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Illustration of patterned nanoribbons with carbonate mineralization in progress

Fri, 07/19/2024 | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Akkineni receives best paper award from International Association for Dental Research

Research that alumnus Susrut Akkineni conducted as part of his thesis has been recognized for its contributions to dental, oral and craniofacial health.

A group of five students around a work table covered in scraps of materials.

Fri, 07/12/2024 | UW Engineering

Pushing learning to the breaking point

Members of the UW Society for Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) gain hands-on experience designing, building — and even breaking — materials.

Eleftheria Roumeli

Thu, 05/30/2024 | PMSE Division

Eleftheria Roumeli named PMSE Early Investigator

The recognition highlights early-career researchers who have made an impressive impact on the field of polymer science and engineering.

Juan Carlos Idrobo

Wed, 05/15/2024

Juan Carlos Idrobo recognized with FACET Award

This award celebrates Idrobo's positive influence on students' professional development.

A crowd of people in a reception hall viewing academic research posters

Thu, 04/11/2024

A breadth of knowledge

MSE students displayed a wide range of research topics to peers, faculty and industry professionals at the 2024 Research & Industry Showcase on April 1.

MSE junior Max Stafford holds up a giant novelty check made out to SuperSurya.

Tue, 04/09/2024 | UW Foster School of Business

SuperSurya takes home Clean Energy Prize at 2024 Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge

The SuperSurya team, led by MSE junior Max Stafford, utilizes concentrating solar-thermal power to increase the efficiency of solar panels by 40% through the collection of waste heat.

Two female students wearing white lab coats, purple gloves, and lab goggles, hold up a small lithium coin cell.

Mon, 03/11/2024 | UW Engineering

Driven to advance vehicle electrification

MSE faculty Jun Liu and Jihui Yang are part of a college-wide push toward better electric vehicles.

Headshot of Assistant Professor Ting Cao on a gold background

Fri, 03/01/2024

Ting Cao receives NSF Early CAREER Award

Cao will use the funds to investigate light-matter interactions in van der Waals magnets.

Headshots for MSE professors Matt Yankowitz, Xiaodong Xu, Di Xiao and Ting Cao on a white background.

Thu, 01/25/2024 | UW Clean Energy Institute

CEI announces Collaborative Seed Grants

MSE researchers hope to develop ultra-efficient energy production and storage with advancements in quantum computing.

Assistant Professor Aniruddh Vashisth stands in a lab environment next to two machines used for automated welding.

Wed, 01/24/2024 | UW Mechanical Engineering

Advancing clean manufacturing research

MSE's Eleftheria Roumeli and Jun Liu are part of an interdisciplinary team looking to manufacture improved materials for electric vehicle batteries.

Jun Liu

Tue, 12/12/2023

Jun Liu elected to NAI Fellow

This honor recognizes researchers who translate academic research into commercial technologies that benefit society.

UW researcher in the field completing a glacial survey

Fri, 12/08/2023 | UW Population Health

Eleftheria Roumeli awarded pilot grant for climate change project

Roumeli and Tomás Méndez Echenagucia, assistant professor of architecture, will investigate the development of modular blocks made of sustainable biomaterials that can be used for sound insulation.

View of campus in the fall

Mon, 12/04/2023 | UW News

Four MSE faculty included on Highly Cited Researchers 2023 list

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

Kannan Krishnan

Fri, 12/01/2023

Kannan Krishnan honored with TMS educator award

The Julia & Johannes Weertman Educator Award recognizes Krishnan's outstanding contributions to education in materials engineering.

Ocean wave

Mon, 11/06/2023 | UW College of Engineering

Addressing the climate crisis

Learn how the UW Engineering community is taking action through research, teaching and collaboration.

A female professor stands at a piece of equipment, demonstrating how to use it to a group of about a dozen students.

Wed, 11/01/2023

Batteries and baklava

Two MSE students furthered their understanding of nanoindentation during a summer program in Greece.

An illustration of the stem cell seeding and proliferation process within a chitosan scaffold.

Thu, 09/21/2023

A game-changer for stem cell development

A material found in the outer skeletons of shellfish may be the key to increasing the supply of clinical-grade stem cells used in regenerative medicine.

Photo of two people seated next to each other. The one on the right, an intern, is wearing lab safety gear and holding an object. The one on the left, a mentor, in regular work attire, is pointing at the object.

Fri, 09/08/2023 | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Eastern WA National Lab Interns Contribute to Energy, Security, Scientific Discovery

MSE senior Andrew Tong spent his summer interning at PNNL, designing and testing a device that helps determine how well different metals retain their strength after being embedded with hydrogen.

Anthony Gironda standing in front of a piece of equipment during a tour of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Wed, 08/30/2023

Gironda awarded renewable energy scholarship

He was recognized by the Renewable Energy Scholarship Foundation for his work investigating materials for nuclear waste disposal.

MSE professor Xiaodong Xu superimposed over a blurry blackboard with chalk diagrams and equations

Thu, 07/20/2023 | Department of Energy's Office of Science

Xiaodong Xu: Then and Now / 2012 Early Career Award Winner

In this feature from the DOE Office of Science, Xu reflects on his 2012 Early Career Award to investigate emerging quantum materials and how it propelled him to the groundbreaking research he's working on today.

A digital illustration of a sheet of graphene stacked onto bulk graphite at a small twist angle. The graphene sheet's “exotic” properties present at the graphene-graphite interface are bleeding down into the graphite itself.

Wed, 07/19/2023 | UW News

Researchers put a new twist on graphite

A team led by MSE's Matthew Yankowitz reports that it is possible to imbue graphite — the bulk, 3D material found in No. 2 pencils — with physical properties similar to graphite’s 2D counterpart, graphene.

A diagram illustrating how a peptide, derived from the protein used to develop teeth, covers sensitive tissue with new mineral microlayers.

Tue, 07/11/2023 | UW News

UW-developed dental lozenge could provide permanent treatment for tooth sensitivity

A special peptide rebuilds a tooth's worn down enamel, and can be integrated into nearly any type of oral health product.

MSE doctoral student Mallory Parker holds up a sample of a new material: a bioplastic cube made from spirulina

Mon, 07/10/2023 | UW News

New biodegradable plastics are compostable in your backyard

A team of researchers led by Eleftheria Roumeli has developed new bioplastics that degrade on the same timescale as a banana peel in a backyard compost bin.

The UW FNL team's rocket launches into an overcast Wisconsin sky

Thu, 07/06/2023

First Nations students rocket to success

An interdisciplinary team of UW students launched rockets and connected with their Indigenous roots at the First Nations Launch competition.

An artistic depiction showing electron fractionalization — in which strongly interacting charges can “fractionalize” into three parts — in the fractional quantum anomalous Hall phase.

Tue, 06/27/2023 | UW News

Researchers make a quantum computing leap with a magnetic twist

A team led by MSE professsor Xiaodong Xu has announced a significant advancement in developing fault-tolerant qubits for quantum computing.