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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

Air Force awards researchers $2.9 million grant to build foundation for heat-tolerant electronics

Case Western Reserve University is leading an international investigation of a finicky alternative to silicon-based electronics and its use in high temperatures or under radiation that would render traditional components useless.
 
The Air Force Office of Scientific Research has awarded a $2.9 million grant to the engineers and scientists to systematically analyze what’s called a “Quasi-2Dimensional-Electron Gas (Q-2D-EG)” forming at an oxide-heterointerface. The interface between a metal oxide film and a substrate can be formed into a transistor.
 

CWRU-led teams win funding for two manufacturing projects


Case Western Reserve University and partners have won funding to develop new ways to repair and alter costly manufacturing tools using three-dimensional printing technology.
 
Last year, the Obama administration conceived of NAMII as the pilot program for the much-publicized National Network for Manufacturing Innovation. NAMII is focused on accelerating the implementation of additive manufacturing technologies to the U.S. manufacturing sector and increasing domestic manufacturing competitiveness.