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Welcome to MSE!

Pierre Deymier

The University of Arizona department of materials science and engineering offers a diverse, world-class faculty and a pioneering and wide-ranging curriculum at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, with an innovative, entrepreneurial perspective through industry, government, academic and community partnerships.

I would like to welcome you to the department, where I hope you will be excited by the forward-looking and optimistic vision that our outstanding faculty, staff and students have developed.

Pierre Deymier, Department Head 

Recent News

Douglas Loy Is TLA's Inventor of the Year

On April 18, Tech Launch Arizona held its fourth annual I-Squared Expo & Awards, highlighting University of Arizona researchers whose inventions impact the quality of life of people in Tucson, across Arizona and throughout the world. During the award presentation, MSE professor Douglas Loy was named Inventor of the Year for the physical sciences. Loy holds joint appointments in MSE and the UA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. A prolific inventor, he is presently developing a nontoxic, long-lasting...

MSE Battles ASU at 14th Annual Materials Bowl

On April 25, 12 MSE students will venture north to compete for bragging rights and the Territorial Materials Trophy in the 14th annual Arizona Materials Bowl capstone project and poster competition. Seniors ​​​​Kurumi Austin, Jeffrey DuBose, Maxwell Duffy, Jeremy Elias, Jillian Grass, Neil Jenkins, Eric Nelson, Claudia Ramirez, Liam Richards, Brian Swartwout, Chris Tang and Joshua Vita will face off against rivals ASU in Tempe. They'll be looking to take back the trophy from the Sun Devils, who placed first last year...

Design Day 2017: The Next Big Thing, 100 Times Over

Engineering affects virtually every aspect of our lives, and at the University of Arizona's Engineering Design Day on May 1, more than 500 students – including 12 seniors from the UA Department of Materials Science and Engineering – inte​nd to prove it. The public is invited to see the displays in the Student Union Memorial Center Grand Ballroom and on the UA Mall from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., and to attend the awards ceremony in the ballroom from 4 to 5:30 p.m., when industry sponsors will present more than $25,000 in...

MSE Faculty Receive Funds for Early-Stage Inventions

Douglas A. Loy, University of Arizona professor of materials science and engineering and chemistry and biochemistry, has received one of seven 2017 Asset Development awards from Tech Launch Arizona. The funds will aid him in developing a nontoxic, long-lasting sunscreen based on bridged polysilsesquioxanes nanoparticles. He previously received TLA support to create and market biologically based sun protection. Marek Romanowski, a UA biomedical engineering professor with a joint appointment in MSE, was also awarded...

UA Engineers Twist Laws of Physics to Boost Sonic Science

MSE department head Pierre Deymier is bending sound waves in nature-defying ways that could quiet our cities, heal our bodies, provide new sources of energy, and compute and process information. For decades, advances in electronics and optics have driven progress in information technology, energy and biomedicine. Now researchers at the University of Arizona are pioneering a new field — phononics, the science of sound — with repercussions potentially just as profound.   "If engineers can get acoustic waves to travel in...

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