News & Events


Fri, 09/04/2020 | Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Professor Christine Luscombe has been named interim chair of the Materials Science and Engineering Department. 

Tue, 08/25/2020 | Clean Energy Institute

MSE's Ting Cao brings computational science to the virtual classroom during COVID-19.

Thu, 07/23/2020 | Clean Energy Institute

Affiliate professor James De Yoreo has been named a 2020 “Distinguished Scientist Fellow” by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science

Thu, 07/16/2020

MSE professor Christine Luscombe has been elected a member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences for her scientific and technical achievements.

Thu, 07/09/2020 | Department of Materials Science and Engineering

MSE's Matthew Yankowitz has received the Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award from the Army Research Office. The award will support Matt’s research developing new experimental techniques to control the properties of van der Waals (vdW) heterostructures using high pressure.

Tue, 06/23/2020 | UW News

MSE researchers have demonstrated solid-state laser refrigeration of nanoscale sensors. 

Mon, 06/01/2020

Grad student Samantha Phan, a researcher with Professor Christine Luscombe's group, was named to the 2020 Husky 100.

Fri, 05/22/2020 | College of Engineering
Through strategic partnerships and the QuantumX initiative, the UW aims itself to be a leader in the coming quantum age.
Thu, 05/07/2020 | Department of Materials Science and Engineering

MSE's outstanding labs manager, Tatyana Galenko, was recognized with a 2020 FACET Award. 

Fri, 05/01/2020 | Department of Materials Science and Engineering

MSE student's start up wins a prize in the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge.

Fri, 05/01/2020 | UW News

The abundance of tiny microplastic contaminants in Pacific oysters is much lower than previously thought.

Tue, 04/28/2020 | Comotion

An innovative device in development by MSE researchers will use UV and IR light to help minimize the spread of disease by disinfecting common surfaces.

Mon, 04/06/2020

The College of Engineering has pulled together resources to help our community navigate changes to learning, teaching and working.

Thu, 03/19/2020 | Nature

Professor Bruce Hinds' lab, working with the UW Center for Dialysis Innovation, has invented a system to regenerate the cleaning water in dialysis using nanowires of photocatalyst.

Wed, 02/05/2020 | Clean Energy Institute

Professors Liu, Yang work with Nobel laureates to build a better battery for electric vehicles.

Wed, 01/08/2020 | Materials Science & Engineering

MSE congratulates Dylan Faherty (B.S. ’17) for winning the Trailblazer award from the NASA Spaceflight Awareness Directorate, an arm of NASA dedicated to outreach and recognition for support of manned spaceflight activities. 

Fri, 12/20/2019 | CEI News

Four MSE faculty members are among the most influential researchers in the world, according to the annual Highly Cited Researchers list published by the Web of Science Group.

Wed, 11/20/2019 | Department of Materials Science and Engineering

MSE is proud to announce that Assistant Professor Matthew Yankowitz was a finalist for the Blavatnik Regional Award for Young Scientists. Yankowitz was recognized for his groundbreaking experimental work with a new class of two-dimensional materials known as van der Waal (vdW) materials.  

Mon, 11/04/2019 | UW News

MSE associate professor Peter Pauzauskie and a team of researchers that have developed a method that could make reproducible manufacturing at the nanoscale possible.

Thu, 10/31/2019 | UW News

Ph.D. student Sarthak Jariwala and colleagues have developed a way to illuminate strain in lead halide perovskite solar cells

Fri, 10/25/2019

Through student project-turned-startup MedsForAll, MSE alum Shawn Swanson is developing an affordable alternative to the EpiPen.

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.

Tue, 08/13/2019 | UW News

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