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.


Congratulations to Jonathan Healy - winner of 2017 SMD Scholarship at TMS

Jonathan Healy received the TMS Structural Materials Division Scholarship. The $2,500 scholarship is available to full-time undergraduate applicants in their sophomore or junior years, who are majoring in metallurgical and/or materials science and engineering with an emphasis on the science and engineering of load-bearing materials, including studies into the nature of a material’s physical properties based upon its microstructure and operating environment. Awards are presented during the Structural Materials Division luncheon at the TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition. Scholarship recipients are known as SMD Scholars. 

Congratulations to William Huddleston and Kevin Pachuta, 2nd and 3rd place poster awards at the ACerS-EMA conference

William Huddleston and Kevin Pachuta received 2nd and 3rd place awards, respectively, out of 43 posters at the 8th Electronic Materials and Applications Meeting (EMA) organized by the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) in Orlando (Jan 18-20, 2017). Will's work was on "Processing and Performance of Sintered Intercalaction Oxide Cathodes for All-Solid State Structural Lithium Ion Batteries" and Kevin's work was on "Characterization of Solution-Based Exfoliation of Two-dimensional Oxide Nanosheets". Both Will and Kevin are a part of the Electroceramics Group at the department. EMA 2017 is an international conference focused on electroceramic materials and their applications in electronic, electromechanical, magnetic, dielectric and optical components, devices and systems. It is jointly programmed by ACerS’ Electronics and Basic Science divisions.

Prof. Sehirlioglu appointed an Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Ceramic Society

Warren E. Rupp Asst. Prof. Alp Sehirlioglu has been appointed an Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Ceramic Society (JACerS). JACerS is ranked #2 in the Materials Science-Ceramics category and has been providing scientists, engineers, and students with critically assessed, original research for nearly 100 years. Topics cover a broad range including: Glass science, crystal chemistry, microscopy and microstructure, bioceramic science, powder processing and colloidal science.