MSE 242 – Advanced Characterization Techniques

Course Number: MSE 242 Course Units: 3 Instructor: Joel Ager Catalog Description: Advanced electrical, optical, magnetic and ion beam characterization techniques including deep level transient spectroscopy. Photo-luminescence, electron paramagnetic resonance, and Rutherford backscattering, are used to characterize crystalline materials (with emphasis on semi-conductors). Prerequisites: MSE 204 (can be taken concurrently). Course format: 2 hours per week of lecture […]

7th annual MEng Capstone Showcase May 2 and May 4th at Shires Hall

Showcase to focus on innovating for social impact Each Spring, hundreds of attendees convene in Berkeley, California for two days of innovating for social impact. With 13 tracks and 100 Capstone teams, see where the future of engineering is headed by uncovering the projects created in collaboration between UC Berkeley faculty, industry partners, and Master of […]

Scott, Mary

Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering Faculty Scientist, The Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 316 Hearst Memorial Mining Building UC Berkeley Berkeley, CA 94720 Phone: 510-495-2901 Office Hours: Fridays 3:00-4:00pm Website: Research Areas:   Structural materials, Electronic, Magnetic and Optical Materials, and Chemical and Electrochemical Materials   Education: 2007 P B.S. Aerospace Engineering, […]

Big Thanks for Supporting MSE

A Big Thanks for all of you who supported MSE during the Nov. 19 Big Give campaign.  With your generous support we raised over $12,000 for MSE.  We greatly appreciate all of your support.  The funds will support directly our academic programs and will benefit our students for years to come.  Go Bears!

Professor Yao Awarded NSF CAREER Grant

Professor Yao has been awarded an NSF CAREER grant for work his proposal “Electric Field Localization and Enhancement at Optical Frequencies Enabled by Material’s Dissipation.”  The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program is a National Science Foundation (NSF) wide program that supports outstanding junior faculty “who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent […]

Professor Ceder Honored by TMS and the Royal Flemish Academy

Professor Gerbrand Ceder was recently elected as a foreign member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and the Arts.  In addition, he has also been named the 2016 Recipient of the Morris Cohen Award from The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS).  The Morris Cohen Award recognizes “an individual who has made […]

Professor Wu Discovers New Thermal Properties of Black Phosphorous

Professors Junqiao Wu, along with MSE postdoc Sangwook Lee and student Joonki Suh, and LBNL postdoc Fan Yang, have discovered that the thermal conductivity in the zigzag direction in black phosphorous is two times higher than along its armchair direction at temperatures higher than 100 Kelvin. Black phosphorous has opposite anisotropy in thermal and electrical […]

Professor Birgeneau Receives the Darius and Sarah Anderson Distinguished Service Award

Robert Birgeneau, the Arnold and Barbara Silverman Distinguished Professor of Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, and Public Policy, and Chancellor Emeritus, was awarded the 2015 Darius and Sarah Anderson Distinguished Service Award from Berkeley’s Institute for Governmental Studies.  The award recognizes “a distinguished person who has contributed to advancing the spirit of good government and […]

Professor Persson Publishes New Database of Piezoelectric Properties

Professors Kristin Persson and Mark Asta, along with MSE students Maarten de Jong and Henry Geerlings, and LBNL postdoc Wei Chen, have published the largest database of single-crystal piezoelectric constant tensors currently available.  The data set, published in the Nature Publishing Group journal Scientific Data, is anticipated to find use in the design of new […]

Professor Peidong Yang wins MacArthur Fellow “Genius” Award

The John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation has named Professor Peidong Yang, the S.K. and Angela Chan Distinguished Professor of Energy, as a 2015 recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellows award.  This recognition, commonly referred to as the MacArthur “genius” award, provides generous fellowships to “talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication […]