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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.

picture of woman sitting on sofa with AKTIV prototype artificial kidney

Fri, 09/10/2021 | UW Medicine

MSE innovation at the core of award-winning artificial kidney prototype

Professor Bruce Hinds' lab developed the photoelectrochemical system that is integral to the new technology.

Bronze W

Tue, 09/07/2021

Expanding STEM pathways via materials research

The Molecular Engineering Materials Center is part of a three-year, NSF-funded partnership to build STEM career pathways for underserved Hispanic, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students.

Matthew Yankowitz

Wed, 08/04/2021

Matthew Yankowitz wins NSF CAREER Award

Matthew Yankowitz, an assistant professor in the departments of Physics and MSE, has been honored with a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

POSS-peptoid molecules self-assemble into rhomboid-shaped nanocrystals.  (Illustration by Stephanie King | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

Wed, 06/30/2021 | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Harvesting light like nature does

Affiliate professor James De Yoreo and Research assistant Professor Shuai Zhang are part of a research team who are creating a novel material capable of capturing light energy.

Prof. Di Xiao

Tue, 06/29/2021

Professor Di Xiao joins MSE faculty

Professor Di Xiao, a renowned theorist in the field of quantum materials, will be joining our faculty in September 2021.

Christine Luscombe Headshot

Wed, 06/16/2021

Celebrating ADVANCE and engineering equity

Christine Luscombe, associate professor of MSE, speaks on the importance of programming that promotes the advancement of women faculty.

Wed, 06/16/2021 | College of Engineering

Boeing-Roundhill Professor Lilo Pozzo named interim chair of the Department of Materials Science & Engineering

"Lilo’s dedication to leadership and service, as well as her collaborations with MSE faculty to accelerate the pace of materials discovery, make her uniquely qualified for this role."

Fri, 06/11/2021

Barnard awarded Royalty Research Fund

Arthur Barnard, joint professor of MSE and physics, is researching a 2-axis shear cell for probing emergent states in quantum materials.

Wed, 06/09/2021 | College of Engineering

Guozhong Cao honored with faculty award

The College of Engineering Awards recognized Cao's research contributions to the field of inorganic nanomaterials.

Thu, 04/29/2021 | Department of Mechanical Engineering

How Washington became a global epicenter for advanced carbon fiber

Assistant professor Navid Zobeiry discusses advances in carbon fiber materials, one of the key enabling technologies of the 21st century.

Wed, 04/07/2021 | Department of Materials Science and Engineering

MSE student-led project wins in the 2021 Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge

Nascent Diagnostics, led by UW materials science and engineering students competed in the 2021 Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge and won the $10,000 Herbert B. Jones Foundation Second Place Prize.

Wed, 03/31/2021 | College of Engineering

Unlocking data for engineers

Professor Jihui Yang discusses the industry demand for data-smart engineers.


Sun, 03/21/2021 | Materials Research Society

Ph.D. student Guomin Zhu wins MRS Graduate Student Gold Award

MSE Ph.D. student Guomin Zhu wins Materials Research Society Graduate Student Gold Award.

Thu, 03/11/2021 | Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Yankowitz wins LOR Science Prize

Matthew Yankowitz, assistant professor of MSE and physics, has been selected as the winner of the 2021 Lee Osheroff Richardson (LOR) Science Prize.

Wed, 03/03/2021 | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Upending complex crystal formation

A team that includes MSE researchers discovered a new route to forming complex crystals.

Wed, 02/24/2021 | Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Krishnan publishes in Physical Review Letters

Kannan M. Krishnan published his paper "Configurable Artificial Spin Ice with Site-Specific Local Magnetic Fields" in Physical Review Letters.

Tue, 02/16/2021 | Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials seeks submissions for special issue on Prof. Krishnan's work

The Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials has announced a Special Issue Festschrift for Professor Kannan Krishnan entitled “Mesoscopic magnetic materials and their application in information technology & biomedicine.”

Thu, 01/21/2021 | Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Roumeli and Zhang win UW’s Royal Research Award

Assistant professor Eleftheria Roumeli and research assistant professor Shuai Zhang have been awarded UW’s Royal Research Award (RRF). 

Tue, 01/12/2021 | Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Sean Krewson joins the MSE team as lab tech

MSE welcomes Sean Krewson to the department. As lab technician, Sean manages the MSE machine shop and composite lab.

Tue, 11/24/2020 | UW News

MSE faculty among most cited researchers

The annual Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list from Clarivate includes several MSE faculty: Guozhong Cao, Alex K. Y. Jen, Jun Liu, Yang-Kook Sun, and Xiaodong Xu.

Wed, 11/18/2020 | JCDREAM

Faculty win JCDREAM Seed Grants

MSE's Luscombe and Roumeli have been awarded 2020 JCDREAM Seed Grants for projects covering earth-abundant materials science.