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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

Professor Lewandowski wins 2014 TMS Leadership Award


John J. Lewandowski, the Arthur P. Armington Professor of Engineering II in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, has received the 2014 Leadership Award from The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS).
 
The organization gives the award annually to recognize an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the national and international materials community in the fields of metallurgy and materials.
 
Lewandowski will accept his award at a ceremony during the TMS Annual Meeting in San Diego Feb. 18. 

Professor Carter named a TMS Young Leader

Prof. Carter was named a 2014 TMS Structural Materials Division Young Leader. The award recognizes early-career individuals, under the age of 40, for their potential as future leaders within TMS and the materials and engineering community it serves. Award winners have unique opportunities to become more involved in society activities and to network with prominent TMS members. Advancing professional growth of TMS’s young members is part of the mission of the TMS Foundation, the award sponsor. It has tripled the original size of the award class in 2014, as well as added a second prestigious Early Career Faculty Fellowship and collaborated in support of a new international scholarship. Additional information on The TMS Division Young Leader Award winners can be found here

Congratulations to Olga Eliseeva!

Olga Eliseeva, 2nd year Materials Science and Engineering Student from Copley OH, was named one of three winners for the December 2013 CWRU SOURCE: Intersections Engineering Poster Competition. The SOURCE: Intersections event is an opportunity for the Cleveland community to see the broad and diverse work that is being done across campus by our outstanding undergraduates. Her poster entitled "Degradation of Cross-linked Polyethylene and Cross-linked Polyolefin" showcases some of her research with Prof. French in the SDLE center for Lifetime and Degradation Sciences. A link to her poster is presented here.

DMSE Website Image Winners

Congratulation to Zhen Li, PhD student working with Professors Ernst and Heuer, and Maryam Zahiri Azar, PhD student working with Professor Heuer. Photos from their research have been selected as the newest banner images to grace the DMSE homepage.
Zhen Li research is focused on low temperature carburization of 316L stainless steel. The techniques he is helping develop significantly enhance the hardness and corrosion resistance of the materials surface. A representative publication from his work is available here. Maryam's research is focused on the growth of Alumina oxide scales. Her high resolution transmission electron microscopy work is advancing our understanding how grain boundary structures dominate scale formation. A representative publication from her work is available here.

Undergraduate Co-Op Information

The CWRU Co-Op program is offering an informational session for first and second year engineering/biochemisty, chemistry, biology, and physics students.
 
Tuesday, Septmber 10th at 6:00pm
Thwing 1914
 
Session Goals:
  • Highlight Co-Op program
  • First personal testamonials from students that have participated in the program
  • Question and Answer Session
  • PIZZA!