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Welcome to Materials Science and Engineering

 
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE) at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) is a research-centered educational environment whose mission is to enhance the productivity, quality, and benefit of materials-related learning to its students, faculty, and community. DMSE bears a commitment to the improvement of materials technology as an advantaged academic unit equipped with state-of-the-art facilities in areas of materials surface analysis, mechanical characterization, and an extensive suite of advanced electron microscopy instrumentation that act in synergy to consistently thrust us among the top tiers of materials research institutions in the nation.

News

Janet Gbur is selected as 2016 Henry DeWitt Smith Scholar by TMS

Janet Gbur, doctoral candidate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been selected as one of the two 2016 Henry DeWitt Smith Scholars by TMS (The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society). She will be recognized at the TMS 2016 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Nashville, Tennessee during the Annual Award Banquet. As a recipient of the award, she will receive a $2000 scholarship and travel expenses to attend the conference. Janet is a member of the TMS Biomaterials Committee and will be presenting "Evaluation of Dental Archwires Following Flex Bending Fatigue" in the Advanced Materials in Dental and Orthopedic Applications symposium at the conference.

The scholarship is funded by AIME (American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers). The principal aim and purpose of this scholarship fund is to further the mineral industries by affording educational opportunities in the arts and sciences pertaining to those industries, particularly by assisting worthy students in the mining, metallurgical and petroleum departments of leading colleges and universities which confer degrees in mineral engineering.

Janet Gbur awarded American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International Graduate Scholarship

Janet Gbur, doctoral candidate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been awarded an American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International Graduate Scholarship in the amount of $10,000 for the 2015-2016 academic year. As a student member of ASTM since 2011, she has been actively involved in committees E08 Fatigue and Fracture, E28 Mechanical Testing, and E04 Metallography. Most recently, she has contributed to the development of ASTM E2948, Standard Test Method for Conducting Rotating Bending Fatigue Tests of Solid Round Fine Wire and is a participant in the current Interlaboratory Study for the method. She will be recognized during ASTM Committee Week in Tampa, Florida in November where she will accept the award.

The ASTM International Graduate Scholarship is awarded to up to four graduate students who have demonstrated high levels of interest in or involvement with ASTM International standards. The objective of the ASTM scholarship program is to enhance a student’s knowledge, understanding, and application of ASTM International and its standards.

Doctoral researcher Mohsen Seifi wins ASTM International Graduate Scholarship

Mohsen Seifi, a doctoral researcher in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, has been awarded a 2015 American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International Graduate Scholarship for the second year in a row. He will be recognized at the ASTM Fall Meeting in Tampa where he officially will accept the award.

Established in 2009 to coincide with ASTM’s Year of the Professor initiative, the ASTM International Graduate Scholarship rewards graduate students who have demonstrated high levels of interest in or involvement with ASTM International standards. The objective of the ASTM scholarship program is to enhance a student’s knowledge, understanding and application of ASTM International and its standards. Recipients of the scholarship receive an award in the amount of $10,000.

Seifi is actively involved with additive manufacturing and is co-leading a task group as part of ASTM’s committee on additive manufacturing technologies to develop a guideline for mechanical testing.

Alp Sehirlioglu named senior member of the IEEE

Alp Sehirlioglu, Warren E. Rupp assistant professor of materials science and engineering, has been made a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Senior member is the highest professional grade of the IEEE for which a member can apply, and it is a distinction only 7 percent of the organization’s 431,000 members have achieved.

Sehirlioglu’s research focuses on functional electro-ceramics with a focus on interfacial phenomena and energy conversion. 

Janet Gbur Awarded Top ZTA Founders Grant

Janet Gbur, doctoral candidate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been awarded the Ruby Leigh Orgain Founders Grant in the amount of $9,000 from the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation. Nine grants are awarded annually to members pursuing post-baccalaureate education with each grant named in honor of one of the founding members of Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity. As an alumna of ZTA, Janet served as Membership and General Advisor to the Zeta Gamma ZTA Chapter at Youngstown State University, held the positions of Secretary and Fraternity Education Chair for the Cleveland East ZTA Alumnae Chapter, served as Province President XII-A overseeing ZTA chapters at Baldwin Wallace College, Ohio Northern University, and Youngstown State University and was awarded the Honor Ring, the highest individual honor granted by the fraternity for outstanding and sustained service to the fraternity on a local and national level.

Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity was founded at the State Female Normal School (now Longwood University) in Farmville, Virginia on October 15, 1898 and in 1954 established the Zeta Tau Alpha Foundation to help offer financial support to members pursuing higher education. This year the Foundation will award over $700,000 in grants to 260 collegians.