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.


Congratulation to Janet L. Gbur - the winner of ASM International Student Paper Contest

The ASM International Board of Trustees has named Janet L. Gbur, Doctoral Candidate, Case Western University, as the winner of the 2016 ASM International Student Paper Contest for her entry entitled “Fatigue and Fracture of Wires and Cables for Biomedical Applications.” The awards program recognizes achievements of members of the materials science and engineering community. Awards will be presented at Materials Science Technology 2016 (MS&T '16), in Salt Lake City, UT in October.
The ASM International Student Paper Contest was established in 1985, as a mechanism for student participation in Society affairs. The award recognizes the best technical paper with a graduate or undergraduate student as first author that is published in an ASM sponsored publication during the year.

Material Advantage Congressional Visits Day

The Material Advantage Congressional Visits Day (CVD) is an annual event that
brings students to Washington, D.C., to educate Congressional decision makers
about the importance of funding for basic science, engineering, and technology.
This year, CVD brought 37 students and faculty to the nation’s capital on April
18–19, 2016. Jon Healy, of the our department, is in the back row, third from the left.

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.