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.


Alp Sehirlioglu receives the Young Alumnus Award

Warren E. Rupp Asst. Prof. Alp Sehirlioglu received the 2106 Young Alumnus Award from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. The award is given to an alumnus under the age of 40 who has demonstrated unusual accomplishments in the early stages of his/her career. Alp received the award during the department banquet at University of Illinois on April 15th.

Congrats to the EMSE nominees for 2016 Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Prof. Jennifer Carter and Prof. James McGuffin-Cawley were two of 34 university faculty members nominated for the 2016  Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. The Carl F. Wittke Award was established in 1971 in honor of Carl Wittke, a former faculty member, dean and vice president of Western Reserve University. The list of the 2016 nominees can be found at this link.

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.