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.

Janet Gbur is selected as 2016 Henry DeWitt Smith Scholar by TMS

Janet Gbur, doctoral candidate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been selected as one of the two 2016 Henry DeWitt Smith Scholars by TMS (The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society). She will be recognized at the TMS 2016 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Nashville, Tennessee during the Annual Award Banquet. As a recipient of the award, she will receive a $2000 scholarship and travel expenses to attend the conference. Janet is a member of the TMS Biomaterials Committee and will be presenting "Evaluation of Dental Archwires Following Flex Bending Fatigue" in the Advanced Materials in Dental and Orthopedic Applications symposium at the conference.

The scholarship is funded by AIME (American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers). The principal aim and purpose of this scholarship fund is to further the mineral industries by affording educational opportunities in the arts and sciences pertaining to those industries, particularly by assisting worthy students in the mining, metallurgical and petroleum departments of leading colleges and universities which confer degrees in mineral engineering.

Janet Gbur awarded American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International Graduate Scholarship

Janet Gbur, doctoral candidate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been awarded an American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) International Graduate Scholarship in the amount of $10,000 for the 2015-2016 academic year. As a student member of ASTM since 2011, she has been actively involved in committees E08 Fatigue and Fracture, E28 Mechanical Testing, and E04 Metallography. Most recently, she has contributed to the development of ASTM E2948, Standard Test Method for Conducting Rotating Bending Fatigue Tests of Solid Round Fine Wire and is a participant in the current Interlaboratory Study for the method. She will be recognized during ASTM Committee Week in Tampa, Florida in November where she will accept the award.

The ASTM International Graduate Scholarship is awarded to up to four graduate students who have demonstrated high levels of interest in or involvement with ASTM International standards. The objective of the ASTM scholarship program is to enhance a student’s knowledge, understanding, and application of ASTM International and its standards.