Materials Science and Engineering encompasses all natural and man-made materials – their extraction, synthesis, processing, properties, characterization, and development for technological applications. Advanced engineering activities that depend upon optimized materials include the medical device and healthcare industries, the energy industries, electronics and photonics, transportation, advanced batteries and fuel cells, and nanotechnology. … Read more
Professor Devine was consulted by the Sacramento Bee in their recent investigation concerning potential corrosion problems facing the new Bay Bridge. The problem concerns the corrosion of the steel tendons that structurally support the bridge. The Sacramento Bee investigation was published on May 18.
Rob Ritchie has been awarded the 2014 Acta Materialia Gold Medal Award. This international award is given in recognition of research contributions and leadership in materials science.