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Materials Science and Engineering

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.



Turmeric roots and powder
Turmeric compound helps grow engineered blood vessels and tissues
Magnetic hydrogels embedded with curcumin-coated nanoparticles promote the secretion of vascular endothelial growth factor
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Time crystals leave the lab
Time crystals that persist indefinitely at room temperature could have applications in precision timekeeping
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Four UC Riverside professors named AAAS Fellows
The honor is considered one of the highlights of a recipient’s career
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UCR scientists make 2021 'Highly Cited' list
This year, UC Riverside is home to eight of influential individuals included in Clarivate Analytics' Highly Cited Researchers list.
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UC Riverside receives $7.3 million to support graduate students in areas of national need
Eight Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need grants totaling $7.3 million will support talented students with financial need
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Scalable quantum computing research supported by $2 million grant
Project aims to make quantum computers easier to produce and operable at room temperature
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Raman spectroscopy samples
Will Brillouin spectroscopy become as indispensable for science as Raman spectroscopy?
Review paper identifies new twists and turns in light scattering spectroscopy
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Using light to control materials
Supercomputers and machine learning will help scientists optimize light-driven electron transfer
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