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Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) is concerned with the creation of materials with novel properties and their use in a variety of fields ranging from ultra-fast computer chips and high-efficiency solar cells to high-powered jets, and even beauty products. Today, engineering innovations are increasingly dependent on breakthroughs in materials at the micro- and nanometer scale. Students in MSE acquire a solid background in the basic sciences and in the engineering of materials, with hands-on laboratory experience in nano-scale materials characterization and processing. This program prepares graduates for a variety of careers in fields such as nanotechnology, electronics, computing, the biomedical, automotive and aerospace industries, as well as government agencies and research laboratories.

 

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Prof. Wong receives funding from the Department of Energy (DOE)
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy has selected the Wong group to receive funding for a project that advances fossil fuel technologies and also provides educational and research training opportunities. This project was selected through the University Coal Research (UCR) Program and the Historically Black Colleges & Universities and Other Minority Institutions (HBCU/OMI) Program. These programs are intended to help educate the next generation of scientists and engineers while advancing innovative and fundamental research focused on coal-based, fossil energy resources.
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Furthering STEM in the Inland Empire through thin-film electronic materials research
Professor Shane Cybart and co-PI Professor Rich Wilson were awarded a $362,649 grant to bring new equipment to the University of California, Riverside that will allow us to strengthen existing Department of Defense (DoD) research, develop new DoD research capabilities and increase educational outreach at all levels: K-12, undergraduate and graduate, with emphasis on the Hispanic communities of Southern California’s Inland Empire region. The funding will be utilized for the construction of a shared pulsed laser deposition (PLD) facility for thin-film synthesis. The PLD system will be
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Wind turbines for producing electricity
New bio-inspired technology is poised to disrupt the composites industry
The patented lightweight, impact-resistant technology could change the way we play sports, and improve wind-farm productivity and automotive fuel economy
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