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 »

Recent Events


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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May 16, 2018

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

1670 Beyster

Van Vlack Professorship Lecture/Ceremony

honoring Katsuyo Thornton

, Predicting the Future: Art and Science of Computational Materials Science at the Microstructural Scale

Reception immediately following in Tishman Hall

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April 13, 2018

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

1670 Beyster

MSE Distinguished Alumni Lecture

Dr. Keith J. Bowman (PhD '87)

, Dean of the College of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

This year’s honoree, Dr. Keith J. Bowman, is dean of the College of Engineering and Information Technology (COEIT) and Constellation Professor of Information Technology and Engineering at UMBC, the University more »

March 30, 2018

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

1670 Beyster

Visualizing and Shaping the Nanoworld: From the Quantitative Interrogation of Site- and Species-Specific Interactions of Atoms to the Millimeter-Scale Engineering of Structures with Angstrom Precision

Professor Udo Schwarz

, Yale University, Departments of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science and Chemical & Environmental Engineering

The interactions a material exhibits with the environment are largely determined by the properties of the material’s surfaces. In the first part of this talk, we describe recent efforts to more »

March 23, 2018

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

1670 Beyster

Entropy-Stabilized Oxides

Jon-Paul Maria

, Penn State University

The hunt for new phases of matter is among the most exciting activities in materials research. The excitement originates from the possibility of active property engineering and advanced technology opportunities more »