A new study appears to challenge a long-held understanding of how the widely used materials function at the molecular level.
Materials Science and Engineering: Translating fundamental discoveries at the nanoscale into materials that benefit society.
The vast majority of the materials people encounter every day have been engineered to have specific properties that make the materials useful or valuable. As materials scientists and engineers, our goal is to understand how the arrangement of the materials' structures on a very fine scale translates into materials with properties that can benefit society. Our department continually strives to expand its core strengths and to work across disciplines to address complex challenges, from more efficient jet engines to new electronic materials that extend the limits of Moore's law. With recent faculty hires, we have reinforced our expertise in corrosion, high-temperature materials, surfaces and interface science, electronic materials, and computational materials science. And we are firmly established in such emerging fields as two-dimensional materials, soft and/or biological materials, and functional thermal material systems.
Kyusang Lee Lee has received a prestigious award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to investigate promising new...
Find out about Gregory Olsen's incredible journey — including being a citizen scientist in space and a successful entrepreneur — that...
Elizabeth J. Opila Has Been Appointed Chair of UVA’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Opila brings leadership experience in industry, collaborative research and education to new role.
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In sponsored research for FY 2021