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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

Seniors select Final Projects

The EMSE Senior Class is excited to start working on their senior research projects. Projects this year range for quantifying microstructural evolution in 5xxx series aluminum alloys, friction welded nickel alloys, carborized stainless steels, and DNA sequences; additive manufacturing of rare-earth free magnets, casting molds, and aerospace components; lifetime and performance of energy systems from solar cells, high current inductors, and solid oxide fuel cells. The department wishes them luck, and looks forward to helping these students make significant contributions to their chosen field of study.

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.