September 14, 2018

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

1571 G.G. Brown

Inaugural Robert D. Pehlke Lectureship in Materials Processing

Ronald H. Radzilowski, Ph.D., FASM, Principal Research Engineer, AK Steel Corporation

Details coming soon.

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October 12, 2018

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

1571 G.G. Brown

Computational Discovery and Design of Structural Alloys

Daryl Chrzan, Chair, Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

High throughput computing offers tremendous promise for the discovery and design of materials well suited for specific applications. As of this writing, the Materials Project at LBNL contains information on more »

Recent Events


August 2, 2018

9:00 AM - 4:15 PM

Discover Engineering 2018

Discover Engineering is designed for alumni and 8th – 10th-grade kids who want to thoroughly explore various engineering disciplines.


Thursday, August 2

7:30 am – 8:45 am: Check-in, cont. breakfast more »

June 28, 2018

9:00 AM - 2:45 PM

Van Vlack Lab

eXplore Engineering 2018

eXtraordinary Metals Workshop

Have you ever seen an ordinary item do something totally unexpected?  In the world of materials, we are always finding new ways to make substances with surprising properties.  In this more »

June 22, 2018

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

1180 Duderstadt Center

“Morphological Design of Nanoscale Polymer Systems”

Jill K. Wenderott

, PhD Dissertation Defense

Polymer thin films are utilized in a variety of applications including membranes, coatings, organic thin film transistors, light emitting diodes, and organic photovoltaics. As seen in countless examples from gas more »

June 21, 2018

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

2166 H.H. Dow

"Growth of and Compositional Inhomogeneities in III-IV Bi Alloys"

Christopher Ryan Tait

, PhD Dissertation Defense

Solubility dynamics in materials science drives discovery and novel material development. Bi has garnered interest in III-V semiconductors because of its impact in the electronic properties including large bandgap reduction more »

June 18, 2018

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

1018 H.H. Dow

"Models of electrode and electrolyte behavior at the Continuum Scale"

Alexander Chadwick

, Ph.D. Dissertation Defense

Metal electrodes are increasingly common in our daily lives, both for helpful applications such as emerging beyond-lithium-ion energy storage technologies as well as in deleterious processes such as the corrosion more »

May 25, 2018

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Pierpont - East Room

Professor John Halloran's Retirement Celebration

Join us at a special luncheon to celebrate John Halloran's 27 years of service to the MSE Department! Please RVSP by May 13 to

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