Materials enable all technology, from biotech to clean energy to defense. Materials scientists and engineers combine novel synthesis strategies, advanced characterization techniques, computational tools and data science methods to investigate the relationship between a material's structure, the way it is manufactured, and the properties it exhibits.

Using these models, researchers in MEMS and the Institute of Materials Science and Engineering are designing and developing new materials to enable breakthroughs in tissue engineering and disease detection, solar cells and batteries, and aerospace structures and engines.

Research Spotlight

New metallic glass research brings in artificial intelligence

Katharine Flores will use federal funding to use artificial intelligence-based algorithms to identify which metal alloys are best to form metallic glasses.

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Researchers one step closer to bomb-sniffing cyborg locusts

Study found locusts can quickly discriminate between different explosives’ smells

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MEMS Shared Instrument Group

MEMS has shared materials testing equipment available for use in Jubel Hall. If you are interested in using this equipment contact Barbara Semar.

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