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Tue, 01/10/2023 | UW Chemical Engineering

Introducing CSSAS 2.0

Center focused on bio-inspired materials synthesis enters new phase of research.

MSE Ph.D. student Caleb Schoenholz presenting his paper at the SAMPE URS 2022 competition

Wed, 12/21/2022

Schoenholz takes third at SAMPE URS

The Ph.D. student's prizewinning paper described a new tool to improve efficiency in aerospace manufacturing.

Three people in a lab looking at a computer

Mon, 12/12/2022 | UW College of Engineering

Preparing tomorrow’s clean energy leaders

A multi-disciplinary course is training students across the scales of clean energy — from materials and devices to storage and power grid integration.

The Drumheller fountain lit up purple at night

Thu, 11/17/2022 | UW News

Three MSE faculty included on Highly Cited Researchers 2022 list

Guozhong Cao, Di Xiao and Xiaodong Xu were named on Clarivate’s annual list of Highly Cited Researchers.

Alan Ricardo Medina

Tue, 11/08/2022

Students share their first-generation college journeys

In honor of National First-Generation College Celebration Day, we asked a couple of MSE's current first-gen students about their experiences.

Students discuss research during the poster session of the 2022 Research & Industry Showcase

Thu, 10/27/2022

Students present findings at Research & Industry Showcase

Twenty-two students representing 16 different research groups presented projects spanning everything from magnets and batteries to portable dialysis devices at the sixth annual MSE Research & Industry Showcase on October 17.

UW researchers and composites industry representatives at the Center for Data-driven High-rate Composites Manufacturing planning meeting.

Thu, 09/22/2022 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Planning for the next generation of composites

A meeting for the planned Center for Data-driven High-rate Composites Manufacturing brought together UW researchers, including MSE's Navid Zobeiry, and industry representatives to discuss the future of composites manufacturing.

Richard Lee

Fri, 08/12/2022

Richard Lee receives WRF Postdoctoral Fellowship

Postdoctoral fellow and recent Ph.D. grad Richard Lee has been awarded a Washington Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to pursue his research on biosensors and bioelectric technologies.

Jihui Yang and Xiaosong Li

Fri, 07/15/2022

Two MSE faculty elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences

Jihui Yang and Xiaosong Li have been recognized for their outstanding record of scientific and technical achievement.

Computer-generated model of the ribbon-shaped proteins that act as scaffolds and template the formation of the hard minerals found in tooth enamel.

Thu, 07/14/2022 | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

How proteins form tooth enamel

Researchers at UW MSE and PNNL investigate how ribbon-shaped amelogenin proteins play a critical role in building tooth enamel at the molecular level, a process that is crucial for engineering bone and teeth.

Close-up image of a hand checking activity statistics on a smart watch

Wed, 07/06/2022 | UW Population Health

Miqin Zhang receives pilot grant for diabetes research

MSE professor Miqin Zhang, along with ME faculty Mohammad Malakooti, will use the funding to develop a battery-free, wearable sweat sensor, integrated with a smartphone, that can continuously monitor pH and glucose levels and thus enable self-health monitoring for diabetic patients.

Ten members of the UW SAMPE team holding their winning bridge contest entries at the 2022 competition

Thu, 06/23/2022

Building literal bridges: How the UW SAMPE team survived a pandemic and persevered

The pandemic nearly forced the student chapter of SAMPE at UW to disband. Team leadership share their story of perseverance, resourcefulness and ultimately, success.

MSE senior Taylor Juenke

Fri, 05/27/2022 | UW College of Engineering

Dean's Medal for Academic Excellence

MSE senior Taylor Juenke has been recognized by the UW Engineering dean for her academic achievements.

Prof. Di Xiao

Mon, 05/16/2022

Di Xiao receives FACET award

MSE professor Di Xiao received a FACET award recognizing his positive influence on students’ academic and professional development.

A series of three golden tubes representing proteins rotating on hexagonal representations of a mineral surface

Tue, 04/26/2022 | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Finding additional ways that proteins rotate

Materials scientists, including Research Assistant Professor Shuai Zhang, are taking inspiration from biological materials like bones, teeth and seashells to create a new generation of advanced materials made from proteins and minerals. This research was highlighted in the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science's CommUnique newsletter.

Aniruddh Vashisth, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering (left); Eleftheria Roumeli, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering (center); and Vikram Iyer, an assistant professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering (right)

Thu, 04/21/2022 | UW News

Q&A: Making Earth-friendly electronics

In honor of Earth Day, UW News conducted a Q&A with three University of Washington faculty members, including MSE's Eleftheria Roumeli, who are researching innovative methods to design and manufacture sustainable electronics.

A cartoon depiction of the light-induced ferromagnetism that the researchers observed in ultrathin sheets of tungsten diselenide and tungsten disulfide.

Wed, 04/20/2022 | UW News

Lasers trigger magnetism in atomically thin quantum materials

MSE professor Xiaodong Xu and a team of researchers have discovered that light — in the form of a laser — can trigger a form of magnetism in a normally nonmagnetic material. 


Mon, 03/21/2022 | Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute

Novel nanoparticle shows promise for treating breast cancer

MSE Professor Miqin Zhang and her lab team in NanoES have developed a targeted nanoparticle that kills cancer cells by simultaneously delivering chemotherapeutic drugs and activating the immune system

Dr. Matthew Yankowitz

Wed, 03/09/2022 | C5: News

Matthew Yankowitz receives the 2022 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize

Matthew Yankowitz, Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, is awarded the IUPAP Young Scientist Prize for his transformative contributions to the field of moiré quantum materials.

UW Library

Wed, 11/24/2021 | UW News

Seven MSE-affiliated experts included on Highly Cited Researchers 2021 list

Guozhong Cao, Alex K.Y. Jen, Jun Liu, Yang-Kook Sun, Di Xiao, Jie Xiao and Xiaodong Xu were named on Clarivate’s annual list of Highly Cited Researchers.

Robert Masse headshot

Thu, 11/04/2021 | UW Clean Energy Institute

Elevating battery standards for the skies

Robert Masse, co-founder and CEO of Astrolabe Analytics and Ph.D. candidate in Materials Science & Engineering and UW Clean Energy Institute Graduate Fellow, wins U.S. Air Force SBIR grant to accelerate battery innovation for electric aviation. 

Kannan M. Krishnan headshot

Tue, 10/19/2021 | Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials

Journal honors Prof. Krishnan's contributions to magnetic materials

The Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials recognizes Prof. Krishnan’s contributions in microstructure, nanoscience, and applications in information technologies & biomedicine.

Immunostained neuron stem cells

Mon, 10/11/2021 | College of Engineering

Tiny structures, big impact

Miqin Zhang is working to improve cancer treatment with nanoparticles made from the same material found in crustacean shells.

UW in the evening light

Tue, 10/05/2021

Engineering excellence for the public good

The College of Engineering's strategic plan focuses on four key areas: creating a healthier and more just world through our work; embracing the power of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI); translating innovation into impact; and investing strategically in our future. 

Headshot of Shawn Swanson

Thu, 09/30/2021 | UW News

Spotlight: Shawn Swanson pursues medical innovations through social entrepreneurship

Shawn Swanson - MSE alum, Engineering Innovation in Health all star, MedsForAll founder and Population Health Social Entrepreneurship Fellow - is profiled by the UW Population Health Initiative.