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 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. 

Prof. Carter named the 2016 ASM Bradley Stoughton Young Teacher

Prof. Jennifer L.W. Carter, will receive this year’s award “for dedicated and effective instruction and mentoring of students at various stages of their educational experience in addition to impacting undergraduate engineering education.” This award, accompanied by $3000, was established in 1952 in memory of an outstanding teacher in metallurgy and dean of engineering who was president of ASM in 1942. The award recognizes young teachers of materials science, materials engineering, and design and processing, by rewarding them for their ability to impart knowledge and enthusiasm to students. The recipient must be 35 years of age or younger by May 15 of the year in which the award is made.

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.