MSE 39A – Freshman-Sophomore Seminar

Course Number:  MSE 39A Course Units:  1 CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Course may be repeated for credit as topic varies. One hour of seminar per week per unit for 14 weeks. One and one-half hours of seminar per week per unit for 10 weeks. Two hours of seminar per week for eight weeks. Two and one-half hours […]

MSE 24 – Freshman Seminars

Course Number:  MSE 24 Course Units:  1 The Freshman Seminar Program has been designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small seminar setting.  The Department offers the following selections: The Bicycle: Introduction to Engineering Materials UNITS: 1 (Must be taken on a passed/not […]

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Gronsky named among top U.S. professors


April 4, 2012 – Professor Gronsky named one of the nation’s top undergraduate professors.  Professor Gronsky was named in the Princeton Review as one of the “Best 300 Professors“.  He was one of only nine engineering professors to receive this recognition.

Professor T. Xu has won the Camille-Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award


May 2011 – The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences.

Professor J. Wu has won an DOE Early Career Research Program Award


May 2011 – From approximately 1200 applications 65 researchers were awarded The DOE Early Career Research Program Award. The awards is given for work on “Functional Domain Walls as Active Elements for Energy Technology”.

Professor J. Wu has won an NSF CAREER Award for 2011-2016 from the DMR Ceramics Program


March 2011 – The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who most effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization.

Professor R. Ramesh has been elected to The National Academy of Engineering


February 2011 –  Professor R. Ramesh has been elected to The National Academy of Engineering. For contributions to the science and technology of functional complex oxide materials.