labs an important learning tool for MSE undergraduates.

Thu, 05/30/2019

Meet the winners of the 2019 MSE awards. The MSE annual awards recognize academic achievement, service, and mentorship/teaching.

Tue, 05/21/2019 | Department of Materials Science and Engineering

MSE Lab Manager Tuesday Kuykendall has chosen to leave the department for an opportunity in the private sector. Tuesday's expertise, hard work, and dedication to students will be sorely missed.

Fri, 05/03/2019 | UW News

MSE professor Peter Pauzauskie and a team of researchers have published a paper in Science Advances on nanodiamonds. Their research indicates the potential for advances in medical research, computation and beyond.

Tue, 04/09/2019 | Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Faculty from the materials-intensive departments at the College of Engineering — Materials Science, Mechanical, and Chemical — have partnered on a project to attract and retain more students underrepresented in engineering. 

Fri, 04/05/2019 | CityU NewsCentre

Professor Emeritus Alex Jen has been elected Fellow of European Academy of Sciences.

Mon, 03/11/2019 | Materials Science and Engineering

Congrats to AMP student Varun Kao, who won the "Most Enthusiastic Entrepreneur" prize at the 2019 Buerk Center of Entrepreneurship and Foster School of Business' Science & Technology Showcase

Mon, 02/25/2019 | UW News

Xiaodong Xu, Boeing Distinguished Professor of MSE and physics, leads a team of researchers who have developed a new system to trap individual excitons. Excitons are promising candidates for developing new quantum technologies that could revolutionize the computation and communications fields.

Fri, 01/18/2019 | UW Today

MSE associate professor J. Devin MacKenzie has received an award from the US Energy Department to advance research and development in photovoltaic materials.

Fri, 01/04/2019 | Institute for Nano-engineered Systems

Peter Pauzauskie, associate professor of materials science and engineering, joined the Institute for Nano-Engineered Systems (NanoES) in spring 2018. His research group synthesizes atomically-precise nanoscale materials to understand and harness their optical and electronic properties for potential applications in next-generation quantum sensors, advanced biomedical devices, and solid-state laser refrigeration.

Fri, 01/04/2019

Sean Ghods was awarded the Graduate School's 2018 Distinguished Thesis Award in Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering. Ghods argues the characteristics of fish scales can be emulated to improve the quality of engineered protective materials.

Fri, 12/07/2018 | UW News

Led by grad student Jiajun Chen, a new collaborative study could provide engineers new design rules for creating microelectronics, membranes and tissues, and open up better production methods for new materials.

Wed, 11/28/2018

MSE senior Anton Resing has been awarded a Washington Research Foundation Fellowship. Under the guidance of Professor Christine Luscombe, Resing will investigate semiconducting polymers as a solution for expanding solar technology.

Wed, 11/07/2018 | Clean Energy Institute

MSE associate professor J. Devin MacKenzie has been awarded a grant for a revolutionary printer.


Mon, 08/06/2018 | Columns Magazine

For the new Nanoengineering & Sciences Building, Dennis Edmondson, ’80, ’13, designed a stud that combined the thermal features of wood with the strength of steel. 

Dennis Edmondson earned a master's degree in MSE and a dual PhD in MSE & Nanotechnology.

Mon, 05/21/2018 | UW News
Months after Hurricane Maria, thousands in rural Puerto Rico still lack electricity. In partnership with local communities, UW engineers and public health scientists are working to restore their power.
Fri, 05/04/2018 | UW College of Engineering
Tuesday is the recipient of the Professional Staff Award for excellence, impact and dedication to the labs in the MSE department. Xiaodong has been selected to receive the Faculty Research Award for excellence, impact and dedication to innovative research. Congrats to both! Please join faculty, students and staff to honor all recipients on Thursday, May 24 at 3:30 in the HUB South Ballroom.