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.


Materials doctoral candidate Janet Gbur among winners of Research as Art competition

An image depicting a flaw in nitinol alloy wire submitted by Janet Gbur, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been named among 17 winners of Swansea University’s Research as Art competition.

Gbur’s entry depicting a colorful microscopic view of the wire from her dissertation work won the competition’s External International Award and was featured with the other winners by BBC News.

Research as Art celebrates the diversity, beauty and impact of research at Swansea University. Judges evaluated a record 97 entries for this year’s competition.

Prof. Sehirlioglu received the NSF Early Career Development Award

Prof. Sehirlioglu received the NSF Early Carrer Development Award for his proposal on "Controlled processing of self-assembly in single crystal oxide films,". The five year project will focus on creation of super-structured oxide ceramics by designing interfacial materials physics. The objective of this project is to verify the hypothesis that self-assembly of octahedral building blocks of perovskites can be controlled by hetero-epitaxy leading to structures not available in bulk that can enable new functions, as local distortions lead to two-dimensional behavior - electrical, magnetic, thermal or ionic in nature - near the interface. The project is highlighted at Case Daily "Big investment on the smallest matters".

Congratulations to Will Huddleston! First place in the poster competition in EMA meeting.

William Huddleston won the first place for the poster competition in the American Ceramic Society's Electronic Materials and Applications Meeting held in Orlando, FL (Jan 17-19, 2018). His poster was on "Freeze casting of LAGP electrolyte for textured 3D all-solid-state lithium-ion battery multifunctional composites". His work included collaboration with researchers at NASA Glenn Research Center. 

Congratulations to Zhe Ren and Aaron Washburn on winning the 1st and 2nd place Poster Awards at the 29th ASM-Heat Treating Conference!

Zhe Ren and Aaron Washburn were awarded the 1st and 2nd place, respectively, of the poster competition at the 29th HEAT TREATING SOCIETY CONFERENCE & EXPOSITION held in Columbus (Oct. 24th~26th, 2017). Zhe’s poster was on “Surface Treatment of Co─Cr Alloys by Low-Temperature Nitrocarburization” and Aaron’s work was on “Heat Treat Optimization of Inconel 718 Cladded H13 Forging Dies for Enhanced Die Life.” Zhe is a doctoral researcher in Prof. Frank Ernst’s group. Aaron is working on his masters with David Schwam. They will receive awards in the amount of $1,000 and $700, respectively, from ASM International.  

Prof. Sehirlioglu will be serving as an AdCom member of IEEE-UFFC

Alp Sehirlioglu will be serving at a position of elected AdCom member for IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Society (UFFC-S) in 2018/19. AdCom is the governing body of UFFC-S and is responsible for setting Society policies and overseeing all aspects of Society operations. He will be one of the 12 elected AdCom members with voting privileges, representing the Ferroelectrics community. AdCom meets twice a year.